Beer connoisseurs who love to venture to new places to try new flavors and styles of brews will love Houston.
Houston is home to the best craft beer bars. Beer gardens, bars, lounges, and restaurants locally brew some of the finest brews you will ever taste.
International beer from all over the world also makes its way to the city.
Houston is the place to go for new, vibrant selections of beer. Check out my list of the best craft beer bars below!
The Ginger Man
5228 N O’Connor Blvd, Suite 126 Irving, TX 75039
Phone: (972) 607-4227
The beer garden-style patio and friendly environment give The Ginger Man a homely, relaxed vibe where you can enjoy a good craft beer.
The pub recently made a move from Houston to Irving, in the Las Colinas area.
The Ginger Man is loyal to the craft. There are over 100 specialty beers on the menu, and each drink is poured into the proper glass to ensure you receive the most flavor, aroma, and amount of beer you desire.
Cobble & Spoke
1900 Blalock Rd Unit H, Houston, TX 77080
Cobble & Spoke is a hidden gem on a strip center in Spring Branch. This neighborhood bar is hard to find, but the laid-back atmosphere and incredible beer list are worth the search.
The local craft beer bar has a large collection of beers to choose from. 40 brews on tap come from the finest independent breweries in the neighborhood.
You can support a local business while enjoying the great taste of craft beer.
Axelrad Beer Garden
1517 Alabama St, Houston, TX 77004
Phone: (713) 597-8800
Grab your friends and head to Axelrad Beer Garden for a fun and relaxing night. The bar has a beloved hammock grove on the outdoor patio that creates an open and chill environment for everyone to enjoy.
The garden hosts live music, film screenings, and other entertaining events. Axelrad has an incredible selection of local beers. While you swing on a hammock and chat with your crew, you can sip on the best local beer.
1802 W 18th St, Houston, TX 77008
Phone: (713) 869-1830
Hughie’s brings good food and craft beer to the Heights. The bar is a hit with the locals and is most popularly known for its delicious Vietnamese American food and craft beer.
There are about 20 craft beers to choose from. The extensive list of brews comes from local areas such as Eureka Heights and Lone Pint. As the season changes, the menu changes.
Hughie’s keeps things fresh with new beer to sample regularly.
Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
705 Main St, Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (713) 228-9472
Over 200 beers and 100 different brewing styles have beer connoisseurs flocking to the downtown area to visit the Flying Saucer Draught.
With an impressive list of beers, the bar and a coveted gold plate encourage regulars to try as many different beers as possible. Anyone who completes the UFO Club’s list of 200 beers earns a plate on the wall.
An enticing UFO Club and the immense options of beers make this spot a must-see.
Holman Draft Hall
820 Holman St, Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (713) 533-9392
Holman Draft Hall is connected to Wooster’s Garden and Heights Bier Garten, two popular beer gardens in the area.
The indoor and outdoor areas are spacious with velvet couches and swings that give it a mature, easygoing feel.
Moon Tower Inn
3004 Canal St, Houston, TX 77003
Phone: (713) 534-1325
Moon Tower Inn is a local dive bar with the best rotating craft beer selection.
The variety of beers offered is extraordinary and always changing. You don’t need to worry about selecting the wrong beer from the long list of over 60 options to choose from.
Put all your trust in the expert bartender who can guide you on the right beer to pair with your meal.
When in doubt, try out the house beers – Pantherhawke Pale or Kolsch Day in Hell.
Heights Bier Garten
1433 N Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77008
Phone: (713) 862-4940
Heights Bier Garten is a craft beer garden with a spacious and cozy outdoor patio. Hammocks and fire pits create a homey and calm atmosphere that lures people here.
The bar’s extensive selection of 94 beers on tap, however, is the most enticing reason to visit.
Nearly 100 options to choose from can feel intimidating, but the menu breaks it down for you and your taste buds. Selections are separated by style, and you can easily decide which craft brew is right for you.
Nobi Public House
241 E NASA Pkwy, Webster, TX 77598
Phone: (832) 932-5111
A good place to enjoy a craft beer with dinner is Nobi Public House in the Bay Area. Nobi serves amazing Vietnamese-fusion cuisine that pairs well with any Texas brew.
There is a lot to choose from, but you can ask the well-informed staff for help selecting the best beer for your food and taste buds.
D&T Drive Inn
1307 Enid St, Houston, TX 77009
Phone: (832) 409-5709
A casual night out calls for a stop at D & T Drive Inn in the Heights.
The low-key bar has an evolving list of 50 beers on tap. Each time you visit, you can try something new and different with the ever-changing list.
D&T Drive offers specials and happy hours throughout the week. You can enjoy a Michiladas on a Monday, Beer Flights on Wednesday Flights night, or a tart beer on a Sour Thursday.
2044 E T C Jester Blvd, Houston, TX 77008
Phone: (832) 582-7753
Every day is Oktoberfest at King’s BierHaus. The bar brings a German, Austrian, and American fusion of food, beer, and décor to North Heights.
You can explore international flavors without leaving the state of Texas at King’s BierHaus. There are a variety of 30 draft beers from Germany, Austria, and Texas. Weinstephaner Vitus and Andechs Kloster Weissbier are their top-rated German beers.
Grab a bite to eat and ask the pro servers which signature draft or Texas tap pairs well with your meal.
3315 Milam St, Houston, TX 77006
Phone: (713) 520-0015
The border of Midtown houses the beautiful, upscale beer garden and bar, Wooster’s Garden.
Like its sibling establishment, Heights Bier Garten and Holman Draft Bar, Wooster’s offers a wide selection of beer. The popular spot has over 40 brews with a large variety of options. From bitter to malty, dark, or tart, there is something for everyone’s taste buds.
Happy hour is everyone’s favorite hour to visit. Beers are $3 and cocktails are half off.
3422 N Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77018
Phone: (713) 802-0410
Kid-friendly neighborhood bar, Cottonwood is in the heart of Garden Oaks & Oak Forest in Houston. Live music, picnic tables, and a large outdoor area is the perfect place to go with the family.
The younger crew can munch on traditional Texas pub grub such as chicken strips or pretzels while you get a taste of the best craft beer in town.
There are 31 taps of local and nonlocal craft beer you can try.