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Re: If anyone needs advice on Houston, just ask
« Reply #15250 on: December 12, 2014, 01:02:02 pm »

I just got my tickets and booked a room at Hotel Derek. What about parking at the stadium? Anybody buy a parking pass from Stubhub or other or know of a shuttle from the Galleria?
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DocHawg

Re: If anyone needs advice on Houston, just ask
« Reply #15251 on: December 12, 2014, 01:55:43 pm »

We are staying at the Courtyard Houston by the Galleria. I'm assuming that is a safe area with plenty of food and drink options. I'll have a 6 and a 4 year old with me. Any ideas of family friendly places that I can still get a delicious cold beverage?
Very safe, I live about a mile away and run by there several times a week
Lupe Tortilla (59 & Kirby) is best Tex Mex in town and very family friendly.
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DocHawg

Re: If anyone needs advice on Houston, just ask
« Reply #15252 on: December 12, 2014, 02:00:18 pm »

I just got my tickets and booked a room at Hotel Derek. What about parking at the stadium? Anybody buy a parking pass from Stubhub or other or know of a shuttle from the Galleria?

There are still a few parking passes available in Blue Lot at this link
http://www.ticketmaster.com/advocare-v100-texas-bowl-parking-houston-texas-12-29-2014/event/3A004D758CAE2187?artistid=929712&majorcatid=10005&minorcatid=103&tm_link=search_msg-1_3A004D758CAE2187

Blue Lot is the best lot to park with the best Tailgating. The other lots will be cash and a nightmare to get in on game day.
You can Uber or taxi to stadium easily, but will be difficult to get back after game
Don't think there are shuttles unless you are part of Uof A package
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DocHawg

Re: If anyone needs advice on Houston, just ask
« Reply #15253 on: December 12, 2014, 02:03:35 pm »

How bad is it on Bissinette street. I think I'm spelling that right. South side of Houston. Not staying there just picking up ebay crap while there.
Bissonet is a very safe safe street inside the loop(610) until about about 3 miles outside the loop while it runs through Bellaire city limits. Outside Bellaire city limits and west gets sketchy, but you will be OK
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DocHawg

Re: If anyone needs advice on Houston, just ask
« Reply #15254 on: December 12, 2014, 02:05:57 pm »

Would you recommend touring different area's of the city via metrorail?
Not really.
Downtown is OK. Midtown has a lot of good bars, Museum District is OK if you want to do that. Zoo is on rail. That is about it on the rail. Basically runs from downtown to the Stadium
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Re: If anyone needs advice on Houston, just ask
« Reply #15255 on: December 12, 2014, 02:13:14 pm »

Not really.
Downtown is OK. Midtown has a lot of good bars, Museum District is OK if you want to do that. Zoo is on rail. That is about it on the rail. Basically runs from downtown to the Stadium

Don't be too harsh on Houston rail... at least their first two stops weren't to the zoo and ghetto like Dallas did when they opened theirs decades ago...   Smartly I think they linked up Medical City to the CBD with their first handful of stops.........
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Re: If anyone needs advice on Houston, just ask
« Reply #15256 on: December 12, 2014, 02:18:12 pm »

Post Oak.  Nuff said.
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DocHawg

Re: If anyone needs advice on Houston, just ask
« Reply #15257 on: December 12, 2014, 03:41:50 pm »

Don't be too harsh on Houston rail... at least their first two stops weren't to the zoo and ghetto like Dallas did when they opened theirs decades ago...   Smartly I think they linked up Medical City to the CBD with their first handful of stops.........
I agree. I ride it occasionaly   Just wished they would have extended it to places people actually live to take some of the pressure off the highways
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Re: If anyone needs advice on Houston, just ask
« Reply #15258 on: December 12, 2014, 06:36:41 pm »

Is there free parking anywhere near stadium that is walking distance?  Isn't there a Fiesta food mart there nearby or am I wrong?
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Hog Fan n Tx

