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Houston Breweries to Visit This Weekend

Our favorite places to go in the city for locally-brewed, hand-crafted beers.

Houston is one of the largest cities in Texas, with more than two million people calling the metro area home.

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Various attractions draw visitors to Houston, like the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, the Astrodome, and the Houston Livestock Show.

For residents, Houston has more than two hundred distinct parks and green spaces, the largest of which is the Memorial Park.

The city’s parks department oversees more than five thousand acres of parks, tennis courts, golf courses, and baseball fields. Because of the year-round fair weather, many of these outdoor activities are always accessible.

Houston’s breweries are continually developing craft beer to fit any taste for visitors and residents alike.

Best Breweries in Houston

  1. B-52 Brewing Co.
  2. Eureka Heights Brew Co.
  3. Karbach Brewing Co.
  4. Saint Arnold Brewing Company
  5. Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co.
  6. Spindletap Brewery
  7. True Anomaly
  8. 8th Wonder Brewery
  9. Brash Brewing
  10. Holler Brewing Co.
  11. No Label Brewing Co.
  12. 11 Below Brewing Company
  13. Southern Star Brewing Company
  14. Great Heights Brewing Company
  15. Local Group Brewing

From India Pale Ales to Pilsners, breweries in Houston are working to establish themselves as a leader in the brewing world and are succeeding! We visited many local spots to taste delicious beers and to find the best breweries in Houston.

B-52 Brewing Co.

12470 Milroy Ln, Conroe, TX 7730
Phone: 936-447-4677
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B-52 Brewing Company offers more than twenty beers on tap. The space has a beautiful beer garden with lots of seating for groups.

The brewing company takes on special events weekly like movie night on Wednesday and trivia on Thursdays. The brewery is pet-friendly and is a fun place to bring children. It is located just off Texas Highway 105.

When I visited B-52 Brewing Co., I enjoyed the Cowabunga IPA and the Maple Bourbon For Breakfast Stout.

One seasonal beverage I enjoyed was the Dracula’s Chimney Cake Spiced Porter Porter. The brewery invites an array of local food trucks to serve items when the taproom is open!

Eureka Heights Brew Co.

941 W 18th St, Houston, TX 77008
Phone: 832-953-4677
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Eureka Heights Brew Co. is open between Wednesday and Sunday in the Shady Acres neighborhood of Houston.

The brewery’s name originates from the Eureka Heights fault system, which runs under the building. The brewery hosts weekly trivia nights, a running club, and bingo!

When I visited Eureka Heights Brew Co., I enjoyed the Mini Boss IPA with Citra and Mosaic hops.

Other popular menu items include the Mostly Harmless Pale Ale, the Space Train IPA, and the Fizzy Pants hard seltzer.

Varying food trucks park at the brewery to serve local dishes; I had a slice from Satellite of Pizza during my visit.

Karbach Brewing Co.

2032 Karbach St, Houston, TX 77092
Phone: 713-680-8886
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Karbach Brewing Co. is a German-style brewery that offers tours of its facilities and serves food at a restaurant that focuses on gastropub cuisine.

The restaurant is kid-friendly, and the beer garden allows dogs to visit. The brewery is near Del Mar Stadium and the Northwest Freeway.

I enjoy the Hopadillo IPA, the Love Street Blonde, and the Light Circus IPA. One of the brewery’s most popular beers is the Tasty Waves Summer Seasonal.

From the restaurant, I would order the Korean Beef Bulgogi Bowl or the Pork Tacos. I also enjoy the green chile macaroni and cheese.

Saint Arnold Brewing Company

2000 Lyons Ave, Houston, TX 77020
Phone: 713-686-9494
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Saint Arnold Brewing Company is an established brewery offering facility tours and a beer hall. The restaurant serves pints of beer alongside pub foods for lunch and dinner.

The brewery is located by Hennessy Park near Interstate 10. Brock Wagner and Kevin Bartol founded the brewing company in Houston in 1994.

I enjoyed the Harmony Hazy Pale Ale, the Headliner Blonde Ale, and the Lawnmower German-style Kölsch.

Some of the best seasonal beers include the Pumpkinator Imperial Pumpkin Stout and the Christmas Ale. Order the boudin balls with remoulade or the crawfish roll with truffle fries for a bite to eat.

Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co

2101 Summer St, Houston, TX 77007
Phone: 713-714-3335
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Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co. is an old-school, familiar brewery concentrating on creative, handcrafted brews.

The brewery is open on Saturday for guest tours. Rassul Zarinfar and Ryan Robertson opened the brewing company in 2011. It is a fun place to catch up with friends!

The Crush City IPA and the Dreamsicle are two of my favorite beers from Buffalo Bayou Brewing. I also enjoyed the Key Lime Pie blonde ale.

Try the Chicken Tikka Masala, the Woodlands Pizza, or the falafel wrap from the food menu. Don’t forget to try the Sticky Toffee Pudding Made with Figaro Beer with caramel and vanilla ice cream.

Spindletap Brewery

10622 Hirsch Rd, Houston, TX 77016
Phone: 713-325-1477
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Spindletap Brewery is located in East Little York in a large building off Hirsch Road. While the taproom is closed on Saturdays, it is open varying hours every other day of the week–and don’t worry, you can pick up beers to go on Saturdays. It is a great place to enjoy a day out of the house!

Try the Sticky Fingers IPA, the Velociraptor Bock, or the Frostbite American IPA. I also enjoyed the Black Gold Nitro Stout that tastes like coffee!

For food options, try the Texzas Wood-Fired Pizza that is served daily, or one of the specials like tacos on Tuesday or steaks on Wednesday night.

True Anomaly Brewing Company

2012 Dallas St, Houston, TX 77003
Phone: 346-704-5701
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True Anomaly Brewing Company is located in East Downtown near the George R. Brown Convention Center. It is open after 2:00 pm daily with extended hours on weekends.

The friends who founded the brewing company are former rocket scientists and space-suit developers, so the beers are out-of-this-world tasty!

When I visited True Anomaly Brewing Company, I enjoyed the Rocket Park Pale Ale, the Go Flight New England IPA, and the Dark Matter Belgian Dubbel.

For a bite of food to pair with your beer, bring your favorite snacks along with you or order from a food truck near the brewery.

8th Wonder Brewery

2202 Dallas St, Houston, TX 77003
Phone: 713-581-2337
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Located in East Downtown, the 8th Wonder Brewery is a great place to grab a craft beer! The taproom is decorated with Astros baseball team memorabilia, and the space offers picnic tables for guests to relax in a backyard-style setting.

Often the brewery will host live music. Notably, 8th Wonder is a brewery and a distillery, so for friends who prefer spirits to beers, this is a great spot for both!

Try the Cloud 8 Hazy IPA, the Cougar Paw Red Ale, or the Rocket Fuel Coffee Porter. Be sure to check out the seasonal and limited release menu for unique beers that will not be around forever.

Outside food and non-alcoholic drinks are allowed in the brewery; you can even have a pizza delivered if you like!

Brash Brewing

508 W Crosstimbers St, Houston, TX 77018

Near Independence Heights on Crosstimbers Street, Brash Brewing opens at 4:00 pm during the week with extended weekend hours. On Mondays, the special is $3 beers all day!

The brewery’s logo is a bobby cop skull, and Brash Brewing sells shirts and other items with the logo emblazoned on them.

My favorite beer from Brash is the Cali Green West Coast IPA. Other popular menu items include The Willie, the Ghost, and the Black Masses.

Be prepared for rap and heavy metal music to serenade you as you enjoy one of the many craft beers on tap.

Holler Brewing Co.

2206 Edwards St, Houston, TX 77007
Phone: 832-781-0555
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Holler Brewing Co. is located in Sawyer Yards, a warehouse filled with various artist studios, restaurant stalls, and shops.

The operations railroad tracks are located just outside and visitors can often hear train whistles and noises.

The beers are cleverly named, like the Margaret Thatcher Naked on a Cold Day Pale Ale or the Don’t be Tarty for the Party Cranberry Sour.

My favorite beer was the Czech My Phone, a bright and floral pilsner. While the brewery always has popcorn on hand, check out its social media to see which chef might be stopping by to prepare some pop-up snacks!

No Label Brewing Co.

