Traveling to TX in April

Discussion in 'Southwest' started by scribe594, Mar 29, 2012.

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  1. scribe594

    scribe594 Initiate (0) Oct 4, 2007 California

    I will be in Texas 04/20 through 04/24. This will primarily be a baseball trip but definitely want to hit some cool beer bars, stores and breweries while I am out there. I will be flying into Dallas, treking it to Houston then coming back up and spending some time in Fort Worth and Arlington. I know Houston has St. Arnolds which I will be visiting, other than that what are some other notable beer destinations in the cities I will be visiting? Also, are there any microbrew options at Ranger/Astro games? Appreciate your input.
  2. MarkK

    MarkK Initiate (6) Aug 22, 2005 Texas

    I love the Rangers and going to games there, but the Ballpark is a beer wasteland. They have a few Rahr beers, but none of their more interesting ones. They have 2 taps of Sierra Nevada (why they decided a beer from CA would be their microbrew, I don't know) and they aren't easy to find. Both are in the concourse in the 3rd base corner one on the 1st floor and one on the 2nd.

    There isn't much activity right around the ballpark, but one of the few options is a Humperdinks within walking distance. It is a so-so brewpub, but sometimes they have some decent beers.

    I don't know Minute Maid nearly as well, but I drop by a couple times a year. They have a few more options (St. Arnolds at several beer stands), but it doesn't stack up particularly well for beer either. There is a Flying Saucer within an easy walk of the park.

    Further out a distance from the ballparks, there are some nice options in both cities. Meddlesome Moth (Dallas) and Petrol Station (Houston) are tops for their respecitve cities in my book, but there are lots of other good choices.

    It is out of your way, but if you go through Austin on your trip, you will find several really nice spots for beer.
  3. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Disciple (300) Mar 12, 2012 Texas
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    Weedwacker is on draft for $8 a big beer near the 3rd base entrance in Arlington. Going to assume they will have a bigger selection this year.

    Arlington itself is surrounded by tons of great spots. Fort Worth has Rahr and the OG Flying Saucer (which will be at its new location). Dallas has tons of great places, Moth (which is owned by the Saucer) and The Common Table have excellent selections, and some great brewery tours. As you get closer to your days here PM me if you need any additional suggestions.

    Go Rangers!
  4. uhcougar

    uhcougar Initiate (0) Mar 27, 2010 Texas
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    Visit Karbach while you are in Houston and take some home with you as well. Great stuff! Hit the downtown Specs and D&Q as well.
  5. scribe594

    scribe594 Initiate (0) Oct 4, 2007 California

    Thanks for all the input so far, I'll definitely consider it all and will likely ask for last minute suggestions as the trip nears.
  6. kspongeworthy

    kspongeworthy Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2011 Texas

    Hay Merchant and Petrol Station in Houston.
  7. champ103

    champ103 Poo-Bah (3,786) Sep 3, 2007 Texas
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    There is a stand in Minute Maid that sells Saint Arnold. If I remember right it is right behind home plate. I will always hit up the Flying Saucer before or after an Astros game. It is downtown within walking distance to Minute Maid.

    If you have time, I second Karback, Hay Merchant, and Petrol Station.
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