Re: If anyone needs advice on Houston, just ask
« Reply #15259 on: December 12, 2014, 07:32:15 pm »

One of the best options for parking is the Metro Rail parking lot at Fannin and Holmes.  I do not remember for sure but it seems like parking is 10.00 and you board the metro rail and are at the stadium in 10 minutes.  Rail cost $1.25 to ride one way.  We use this during the rodeo and it is great.  Gets you out of the traffic quick.  Check the Metro Rail website for info.
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rlreev01

Re: If anyone needs advice on Houston, just ask
« Reply #15260 on: December 13, 2014, 05:43:50 pm »

Anybody know about the Caddillac Bar and Haoffbrou at I10 and Sheperd?
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DocHawg

Re: If anyone needs advice on Houston, just ask
« Reply #15261 on: December 13, 2014, 07:14:39 pm »

Anybody know about the Caddillac Bar and Haoffbrou at I10 and Sheperd?
Cadillac Bar used to have Good Sunday brunch but to be honest I have not been in over 10 years. Never been to Hoffbrau nor know anyone who has.
What are you looking for and which night?
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DocHawg

Re: If anyone needs advice on Houston, just ask
« Reply #15262 on: December 13, 2014, 07:17:37 pm »

One of the best options for parking is the Metro Rail parking lot at Fannin and Holmes.  I do not remember for sure but it seems like parking is 10.00 and you board the metro rail and are at the stadium in 10 minutes.  Rail cost $1.25 to ride one way.  We use this during the rodeo and it is great.  Gets you out of the traffic quick.  Check the Metro Rail website for info.

I suspect the Yellow lot will have pay parking for $10.  May take awhile to get in as every car paying cash.  No free parking around.  Empty acreage where Six Flag used to be had $10 cash parking at Texans, but not sure it will be open for bowl.

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Re: If anyone needs advice on Houston, just ask
« Reply #15263 on: December 13, 2014, 07:41:36 pm »

I hate to ask what "more interactive" means at a strip club.
I think that means they take your money faster.
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rlreev01

Re: If anyone needs advice on Houston, just ask
« Reply #15264 on: December 13, 2014, 07:55:40 pm »

Cadillac Bar used to have Good Sunday brunch but to be honest I have not been in over 10 years. Never been to Hoffbrau nor know anyone who has.
What are you looking for and which night?

Looking for a fun place to go with a group for dinner and drinks.
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BENTON PIGGEE

How are the upper level seats at Reliant stadium?
« Reply #15265 on: December 16, 2014, 12:10:22 am »

I got some in section 631. Heard the upper level is scary steep. Anybody been there? How is the view from up there?
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Re: How are the upper level seats at Reliant stadium?
« Reply #15267 on: December 16, 2014, 09:32:22 pm »

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Re: How are the upper level seats at Reliant stadium?
« Reply #15268 on: December 16, 2014, 09:33:42 pm »

Here's another one, I just posted in another thread . . . you can type in your section and row and get a view

http://www.seats3d.com/nfl/houston_texans/
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Re: How are the upper level seats at Reliant stadium?
« Reply #15269 on: December 16, 2014, 09:57:21 pm »

I got some in section 631. Heard the upper level is scary steep. Anybody been there? How is the view from up there?

You can see Arkansas from there....
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Re: How are the upper level seats at Reliant stadium?
« Reply #15270 on: December 17, 2014, 12:21:49 pm »

Looks like you are on the Longhorn's side.
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Bowl game watch party in New Orleans?
« Reply #15271 on: December 17, 2014, 01:59:52 pm »

I'm going to be in NOLA for a week and I'm looking for a place to watch the game with some of you a-holes... is there a watch party in NOLA? any info would be appreciated and if not, where's the best place to watch a game in the Quarter?
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Dillar Dog

