See the house that beer built

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Take a tour of Houston’s infamous Beer Can House, tucked away in the Rice Military neighborhood a few blocks northeast of Memorial and Westcott.

This classic creation located at 222 Malone is made of about 50,000 flattened beer cans. This number is estimated because… well, it’s hard to keep an accurate count of beer cans.

The Houston Beer Can House was the creation of John Milkovisch, a retired upholsterer for the Southern Pacific Railroad. He started working on it in 1968, and one thing just sort of led to another.

Milkovisch famously quipped, “I had no idea that people would be so interested in beer cans. Now me, I wouldn’t go around the block to see it.”

But it’s definitely a Houston site to see, particularly if you’re looking for evidence that Houston truly has more weirdness going on than other, more gloaty, Texas cities.

As befitting a house made of beer cans, this Houston must see is only open on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5pm.

Take your loved one or your friends. After all, man cannot live inside beer alone.

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