Just a few months after Shoot the Moon, the first self-serve tap bar, closed out their last tab, another bar is ready to fill its shoes. Benny Thunders, a woman-owned tap bar in The Heights, is now open.
Created in the memory of her late brother, Ben, a self-taught guitarist and Johnny Thunders super fan, Benny Thunders describes itself as an “environment conducive to conversation. A low-key establishment where people, friends, and family can connect over a glass of wine or a pint of beer.”
The indoor-outdoor bar comprises of 60 pay-as-you-pour taps, including wine, craft beer, cider, and non-alcoholic beverages. For those unfamiliar with self-service taps, receive a card when starting a tab, place the card at your beverage rig of choice, and pour as you please.
Benny Thunders is located at 605 Columbia Street open from 11 am to 9 pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11 am to 10 on Fridays and Saturdays, and from 11 am to 6 pm on Sundays; closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
In other bar news, Hadley Ice House is now open in Midtown. The vibrant open-air patio located at 2300 Louisiana St Houston TX opened earlier this past July. The colorful ice house features an array of Houston-themed murals, eye-catching furniture – swings included – as well as yard games, patio lights, and TVs of varying sizes.
Hadley features a kitchen with a menu comprised of American comfort food includes sliders, brisket grilled cheese, quesadillas, rib-eye, and burgers.
This weekend, the ice house is celebrating their grand opening with a blow-out party on August 13 and 14 complete with 40-foot water slides, $3 beers, and more.