Houston, Texas lies on Galveston Bay and offers many aspects for a good vacation. Those interested in the space program can visit Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, the site of astronaut flight training, and Space Center Houston, where NASA also trains astronauts. History lovers will enjoy the Historic District of Houston, with its beautiful buildings dating to the 19th century. There are also a number of museums and art galleries to visit in the Museum District. Families will head to Houston Zoo with many species of animals, housed in natural environments and also the Downtown Aquarium with aquatic displays, touch tanks and the famous shark tank. The city also offers a variety of evening entertainment options, including excellent restaurants and a range of great brewery and pub tours in Houston, Texas. Scroll below to find out more.
Combine tasting excellent craft brews with learning about the supernatural side of Houston. Your guide will take you around the historic district of Houston. Lasting 2.5 hours, the evening talking tour heads to four different bars, set in historic buildings, each of which has a ghostly background story. On this tour, you pay for your own drinks as the guide explains Houston’s history via spine-chilling tales of hauntings from the city’s past. During the tour, visit Nightly Spirits Ghost Tours at 202 Travis Street.
Haunted Houston 2.5-Hour Ghost and Pub Walking Tour
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
This enjoyable three-hour tour takes visitors to unusual and historic pubs in the city, set in shops that have an interesting story. These include a bar set in a jewelry and watch business from the 1920s which also houses the first electric elevator introduced in Texas. Another pub is a tailor’s shop during the day and a bar at night. You will also hear stories of the history and culture of Houston while visiting four bars in the historic district, set in some of the oldest buildings in the city. Meet fellow travelers while enjoying drinks at your own expense.
Houston Old Town Historic Pub Tour with Barringer Bar
Duration: 3 hours
3. Brewery tours of Houston, Texas
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HTX Tours offer a range of craft brewery tours in Houston. Each brewery offers its own take on craft beer. The Weekender tour lasts 4-5 hours and takes you around 2 breweries and a food hall. The Enthusiast runs for 4-5 hours and introduces you to 3 breweries, while the Triple Play takes you on a 4-5 hour Minute Maid Park tour including touring a food hall and a brewery. Combine a fun brewery tour with a private event, such as a bachelor or bachelorette party or a company outing.
Brewery Tours of Houston, Texas
Address: 1503 Chartres St, Houston, Texas, USA
Website: HTX Tours
Price: From 85 USD
4. The Houston Wave Brewery Tour
The Houston Wave offers a range of tours around the breweries of Houston and its surrounding areas, as well as tours to various wineries and distilleries. One unique tour is the Get Crafty tour, which happens every third Saturday of the month. The tour takes you to three local craft breweries and also introduces you to a hidden secret, namely the Beer Can House. This house was constructed entirely from beer cans and stands in the middle of a Houston neighborhood. Each tour includes 2-4 beer tastings, a souvenir glass from each pub and a great swag bag to take home with you.
The Houston Wave
Address: 1160 W. 26th St, Houston, Texas, USA
Website: The Houston Wave
Opening hours: 4pm - 7pm (daily) depending on length of tour
Price: From 35 USD
5. Fresh Tap Tours in Houston
All tastings and snacks are included in the Fresh Tap Tours, which takes you by bus to three different craft beer pubs in Houston. Their range of tours includes The Townie, exploring inner-city pubs and breweries, The Beach Bum, which takes you to Galveston Island to visit the local breweries. The Connoisseur heads to Clear Lake and Galveston for an exclusive pub tour with tasting sessions and rare tappings, while The Forest Ranger heads north to Houston’s breweries, hidden in the forests, with beautiful surroundings and delicious craft beer. Small snacks are provided throughout the tours.
Fresh Tap Tours
Website: Fresh Tap Tours
Price: From 89 - 99 USD
6. Historic Heights Brewery Bike Tour
This bike tour takes you into the heart of Houston, touring through historic neighborhoods, green spaces and including the Sawyer Yards. The relatively easy ride takes you to Platypus, Holler and Town in City, where you will enjoy beers at each brewery. Bikes, helmets and all beers are included in the tour, which heads over 10 miles (16 km) on relatively flat trails or roads. The tour runs for 3-4 hours. The company also offers the Houston Brew Pass for visiting breweries and a number of other tours.
Historic Heights Brewery Bike Tour
Address: 1902 Washington Ave Parking, Houston, Texas, USA
Website: Houston Brew Pass
Opening hours: Mon - Wed: 3pm - 10pm; Thu: 12pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 11pm; Sun: 12pm - 9pm
Price: 88 USD
7. Tour De Brewery Houston
Tours start in downtown and pass many of the city’s amazing historic sites and murals on the way. Included in the tour is Saint Arnold’s, which is the oldest craft brewery in the state, as well as 8th Wonder and Sigma. For sport lovers, you will also cycle past many of the sporting stadiums in Houston. The flat and comfortable ride lasts from between 3 to 4 hours. Bicycles and helmets and all beers are provided in the price.
Tour De Brewery Houston
Address: Saint Arnold Brewing Company, 2000 Lyons Ave, Houston, Texas, USA
Website: Tour De Brewery Houston
Opening hours: Mon: 6pm; Wed: 6pm; Thu - Sat: 2pm - 6pm; Sun: 12pm (Closed on Tue)
Price: 69 USD
This excellent tour with its clever name allows visitors to immerse themselves in the craft brew culture in Houston, comfortably seated in an open-air electric vehicle. All beer tastings and snacks come included in the ticket price, as you head through Midtown and EaDo. The guide will be your designated driver as they guide you through the beer-brewing process, including introducing you to a brewmaster. Even better, the tour is limited to 10 participants.
Life Is Brewtiful: Houston Brewery Tour
Discover the craft beer scene in Houston, Texas
Take your fascinating tour of this exciting Texas city a little further, by seeing all the famous historic sights and attractions along the way, sipping and enjoying tastings and bicycle tours, while participating in some of the best brewery and pub tours in Houston, Texas, USA.
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