The Hay Merchant
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Taps: 76 / Bottles: 25
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 57 | Reviews: 15 | Display Reviews Only:
4.51/5 rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
The Hay Merchant is a place every beer lover should pilgrim to at least once in a lifetime. The quality of beer here is beyond belief!
Cool joint, unassuming from the outside but sprawling inside. Plenty of tables and a long funky-shaped bar. Nice decor, lots of hipster wood. They have a food menu, but me thinks it is better to go next door to Underbelly and then have some beers at the Merchant.
Damn busy on a Friday night, late August. Great patio to enjoy the sunset lights and some beautiful faces. We got great service at the patio from a knowledgeable server, even though the place was seriously crowded.
It is all about the beer! 76 taps, 5 casks, beer heaven. Old Stock, Stone Ruination, Karbach Cherries of Fire, Troubadour Imp Stout bourbon-barrel aged (in house, Buffalo Trace!), Brewdog Isle of Arran. Their menu is divided by styles, including one called "Not for the faint of heart".
I would literally move here if I lived in Houston.
01-20-2014 18:07:20 | More by DoubleSimcoe
4.78/5 rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5 | $$
I recommend everyone stop by, try the food and enjoy the beer selection. The food isn't your typical pub fair..it is exceptional and I have yet to find something I didn't like. Ask how to start the "mud turtle" program. If you are serious about beer, you might enjoy taking part in it.
12-26-2013 02:50:25 | More by Kappakoosh
The Hay Merchant in Houston, TX
100 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.