Full of History and Food
Bellaire, just minutes from NRG Stadium, has over 100 years of history and remains one of the most historic and quaint sections of Houston. In fact, visitors can check out the Centennial Historic Walk on their own, with stops and history tidbits at the Bellaire Trolley Station and Pavilion and many historic homes and churches in the thriving community.
The streets of Bellaire are lined with large oaks and the homes are a unique mix of 1950’s and 1960’s ranch homes as well as some brand new and impressive mansions, which many current and former NFL players call home. Bellaire is home to more than 17,000 residents and has 14 parks to fit pretty much any adventure.
Families visiting the area should check out the Bellaire Town Square Family Aquatic Center, which offers fun for the whole family, including an amazing pool with slides as well as unique events like a movie night out.
After you’ve spent glorious hours walking the beautiful neighborhood or playing at Bellaire Town Square, you’ll need to slow down and replenish with some delicious Houston grub. Bellaire certainly has no shortage of amazing places to eat.
Voted favorite burger and food truck by My Table Magazine, Bernie’s Burger Bus is a great spot to take in a natural 100% made-from-scratch burger and fries. What used to be a food truck/school bus has morphed into two brick and mortar locations – one in Bellaire and one in Katy. In fact, check out this list of reviews and accolades Bernie’s has gotten. For a while, they even had a concession and outdoor spot at NRG Stadium, where Houston Texans fans could enjoy throughout the season.
Jax Grill is another local favorite, which offers a good feel for the neighborhood. Jax offers anything from burgers to salads to country platters and pretty much everything in between. If you are traveling to the Houston Super Bowl with a group of picky eaters, this spot should be on your dining list to accommodate them all.
Another fun spot for a diverse group is The Union Kitchen, with their slogan Global Cuisine with Southern Hospitality, which is pretty perfect for Houston visitors. This makes for a great spot to gather with friends as it was designed based on the student union buildings on college campuses – and we all remember the fun and laughter we had there.
If pizza is more your thing, you have a ton of tasty and unique options in Bellaire. One of the most popular is Pink’s Pizza, which offers about 20 specialty pizzas as well as gluten-free dough and dairy-free mozzarella if you’re stuck adhering to dietary restrictions. You can order by the slice or the whole pie. Candelari’s is also another popular pizza place – both are anything but typical pizza experiences.
A new addition to the historic neighborhood of Bellaire is Enoteca Rossa, which is perfect for any Italian-food lovers. Guests can enjoy delicious and fresh Italian fare, and also take advantage of happy hour, Monday – Thursday 3-5p and again 9-10p. If you’re feeling short on time during your Houston visit but want to check this place out, you’re in luck, as they are open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch.
If you’re trying to kick start your day with some old school vibes, stop by Bellaire Coffee Shop (5422 Bissonnet St Bellaire, TX 77401) anytime before 2p, which is their daily closing time.
If you need to bring back a Houston souvenir for family or friends that couldn’t make it the Houston Super Bowl, Magpies Gifts has fun stuff for pretty much anyone (and Yeti Coolers if you plan to tailgate before the Super Bowl). Nearby, you’ll also find the Houston Galleria (which spans an incredible 2.4 million square feet), Bering’s Hardware, Meyerland Plaza, and more.
Bellaire is a 100-year historical neighborhood with so much to offer, and is just five miles away from NRG Stadium.