You can’t talk about Houston breweries without mentioning the patron saint of craft suds, Saint Arnold. Even if it wasn’t the most established in the biz, this ‘90s baby is easily Houston’s baddest, continuing to earn its spot among Lone Star bests. Saint A’s sturdy selection of year-rounds and seasonals keep everyone coming back for more (and attending pub crawls around the city), while beer geeks are kept on their toes thanks to highly coveted specialty releases, including the barrel-aged Bishop’s Barrel and single-batch Divine Reserve series. The brewery got a major facelift a few years back, expanding its footprint to include a gorgeous indoor restaurant slinging Amber Ale Bratwurst and Fire Emoji Wings, plus a giant, partially-covered beer garden with outdoor taps, yard games, and skyline views. To boot, Superfine Hard Seltzer has entered the chat.
Key beers: Lawnmower Kölsch, H-Town Pils, Art Car IPA, Pumpkinator Stout
How to book: Stop by for first come, first served seating or order online for curbside drive-thru.
The OG Texas brewery is one of Houston’s greatest, and after getting a major facelift (which included the addition of an epic outdoor beer garden) a few years back, you are now free to enjoy all of its offerings with your best four-legged bud. Bring Furnando along while you geek out over barrel-aged brews, bites like Amber Ale Bratwurst and Fire Emoji Wings, and Insta-worthy views of the Downtown skyline.
How to book: Stop by for first come, first served seating.