Places to go in Houston.

Discussion in 'Southwest' started by JizackFH, Feb 24, 2013.

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  1. JizackFH

    JizackFH Initiate (0) Apr 7, 2009 New York

    Hey guys,

    Going to be going to Houston for the first time in a few months for a few days, and I'm just wondering what the must go to places for good beer in the area are? I appreciate any suggestions. Thanks.

    -Jack
     
  2. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2010 Texas

    I suppose it depends on where you're staying. There's a few standard stops like Flying Saucer, Petrol Station, and Hay Merchant, if you're looking for food and beverage; Rudyard's is also a very solid spot.
     
  3. icetrauma

    icetrauma Devotee (472) Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    The main question is where are you staying at and how far are you willing to drive.
     
  4. RMoeNay

    RMoeNay Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2010 Connecticut

    Not to Hijack this thread but I'm in the same situation, except I have kids.... so I would like to know a few kid friendly spots. I will have a car so driving is not an issue.

    I am also looking to maybe have a meet up as I will be bringing some brews from CT (namely New England Brewing Co beers), but I will repost when I get closer to my arrival date. Thanks
     
  5. icetrauma

    icetrauma Devotee (472) Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    Flying Saucer is kid friendly uptill 9pm. Not sure about others but I don't see any reason why Hay Merchant and Nobi Public House would not be kid friendly.
     
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  6. Walden97

    Walden97 Initiate (137) Mar 31, 2011 Texas
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    I take my son to Petrol and Hay Merchant quite often for lunch or dinner.
     
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  7. RMoeNay

    RMoeNay Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2010 Connecticut

    Thank you
     
  8. JizackFH

    JizackFH Initiate (0) Apr 7, 2009 New York

    I'm staying in Montrose.
     
  9. icetrauma

    icetrauma Devotee (472) Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    Hay Merchant, Anvil, Mongoose v Cobra and Downtown Flying Saucer are all close by. As well are D&Q Minimart and Spec's Downtown.
     
  10. champ103

    champ103 Poo-Bah (3,719) Sep 3, 2007 Texas
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    Cottonwood is a great spot. A really good menu, and always a rotating beer list. Family friendly with a huge patio for the wonderful weather Houston has right now.
     
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  11. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2010 Texas

    Can't forget the Whole Foods beer love.
     
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  12. BruceBruce

    BruceBruce Initiate (0) Dec 4, 2011 Texas

    If your in Montrose, will set up in person trade with you if you want any special releases. I live there
     
  13. tx_beer_man

    tx_beer_man Initiate (176) Jan 22, 2013 Texas
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    Bars & Food: Hay Merchant on Westheimer. Petrol Station in the Heights. Hubcap Grill in the Heights (amazing burgers to add to a large craft beer selection).

    Purchase Beer: Spec's Smith & D&Q Station.

    Growler: Montrose has a Growler Fill Station.
     
  14. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    Petrol isn't in the Heights. It's in Garden Oaks FYI. :)

    I'd argue that Petrol's Burgers are mucho better than Hubcap Grill.
     
  15. champ103

    champ103 Poo-Bah (3,719) Sep 3, 2007 Texas
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    Cottonwoods are better than both, and you get it within 15 minutes;) Neither Petrol nor Hubcap can do that.
     
  16. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    I'll have to try them out.

    I usually don't mind the wait at Petrol since I'm enjoying a tasty beverage among friends most times I'm up there.

    It can take quite a while though.
     
  17. cfrobrew

    cfrobrew Initiate (0) Oct 9, 2012 Texas

    On saturday you should probably hit buffalo bayou and friday would be a good day to hit Karbach brewery.
     
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  18. tx_beer_man

    tx_beer_man Initiate (176) Jan 22, 2013 Texas
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    Hahah I've been saying Heights all this time. Gracias for the correction.

    Have you had Hubcap's Green Chile burger?
     
  19. HoodooOperator

    HoodooOperator Initiate (0) Sep 27, 2012 Texas

    Rancor or GTFO
     
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  20. Sambeaux713

    Sambeaux713 Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2013 Texas
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    BRC and Moon Tower Inn
     
  21. Ford

    Ford Defender (685) Sep 8, 2012 Texas
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    Man... Houston is doing all right if you want a burger with your craft beer....if only the Burger Guys would start carrying craft beer bottles the way hubcap does....

    Here are two Montrose/Heights area places where you can get growler fills.

    http://growlersbeerandwine.com/

    http://premiumdraught.com/
     
  22. Ford

    Ford Defender (685) Sep 8, 2012 Texas
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    A great, true Italian style pizza joint that allows you to bring in your own bottles/growlers....

    http://www.pizarospizza.com/

    The pizzas here are unbelievable.
     
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