The Hay Merchant

Beer Garden and Gastropub
1100 Westheimer Rd (at Yoakum Blvd.), Houston, TX 77006, United States
Closed until 3:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 3:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 AM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Happy Hour
Beer, Wine
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

We’re a proud bunch of beer enthusiasts obsessed with serving the very best food and craft beer we can get—and delivering it in the way it was meant to be enjoyed. We are excited to offer a broad spectrum of craft brews to our community of longtime beer lovers (and the beer-curious).


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    John L.
    "AWSOME great wings and the beer selection is Great !"(17 Tips)
    David C.
    "delicious Underbelly food."(4 Tips)
    Jason B.
    "The Cease and Desist burger is a must try."(3 Tips)
    Kenneth Cole Productions
    "Immense selection of craft beers + tasty pig ears."(10 Tips)
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  • beer
  • burgers
  • happy hour
  • underbelly
  • chicken wings
  • lively
  • good for singles
  • pretzels
  • trendy
  • steak
  • casual
  • good for a late night
  • authentic
  • Southern food
  • hipster
  • spicy food
  • french fries
  • great value
  • sandwiches
  • corn dogs
  • Griffin S.

    The Cajun meat pies are great!

    Griffin Seifried · 4 days ago
  • Jamie L.

    Ask for Atlanta's @SweetwaterBrew beers. They need to keep it in stock! #420

    Jamie Lonie · 2 weeks ago
  • Kathrine

    Stellar beer selection. Love their burger, Nacho fries, and pretzel, too.

    Kathrine · 3 weeks ago
  • Ashley A.

    Great selection. Tuesday night is steak night, but get there early.

    Ashley A. · April 10
  • Houston Press

    Last month, The Hay Merchant introduced a family-style section to the menu. The pièce de résistance just may be this split down the middle, roasted pig head ($45, feeds 4-6) Read more

    Houston Press · April 8
  • Lé M.

    Beer and Blackbird Cajun Meat Pies

    Lé Michonne · April 5
  • Rex D.

    The burger was good, but serving in the wire basket made it impossible to eat by hand!

    Rex DeLaCoeur · April 3
  • Caffery P.

    Huge beer selection. Constant rotation. Friendly far as I can tell (only been once)

    Caffery Penn · April 1
  • L b.

    Burgers are off the chain. Pork ears are good but a little too sweet- definitely share them

    L b · March 23
  • Ivonne G.

    Must come on steak night, nice cut, great presentation! 👍👍👍

    Ivonne Gonzalez · March 18
  • Carl F.

    Extensive craft beer program. Definitely should be on every beer lover's Houston list.

    Carl Figueiredo · March 10
  • William W.

    Love this place laid back. Great happy hour! Try the PB&J wings different, but good.

    William Wood · March 4
  • Ken B.

    Huge beer selection. Sierra Nevada Ovila Quad is good, the Stone Coffee Milk Stout w/vanilla is better.

    Ken Bourque · February 24
  • Patty P.

    What's good here? EVERYTHING!!

    Patty Pierson · December 28, 2014
  • Ivonne G.

    Cease & desist burger was great!

    Ivonne Gonzalez · December 7, 2014
  • Dyan L.

    🍺 & Fabio

    Dyan Licata · November 29, 2014
  • Alex S.

    Devastating the beer

    Alex SA · October 25, 2014
  • Rory S.

    Burgers were gigantic, but the pretzel bun made it worth the mess. The bacon is a must. This is a great place to go & learn about beer. Our waiter took us back to the 18th century in a history lesson!

    Rory Scott · October 25, 2014
  • eva

    Husker fans Chris puts the game on every Saturday and ask for the Runzas. Specially made for game day.

    eva · September 21, 2014
  • Allison L.

    So many beers to choose from! Decisions, decisions.

    Allison Loftus · September 2, 2014
  • Johnny H.

    Best beer spot in Montrose! Craft beers & food. Right in between blacksmith and underbelly.

    Johnny Holloway · August 31, 2014
  • Kireau K.

    the turkey sandwich is fresh & yummy. carved turkey!

    Kireau Kendrick · August 30, 2014
  • John D.

