A large pub with cathedral ceilings, Watson’s House of Ales in West Houston somehow seems, like Doctor Who’s TARDIS, bigger inside than out. The comfortable leather couches and chairs by the massive stone fireplace are the seats to score here. (Sure, the fireplace is fake, but who cares? It’s cozy nonetheless.) Watson’s has the same ownership as the Sherlock’s and Baker Street pubs scattered around town, and as such offers roughly the same beer selection—Newcastle on draft, Harp in bottles, a few crafts mixed in here and there—as well as a respectable basket of fish and chips. However, its “indie” status as the only Watson’s elevates the place from run-of-the-mill pub to local favorite. Our favorite night to visit is Monday, when the equally respectable pub burgers are only $3.