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Like Alex Bregman said, “we’ll never know” what it’s like for the Houston Astros not to win the AL West. Now the real work of defending the team’s World Series title begins with a best-of-seven series against the Minnesota Twins.

Fans will certainly pack Minute Maid for both games this weekend, but far more people will want to root for Bregman, Jeremy Pena, Justin Verlander, and the rest of the team than can fit in any single stadium. Thankfully, a number of Houston-area restaurants and bars are offering specials that will last throughout the playoff run — hopefully all the way to another World Series victory parade.

With that in mind, we’ve rounded up a list of local restaurants and bars serving specials for the ALDS series.

But first, a quick time out.

Vote for our Ultimate Sports Bar Showdown

CultureMap and SportsMap are teaming up to celebrate the return of the fall sports season with The Tailgate, our all-out party devoted to everything sports. It’s happening Wednesday, October 25 at Silver Street Studios, and tickets are already on sale.

For The Tailgate’s second year, we’re inviting CultureMap and SportsMap readers to vote for Houston’s best sports bar in our Ultimate Sports Bar Showdown. Our panel of editors and other local experts has compiled a roster of 16 local favorites with an array of different strengths. Some are owned by professional athletes, while others are part of local or national chains.

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Vote here for your favorite.

Want to find out who wins? Join us at The Tailgate on Wednesday, October 25 at Silver Street Studios. Favorite restaurants such as FM Kitchen and Bar, Wild Concepts, Leaf & Grain, Ramen Tatsu-ya, and CultureMap Tastemaker Awards Best New Restaurant winner Aiko will serve sports-themed bites alongside many of our Ultimate Sports Bar nominees.

The event also will shine a spotlight on sports-related nonprofits and give you the chance to pitch in and make a difference for the causes they champion. Learn more about Dynamo and Dash Charities, Houston Texans Foundation, and others.

General admission ($50) and VIP ($75) tickets are on sale now. All tickets include bites by participating restaurants, complimentary premium beverages, and access to fun activities throughout the event. VIP tickets offer one-hour early entry, a dedicated VIP bar, and a meet-and-greet with former Houston Texans star Jonathan Joseph. Buy them now.

Home run food and drink specials

Back to the ’Stros. Check out the list below for food and drink deals that include beer specials, hot dog discounts, and tasty frozen cocktails.

Chapman & KirbyLocated near Minute Maid Park, the EaDo bar and restaurant will feature $25 beer buckets during Astros games. Pair them with snacks like queso, brisket fries, chicken tenders, and fajitas nachos.

Christian’s TailgateThe popular burger joint and sports bar will feature $20 buckets of beer and drinks named after Astros mascot Orbit.

Craft PitaGet buy two get one free spreads for takeout or delivery throughout the postseason. Choices include hummus, beet hummus, spicy hummus, labneh, and babaganoush.

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Flight ClubThe interactive dart bar is offering Astros fans a flatbread and a beer for $10 during home games.

FM Kitchen & BarThe comfort food restaurant near Washington Avenue will feature specials such as $5 Crawford Bock drafts, $20 Estrella Jalisco buckets, and $12 Astros-themed cocktails. In addition, get a hot dog for just $4 (toppings like chili, cheese, and guacamole available for an additional cost).

Heights & Co.This popular patio bar will feature specials, including the ‘Stros Smash Burger, the Crush City Margarita, and $1 off all beers. In addition, get a complimentary beer with the purchase of a Brisket Grilled Cheese.

Jax GrillGet 10 percent off your food bill for wearing Astros gear during all playoff games at both the Shepherd Drive and Bellaire locations.

J-Bar-M BarbecueGet happy hour prices all day, every day throughout the Astros post season run at this barbecue joint in EaDo. That includes $5 frozen margaritas and watermelon ranch waters as well as $15 beer buckets.

The Upside PubThis neighborhood-friendly spot in Garden Oaks will have the sound on for all Astros playoff games. Get an Astros dog (a bacon-wrapped brisket hot dog topped with queso, pico de gallo. and crispy onions and jalapeños) with fries and a Crawford Bock for $15.