Breweries In Houston
Since 2013, the number of Houston breweries has exploded and it means that thirsty beer enthusiasts don’t have to stray far to spot a brew-pub near their corner of town. Here, you’ll find some of the oldest craft breweries in Texas as well as some fresh-faced brewers aiming to cement their place among the growing list of top-notch Houston breweries.
In addition to the most beloved and best breweries in Houston, we’ve also rounded up all notable destination breweries in the communities and cities surrounding Houston, including Conroe, Katy, Pearland, Webster, and Galveston.
For a deep dive into each brewery—including recommended and signature beers, visiting tips, photos, operating hours, address and directions, and more—simply click the links for our in-depth, detailed descriptions of each of these notable Houston breweries.
Beneath each neighborhood and community header below, breweries are listed in alphabetical order.
Scroll down to explore the 24 best breweries around Greater Houston by neighborhood and community.
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Downtown, EaDo & East End
The oldest craft brewery in Texas and a pioneer of Houston breweries, Saint Arnold was founded by Brock Wagner in 1994. Never one to rest on its laurels, Houston’s signature brewery recently debuted a massive expansion and renovation that invites fans of their national award-winning brews to lounge in a vast beer garden, festooned with strings of lights spanning out from the partially covered outdoor hall and extending out towards lawn games of all types.
The garden offers sweeping views of Downtown, and the indoor, cathedral-like beer hall pays homage to the patron saint of beer with original, custom frescoes painted by Houston muralist Gonzo247. You’ll also find beloved Houston art cars on display in the covered garage.
For the uninitiated, Saint Arnold is a Houston legend and a brewery that shouldn’t be missed. Its new expansion brings a completely new and unique offering to Houston.
- Location: 2000 Lyons Avenue, Houston, TX 77020
- Phone: 713-686-9494
- Hours: Sunday to Wednesday 11am to 10pm; Thursday to Saturday 11am to 11pm
If Discovery Green is Houston’s front lawn, then 8th Wonder Brewery serves as its de facto backyard, filled with repurposed shipping containers, zig-zagging strings of lights, and an eclectic mix of H-Town representation. It’s also home to artist David Adickes’ 36-foot tall Beatles sculptures and is neighbored by his iconic We Love Houston sign.
The Houston proud brewery takes its name from the moniker often ascribed to the Astrodome, and features a popular bevy of Houston-centric beers, including Dome Faux’m, Weisstheimer, and more. Because of its prime location, just east of Downtown, 8th Wonder has also become an established pre-game stop before any number of Rockets, Astros, Dynamo, and Dash games.
One of the proudest Houston breweries, 8th Wonder is a must-visit for those in search of delicious beers and welcoming faces that represent the city.
- Location: 2202 Dallas Street, Houston, TX 77003
- Phone: 713-229-0868
- Hours: Monday to Saturday 11am to 10pm; Sunday 11am to 6pm; Tours only available Monday through Friday at 7pm
Nestled in a burgeoning entertainment district among thriving restaurants and bars, True Anomaly Brewing Company aims to bring uncommon styles to the masses, helping them explore their palate along the way.
Offering audacious brews like Grisettes, sours, wilds and any other experimental batch that might make the menu, True Anomaly also offers brewery mainstays like Northeast IPAs and semi-common Belgian styles, with detailed infographics to ensure that each brewery-goer can find the right beer for their tastebuds.
- Location: 2012 Dallas Street, Houston, TX 77003
- Phone: 346-704-5701
- Hours: Monday to Friday 4pm to 10pm; Saturday: noon to 10pm; Sunday noon to 8pm
Equal Parts Brewing in The East End (formerly Sigma Brewing Company)
More bar than brewery (you’ll find no token exchanges here), Equal Parts Brewing (a name change introduced in fall of 2020) offers inspired beers that aren’t always easy to find in the burgeoning scene of Houston breweries—and for incredibly friendly prices.
The inventive styles and aggressive use of hops on display makes for a clear signal that Sigma’s passion for craft brewing runs deep.
- Location: 3118 Harrisburg Boulevard, Unit 108, Houston, TX 77003
- Phone: 346-352-3190
- Hours: Monday 3pm to 10pm; Thursday 3pm to 10pm; Friday 3pm to midnight; Saturday noon to midnight; Sunday noon to 10pm
The Heights & Spring Branch
Brash Brewing isn’t trying to impress you, but it’s hard not to walk away rewarded by the aggressively hopped IPAs and some of the best stouts this city has to offer.
Their warehouse location emanates heavy metal music and their huge assortment of arcade games makes it a friendly spot for kids and adults alike.
- Location: 508 West Crosstimbers Road, Houston, TX 770018
- Hours: Thursday 6pm to midnight; Friday 3pm to midnight; Saturday noon to 1am; Sunday: noon to 8pm
Transformed from a vast food distribution warehouse, Eureka Heights Brew Co. offers spacious, industrial digs that invite guests to come sample their session-friendly beers and hang out amongst friends.