Re: Bowl game watch party in New Orleans?
« Reply #15272 on: December 17, 2014, 02:06:33 pm »

The alibi.  Don't be a tourist.
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Re: Bowl game watch party in New Orleans?
« Reply #15273 on: December 17, 2014, 02:23:10 pm »

Where will you be staying? There's no big watch parties down here for Hog games that I've ever found out about. I think a couple Hog fans go to Tracy's on Magazine to watch. It's a good bar regardless. Walk-Ons and Manning's are big sports bars downtown. Cooter Brown's and Bruno's Uptown are good spots.
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Re: Bowl game watch party in New Orleans?
« Reply #15274 on: December 17, 2014, 03:12:21 pm »

We're staying at the Omni Royal Orleans.
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Re: Bowl game watch party in New Orleans?
« Reply #15275 on: December 17, 2014, 03:18:31 pm »

One of the best hotels in the city...heart of the Quarter. You can probably get them to turn the game on in the bar at the Rib Room. Otherwise close your eyes and point any direction for the nearest bar w/ a TV.
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Re: How are the upper level seats at Reliant stadium?
« Reply #15276 on: December 17, 2014, 05:02:30 pm »

yep . . . . 631 is on the Texas side
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Re: How are the upper level seats at Reliant stadium?
« Reply #15277 on: December 17, 2014, 05:06:25 pm »

Well 631 you will be sitting next to St. Peter. If you misstep you will be kneeling before Jesus.
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SpringTxHOG

Re: How are the upper level seats at Reliant stadium?
« Reply #15278 on: December 17, 2014, 05:10:09 pm »

I live north of Houston.  IMO higher level seats are better than lower level seats in NRG.  However, my preferred seats in RRS are in secretion 501-502.  I like watching the plays develope from above.  Escalators will get you up to your seats. 
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Re: Bowl game watch party in New Orleans?
« Reply #15279 on: December 17, 2014, 06:44:49 pm »

Yeah, out of the quarter go to Tracey's.  My favorite bar in the city.
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Re: Bowl game watch party in New Orleans?
« Reply #15280 on: December 17, 2014, 06:59:11 pm »

I was in NOLA during the Georgia game.  We watched it at Manning's.  Tons of TVs.  Nice place, but drinks were a little pricey.
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Re: Bowl game watch party in New Orleans?
« Reply #15281 on: December 17, 2014, 07:27:37 pm »

I was in NOLA during the Georgia game.  We watched it at Manning's.  Tons of TVs.  Nice place, but drinks were a little pricey.

Lol.
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Re: How are the upper level seats at Reliant stadium?
« Reply #15282 on: December 17, 2014, 11:06:04 pm »

Thanks. I think they will work. They look closer to the field than the upper deck seats in fayetteville.
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Re: How are the upper level seats at Reliant stadium?
« Reply #15283 on: December 18, 2014, 04:05:17 am »

I got some in section 631. Heard the upper level is scary steep. Anybody been there? How is the view from up there?

Reliant makes the Astrodome look puney, but it is nice, real nice, Jerry world nice
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Houston Hotel Help
« Reply #15284 on: December 22, 2014, 08:46:13 pm »

Anyone have suggestions on where to stay.  Kind of last minute for me and was wondering about suggestions on areas to stay and activities going on.

TIA
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Dropkick

Re: Houston Hotel Help
« Reply #15285 on: December 22, 2014, 09:04:50 pm »

I'm staying at Hotel Derek. It is near galleria and had a good rate.
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Re: Houston Hotel Help
« Reply #15286 on: December 22, 2014, 09:08:35 pm »

Embassy Suites near Galleria.  Booked yesterday.
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Dropkick

Re: Houston Hotel Help
« Reply #15287 on: December 22, 2014, 09:15:08 pm »

Embassy Suites near Galleria.  Booked yesterday.
You guys driving to stadium or taking public transportation?
Trying to decide on renting a car or not?
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Re: Houston Hotel Help
« Reply #15288 on: December 22, 2014, 09:17:54 pm »

Anyone know what parking is like around Reliant Stadium?
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Re: Houston Hotel Help
« Reply #15289 on: December 22, 2014, 10:58:09 pm »

Galleria area is your best bet for a few reasons.  Reasonable rates - check tripadvisor.com.
Hotel Derek, Royal Sonesta, Marriott, Holiday Inn Express - you name it - the area has it.

