As our sister blog Eating... Our Words does, from time to time Rocks Off will be giving your our picks for the top taverns in various Houston-area neighborhoods. Of course, the lines can be porous, but here anything with a TABC license that cannot reasonably be considered either a restaurant, coffeehouse or live-music venue is fair game.
10. YARD HOUSE I know, I know. It's not places like these that normally top our lists, but just give Yard House a chance. There's a reason why the bar stools are always full, despite the massive size of that beer-heavy bar. It's because this place is actually pretty rad.
Yes, it's uber-corporate and somewhat unnecessarily upscale for a place that sells some pretty awesome beers by the yard (hence the name), but the place has anywhere from 130 to 250 beers on tap at a time, ranging from crafts and imports to specialty ales and lagers, so it's okay to sell out to the man on this one.