Wildly popular (and occasionally controversial) beer garden Bottled Blonde has set its sights on Houston.
Plans for the forthcoming location at 4901 Washington Avenue indicate that it will take over the space that once housed Weiner’s Dry Goods Store No. 12, according to Swamplot. Multiple Instagram posts from Evening Entertainment Group, the company that operates Bottled Blonde, confirm its plans to expand into Space City. This would make for the second Bottled Blonde location in Texas, joining an outpost that opened in Dallas in 2017, and locations in Scottsdale, Arizona, and Chicago.
In addition to the flowing beer and cocktails, Bottled Blonde also serves a menu of salads, pizzas, pastas, and brunch dishes, all with a hint of Italian influence. It’s mostly a boozing destination, though, thanks to a lengthy list of beer, craft cider, and cocktails like frozen Moscow mules, frose, and margaritas.
Though things at the Dallas outpost have mostly been quiet since Bottled Blonde’s debut, the bar’s location in Chicago has been the source of a great deal of controversy for at least two years. A photo of its dress code — which banned “gang attire,” “excessively baggie jeans,” and puffy jackets — went viral, and inspired allegations of racism. Those allegations eventually resulted in the revocation of the bar’s liquor license, though it continues to operate as it appeals the city’s decision.
No word yet on when Bottled Blonde will land in Houston. Stay tuned for more details.