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Best Bottle Shops in Houston

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Best Bottle Shops in Houston

Wether you’re an out of towner looking to score the local trade bait, or you’re a Houstonian looking to expand your cellar, here are a few spots to hit.

The local bottle shop may or may not come with a few tap handles for you to try the selection, but one thing that all the best bottle shops in Houston have is this: a wide selection. Not all beers will be from Houston. Since distribution is regional, each one ought to offer a few beers that you might not find anywhere else.

We scoured the streets, freeways, loops, and feeders to bring you a list of a few of the best bottle shops in Houston.

Thistle Draft Shop
5210 FM 2920 STE 100
Spring, TX
(832)-823-0194
Known for being one of the best spots in Houston. Thistle Draftshop is a craft beer bar and bottle shop with 60 taps and a great selection of wine, cider, mead, beer to-go, and deliciously crafted food.

D&Q The Beer Station (AKA D&Q Mini Mart)
806 Richmond Ave,
Houston, TX 77006
(832) 686-1862
Known for getting releases early and having a great selection.

Beers Looking at You
17074 TX-3
Webster, TX 77598
(281) 984-7403

Spec’s Downtown
2410 Smith St,
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 526-8787
Not all Specs are built the same. Spec’s Downtown makes that fully clear.

Stop At Joe’s Food Store
6412 N Main St.,
Houston, TX 77009
(713) 868-5064
Somewhat under the radar. ‘Til now.

Fat Bao
3419 Kirby Dr,
Houston, TX 77098
Sells bottles a little marked up (like ~$2 ea) but alway has new releases.

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Craft Beer Cellar Downtown
907 Franklin St,
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 227-0199
One of Houston’s premiere bars/bottleshops 2 in 1.

Craft Beer Cellar Cypress
11734 Barker Cypress Rd #102,
Cypress, TX 77433
(832) 653-7217
A not-so-hidden gem in Houston’s Northwest suburbs, and they’re the only location in the US to brew their own beer.

Corner Food Mart Shell Specialty Beer & Wine
3698 Fm 528
Friendswood, TX 77546
(281) 996-4106
It’s basically the D&Q of the south side. They get things well before everyone else.

Premium Draught
733 Studewood St,
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 869-1522
Good deals on kegs, growlers, and a nice neighborhood spot. Their growler exchange program is awesome.

There are plenty of other shops that should’ve been included in this short list of the best bottle shops in Houston, so let us know in the comments if we missed your favorite spot.

Here’s a somewhat random end-note, but I wonder if we’ll ever stop calling them bottle shops since most beer is in cans now. If you’ve ever wondered why most breweries are switching to cans, there are many reasons, but one is quality. Cans protect beer better. Here are 4 lies you may have been told about skunked beer, and some of them has to do with bottles.

If you happen to be out and about, but none of these are near you, just about any HEB has a good selection. Those that are in more wealthy parts of town, or have the Central Market branding attached to their name are even better. Whole Foods also usually have a good selection.

Good luck! Beers to you, Houston.

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