Pacific Yard House: Revitalizing downtown Conroe with live music


Located at the former Sparkle Ice House, Pacific Yard House opened Sept. 1, 2017 in downtown Conroe. The owner, Conroe resident and businessman Mike Postel, had a dream to revamp the downtown area, turning the roofless outdoor venue into a full-service restaurant and live music venue.

“[Postel] really wanted to create a place where people could come in after working hard all day and have a place to go where they feel comfortable,” Operations Manager Teak Daniele said. “One of his biggest goals is to help revitalize the downtown area and bring more businesses and attractions.”

Daniele said the restaurant serves Southern cuisine with a twist, featuring made-from-scratch dishes like half-pound burgers and grilled sandwiches made with smoked meats. The restaurant also installed a brick oven in early March for custom pizzas.

On Sundays, the restaurant serves classic brunch with pecan French toast, eggs Benedict and the new build-your-own bloody mary bar featuring garnishes like candied bacon, okra and pickled vegetables.

As for libations, choices include 30 beers on tap, 25 hand-picked wines or 30 different bourbons, which patrons can order as a flight, Daniele said.

“There’s no such thing as a bad bourbon,” he said. “Bourbon is something that people get really accustomed to and they really like.”

Vice President of Operations Danny Lucas said Postel—his childhood friend and business partner—approached him with the idea of a restaurant that would revitalize downtown Conroe with Postel focusing on the food and Lucas on the music.

Lucas said the business has now found the perfect mix of local talent to play a variety of genres, such as rock, country, gospel and piano.

“It’s just really important to bring something new to Conroe and start generating that culture of music, great food and the downtown [area],” Lucas said. “I would love to capture every music-lover in Montgomery County and bring them into downtown Conroe.”

Pacific Yard House
101 Metcalf St., Conroe
Hours: Mon.-Thu. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-midnight, Sun. 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

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Kelly Schafler
Kelly Schafler is the editor for the Lake Houston, Humble and Kingwood edition of Community Impact Newspaper, covering public education, city government, development, businesses, local events and all things community-related. Before she became editor, she was the reporter for the Conroe and Montgomery edition for a year and a half.
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