A Group Guide to Houston’s Top Breweries
Houston is known as the world capital of space exploration (Space Center, anyone?), but if you’re traveling around the city with a group and want to have some nighttime fun, you can’t miss its wealth of breweries.
You could opt for a premade brewery tour. Or you could create a DIY brewery tour—which is a much better option. No need to hang around strangers, visit breweries that don’t excite you, or rely on a schedule that doesn’t work for everyone in the group.
If you’re traveling with a large group, though, you might run into logistical problems. While Houston is a relatively car-friendly city, you’ll find it difficult to drive around in a caravan of cars. The worst part is that you’ll have to designate a driver for each car that you’re driving.
Texas Charter Bus Company can help with your Houston group travel needs. Call us at 346-200-7677 to get started on your brewery adventure—no designated driver needed.
Before Visiting Houston’s Best Breweries With a Group
To prepare for your DIY Houston brewery tour, you won’t need much—especially if you have a Texas charter bus rental to help you get around. Still, to visit breweries safely with your group, take the following steps:
- Double-check each brewery’s COVID-19 information. We’ll provide basic information here for your convenience, but double-check each one prior to visiting—whether they’re closed, taking to-go orders, or open for visits so long as you wear a mask.
- Create a quick schedule for the breweries you want to visit. You can jot them down in an app or create a Google Sheets spreadsheet where everyone can collaborate. Either way, you want to have a rough schedule for your brewery tour, so that you don’t spend too much time in one location.
- Choose a restaurant to stop by at the beginning, middle, or end of the tour. Alcohol can make people hungry, so ensure you plan for that by including a food stop either at the beginning, middle, or end of the tour—or all three.
- Secure a Houston charter bus rental if you haven’t already. A charter bus rental will help your group get around much more easily, and you won’t have to designate a driver. Plus, if everyone flew in for the trip through one of Houston’s airports, you won’t have to rent separate cars.
- Choose a bus type that works for your group. The bus type you choose depends on the number of people who are coming with you. You can rent a minibus or a full-sized motorcoach.
- Have fun! Last but not least, have fun. Without a need for a designated driver, you won’t have to worry about your alcohol intake, allowing you to go on your brewery tour carefree.
Ready to hit the best breweries in town? Check out the top breweries in Houston below.
8th Wonder Brewery
Located in East Downtown Houston, 8th Wonder Brewery is known for its murals and outdoor statues. With its wealth of both canned and on-tap beers, hip indoor and outdoor spaces, and charming industrial decor, 8th Wonder Brewery will be sure to offer everyone in your group something to love.
Address: 2202 Dallas St, Houston, TX 77003
Phone: (713) 581-2337
Taproom Hours: Monday-Saturday 12 PM-10 PM, Sunday 12 PM-8 PM
COVID-19 Information: The taproom is open, but they’re not offering brewery tours or flights due to the pandemic. There’s no information on whether masks are required, but have everyone bring one just in case.
Karbach Brewing Co.
Karbach Brewing Co. is located in the Spring Branch East neighborhood and offers charming indoor and outdoor spaces for your group to enjoy a good flight of beer. The Biergarten—its name for the taproom—has spacious picnic tables and is social-distancing friendly. The Karbach Brewing Co. restaurant is well-known for its delicious New American fare, so drop by if you want both beer and good food in one convenient package.
Address: 2032 Karbach St, Houston, TX 77092
Phone: (713) 680-8886
Taproom Hours: Thursday-Friday, 3 PM-9 PM, Saturday 11 AM-9 PM, Sunday 11 AM-6 Pm
COVID-19 Information: The taproom is open. Brewery tours aren’t available due to the pandemic.
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
With over 25 years of history, Saint Arnold Brewing Company is one of the oldest breweries in Houston. It offers spacious outdoor seating, delicious food options, and diverse beer options to satisfy your hoppiest needs. If not everyone in your group drinks beer, they can enjoy cider and hard seltzer made directly in the brewing company’s facilities.
Address: 2000 Lyons Ave, Houston, TX 77020
Phone: (713) 686-9494
Taproom Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11 AM-9 PM, Friday-Saturday 11 AM-11 PM
COVID-19 Information: The taproom is open. No more than 10 guests are allowed per table, and you must wear a face mask unless you’re at your table. Brewery tours aren’t available due to the pandemic.
City Acre Brewing
Located north of Houston, City Acre Brewing is known for its charmingly rustic decor. Its picnic tables and string lights will make your group feel at home, and it constantly has a number of upcoming events to keep everyone entertained. Its list of beers includes a brut IPA called “Ronnie Dobbs” and a standard Hefeweizen called “Serious Trubz.” Which is the perfect beer to get in trouble.
Address: 3418 Topping St, Houston, TX 77093
Phone: (832) 377-0237
Taproom Hours: Wednesday 4 PM-9 PM, Thursday 11 AM-9 PM, Friday-Saturday 11 AM-10 PM, Sunday 11 AM-6 PM
COVID-19 Information: The taproom is open. No more than 8 guests are allowed per table, and you must wear a face mask when moving around.
No Label Brewing Co.
No Label Brewing Co. is a must-add to your Houston brewery tour. The brewery’s impressive list of beers include a Hefeweizen called “El Hefe” and a Baltic Porter called “Viking Hipster.” It’s a kid-friendly venue, so if you’re traveling with kids, definitely add this one to your list. It also hosts fun events such as Epic Axe Night, as well as weekly teacher appreciation events where teachers can get discounted pours.
Address: 5351 1st St, Katy, TX 77493
Phone: (281) 693-7545
Taproom Hours: Monday-Friday 3 PM-10 PM, Saturday 9 AM-10 PM, Sunday 12 PM-8 PM
COVID-19 Information: No COVID information is available online, but have everyone wear a mask just in case.
Book a Charter Bus to Visit Houston’s Best Breweries
Forget about designating a driver. Book a charter bus when you visit Houston’s breweries with a group. Texas Charter Bus Company is here to solve all of your group transportation needs—simply call us at 346-200-7677 to get a hassle-free quote for your trip.
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