The Ion in Houston's Midtown to welcome new hyperlocal, craft-centric taproom in early 2022

The creators of neighborhood brewpub Baileson Brewing will soon bring a new hyper-local, craft-centric taproom to The Ion. (Courtesy Second Draught)
The creators of neighborhood brewpub Baileson Brewing will soon bring a new hyper-local, craft-centric taproom to The Ion. (Courtesy Second Draught)

The creators of neighborhood brewpub Baileson Brewing will soon bring a new hyper-local, craft-centric taproom to The Ion. (Courtesy Second Draught)

The Ion, a multiuse, multistory building that will eventually serve as the anchor of a future 16-acre innovation district in Midtown, will soon welcome a new craft beer concept.

Second Draught, a 2,000-square-foot taproom from the creators of neighborhood brewpub Baileson Brewing Company, will serve pours from Houston’s 70-plus craft breweries when it opens in its high-profile street-level space in the first quarter of 2022, The Ion announced Oct. 6.


“We are excited to join The Ion as a communal space for building tenants, partners and visitors to grab a pint of beer and exchange ideas,” said Sarah Pope, co-founder of Second Draught, in the announcement. “We will showcase the great beer being made right here in Houston and give smaller operators the chance to be tasted in the city’s most prominent setting for innovation and entrepreneurship.”

Second Draught is the latest addition to The Ion’s dining options, which include Late August, a concept by Chef Chris Williams of Lucille’s fame in partnership with Top Chef finalist Dawn Burrell; The Lymbar, a neighborhood craft cocktail bar and restaurant with Latin and Mediterranean flavors from Chef David Cordúa; Common Bond—an on-the-go iteration of the bistro and bakery chain; and Stuff’d Wings—the first brick-and-mortar location of Jarrod Rector’s popular food truck that will be located within the broader Ion District. www.ionhouston.com
By Hunter Marrow
Hunter Marrow came to Community Impact Newspaper in January 2020. Before that, Hunter covered local news in Ontario, OR for three years, covering municipal issues, crime, and education across Malheur County and across the border into Idaho.


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