pub crawl
Lighter Side pub crawl

The Lighter Side's next mission was simple: find the best place to chill out on Main Street in downtown Houston. So we ventured on our very own pub crawl, and will bring to you the five best bars -- or shall we say pubs -- that we found in the heart of the coming Super Bowl madness.

Any bar that had a cover: Immediately eliminated. Any bar that had any issue with sneakers, untucked shirts, or hats: Do I even have to say it? Houston is in America, right? On to the crawl.

( Photo / Chris Rattey)