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The Hay Merchant / Underbelly

Houston
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Mon3:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Tues3:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Wed3:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Thu3:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Fri3:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Sat11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Sun11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
The Hay Merchant / Underbelly

1100 Westheimer Rd

Houston, TX 77006

A joint venture, The Hay Merchant and Underbelly operate separately but are attached via a butchering room that’s fit to hold a whole hog, a cow, and other large, meat-bearing animals. Hay Merchant, a craft beer bar, boasts 75 draft beers that range in style from cask-conditioned American porters to sour and funky wild ales. Underbelly, the more upscale of the two, is a restaurant and wine bar serving up juicy burgers and meats, like roasted pig’s head and smoked brisket. No matter how adventurous your palate, consider pairing your dish with one of the aged barleywines on tap.