    Incredible beer selection. Excellent chicken tenders and wings.

    John Dabkowski · August 29, 2014
  • Travis C.

    Excellent tap list. Excellent rotation. Bartenders will discuss the beer if you have a clue and tolerate you if you don't.

    Travis Combel · August 23, 2014
  • Chefs Feed

    Chris Shepherd, chef of Underbelly, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Sweet & spicy pig ears. Read more

    Chefs Feed · August 22, 2014
  • Amber G.

    Had their pork sticky buns and now I crave them all the time! So freaking good!! Order a golden monkey beer too.

    Amber Gonzalez · August 19, 2014
  • Khoa N.

    Steak night on Tuesdays is a great excuse to drink during the week.

    Khoa Nguyen · August 17, 2014
  • Rainman

    Get the Goetta if your very hungry, the Katsudon for crispy pork cutlet breakfast dish but be sure to end up with some French toast at the end.

    Rainman · August 17, 2014
  • Jason B.

    The new chicken parm sandwich is awesome, but it's a lot of food.

    Jason Bessey · August 16, 2014
  • Simon S.

    Fedt sted man!!

    Simon Sparre · August 14, 2014
  • Houston Press

    The Hay Merchant is much more than just a beer bar, despite its pedigree under owner and beer guru Kevin Floyd. Read more

    Houston Press · August 12, 2014
  • maibey

    Fantastic happy hour menu and prices.

    maibey · August 10, 2014
  • Michael R.

    Mmmmm beer

    Michael Rochman · August 8, 2014
  • Sarah J.

    The beer selection is amazing! Fun atmosphere.

    Sarah Justice · August 8, 2014
  • Jason B.

    The Cease and Desist burger is a must try. Their beer selection continues to have some nice variety, although it's gotten a bit stale in places.

    Jason Bessey · August 8, 2014
  • Matthew S.

    Amazing beer selection and awesome menu

    Matthew Schwabenbauer · August 7, 2014
  • Andrew D.

    Get an extra bag of pig ears to take home. They're a great midnight snack right out of the fridge.

    Andrew Douglass · August 7, 2014
  • Scott F.

    The gumbo is good, but it needs Tabasco. The biscuit with it is great.

    Scott Fisher · August 6, 2014
  • IwasFramed

    Group of 6= stay away. Bat tender shouted at us for trying to combine two tables. There is a wrong way and a right way to do things. I think the owner would like to know.

    IwasFramed · August 4, 2014
  • Local Houston Magazine

    The Hay Merchant is ready to serve you, impeccably so, some of the best craft beers available.  Follow the organized and detail rich menu or just ask if you need some guidance. Read more

    Local Houston Magazine · August 3, 2014
  • Local Houston Magazine

    Maybe you don’t like crowds? Noise hurts your ears? You can always take beer home in your own growler or house branded ones available for purchase. Kegs to go? Yes! Read more

    Local Houston Magazine · August 3, 2014
  • Local Houston Magazine

    Two parking lots. Bike racks? Right out front & well used! Should you not care for either of these options, they have valet ready to whisk away the Benz to a safe and happy lot just around the corner. Read more

    Local Houston Magazine · August 3, 2014
  • MoiseKapenda B.

    The Cease & Desist Burger

    MoiseKapenda Bower · July 23, 2014
  • Redwan H.

    They have a projector and massive screen but if it's very sunny outside the screen will be extremely faded and hard to see.

    Redwan Huq · June 21, 2014
  • John L.

    AWSOME great wings and the beer selection is Great !

    John Lozica · June 15, 2014
  • Arron D.

    PB&J wings

    Arron Daniels · June 5, 2014
  • Amber G.

    Great beer selection and atmosphere. Their fake ass poutine is yummy & so are their pig ears.

    Amber Gonzalez · May 30, 2014
  • Heydel C.

    Beer paradise.

    Heydel Cepero · May 9, 2014
  • Lauren A.

    The bread that comes with the gumbo soup is so tasty and fluffy!

    Lauren Aniess · May 3, 2014
  • Nuno P.

    There is a reason why your girlfriend keeps ordering the Seared Salmon: She knows about the Israeli Couscous.

    Nuno Povoa · April 16, 2014

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