- Location: 941 West 18th Street, Houston, TX 77008
- Phone: 832-953-4677
- Hours: Wednesday through Friday 4pm to 9pm; Saturday noon to 9pm; Sunday noon to 6pm
Nestled in a Great Heights neighborhood, this Houston brewery and bar is a down-home casual atmosphere, filled with tables and plenty of games to keep the laughs (and beer) going. Outside, Great Heights Brewing Company‘s small patio and instantly ‘grammable mural makes for a popular photo opportunity.
- Location: 938 Wakefield Drive, Houston, TX 77018
- Phone: 281-220-6900
- Hours: Wednesday and Thursday 5pm to 10pm; Friday 3pm to 10pm; Saturday noon to 10pm; Sunday noon to 6pm
In a few short years, Karbach has become one of the biggest names among Houston breweries and is well equipped to provide a polished experience to beer enthusiasts.
Whether you drop by for the live music, the restaurant menu, or the hoppy goodness on tap, you’re in for a robust brewery experience at Karbach Brewing that is seldom found elsewhere around town.
- Location: 2032 Karbach Street, Houston, TX 77092
- Phone: 713-680-2739
- Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 11am to 9:30pm; Sunday and Monday: 11am to 9pm
Founded by natives of Colorado, Walking Stick Brewing Company is a love letter to the Rocky Mountains and Texas beer, with an additional generous nod to the traditional English ales of London.
Since opening, the small brewery has become a neighborhood favorite in Garden Oaks / Oak Forest, welcoming beer fans and others to its warm, cozy beer garden and fresh flower-adorned taproom.
- Location: 956 Judiway Street, Houston,TX 77018
- Phone: 713-300-1866
- Hours: Monday to Wednesday 5pm to 10pm; Thursday and Friday 4pm to 10pm; Saturday noon to 10pm; Sunday noon to 8pm
Arts District Houston & Washington Avenue Corridor
Possibly the most eccentric of Houston breweries, Buffalo Bayou features small-batch beer that might feature pineapples or watermelon one month, and hemp in another.
Though you’ll still be able to find a craft mainstay like IPAs or a witbier, you’re just as likely to find beers that are at times aggressive, unexpected, risky, and daring.
Buffalo Bayou Brewing is currently preparing to up its game. With its new three-story, 28,000 square foot modern Brewtopia currently under construction at Sawyer Yards, Buff Brew will soon compete as one of H-Town’s most prominent destination breweries.
- Location: 2101 Summer Street, Houston, TX 77007
- Phone: 713-750-9795
- Hours: Monday to Saturday 11am to midnight; Sunday 10am to midnight
At Holler Brewing Company, you can pair food truck fare with your choice of about ten beers on tap including seasonal brews, special batches, and year-round mainstays.
Seating sprawls out from the cozy taproom onto an outdoor patio offering one of the best downtown Houston views from any brewery.
- Location: 2206 Edwards Street, Houston, TX 77007
- Phone: 832-781-0555
- Hours: Wednesday through Friday 4pm to 10pm; Saturday noon to 9pm; Sunday noon to 7pm
Platypus offers beers crafted with rare Australian hops in styles that shine in Houston’s sweltering urban heat—just as they do in the Outback.
Platypus also provides one of the most interesting menus among Houston breweries, including Australian specialties like sausage rolls and meat pies.
- Location: 1902 Washington Avenue, Suite E, Houston, TX 77007
- Phone: 832-742-5503
- Hours: Monday through Thursday 3pm to 10pm; Friday and Saturday noon to midnight; Sunday 11am to 9pm
A Houston expansion outpost of a New Orleans-based brewer, Urban South HTX Brewery is something of a lab for the parent brewer. With a large open patio and beer garden, plus a 10,000 square foot tap room, the H-Town brewery offers chill brews and views.
Step up to the bar and you’ll have around six beers to choose from, some of which may rotate out quickly thanks to the agility provided by their small-batch brewing process.
- Location: 2322 Bissonnet Street, Houston, TX 77005
- Phone: 832-516-9828
- Hours: Friday 4pm to 10pm; Saturday 11am to 10pm; Sunday noon to 8pm
The small but mighty brewery offers more than a great hangout environment, with crisp, refreshing, and traditional brews that make Under the Radar Brewing an underground favorite amid Houston breweries.
- Location: 1506 Truxillo Street, Houston, TX 77004
- Phone: 832-512-0237
- Hours: Wednesday and Thursday 4pm to 10pm; Friday 4pm to midnight; Saturday 10am to midnight; Sunday noon to 9pm
In Willowbrook, not far from the north end of the Beltway, 11 Below Brewing is nestled among distribution warehouses, welcoming all with a pint and a seat at its beer garden tables.
