It's patio season in Houston! When the golden hour hits, Houstonians love finding their local watering hole with an outdoor patio to share drinks with friends.
Check out three of our favorite outdoor bars, all of which are just a convenient distance from our apartments in Houston, TX.
Axelrad Beer Garden
Alexrad has been every Houstonian's go-to outdoor bar since its doors opened in 2015. Housed within a 100-year-old renovated grocery store, patrons can step outside and hang with drinks in one of the many open hammocks, gather at their picnic tables, eat at the food trucks, or grab a brew from the Airstream auxiliary bar outside. There's always fun live music or a movie playing on a big screen outdoors. For those who wish to stay indoors, the small interior is full of conversation pieces, namely the hand-carved wooden tap handles by Venezuelan artist Maria Rangel.
Moon Tower Inn
Moon Tower Inn is a Houston gem. If you blink while driving down Canal St., you may even miss it. But, this establishment is the perfect place for beer fanatics to grab a local beer and chill outside. This "cookshack and sudworks" spot, as the proprietors playfully call their bar, serves upscale bar food and the best craft beers Houston has to offer. On a steamy Houston evening, grab a Wild Boar hot dog and a cold one while watching a movie or catching up with old friends in their spacious backyard.
Heights Bier Garten
Don't let the name fool you. Heights Bier Garten has more than just beer. This watering hole is actually two bars in one. On one side of the compound are craft beers and wine, while upscale cocktails are served 20 yards across the manicured patio. Speaking of the patio, it's generally always packed! Nonetheless, there is plenty of space to sit near the fire pits, swing in the hammocks, start up a game of cornhole, or pet the puppies that patrons are welcome to bring. Don't miss HBG's happy hour from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m., when beers are just $3 and wine is half off. This outdoor watering hole is open every day until 2 a.m.
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