Looked this up last minute when my friend and I needed a place to watch the A&M game.
I had a burger that was actually really good, fries were great too.
Drinks were cheap and strong.
Only bad part is the icehouse portion is not completely closed off. Being non-smokers, we did not like the smoke permeating through.
This update is for the food only. Damned good kitchen with the best sausage I've had outside Chappel Hill, it might have been Chappel Hill? This is the perfect BBDD food, greasy, spicy like a Texas cheese steak.
Can I have more?
Now that 8 brothers that took over the kitchen has gotten this part of the bar together, I am looking forward to sampling more of the menu. Unfortunately this is still a Dive, so get the food to go...
See the neon green sign on Wilcrest? Yep! That's Big John's place in the same shopping center as Window Cafe, Club 1, Diamond Club, SOS, Gameover 777, etc.
Karaoke Friday and Saturday night, so if you want to sing your heart out, come! I don't sing nor do I stay the entire time here but I stop by once in awhile to hang out with some friends. There's sports and fighting match on the TVs and you can play pool here. Who doesn't like to shoot pool?
Parking on Friday and Saturday night are hassle to deal with because there are so many businesses in the center open hours the same time as Big John's place. Also, you might be harass to pay $3.00 just for parking! And that's for any space locating on that parking lot.
Once you find a space, pay $3, you're ready to unwind. You might or might not like this place but personally I like it.
Minus one star because of the parking and the restroom was really dirty on one occasion.
Well, it's a long long way to drive out to just for wing night, but my company can't be beat. Â There's a lot of room to park and the nights I have been here it's pretty quiet not too empty not too crowded. Â I can't make up my mind if I like it or not. Â I dont' think it could be a regular hangout it's got no real air of mystery or anything, except whether or not I can make it back home after such a long distance and a few beers. Â It's a sport's bar, pool tables, I think,. Â The seating is not that comfortable. Â The waitresses are a bit nice and sad, my friend kind of adopted one and was half way to making her a close friend by the end of a few sessions there. Â I don't know, I think my friends moved on to the Dam Ice House , I haven't been there yet though.Review Source:
In agreement with Tony Hassell-hoff here, a three star joint and you get what you ask for in here.
So many TV screens you kinda get lost and forget which game you were looking to focus on in the first place! Came here to watch the Liverpool (scum) versus Real Madrid (Spanish scum) "football" match for the European Champions League. That's exactly what we got.
I am in desperate need of my UK "football" fix whilst out here in Houston and reckon old Big Johns is as good a place as any to go. There are all the usual amenities for a place like this as you'd expect, pool tables, darts boards, quiz machines, and an ex-playboy model barmaid wearing a cowboy hat (ha, don't ask)!!
Food was a bit of a worry, Tony has assured me through the day this place is ok and does a mean breakfast however when we went there we noticed their was only really burgers on the menu. When we asked why this was we were told it was because it is the only thing the "chef" can confidently cook! Alarm bells! Ended up having chips, jalapeno poppers, and mozzarella sticks. Basically only stuff that go in the fryer, surely they can't balls that up?!!
A good place all round, not exactly outstanding enough to warrant 4 stars but like I say if you want to watch pretty much ANY sport or game then go hear but if you want food and drink then I would recommend elsewhere.