First stop of the day-do yourself and your car a favor and park on the street. Very cozy spot with about 1/2 dozen beers on tap-service was good and the bar keep was fun to talk to. Had some half pours of their Cali Common, Stout, and IPA. All very drinkable. I think os a good local spot with solid beers-a place I would visit again.
My experience with Town in City was that it was a cozy, mediocre neighborhood taproom. They had a handful of beers on tap, but nothing that was interesting or attention-grabbing. I wasn't looking for a 12% stout or a spontaneous saison, but a solid offering that would catch my eye. Fortunately, I downed two pints of their Porter and was very satisfied. I would look for that beer again. The service was pretty damn bad, as we could tell the bartender had probably never worked in a bar before that night. Not saying the guy can't learn, but it's not a good idea if you're a bar owner and you leave someone inexperienced at the helm and go home. I didn't order any food from the food truck thankfully, as I saw another patron try to but was rebuffed due to half of the menu being out.
Small place on north side of Houston. Selection was good and it was crowded without being smothering. Staff was friendly. Had a few things for kids to do while I tried a few beers, which is always a plus for me.
Just on line a month or so, this place has tremendous potential. An excellent outdoor area and an equally good but smallish indoor area for when the weather doesn't cooperate. Friendly and attentive staff. No food yet but it's coming. I love the Heights!
They don't really do anything new, just riffs on their current beers. A curry spiced stout is just not good at all, the rum spiral porter was poorly made, and the variations on the lager are a joke. I have noticed diacetyl and other inconsistencies as well. No more Tied House, which has some of the best Fish & Chips in town, a great burger, and awesome nachos. Now, just food trucks which is OK, but not really unique. Lots of turnover on the bartenders as well,, service is definitely not the same. Still a great patio and corner pub vibe but have not been impressed with much else lately.
Update: They now have a full time kitchen when the tap room is open. From the so called Tied House Kitchen. It is just pub grub, but really well made. Nachos are some the best around, burgers, house made sausages, brunch with breakfast tacos. One of the best fish & chips in town...seriously on the level of Karbach, Hunky Dory, and Queen Vic in that regard but half the price. In general everything is really well priced as well. Love this place.
A really enjoyable new brewery. An air-conditioned tap room, all to often that is not the case...just look at both the old Saint Arnold and Karbach breweries. Here there is a long bar, a few tables, and a great outdoor area. Two unobtrusive TV's showing the Astros. eventually they will have their own food truck as well.
Service is on top of everything. You are never left with an empty glass, and everyone is willing to talk shop. There are 10 ounce pours for $2.25 and 20 ounce pours for $4.50. They literally just opened on White Linen Night in the Heights, and are now open for regular tap hours. Witch is every day but Monday and Tuesday I believe.
So far, five beers, with the White Linen being a one off for now. Hopefully that will not be the case cause that was excellent. The porter might be a new favorite staple of mine. They were out of the Amber, the Mosquito's Revenge needs a little refinement. While the IPA is on point, if not exceptional.
One of the things I like best, is that they are not over hyped, they make simple but enjoyable offerings without having to be "extreme" or gimmicky. Along with being served in my neighborhood. I don't think I am being a homer by saying the porter is spot on, and a few other offerings are damn good.
A very good start to a brewery that is within walking distance from me. They have only been open for less than two days, and I am looking forward to their porter being a staple in my neighborhood. I will be really happy to see this place grow. Which will include special casks, one offs, and even home made sodas. Obviously not the best brewery in town at the moment, but a very good start, and one I will be continuing to support.