Galveston will be on a roll this weekend as it hosts the Lone Star Rally, one of the nation’s largest motorcycle events.
If you’re one of the 500,000 headed to the island, here are a few new bars that you should check out.
Beerfoot is hands down the worst bar name ever. But don’t let that stop you from visiting this cradle of craft brews created by the folks behind Yaga’s Cafe and Float.
More than 100 craft beers are available, including 50 on tap. Beerfoot also supports homebrewers and invites them to test their best recipe through its Brew of the Month program.
Not into beer? No worries. Beerfoot boasts a full bar.
Another reason to stop: It’s simply a nice spot for kicking back. Just a block off the seawall, the bar is airy and filled with comfortable seating, and there are darts, foosball and shuffleboard for the easily bored.
2816 Ave R½, 409-762-2337
Street Talk Tavernis a neighborhood bar that welcomes strangers. It has the feel of a basement rec room (and we mean that in a good way). A pool table, a comfortable sofa and a just-the-perfect-height bar. Located a block off the seawall, the tavern serves beer and wine and offers set-ups for those who want to BYOB.
Like many small, neighborhood operations, posted hours are only a target, so you might want to call ahead or risk leaving thirsty.
1702 Avenue O, 409-750-9606
Brews Brothers on the Strand was open, kinda, during last year’s Lone Star Rally. The two founders sold popular domestics to the bikers, but it was mid-November before they celebrated their grand opening and began introducing craft brews to the island’s historical district.
Today, the bar has bloomed into a thriving hangout for the locals as well as a fine stop for tourists. This weekend it will be in the thick of the rally festivities.
In addition to a large selection of island-made ales, Texas brews and craft beers, Brews Brothers offers nice selection of cigars, which can be enjoyed in the smoking room.
2404 Strand, 409-230-6644