Bar, Eatery

3422 N Shepherd Dr
Houston, Texas, 77018-7627
United States

(713) 802-0410 | map

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 39
Photo of silverhorn
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Big spot with live music in their large covered patio. Beer selection is good but expect a crowd on most days. Funky vibe with hipsters and hippies (google it). Lots of dogs on the patio and kids but the kids leave at 9 p.m. The food is really tasty... do the squirrel burger you won't regret it. Some of the staff knows beer but that really isn't the pull for Cottonwood and since they are always busy there isn't a lot of time for chatting. Their menu is on Tap Hunter so you can check it out before you go.

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Photo of Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas
3.23/5  rDev -24.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.25

Great place that always has a solid beer selection.

The bar service is absolutely awful though. Very unattentive staff. Takes forever to get their attention. It almost seems like they get pre-occupied woth busy work that they forget customers are sitting in front of them (i.e. cutting limes, filling the ice cooler, etc.)

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Photo of PhilsPils
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Big parking lot. Big place with lots of room, indoors and out. Good selection of craft beers with locals well-represented. Food is good, service was OK. Good music on the patio. Vibe seemed a little hipster-ish but my view is probably distorted by my fairly advanced age (read "older than dirt"). Can't be too bad if they have fresh Yellow Rose on tap. Nice day!

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Photo of PhatAtUT
4.58/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

best outdoor drinking space in houston. usually have a great selection of beers (but serve booze too). probably 30 taps or so. not a sportsbar at all, but they have several large mounted tvs if youre looking for a game. also have live music a couple of times a week. hard to beat hanging out here when the weather isnt too hot. kid and dog friendly.

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Photo of mothman
4.63/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Had the chance to check out cottonwood while in town for the marathon. Daniel and his staff did an awesome job at making my table feel right at home. Really awesome atmosphere. Lots of space inside and outside. You don't feel cramped up. Great tap selection! Lots of variety and special offerings. Bottle selection was awesome as well. Manage to get a few things that are hard to find. Great food items too! I had a burger that was in the top 10 in Houston. Had some rediculously spicy stuffed jalapeƱos as well. Great people, great beer, great food!

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Photo of champ103
4.3/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

The brand new, but rustic low key vibe is second to none, and only the Gingerman can match it IMO. A long, half rectangle metal bar, lots of tables inside. A huge outdoor area that wraps around the place. Complete with pub games (bags, foosball, etc) and a stage for bands. Inside opens up with a garage door, a la Liberty Station (obviously makes sense, the same people). A large chalk board with all the draft selections listed. High ceilings and amazing light fixtures. Loads of character in this old warehouse turned bar/restaurant. When I first saw pictures, I was afraid the place would be Incredibly loud with the high ceilings. Though the noise level was pretty good. I attribute that to everything being spread out. A place I can sit and hang out at all day if I could.

The service is good, if a bit rushed. I can't blame them because there are a ton of people here. It is mostly bar service. Order at the bar and they give you a number for food and drinks. Think similar to Petrol, but they will come around every once in a while to take orders at tables. It is much easier to get to the bar and order here though.

The food is excellent. A handful of small plates, and some bigger burgers to satisfy. I had t he BBQ oysters that are out of this world good, and the stuffed blue cheese burger. One of the best burgers I have had in Houston, and it came out in about 20 minutes. Petrol should take some lessons on this front.

On to the beer. The selection is not as good as say Petrol or Hay Merchant. Though it is still very good. 30 taps that rotate. A lot of good locals with Saint Arnold and Karback well represented. Live Oak, 512, and Real Ale as well as some national micro brands. Two casks, in good condition. I enjoyed a Scots Gone Wild, and cask Ellissa. Two wines on tap and a full bar for those that don't want beer.

This is a great place, and an instant hit with me. Some of the best pub grub around, and I need to try the rest the menu ASAP. This will be a regular stop of mine.


Increasing the quality to 4.5. The casks are always in great condition, and they turn them over regularly. Always rotating new stuff in, that is fresh as can be. Well done.

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Cottonwood in Houston, TX
Place rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 39 ratings