Local Pour opened last Friday in the space formerly occupied by Sherlock's on West Gray. While Sherlock's owners HUSA Inc. still operate the space, it has been completely gutted and transformed. The highlight of the remodel is the long bar with 48 taps, a cask engine and extensive wine and spirit offerings; Texas-made beer, wine and liquor are all available. They'll even tap a cask of Saint Arnold Divine Reserve 13 next week.
As for the menu, chef Josh Maher created the menu with input from Eleven 11's Kevin Bryant. As with the booze, the food uses Texas and Gulf Coast ingredients where possible and offers sharable plates with a greater variety than typical pub fare. Maher's food makes extensive use of beer as an ingredient, as in a Tank 7 reduction in a strawberry salad and Silver Star Honey Liqueur in the marinade for sirloin kebabs.
The goal is for Local Pour to appeal to both Montrose and River Oaks residents and shed the dollar draft crowd that caused problems at the former incarnation. While HUSA Inc will open other concepts in Houston, this will be the only Local Pour.
Hours are 3:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 a.m. on Sunday. A separate brunch menu is coming soon.
· Local Pour [Official Site]
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