17 breweries to try in Houston

Houston is home to a number of breweries all over the city that are open to the public, especially craft beer lovers.

Houston is home to a number of breweries all over the city that are open to the public, especially craft beer lovers.

Houston is home to a number of breweries all over the city that are open to the public for craft beer lovers.

8th Wonder

Address: 2202 Dallas St., Houston
Phone number: 713-229-0868
Website: www.8thwonderbrew.com
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 3-10 p.m., Sat. noon-10 p.m., Sun. noon-6 p.m.
Cost: $15 (16-ounce souvenir glass and three beer tokens), $10 (12-ounce plastic cup or souvenir 8th Wonder glass and three tokens), or $4 (one token and 12-ounce plastic cup)
Notable beer(s): Rocket Fuel Vietnamese Coffee Porter, Haterade Gose, Dome Faux’m Throwback Cream Ale

11 Below Brewing

Address: 6820 Bourgeois Road, Houston
Phone number: 281-444-2337
Website: www.11belowbrewing.com
Hours: Thu. 5-8 p.m. (happy hour), Sat. noon-3 p.m. (open house)
Cost: Free (admission). $10 (three beer tokens for a 12-ounce cup), $5 (beer poured into an 11 Below pint glass)
Notable beer(s): Oso Bueno, Color Blind Red India Pale Ale

B-52 Brewing Co.

Address: 12470 Milroy Lane, Conroe
Phone number: 936-447-4677
Website: www.b52brewing.com
Hours: Fri. 5-10 p.m., Sat. noon-6 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m.
Cost: $8 (half-pint souvenir glass and three pours on Sat.) $12 (full-pint souvenir glass and three pours on Sat.), beer prices vary during taproom on Fri. and Sun.
Notable beer(s): Breakfast Stout, Wingman Wheat IPA, Payload Pilsner

Back Pew Brewing

Address: 26452 Sorters McClellan Road, Porter
Phone number: 281-608-7526
Website: www.backpewbrewing.com
Hours: Sat. noon-5 p.m.
Cost: $8 (9-ounce glass and four pours), $12 (16-ounce glass and three pours). Bring your own 9-ounce Back Pew glass and $6 for four tickets. Bring your own 16-ounce glass and $10 for three tickets.
Notable beer(s): Blue Testament, Ninth Circle

Bakfish Brewing

Address: 11729 Spring Cypress Road, Tomball
Phone number: 832-761-7928
Website: www.beardedfoxbrewing.com
Hours: Sat. 4-8 p.m., Sun. 2-5 p.m.
Cost: $4-$6 per beer
Notable Beer(s): I’ll Tell You Wit, Goat Roper Brown Porter, Defying Gravity Double IPA

Bearded Fox Brewing Company

Address: 1231 Broadway St., Pearland
Phone number: 281-993-8658
Website: www.bakfishbrewing.com
Hours: Mon.-Thu. 3-9 p.m., Fri. 3-10 p.m., Sat. noon-10 p.m., Sun. noon-9 p.m.
Cost: $4 per beer
Notable Beer(s): Aunt Rose, Stone Cold Fox

Brash Brewing

Address: 510 W. Crosstimbers Road, Houston
Hours: Thu. 6 p.m.-midnight, Fri. 5 p.m.-midnight, Sat. noon-1 a.m., Sun. noon-8 p.m.
Cost: Price varies per beer
Notable beer(s): EZ7, Cortado

Buffalo Bayou Brewing

Address: 5301 Nolda St., Houston
Phone number: 713-750-9795
Website: www.buffbrew.com
Hours: Fri. 6-9 p.m. (happy hour), Sat. noon-3 p.m. (tours)
Cost: $10 for a glass and three samples
Notable beer(s): 1836, More Cowbell, Great White Buffalo, Sam’s Daily

Copperhead Brewery

Address: 822 N. Frazier St., Conroe
Phone number: 281-919-6134
Website: www.copperheadbrewery.com
Hours: Fri. 4-7 p.m., Sat. noon-8 p.m.
Cost: $4-$6 per beer
Notable Beer(s): Copperhead White Wit, Medusa Belgian Dark Strong, Striker IPA

Cycler’s Brewing

Address: 12684 FM 149, Montgomery
Phone number: 713-569-2485
Website: www.cyclersbrewing.com
Hours: private tours only (groups of 10 or more)
Cost: $15 per person (includes a Cycler’s Brewing glass, three beers and a private tour)
Notable beer(s): 55-11 Double Red Ale, Breakaway IPA


Address: 2032 Karbach St., Houston
Phone Number: 713-680-2739
Website: www.karbachbrewing.com
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 2:30-9:30 p.m., Sat. noon-9:30 p.m., Sun. noon-5:30 p.m. (Biergarten)
Cost: $8 (9-ounce glass and four tokens), $12 (pint glass and three tokens)
Notable beer(s): Hopadillo IPA, Love Street Kolsh, Weekend Warrior Pale Ale

Lone Pint

Address: 1507 Commerce St., Magnolia
Phone number: 713-304-5069
Website: www.lonepint.com
Hours: Sat. noon-4 p.m.
Cost: $10 (includes a tour, a souvenir pint glass and three tasting tokens; live music and food trucks also available)
Notable beer(s): Yellow Rose, 667 Neighbor of the Beast,
The Jabberwocky

No Label

Address: 5351 First St., Katy
Phone number: 281-693-7545
Website: www.nolabelbrew.com
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 3-10 p.m., Sun. noon-6 p.m. (taproom), Sat. noon-3 p.m. (tour/tasting)
Cost: $10 (four beers),  Anyone arriving after 2 p.m. will receive two beers instead of four.
Notable beer(s): El Hefe Weizen, Ridgeback Ale

Saint Arnold Brewing

Address: 2000 Lyons Ave., Houston
Phone number: 713-686-9494
Website: www.saintarnold.com
Hours: Mon.-Thu. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Fri. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: beer and food is a la carte (Mon.-Fri.), $10 (souvenir glass and 8-ounce samples on Sat.)
Notable beer(s): Fancy Lawnmower, Art Car IPA, Santo
*Food allowed only on Saturdays

Southern Star

Address: 3525 N. Frazier St., Conroe
Phone number: 936-441-2739
Website: www.southernstarbrewing.com
Hours: Fri.-Sat. 4-9 p.m., Sun. noon-6 p.m.
Cost: $10 (souvenir glass and three beer tickets)
Notable beer(s): Bombshell Blonde Ale, Pine Belt Pale Ale, Buried Hatchet Stout

Spindletap Brewery

Address: 10622 Hirsch Road, Houston
Phone number: 713-325-1477
Website: www.spindletapbrewery.com
Hours: Fri. 4-9 p.m., Sat. noon-9 p.m., Sun. open during football season
Cost: $4 per beer
Notable beer(s): Honey Hole ESB

Town In City Brewing

Address: 1125 W. Cavalcade, Houston
Phone number: 832-834-7151
Website: www.townincitybrewing.com
Hours: Wed.-Thu. 3-10 p.m., Fri. 3 p.m.-midnight, Sat. 10 a.m.-midnight, Sun. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (taproom)
Cost: $3 (half-pints),$5.50 and up (full pints), $14 and up (pitchers)
Notable beer(s): Uncommon Cowboy, all beers brewed in-house

This list is not comprehensive.

By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.