Editor Picks: The Best Houston Brewery Tours

by Paul Joseph  |  Updated January 21, 2022

In recent years, Houston’s beer brewing scene has gone from strength to strength, with breweries now dotted across the city.

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Teeming with quaint 19th-century architecture, upscale restaurants and a thriving theatre scene, the large Texan metropolis is one of the sprawling state’s most popular cities for tourism. It is also increasingly a major hub for independent beer breweries, reflected in the fact that most of Houston’s watering holes now offer a wide range of craft beers. For those keen to explore this side of the city, we’ve selected some of the best brewery tours that Houston has to offer.

Downtown Brewery Tour by Electric Cart

Visit some of Houston’s most renowned breweries and ride through the city in style on an electric cart during this fun-packed 2-hour tour. In the company of an expert guide, you’ll cruise the city streets, passing famous landmarks as your host educates you on Houston’s diverse food scene. Along the way you’ll stop at 3 or 4 different breweries, where you’ll get to explore the production areas and sample some of the produce.  The tour price includes pick-up at various downtown or midtown locations, plus brewery entrance and samples. From $70 per person.

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Brewery Pass with Beer Tastings

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If you’re keen to discover Houston’s best beer brewers, but prefer the independence of doing so at your own pace than joining a guided tour, the Houston Brew Pass could be for you. Providing access to some 14 breweries as well as discounts on food, the pass lets you hop from one craft brewery to the next at your leisure, taking in the quality, tradition, and charm of the city’s burgeoning beer scene in an atmosphere that brings people together. You can choose between a -day or 3-day pass and either 4 or 12 redemptions depending on which option you book. From $45 per person.

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Private Sightseeing, Brewery, and Mural Tour by Cart

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Another alternative to a group tour is booking onto a private tour for you and a select group of family or friends. This 3-hour private tour combines visit to local breweries with sightseeing and a mural tour by electric cart. Helmed by an experienced driver and guide, you’ll traverse the city’s top districts and sights, including the historic downtown area, George Bush Park, and the museum district. While you drive, your guide will regale you with the rich history and culture of the city. Punctuating the trip will be stops at two acclaimed breweries where you’ll get to take a look around and try some of the home brew to bring your tour to a close. From $114 per person.

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