The Houndstooth Sports Bar was established in July of 1988 at 1300 University Blvd. and is one of Tuscaloosa's oldest sports bars. Since the beginning we have been a sports themed establishment focusing on The University of Alabama - The Finest University in the Country! The memorabilia housed at The Houndstooth, in which we take great pride, is second only to that found at The University of Alabama. We are within easy walking distance to Bryant-Denny Stadium - you can hear the roar of the crowd, the snap of the ball and the agony of defeated teams who dared to take the field against the Crimson Tide. Drop on by The Houndstooth and be part of an Alabama Tradition!
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The Houndstooth believes in a comfortable and friendly atmosphere. Therefore, we have designed our site keeping these fundamentals in mind.
by Wendy C. on
Came here on a friday night with a friend and coworker. We waited in line for maybe 20 minutes before my friend went up to the bouncer and sweet talked him into letting us skip the line. We paid a $10 cover and went on our merry way. The place was downstairs and it was pretty packed. The drinks were $12 but because the bartender took forever to charge me she gave the drink to me for free. The music was okay, but the crowd was a bit older (30's). Definitely not what I expected. We had a good time but probably won't be returning anytime soon.
by Delia Chewning on
We came here on a Saturday night and didn't have to wait in line for too long as the bouncer's probably felt bad we were freezing in the little we were all wearing. **Here's a tip to avoid paying the unattractive $20-$25 cover charge... check out the Webster Hall website to see if you can print out free passes that'll let you in for free before a certain time. Definitely makes it all the more worthwhile!** Once in and paid our $4 for coat check (we definitely wanted to ditch our coats as it was already fairly warm in here), we had a great time going from level to level just checking out the type of people and music on each one. We arrived early... at 11:30 and the place was still relatively empty so our group of 13 girls had room to dance all together. As the rooms quickly filled we split up into smaller groups based on music taste or how much space we wanted. My small group hung around the second floor for a while until we got tired swatting away the creeps or sea urchins (male cougars) trying to grab at us. We headed up to the third floor where the music was a little less Top-40 centered but the room was much cooler (temperature-wise) and there was much more space to move around in. We stayed here for the majority of the evening and ended up making some new friends, somehow managing to catch each other's names over the pounding music. The drinks weren't particularly impressive, there were areas where you could get a mixed rum or vodka drink for $5. The wait for the drink and the drink itself wasn't too impressive. I definitely recommend pregaming this one.