Welcome to Eater Scenes, where an Eater photographer visits a restaurant or bar to capture it at a certain, very specific time. Today, Eater photographer Patricia Dewey shares these photos from D&T Drive Inn in the Heights.
Since opening last year in the Heights, D&T Drive Inn has become a neighborhood hang out for residents. The icehouse is a concept of owner Chris Cusack, who's also part owner of Down House, Kipper Club and the forthcoming Foreign Correspondents and Hunky Dory. The renovated 1960's bar has an old school jukebox and other classic icehouse elements to give the bar a down-home feel. Adding to the icehouse's laid back charm, custom-built tables and bar top upcycled from a backyard tree.
As general manager of D&T Drive-Inn, Reid Schroder helps to oversee the bar. It's gained a loyal following within Houston's beer community. The shandy is a best-seller but hardcore hop lovers will enjoy the 50 craft beers on tap. Beers are constantly being rotated with Saint Arnold, Karbach, Buffalo Brew and other local brews. The menu is well curated as the thoughtful beer selections with versions of updated Southern delicacies.