You’ll find your tap options ranging from four year-round beers to several special and seasonal brews available temporarily.
- Location: 6820 Bourgeois Road, Houston, TX 77066
- Phone: 281-444-2337
- Hours: Thursday and Friday 5pm to 9pm; Saturday and Sunday noon to 6pm
A place unlike other Houston breweries, City Acre Brewing‘s tranquil, expansive yard is dotted by over 60 planters that grows the ingredients for their food menu—and occasionally the beers, as well.
From tables to taps and benches, most of what you see at this self-sufficient brewery is hand-crafted by the same minds behind the brews.
- Location: 3418 Topping Street, Houston, TX 77093
- Phone: 832-377-0237
- Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 4pm to 10pm; Friday and Saturday 11am to 11pm; Sunday 11am to 8pm
At Spindletap Brewery, you’ll find folks lining the bar to catch weekend football action, locals looking to have an “ahhhh” moment with a beer and burger, and maybe even a kid’s birthday party in the corner.
It’s a welcoming place for all and you’ll find plenty on tap from the silky smooth Boomtown Blonde to the easy finish of the Honey Hole ESB.
- Location: 10622 Hirsch Road, Houston, TX 77016
- Phone: 713-325-1477
- Hours: Thursday 4pm to 10pm; Friday and Saturday noon to 9pm; Sunday 11am to 6pm
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Greater Houston Breweries
Delicious craft brews and welcoming breweries where you can while away a weekend day aren’t limited to Houston city’s limits. You’ll find plenty of notable stops well outside the Loop in some of Greater Houston’s most bustling communities.
Just as distinct as their environment, B-52’s extensive menu of one-of-a-kind beers alongside respectable true-to-style brews offer visitors a remarkably wide range of delicious beers to enjoy.
- Location: 12470 Milroy Lane, Conroe, TX 77304
- Phone: 936-447-4677
- Hours: Thursday 5pm to 10pm; Friday 3pm to 11pm; Saturday noon to 10pm; Sunday noon to 8pm
The second oldest craft brewery in greater Houston, Southern Star Brewing Company has been brewing since 2008 and, since their new taproom opened in 2016, they’ve become a destination brewery in the region.
Tucked away not far from I-45 in Conroe, Southern Star offers traditional brew styles that are well-balanced and thirst-quenching especially during the hotter months of the year.
- Location: 3525 N. Frazier Street, Conroe, TX 77303
- Phone: 936-441-2739
- Hours: Thursday and Friday 4pm to 10pm; Saturday noon to 10pm; Sunday noon to 8pm
At any given time, No Label Brewing will post upwards of twelve beers on tap, including special releases and seasonal varieties that range from brewery staples to pale ales with a touch of smoked hatch chilies.
With various outdoor seating areas, a children’s playground, and interesting, unused structures, this is a brewery with a unique atmosphere that’s perfect for kids (and their parents).
- Location: 5351 1st Street, Katy, TX 77493
- Phone: 281-693-7545
- Hours: Monday through Friday 3pm to 10pm; Saturday noon to 10pm; Sunday noon to 6pm
Bakfish provides a full spectrum of ales and lagers starting with their five flagship beers and a full menu of seasonal rotations. With several rows of picnic-style seating in and outside, you’re sure to find a spot at this burgeoning microbrewery south of Houston.
- Location: 1231 Broadway Street, Pearland, TX 77581
- Phone: 281-993-8658
- Hours: Monday through Thursday 3pm to 9pm; Friday 3pm to 10pm; Saturday noon to 10pm; Sunday noon to 9pm
Saloon Door Brewing pours pleasing pints that you’ve come to expect from across the brewery spectrum, but they excel when exhibiting their creativity in pints like their Peanut Butter & Chocolate Milk Stout, Catty Corner Cream Ale, and Strawberry Milk Stout.
- Location: 105-A Magellan Circle, Webster, TX 77598
- Phone: 409-939-3992
- Hours: Monday through Thursday 4pm to 11pm; Friday 2pm to midnight; Saturday noon to midnight; Sunday noon to 11pm
If you find yourself along the sandbar and in need of a pint, Galveston Island Brewing is a must-see when on the coast. The down island brewery offers award-winning ales and spacious digs that invite connoisseurs, families, and pets alike.
- Location: 8423 Stewart Road, Galveston, TX 77554
- Phone: 409-740-7000
- Hours: Monday through Thursday 3pm to 9pm; Friday 3pm to midnight; Saturday noon to midnight; Sunday noon to 9pm
Houston Craft Breweries Across Greater Houston
Although it wouldn’t make sense to visit all of the breweries around the Houston metro area on a single day, a multi-day or multi-week brewery crawl is a great way to explore Houston and many of its communities that are well outside of the Loop.
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