pour one out
Eclectic Bellaire brewpub announces last call after 1 year in business
A Bellaire brewpub will soon pour its last pint. CounterCommon Beerworks & Kitchen will close on June 30.
In an Instagram post announcing the closure, CounterCommon’s partners indicated the business had not generated enough support to remain viable.
“It was a painful decision, but it became clear that we had financially reached the point where we could not continue any further. We are proud of what we accomplished as Bellaire’s first brewpub and hope to have paved the way for other innovative restaurants to come,” it reads.
“We’re going out with our heads up high because we know that we offered a unique restaurant experience for Bellaire,” co-founder Jaime Robles said in response to CultureMap's request for comment. “We just ran out of time and money.”
CounterCommon opened in July 2022 with the goal of serving a diverse food menu and an eclectic range of beers. Head brewer and co-founder Dennis Rhee brought experience from Saint Arnold, while partner Minh Nguyen previously owned Cafe TH, the well-regarded Vietnamese restaurant in EaDo that closed in 2021.
Fans of the brewpub are encouraged to make one last visit ahead of its closure. They’ll find $5 drafts and discounts on wine, per Instagram.
CounterCommon’s closure follows that of Bellaire’s New York Eatery, the full service restaurant from the owners of Meyerland’s beloved New York Coffee Shop & Deli, that closed in May after less than two years in business. On the other hand, Bellaire has seen a number of recent restaurant openings, including Mandito’s, a family-friendly Tex-Mex restaurant from the owners of Armandos, and a second location of Houston burger institution Lankford’s.