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Beer Available At The Hay Merchant (arranged by most recent)
(512) SMaSH , Saint Arnold Art Car IPA 77, Brash Cortado , Buffalo Bayou Four Roses Cowbell , Birrificio del Ducato Kiss Me Lipsia 95, Oskar Blues Gubna (Tequila Barrel) 65, Buffalo Bayou Great White Buffalo 64, Brash Pussy Wagon , Karbach Tequila BA Quad , Upslope Cherry Stout , Saint Arnold 20th Anniversary Ale aged in Tequila Barrels , Elevation 7437 (Apricots) , Prairie Eliza5beth 98, B-52 IPL , Boulevard Hibiscus Gose 95, (512) Pale Ale with Oak Chips , No Label Vanilla Bourbon Elda M. Milk Stout , Saint Arnold Bishopís Barrel #8 99, Odell Fifty Niner 83, Real Ale The Kraken 99
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50belair (213) Florida | September 12, 2015
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 15/20
More like a Texas Ice House vibe. Surprisingly Houston doesnít have a great craft beer scene. The Hay Merchant sorta focuses on Texas and some of the bigger Colorado breweries. For what it is the selection is good. Itís just not San Diego or Portland.
BeErJoN (1) Houston, Texas | May 13, 2015
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Iíve been several times. One included a Buffalo Bayou keg tapping on several barrel aged brews. Epic time!
fly (227) austin, Tejas, Texas | May 7, 2015
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Wrote a long bit, but stupid thing hit an error and wiped it. I am lazy and do not want to write it all over again.
StoreMy (3) Nesttun, Norway | April 22, 2015
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 13/20
Walked in during a basket match. Bad choice. A lot of noice. Helped a bit that half the crowd left after the match.
The service was short an nothing more than adequate.
The food wa decent.
The beer tasted like it was old (went to Karbach for the same two days later)
Had to go to the bar for a decent selection (asked)
The water tasted chlorine.
Maybe I walked in on the wrong day, but anyway these ar the stats that day.
Sammy (611) Toronto, Ontario | January 4, 2015
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Very friendly hospitable world class bar.extra notice for 5 casks normally on.
Theydon_Bois (856) Tourist Town (West), England | December 14, 2014
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Visited on Tuesday 21/05/13 around 4.45 pm for a good few hours.
Modern and clean in appearance, medium to large split level single room, the Hay Merchant offers 80 taps. Good mix of stlyes and from across the US, perhaps 35% of beers on tap are Texan.
5 cask line in use on my visit, and of the ones I sampled the condition of the beer was good.
They also do their own barrel ageing but these offerings are of course not ratable so donít waste your time on them if youíre hear for the rates alone!
Service was great, despite being busy and samples were offered up when requested.
Food was excellent, Wingman and I both had steak at the bar.
The happy hour is awesome, 3 until 6.30pm where 30 of the 80 taps are available for just $3 a pint, spanning many styles including imperial stouts, DIPAís etc.
No crap on tap, solid choices, excellent venue.
ARH (98) Chicago, Illinois | September 18, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
This place has a drinking lodge type vibe to it. Lotís of wood tables and benches with wood paneling and wood supports as well as a lacquered wood bar ... lots of wood here. You can sit at a table to have a more restaurant experience, but sitting in the bar area requires you to place any orders with the bartenders, kind of a bummer, but even if you sit at the bar, it can be a bit of a struggle to get the bartendersí attentions to order another drink or food, even when they donít appear to busy or crowded. They do seem to know their beer and made some trustworthy recommendations, and as far as food, I highly recommend the BBQ pork buns - basically pork tacos, but served on a steamed bun instead of a tortilla.
GT2 (662) Oceanside, California | September 13, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Type. . . . . . . . . . ..Gastropub + Bar
Location. . . . . . . .Good
Prices. . . . . . . . . ..Normal
Tap Selection. . . .Extensive, ~60
Bottle Selection. .Unknown
Samplers. . . . . . ...Unknown
Full Pours. . . . . . .Yes
Beer Level. . . . . ..High, Well Curated
Food Level. . . . ...Excellent
Staff. . . . . . . . . . ..Courteous, Slightly Cold
Growlers. . . . . . ...Yes?
Noise Level. . . . ..Loud
Dťcor. . . . . . . . . ..Exposed Wood and Neon
Good for Kids. . ..Sure
Parking. . . . . . . ...Private Lot
Cash Only. . . . . ..No
Comments: Awesome beer focused bar with a variety of specialties from breweries like Prairie Artisanal. Great variety of Texas locals. Burgers and fries were awesome. Proper glassware appreciated. Looks like it becomes quite the fun sports bar on weekends. Found some beers from the west coast even that I was ISO for awhile. Lots of fun.
indianabeerman (20) Indiana | September 7, 2014
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
service was spotty. actually tried to buy off the bottle list and was shown bottles only to be told were not for sale yet
Tonkun (95) New Jersey | June 12, 2014
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Get very crowed. Coming from NY, beer prices are very reasonable. Good is better than bars. A fun place to enjoy beer
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