Innovative New Craft Brewery Concept Tapping Into The Ion In Houston Early Next Year

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Innovative New Craft Brewery Concept Tapping Into The Ion In Houston Early Next Year

Second Draught is the latest tenant to be announced by the coming community and cultural hub, The Ion.

On the heels of the long-awaited opening of The Post this November comes another Houston hub. The Ion, anchoring a 16-acre urban district that which blends street life and public space via technology, community, and sustainability, is slated to initiate its phased opening this year and has announced their latest tenant: Second Draught, a 2,000-square-foot taproom from the minds behind Baileson Brewing Company. [Featured image: @theionhouston]

To be housed in the former SEARS building in Midtown, Second Draught at The Ion is a hyper-local craft beer concept set to tap out pours from an extensive selection from over 70 of Houston’s craft breweries when it opens in the first quarter of 2022.

“Second Draught is the latest addition to the Ion’s diverse dining options,” the organization wrote in a press release, “which include Late August – a new concept by celebrated Chef Chris Williams of Lucille’s fame in partnership with Top Chef finalist Chef Dawn Burrell; The Lymbar, a neighborhood craft cocktail bar and restaurant with Latin and Mediterranean flavors from Chef David Cordúa; Common Bond – the newest on-the-go iteration of the popular bistro and bakery; and STUFF’d Wings – the first brick-and-mortar location of Jarrod Rector’s popular food truck (within the broader Ion District)”.


“We are excited to join the Ion as a communal space for building tenants, partners, and visitors to grab a pint of beer and exchange ideas,” noted Sarah Pope, Co-Founder of Second Draught. She added, “We will showcase the great beer being made right here in Houston and give smaller operators the chance to be tasted in the city’s most prominent setting for innovation and entrepreneurship.”

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