If your love and passion for a cold one is more refined than throwing back cans of Bud Light — and you constantly find yourself seeking out well-crafted lagers, hosting your engagement party, rehearsal dinner, or wedding at one of Houston's craft breweries is a perfect option. With artisanal, authentic, and flavorful beer, these beloved breweries are sure to craft all your needs for your special day (no pun intended!).
Texas' oldest craft brewery, Saint Arnold Brewing Company provides the venue, the bartender, the beer, and the food from their in-house chef — ideal for the couple who doesn't want to do a lot of coordinating. A flourishing selection of year-round ales and seasonal brews will impress your beer aficionado guests. Rent The Investors Pub for a smaller event, with seating for 60 and a capacity of up to 100 or The Beer Hall for a larger event, with seating for 224 and a capacity of 300.
Karbach Brewing Co. is a German-style brewery housing two private rooms which can each hold up to 120 guests. Both spaces come with a dance floor and a full dinner buffet created by Chef Herlen Galvez. The smaller of the two rooms can hold 40 guests while the larger of the two can hold 88 guests. Create the dinner rehearsal or wedding of your dreams with displays and stations for a reception-styled evening.
The three-year-old Astrodome-inspired brewery was created by the same group behind the coveted food truck-turned-brick-and-mortar Eatsie Boys. 8th Wonder Brewery has two private rooms which can hold 30 to 50 people, perfect for an engagement party or rehearsal dinner. It also boasts a beautiful one acre area in the back which is available for rental.
Located in The Greater Heights, Town In City Brewing Company is the newest brewery in Houston. Houston's first official suburb, The Heights, is known as the "small town in the big city," hence the brewery's namesake. Enjoy a completely private, cleared out space in the back (brewery) and beer garden. For a semi-private event, Town In The City operates like a restaurant, where you can call in advance to rent out the space or tables. For an intimate occasion, this brewery holds 60 to 100 people — with the outdoor capacity accommodating up to 150 people.
Choose from an open taproom table reservation during the regular Friday, Saturday and Sunday hours. A variety of beer services are offered at this locale including a cash bar, a keg, or a package per person. On the weekends, Russo's NY Pizzeria provides concessions in the taproom as well as pre-ordered catering, with outside catering or food vendors allowed at no additional cost. A private taproom rental includes use of the taproom outside of the brewery hours as well as tables and stools and of course several bartenders to serve beer during your event.