The Hay Merchant

BA SCORE
100
world-class

109 Ratings
The Hay MerchantThe Hay Merchant
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

1100 Westheimer Rd
Houston, Texas, 77006-2727
United States

(713) 528-9805 | map
haymerchant.com

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Added by champ103 on 02-16-2012

PLACE STATS
Score:
100
Ratings:
109
Reviews:
28
Avg:
4.62
pDev:
4.11%
 
 
Taps:
76
Bottles/Cans:
25
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Ratings: 109 |  Reviews: 28
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5/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

This place is phenomenal. I came in with a group of 9 on a busy Saturday night, and the manager came right to us and didn't stop helping us until our group was all sitting together. The beer selection seemed endless, and the food was absolutely amazing and cooked perfectly. I wish i didn't live 2 hours away, because I cant wait to go back.

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5/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Came here based on previous reviews and we were not disappointed in the least. Ask if Stewart is around, he will give some great recommendations and will have a great conversation with you about what they have. The other employees know their stuff and make great local suggestions. If you are in Houston stop by hay merchant. Their beer selection is nothing short of amazing. This establishment comes with a very high recommendation.

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5/5  rDev +8.2%

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5/5  rDev +8.2%

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5/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Love this place. Go often enough to where the bartenders know me. Special events for Mud Turtles are always good. They'll do beer dinners with Underbelly also. Those are amazing as well.

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5/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Absolutely love this place. We try to hit it up anytime we are in town from California. Go see bartender Luis. Really cool and funny bartender.

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4.96/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.95/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

GROWLER FILLS!! HUGE SELECTION OF DRAFT BEER!! PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY WINGS!! Also, very attentive service. Never had to look around wondering where my server was. Plenty of tv's for games. Nice-ass spot.

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4.91/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

You can go quietly try a brew or two, you can enjoy with a friend or group, you can take your family to brunch. The selection of beer on tap is very impressive. Not always perfect, but generally there's something for everyone and something new to try if that's what you're looking for. Not sure what a 5 for selection even is. But what makes this a place that stands above others, at least in Houston, is the awesome menu that is accessible to foodies and those more traditional, and the quality of the food itself. Even if the beer selection wasn't as good, this would still be a viable place to eat. If you're into food, I would suggest many other great restaurants before this, including Underbelly right next door, but you have to make time for a stop in The Hay Merchant.

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4.88/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

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vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

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4.84/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Update: 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.

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4.81/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

I hit THM while on a biz trip to Houston and after reading the BA reviews, there was no question about where I was going to discharge my beer dollars. I usually hit The Ginger Man, but their beer list is a mere shadow of THM's.

And what a beer list - I counted 70+taps with another half dozen on cask - from brewers far and wide. Of course from being out of town, I wanted to have as many for the Texas standouts - Karbach, Live Oak, St. Arnold, Jester King and 512, among others. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and beer-centric as well as friendly and accommodating. The kitchen has an eclectic range of fare - BBQ, Texas Chili, Salmon and wraps with varying ingredients - something for everybody.

They've been around for 3 years and upon my visit of a weekday afternoon, there were a cast of the regulars there which would include me if I lived in Houston.

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The Hay Merchant in Houston, TX
4.62 out of 5 based on 109 ratings.
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