There are plenty of places to go in Houston when you’re looking to wet your whistle, but for the real brew connoisseurs, only the best will do. The best beer halls and pubs in Houston offer a variety of domestic and imported beers, as well as hand-brewed concoctions that you won’t find anywhere else. — Amber Hilton

The Ginger Man

5607 Morningside Drive
Houston, TX 77005
(713) 526-2770

The Ginger Man Houston is part of a family of five pubs in the state of Texas, but the H-Town location is the flagship. Created in 1985 by a Houston local, this pub can be found in Rice Village, near the West University neighborhood. Visitors love sitting on the front patio or enjoying the back beer garden, but what they really can’t get enough of is the wide selection of beers. The Ginger Man’s draught list includes brews from Germany, England, Mexico, Belgium, Holland, The Czech Republic and the good ‘ole U.S. of A (among other locales). They also offer a bottled beer list, as well as a variety of ales and lagers. To give your taste buds a real treat, try one of their specialty beer blends, which include Scottish Schwinn, Yellow Jacket and Apple Hefe-Weiss, among others. If you’re looking for a nice casual place to kick back with some good brews, The Ginger Man has you covered.

Lucky’s Pub

801 St. Emanuel Street
Houston, TX 77003
(713) 522-2010

This isn’t a brew house, but if you want a wide selection of domestic and imported brews, you can’t find a better pub in Houston. Established in 2007, this baby of a bar has more than 200 different brews on their list of draft, bottled and canned beers. Whether you’re looking for an Abita Purlple Haze, a Red Stripe or a Woodchuck Granny, nearly any ale or lager that you favor can be found here. If you like good food, great music and sports, you might not ever want to leave. Lucky’s also features a patio, and Happy Hour specials are offered Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Current specials include $2 well drinks, domestic drafts and house wines.

Saint Arnold Brewing Company

2000 Lyons Avenue
Houston, TX 77020
(713) 686-9494
(800) 801-6402

If you want a taste of something brewed right here in H-Town, you’ll want to take a trip over to Lyons Avenue to check out Saint Arnold Brew Company. This isn’t a bar, but you can take a tour of the brewery and see how your favorite brews are made, as well as take a few cases home with you. Saint Arnold’s brews include five regular blends and six seasonal offerings, as well as a popular non-alcoholic root beer. Some of our favorite varieties include the Amber Ale, Fancy Lawnmower and Texas Wheat. You can also rent the brewery’s Beer Hall for birthdays, corporate events and other gatherings. The venue hosts both formal and casual events and accommodates up to 300 people. Brewery tours are available Monday through Friday at 3 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The admission price of $7 includes a souvenir glass.