Beer Crawl: Sunday Afternoon in Rice Village
Advance paid reservations are required for all tours.
Meet your tour guide at the bar inside The Ginger Man in Rice Village. Allow time to find free parking.
One of the goals of the crawl is to sample several unique beers but, because of differing tastes and budgets, we do not include the cost of your beverages and food in the tour price. As a result, you can choose to order water on the rocks or a huge mug at each of our three stops. We promise not to tell which.
We also practice Beer Crawl Etiquette from the Thirsty Swagman: Pre-drinks can equal a premature night; your dignity is just one less shot away; eating is not cheating; and, most importantly, social media is everywhere.
Named after the outrageous novel by J.P. Donleavy, The Ginger Man concept was born in 1985 in this old house on Morningside in Rice Village. It is believed to be the first multitap specialty beer bar in the U.S. and is regarded as one of the finest beer bars in the world. It has grown to become a Texas tradition in six cities.
The Ginger Man's over 100 specialty beers on tap and in bottles include Belgian ales and lambics, Oktoberfest brews, British and German beers, and U.S. craft beers, especially many locally produced.
Weather permitting, we'll head for the outside beer garden and get to know one another with a drink and a game of Beer Bingo. Restrooms are available.
After about an hour, we'll walk next door to Little Woodrow's. Weather permitting, we'll hang out on the big deck, play darts, and enjoy some of Little Woodrow's 100 beers, 50 of which are on tap. Or why not order the "coldest beer in Texas," whether it's a Guinness served in an imperial pint glass or a frosty Shiner Bock straight from the ice box?
At about 7 p.m., your guide will lead you across Morningside to Sherlock's Baker St. Pub & Grill. Stepping inside is like being transported to Sherlock Holmes' 221B Baker St. apartment home in London. Amid the dark wood paneling, antiques, and Holmesian odds and ends, you'll find an authentic British pub complete with a large selection of beers and ales on tap. Sunday is Happy Hour all day.
The tour ends at 8 p.m., but we encourage you to stay at Baker St. and enjoy some yummy English food. As the Thirsty Swagman says, "Eating something at the end of a beer crawl is never a bad thing. No one likes nasty hangovers and everyone loves pizza" and Shepherd's Pie.
Kelvin Arms (View)
2424 Dunstan Road, No. 150
Houston, TX 77005
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|