No Label Brewing Co.
Phone: 281-693-7545
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No Label Brewing Co. is in Katy, Texas. It is a family-friendly brewery built in an old rice silo with lots of seating in an outdoor picnic area.

Every Wednesday night the brewery hosts a bar trivia game. The brewery is open daily at 3:00 pm with earlier opening hours on the weekend.

Try the 1980 Kolsch, the El Hefe, or the Sittin’ Sidehaze New England Style IPA, all of which are brewery classics.

There is an additional rotating tap with seasonal and limited release options, like Steady As She Gose, Cali Boy West Coast IPA, and the Viking Hipster Baltic Porter. Don’t skip on the Texas Strawberry Blonde Ale!

11 Below Brewing Company

 6820 Bourgeois Rd, Houston, TX 77066
Phone: 281-444-2337
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11 Below Brewing Company is located in the Cutten Green neighborhood and is open between Thursday and Sunday.

Three friends co-founded the brewery and now have a full staff to help brew, package, and sell their hoppy creations. Definitely try a flight of beers to be able to sample as many as possible!

Some of the regular brews include the Taco Tuesday Margarita-style Beer and the Hipster Sauce IPA.

When I visited, some of the seasonal brews included the Dublin Me Luck Irish Red Ale and the Flex Appeal American Strong Ale. I’d also recommend trying the Oso Coco Coconut Amber beer if it is available.

Southern Star Brewing Company

Southern Star Brewing Company
Phone: 936-441-2739
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Southern Star Brewing Company is situated just off Interstate 45 in Houston. It is a regional brewery specializing in seasonal craft beers.

The brewery offers guests behind-the-scenes access with weekly tours. Notably, the company is in a massive space with a dedicated stage for live music and a disc golf course.

The brewing company hosts various food trucks just outside the building for food options. Try the Bombshell Pilsner, the Southern Brunch Citrus Shandy, or the Conspiracy Theory IPA.

My favorite beer is the Barley Coherent Brown Ale. The brewery is a great place to sample distinct types of beer.

Great Heights Brewing Company

938 Wakefield Dr, Houston, TX 77018
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Great Heights Brewing Company is located in Central Northwest Houston and offers guests craft beers in an industrial and hip atmosphere.

You can drink in the taproom, buy cans to take home, or fill a growler with your favorite brew. It is a fun place to spend a casual afternoon for a date or catching up with friends.

Great Heights Brewing Company is the perfect place for pizza and beer. Purple Flour Pizza’s food truck is always parked in front of the brewery with tasty pizza options.

For drinks, try the Fruited Fruity Pellets New England-style IPA, the Blue Tile IPA, or the Lager-ish, a German-style Kölsch.

Local Group Brewing

1504 Chapman St, Houston, TX 77009
Phone: 713-429-1884
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Local Group Brewing is an industrial taproom serving craft beers, comfort food, and weekend brunch.

The taproom is open between Tuesday and Saturday, and the happy hour is between 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm from Tuesday to Thursday. Starting your weekend with brunch is fun and exciting.

When I visited Local Group Brewing, I enjoyed the fried chicken breast sandwich with pickles, spicy mayo, and chipotle honey.

Other popular menu items include the soft pretzel with beer mustard and the churros. Try the Laser Tag IPA or the Magic Flip lager. The Blurry Eyes IPA is also a winner with locals!

Final Thoughts

Houston is a major city in Texas and a great place to visit if you enjoy local craft beer. Dozens of breweries have popped up across the city in the last decade, and we visited nearly all of them to compile our list of the best breweries in Houston!

From IPAs to stouts to pilsners, you can try your favorite brew or ask an expert bartender to help you decide.

Want to grab a brew with a view? Check out Houston’s best rooftop bars.

If you are interested in learning more about breweries, check out these Austin breweries for a fun hang out spot.

Did we leave a restaurant out of this list? Make sure you leave us a comment, and we’ll check it out!

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Written by Kyle Green

Kyle lives never passes up the opportunity to try a new restaurant. As a former New Yorker of 7 years, he enjoys regular trips to NYC to visit friends and enjoys all the restaurants and activities the city have to offer. He also spends time on the road tasting and reviewing other restaurant scenes around the country.