7 Top Spots Where Katy Dads and Dudes Hang Out


    Katy Magazine l June 2019

    By Addie Davis and Jennifer Miko

    Where do Katy men go to relax, blow off steam, or just hang with the guys? We know the top spots in town where they fish, shoot, play pool and more. Check out these top 7 Katy venues where (big) boys will be boys!

    AIMING FOR THE GREEN

    1. Topgolf

    1030 Memorial Brook Blvd., Houston

    Get swinging with Topgolf's fun and innovative games and challenges. For a fun afternoon with friends, book one of the spacious golf bays. Or, for a more competitive environment, join one of the Topgolf leagues. On Mondays, two-person teams faceoff, and Tuesday leagues with four-and-six-member teams compete. Visit the Topgolf website for details, fees and prizes.

    Topgolf invites guests to enjoy the experience beyond the links - with a great selection of drinks and menu offerings. The chef uses high-quality ingredients to prepare a fresh twist on American classics and local specialties. Large portions welcome sharing among friends.

    Check out Topgolf's featured food and drink pairings: Grilled 'Backyard' Wings and a bucket of Corona Extra, the Smokehouse Burger and a pint of their crisp Tap In Golden Ale, and Dos Tacos and Citrus Pomegranate Margarita.

    FEELING THE NEED FOR SPEED

    2. iRace

    24984 Katy Ranch Rd.

    Rev up the fun with the world's fastest super-charged electric indoor karts at iRace, and test your skills on a dual-level race course. Challenge your buds to one of their three race levels: Rookie, Novice or Pro.

    There's more fun for your whole group with bowling, billiards, laser tag and arcade games. iRace also features Hologate, a four-player virtual reality attraction.

    You can spend the day at iRace and grab a bite to eat at their Garage Bar and Restaurant. Stop in Monday to Thursday between 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm for Happy Hour priced drinks.

    Visit the iRace website to book one of their awesome party suites and host an unforgettable event!

    HITTING THE LANES

    3. Main Event

    24401 Katy Fwy.

    Where can you test your skills at rock climbing, take aim with laser tag, avoid a gutter ball and sing your heart out in karaoke all, under one roof? At Main Event in Katy!

    Let out your inner child when you play the exciting video games, or challenge your friends in simulated racing games. The energy level at Main Event is always pumping. Each week, they offer Monday Night Madness from 4:00 pm to closing. Enjoy all-you-can-play activities or arcade games for only $10.95 per guest.

    After the high-intensity fun, replenish with a snack or a meal from Main Event's full-service restaurant. The chef-inspired bar menu includes delicious burgers, entree salads and more. To quench your thirst, visit the bar to see what's on tap, or order one of their signature cocktails. Main Event has pool tables set up in the lounge, as well as TVs mounted throughout the venue.

    REELING ONE IN

    4. Mary Jo Peckham Park

    5597 Gardenia Ln.

    Grab your fishing pole and tackle box and head over to Mary Jo Peckham Park. Cast a line off the shore or the pier to catch some bass, catfish and rainbow trout. ​The park's website lists restrictions on minimum length of catches and how many fish you can claim per day.

    Although the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department regularly re-stocks the lake, officials ask visitors to the park to consider practicing catch and release protocol. Current fishing licenses are required.

    Mary Jo Peckham Park sits on 32 quiet acres located in Old Katy. ​Take a short drive to meet up with your buddies to unwind, fish, and enjoy the fresh air.

    READY, AIM, FIRE!

    5. Tank's Paintball Park

    22011 Southwest Fwy., Richmond

    Tank's Paintball offers one of the best paintball experiences in the Houston area. Pros or beginners can navigate the venue's courses. Individual walk-ons and groups are welcome!

    On the third Sunday of each month, Tank's hosts Airsoft day. Airsoft uses 6mm round hard plastic BBs. Airsoft guns are full-scale replicas of real world weapons. The all-day military simulation game runs from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.

    RACKING THEM UP

    6. Slick Willie’s Family Pool Hall

    20900 Katy Fwy.

    Grab your buddies for some eight-ball action on Slick Willie's regulation-sized pool tables. In between matches, invite your friends to test their skills at darts, foosball, video games and more.

    Slick Willie's features happy hour specials, available from their full-service bar. Plus, they offer traditional bar fare - pizza, chicken wings, nachos and popcorn.

    Check their website for special events and information about pool leagues and tournaments. After visiting Slick Willie's, you'll understand why their motto is: "Where the Good Times Roll!"

    TAKING AIM

    7. American Shooting Center

    16500 Westheimer Pkwy., Houston

    Located on 563 acres in George Bush Park, the American Shooting Center hails as "Texas' largest outdoor firearms playground since 1989." The center has a rifle and pistol range with over 200 positions, and a trap and skeet range. And with four different championship courses, the sporting clay fields can accommodate beginners to experts.

    Patrons can also visit one of the course-specific pro shops for ammo and shooting accessories. The venue also welcomes small and large group outings and tournaments,

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