Since almost nothing says good times like adults gathering to share a couple of cold beers, 8th Wonder Brewery has added a taproom to its facility in EaDo.
The design mimics the Astrodome's roof, which makes sense, since the now empty sports stadium was once dubbed the Eighth Wonder of the World. A mix of picnic tables and bar-style tall tables offer many more seating options, but beer remains the focus. With 16 taps, the new space allows 8th Wonder to offer its full range of beers, including recent releases like the Brewston Texas pale ale and Dream Shake chocolate stout.
Food trucks, usually in the form of 8th Wonder's sibling The Eatsie Boys, provide grub.
Although its only been open for two years, 8th Wonder has made a splash on Houston's beer scene with its whimsical names and high quality brews.
Prices are reasonable too: $4 for a pint or $10 for three servings in a 12-ounce cup. Take home an 8th Wonder pint glass and get three beers for $15.
Although its only been open for two years, 8th Wonder has made a splash on Houston's beer scene with its whimsical names and high quality brews. It won best brewery in the 2014 CultureMap Tastemaker Awards.
Changes to Texas's beer laws in 2013 have allowed breweries to sell beer for on premise consumption. Although to-go sales are still prohibited, 8th Wonder is part of a movement by breweries across the city to give their customers a place to gather for food and drinks. Saint Arnold has served lunch since 2013, and Karbach's $15 million expansion will include a taproom and kitchen.
Watch the video above to get a more complete look at the space and consider it as a stop before a future Astros, Dynamo or Rockets game.
The 8th Wonder Brewery taproom is open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturdays and 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays.