Heights Bier Garten
Where to Grab a Drink in Houston Right Now
This twin-faced powerhouse offers a 94-tap beer and wine garden on one side and a craft cocktail and whiskey den on the other. In between, you’ll find a spacious courtyard with plenty of shaded benches, swing seating, fire pits, and a packed crowd getting down on saisons, IPAs, and smoky mezcal- and bourbon-spiked numbers (as well as Pork Shank Platters with 'nduja). Serious efforts are taken to keep things cool, in both the theoretical sense—stylish aesthetics, a dog-friendly patio, boozy brunches—and the literal sense, with a three-sectioned temperature-controlled cooler in the bier garten and a crystal clear ice maker in the cocktail lodge. Drinking over in Midtown? Check out equally-as-stunning sibling watering holes Wooster’s Garden and Holman Draft Hall.