If you’re in the mood for a more relaxed hangout than a rooftop bar, consider visiting a nearby beer garden where you can bask in the sun’s warmth. Gather with your friends and enjoy a refreshing beer at one of these fantastic 10 beer gardens in Houston. Give them a try
1. Saint Arnold’s Beer Garden
The oldest brewery in Houston pays tribute to Saint Arnold, the patron saint of brewers. With its relatively new beer garden inspired by cathedrals and a restaurant that resembles a church (currently closed), the brewery demonstrates a fervent dedication to the art of spirit crafting.
Whether it’s a Sunday or any other day, you can visit to celebrate the doctrine of exceptional beer. Our top recommendations include the Lawnmower, Summer Pils, and, when October arrives, the legendary Pumpkinator.
2. Heights Bier Garden
The beer paradise at The Heights boasts both covered and open-air patios adorned with picnic tables, umbrellas, ambient lighting, and fire pits when the weather permits. In a similar vein, Heights Bier Garten provides a wide-ranging selection of craft beers, along with wines and spirits.
Additionally, HBG presents a comprehensive menu of delectable food and snacks; you can place your order while comfortably seated in one of their swing chairs and challenge yourself to see how many pretzels you can devour before the swings succumb.
3. King’s Bier Haus
King Bier Haus stands as a stunning beer garden nestled in the heart of The Heights, and it distinguishes itself as one of the scarce spots in town where you can savor exceptional German culinary delights.
Within its inviting ambiance, you have the opportunity to pour a variety of lagers, weissbiers, hefeweizens, and dunkels into your beer steins, all while indulging in a menu featuring schnitzel, bratwurst, pretzels, and Hungarian stew.
4. Social Beer Garden
With its lively patio seating, well-maintained lawn, and vibrant murals, Social Beer Garden in Midtown provides a dynamic outdoor setting for enjoying a range of exciting activities. These include live music, steak night, dinner and a movie, backyard LAW Wrestling, and sports, all within this colorful and inviting atmosphere.
5. Moon Tower Inn
Their patio has more of a backyard feel and provides the perfect atmosphere to savor your drinks. You can take your pick from their constantly evolving menu of local craft beers and other uniquely named brews you’ve likely never encountered before. Besides their mouthwatering hamburgers, they serve some of the finest hotdogs around. And don’t forget to mark your calendar for their movie nights – they’re not to be missed!
Axelrad is not just a bar; it’s a unique artistic concept brought to life. This two-story establishment is a century-old embodiment of artists’ imaginations, evident in every detail, from the meticulously crafted tap handles to the choice of seating and textiles.
The outdoor space, known as the Neon Garden, extends the artistic vibe with its expansive patio featuring cozy hammock nooks and adorned with communal tables that invite social gatherings.
7. Wicklow Heights
The Heights welcomes dogs on its relaxed patio, providing a serene garden escape from the urban hustle and bustle. Here, you’ll find a charming setting adorned with sparkling lights, picnic tables, and a wide selection of cocktails.
Alongside their regular menu, Wicklow Heights hosts daily specials like Taco Tuesdays, Steak Night on Wednesdays, and Old Fashioned Mondays. Plus, don’t forget to take advantage of their Happy Hour, running from 4 to 6 pm every Monday through Friday.
8. Pitch 25
Pitch 25 Beer Park is the brainchild of the renowned Houston Dynamo soccer star, Brian Ching. This expansive establishment spans 25,000 square feet and combines the elements of a beer garden, sports bar, and grill. Their impressive beverage selection includes nearly 100 draft beers, along with ciders, wines, cocktails, and frozen drinks.
Boasting several bar areas, 45 TVs (I’m personally stuck watching Netflix on my laptop), and a patio adorned with hammocks, high tables, couches, and swings, Pitch 25 Beer Park offers a fully immersive environment to savor any sporting event.
9. Moonshine Deck
Moonshine Deck is a whiskey-centric establishment that specializes in southern-style cuisine, paying homage to comfort food, Americana, and moonshine. Positioned as a “daring escape from the busy cityscape of downtown Houston,” this bar and kitchen provides a roomy setting both indoors and outdoors.
Outdoors, you’ll find a turf-covered patio, patio games, porch swings, and various Instagram-worthy setups, all complemented by numerous television screens for your enjoyment.
10. Truck Yard
Could you believe that right in the heart of East Downtown, Houston, there’s a full-blown carnival waiting to be discovered? Decked out with glistening fairy lights, an assortment of eclectic furniture, and a live music stage, Truck Yard is a lively haven where you can sip on colossal Moscow Mules and indulge in delicious Philly Cheesesteaks. And wait, can you spot a Ferris Wheel in the mix?