We're now in phase 2 of Gov. Greg Abbott's plan to re-open Texas during the COVID-19 pandemic, which means bars, wine tasting rooms, and breweries can now host people again. We've compiled a list of Houston-area breweries for you to find out just what they're doing.
If a brewery is opening its taproom, it will do so Friday, unless otherwise noted.
Remember: If you're dining or drinking out in public, follow social distancing guidelines (at least six feet between you and anyone else), wash hands often and thoroughly, and consider wearing a face mask.
Taproom opening/already open
B-52 - Open at 25 percent capacity noon–8 p.m. Fri–Mon. To-go also available.
Bakfish - Open at 25 percent capacity. All employees to wear masks, all tables will be sanitized after each use. To-go also available.
Bearded Fox - Open at 25 percent capacity. Noon–4 p.m. Tues–Sun. Times may change.
Buffalo Bayou - Already serving food and beer at the brewery with social distancing guidelines enforced. Seating also under tents in parking lots. To-go also for beer and food. Order online.
Copperhead Brewery - Open at 25 percent capacity.
4J - Opening taproom 3–7 p.m. Fri–Sat. To-go also available.
Karbach - Serving food and beer on patio and garden space. 11 a.m.–8 p.m. daily.
Local Group - Serving food and beer at 25 percent capacity with social distancing guidelines enforced. Guests must be seated to be served. Disposable menus used. To-go also for beer and food. Order online.
Megaton - Opening taproom 4 p.m.-midnight Friday, noon-midnight Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday to 25 percent capacity and following social distancing guidelines.
No Label - Outdoor seating only and social distancing enforced. Don't bring seating, and no coolers. Drive-thru for beer also available.
Platypus - Already serving food and beer as a restaurant. Social distancing regulations enforced. Drive-thru also available. Noon–8 p.m. Sun–Thurs, noon–9 p.m. Fri–Sat.
Saloon Door - Opening indoor and outdoor seating while enforcing social distancing regulations. Open 2–10 p.m. Fri, more hours to come. To-go beer also available.
Twisted Acre - Opening taproom. Hours TBD.
Under the Radar - Beer garden open noon–midnight Fri–Sat, noon–8 p.m. Sun. Also, to-go for beer. Order online.
Urban South HTX - Patio will be open at 25 percent capacity. Indoor taproom closed. No draft beer available, but cans to be sold for patio consumption and to-go. Noon–7 p.m. daily.
Vallensons' - Open at 25 percent capacity while enforcing social distancing regulations. 3–10 p.m. Fri, noon–10 p.m. Sat, noon–7 p.m. Sun.
To-go and drive-thru only
Astral Brewing - To-go only for beer. Order online. Open 3–6 p.m. Fri–Sat, noon–6 p.m. Sun.
Baileson - Drive-thru for beer and food. Noon–4 p.m. Sat–Sun.
Brash - To-go only for beer, and only on designated pick-up days. Go here to pre-order.
City Acre - To-go only for beer and food. Order online. 11 a.m.–8 p.m. Thurs–Sun.
8th Wonder - To-go only for beer, spirits. Order online. 1 p.m.–7 p.m. daily.
11 Below - Drive-thru only for beer and, sometimes, food. Usually 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Mon–Fri, noon–3 p.m. Sat.
Eureka Heights - To-go only for beer. Noon–7 p.m. daily.
Great Heights - To-go only for beer. 3–7 p.m. Mon–Thurs, noon–7 p.m. Fri–Sun.
Holler - To-go only for beer. 7–10 p.m. Tues–Thurs, noon–8 p.m. Fri–Sat, noon–6 p.m. Sun.
Ingenious - To-go only for beer and food. Call between noon and 6 p.m. daily.
Saint Arnold - To-go only for beer and food. Order online. 11 a.m.–8 p.m. daily.
Sigma - To-go only for beer. Order online. Open 1–8 p.m. daily.
Spindletap - To-go only normally, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Mon–Wed, 9 a.m.–7 p.m. Thurs–Fri, 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Sat, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Sunday. Opening taproom for full service Friday, for beer release event. Drive-thru service also available. 9 a.m.–7 p.m.
True Anomaly - To-go only for beer. Open 2–8 p.m. Mon–Fri, noon–8 p.m. Sat–Sun.
Walking Stick - To-go only for beer. Usually open 4 p.m. weekdays, noon on weekends.