A bar where you can drink beer, eat pizza, swing in a hammock, and bring Bertolt Barkt along for the ride might sound too good to be true, but it’s not. This super-chill beer garden offers all of that, plus bar games, picnic tables, food trucks, the occasional live music, pop-up events from markets to movie nights, and watering stations for the pup.
Garden Oaks/Oak Forest
This no-frills converted gas station was one of the first full-fledged craft beer bars in Houston, sporting a solid rotation of exciting and hard-to-score brews and the cult favorite Rancor Burger, a ten-napkin beef bomb that has gained fans far and wide. You’re welcome to bring Luke along to the low-key patio space, so long as he promises to leave your Rancor alone.