The Greater Houston area boasts a number of breweries to visit. They range from the long-standing Saint Arnold Brewing Company near downtown Houston to the newly expanded Southern Star Brewing Co. in Conroe. Wine lovers can visit any of the six wineries about an hour west of Cy-Fair near Brenham and Montgomery as part of what is known as the Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail.
Wine tasting rooms
Black Bottle Wine Lounge
7955 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress
Brix Wine Cellars
110 Vintage Park Blvd., Houston
The Cheese Bar
9945 Barker Cypress Road, Ste. 125, Cypress
27512 Hwy. 290., Ste. C, Cypress
D’Vine Wine Bar
25202 Hwy. 290, Ste. 100, Cypress
16518 House Hahl Road, Cypress
The Urban Vine
13215 Grant Road, Ste. 700, Cypress
12361 Barker Cypress Road, Ste. 900, Cypress
8th Wonder Brewery
2202 Dallas St., Houston
11 Below Brewing
6820 Bourgeois Road, Houston
Back Pew Brewing
26452 Sorters McClellan Road, Porter
Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co.
5301 Nolda St., Houston
Karbach Brewing Co.
2032 Karbach St., Houston
No Label Brewing Co.
5351 First St., Katy
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
2000 Lyons Ave., Houston
Southern Star Brewing Co.
3525 N. Frazier St., Conroe
9043 CR 204, Plantersville
Cork This! Winery
21123 Eva St., Ste. 100, Montgomery
Messina Hof Winery & Resort
4545 Old Reliance Road, Bryan
Peach Creek Vineyards
2029 Peach Creek Road, College Station
Pleasant Hill Winery
1441 Salem Road, Brenham
958 FM 1948 N., Burton
4232 Clover Road, Brenham
Wine Fair Cy-Fair
Cypress Village Station, Cypress
The event, which was a sell-out in 2013 and 2014, features 30 wine tasting stations, craft beer tasting, culinary tasting stations with food provided by different Cypress restaurants and live music. Attendees can enjoy sparkling wines and champagne at the pre-event, All That Sparkles, presented by Aruba Tourism.
Wine & Food Week
Various locations, The Woodlands
Presented by Food & Vine Time Productions, Wine & Food Week features seven days of events throughout The Woodlands. This year’s event theme is “New York State of Mind” and features activities, such as Wine Walk at Market Street, Ladies of the Vine Tasting and Sips, Suds and Tacos. A full list of events can be found online.
Tickets: costs vary by event
Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival
Moody Gardens, Galveston
Featuring more than 400 craft brews, the annual event features live music and two signature events: BrewLicious Brews and Foods Pairing and BrewHaHa Grand Tasting.
Tickets: $35 (grand tasting), $25 (tasting tour), $85 (premium lounge)
Discovery Green, Houston
A craft beer and music festival, Untapped Houston features access to live music and a beer sampling card. More than 275 beers are served in 2-ounce sample cups throughout the day with bands performing on two stages in Discovery Green.
Tickets: costs TBA