Did you know that at any given time, 0.7% of the world is drunk. So 50 million people are drunk right now.
Don’t you just love national food and beverage related holidays? Lord knows I do. Today just so happens to be one of my favorites. National Beer Day. Looking for places to enjoy an ice cold craft? Gristle & Gossip has just what the doctor ordered. Continue reading for G&G’s “Top 6 places to celebrate National Beer Day” in Houston (and around town).
Address: 1902 Washington Ave e, Houston, TX 77007
Hours: Open today · 12PM–12AM
Platypus Brewery is nestled on the corner of Silver St. and Washington Ave. Specializing in craft beer & Australian-inspired comfort food from Chef Chris Andrus. If you like full body beers, I recommend the Chain Rattler Imperial Stout! Pro-tip: Stop into today and celebrate national beer day from 4 – 6 with free bites, $4 dollar “Lucky Tap” and merchandise raffles. Click here to learn more.
You can’t celebrate National Beer Day with out a nod to Beer Market Co. Mainly because of their vast assortment of over 365 bomb ass beers. Their pub fare isn’t bad either. Given the wide array of beer options, I suggest you try something different each round. Green Flash has a Double Stout that I am in love with. Pro-Tip: Pair your favorite beer with BMC’s Brew Pretzels + Real Ale “HANS PILS” Cheese Dip. A creamy velvet cheese dip with “Hans Pils” craft beer & roasted garlic, served alongside warm pretzels.
Looking to enjoy a little sunshine with your beer? Hop on over to Buffalo Bayou Brewing! Due to the fact that I haven’t been this year, I am not sure which food truck is on property. Though, I believe it’s GastroPunk. Pro-Tip: B3 offers brewery tours on the weekend and happy hour on Friday’s from 5 to 9 pm.
Address: 4701 Calhoun Rd Suite 200, Houston, Texas
Monday – Saturday – 11:00 am – 2:00 am
Sunday 12:00 pm – 12:00 am
Though located on the University of Houston Main campus, it’s still a great place to celebrate. It’s open to the public and has one of the best views of the city from its rooftop. As a UH Alum, of course their exclusive, Red IPA – “Brew of H” comes highly recommended. Pro-tip: Five wordsBrew of H, Go Coogs!
8th Wonder Brewery is easily one of my favorite places in EaDo. Anyplace that goes H.A.M for Houston is where you can find me! Everything from the theme of this joint to the names of each beer screams H-Town. They have a rocking new patio space and a fun lineup of events to check out. Pro-tip: You can never go wrong with “Dome Faux’m” their throwback cream ale. It’s perfect for warm weather and goes down like agua.
Address: LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch, 2643 Commercial Center Blvd b390, Katy, TX 77494
Hours today · 11AM–2AM
This Katy gem has been on a few of my lists. A great place to celebrate National Beer Day if you live in Katy (Cinco Ranch area). First of all, they’re menu offers paring suggestions. As a result, feel free to switch it into auto-pilot and go with the house suggestions. They’re usually spot on! Pro-tip: Pairing the Belgain Waffle Smore’s with Left Hand Brewing’s Milk Stout, will be the best decisions you’ve ever made.
Cheers to the weekend, hope to see you out and about. Happy National Beer Day!!
MY favorite Alabama Craft beers.
Straight to Ale – Lily Flagg milk Stout
Straight to Ale – Brother JOseph
Bells – Kalamazoo Stout – Michigan
Straight to Ale – Tuxedo Black India Pale Ale
No label Classics Crafts
Michigan, New York Texas Crafts
Bridgeport “Bear Hug” – Portland
Diamond Back Brewery – Arkansas Ale House
Breckenridge Brewery – Vanilla Porter – Colorado
Convict Hill – Austin Texas
Southern Star – Houston
Green Flash – Imperial Stout – California
New Republic Brewing – Dammit Jim! – College Station, Tx