Team hotel is at the Galleria.

Tons of restaurants, bars and shopping.  Safe area and quick access to 610 that will take you to NRG in 15-20 minutes.  No tolls.  Plenty of parking at the stadium.

Westheimer - Post Oak - 610......you'll be set.  Go Hogs!  :razorback: ::hornsdown::
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Re: Houston Hotel Help
« Reply #15290 on: December 23, 2014, 12:19:29 am »

crowne plaza downtown. rooms for around $85.
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Re: Houston Hotel Help
« Reply #15291 on: December 23, 2014, 09:24:10 am »

I just bought Parking in the Blue Parking at the stadium for $29 plus a small fee.

I am looking for a hotel northeast from Houston towards Lufkin, heading home to Shreveport. I want to get out of the city so that the next morning we aren't in bad traffic. Any ideas, please?

Where did you buy that? ticketmaster or from bowl site?
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Re: Houston Hotel Help
« Reply #15292 on: December 23, 2014, 09:36:43 am »

I'm staying at the Embassy Suites. I will be staying in room 423. I will be there before the 28th. Party starts at 3 AM!  Knock loud or I might not hear you or think you're a cop. I've got hearing problems so you really have to knock loud. OPEN BAR when you tell ' em u r from Texas. Don't question things, just tell ' em Thai'd sent ya. Awesome pregame!




Disclaimer:   I may not be staying at the Embassy Suites room 423. I'll let you know.
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Re: Houston Hotel Help
« Reply #15293 on: December 23, 2014, 09:50:07 am »

Downtown is a little more expensive, but great restaurants/bars and you can take the light rail to the stadium and avoid any parking issues.
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Re: Houston Hotel Help
« Reply #15294 on: December 23, 2014, 10:26:42 am »

When I take my wife to MD Anderson we have had good luck with: http://www.ihg.com/candlewood/hotels/us/en/houston/houms/hoteldetail?cm_mmc=GoogleMaps-_-cw-_-USEN-_-houms

Looks like Monday night you would have to find another hotel down the road or have to change hotels.

For all going to the game who love truck stops checkout http://www.buc-ees.com/locations.php . They have one in Madisonville. About an hour outside of Houston.

About 40 miles outside of Dallas in Corsicana, Tx (Exit 229)  There is a Russell Stover Outlet store.  Right next to Russell Stovers there is a Gander Mountain store.

Filled up at Sams in Sherman and ate at cracker barrell. Zoomed through Dallas and stopped off at Corsicana for some candy.  Trucked on to Madisonville for Gas and snacks at Buc-ees and made final push to H-Town






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Re: Houston Hotel Help
« Reply #15295 on: December 23, 2014, 10:36:16 am »

I thought this was going to be about Nutt and Donna Bragg.
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Re: Houston Hotel Help
« Reply #15296 on: December 23, 2014, 08:12:43 pm »

Im staying at the Hilton, the cool looking one said it was 7 miles from stadium
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Re: Houston Hotel Help
« Reply #15297 on: December 24, 2014, 06:29:08 am »

I doubt he's even going.....
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Best Route to Houston from Fayetteville?
« Reply #15298 on: December 26, 2014, 09:02:26 am »

Google shows the best route going through Dallas. Seems out of the way to me but it is mostly interstate. Which way are you going?
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Re: Best Route to Houston from Fayetteville?
« Reply #15299 on: December 26, 2014, 09:15:59 am »

That is the best way to go.
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