Houston’s craft brew scene expanded in fall 2016, as Washington Avenue welcomed Platypus Brewing to the strip. The Texas-meets-Australia concept is the brainchild of five beer lovers looking to marry the tastes from Down Under with Texas beer.
Set in the industrial-cool space that once served as home to The Drake nightclub, Platypus brings together a traditional brewpub concept with a tourable tank space, as well as a linger-worthy tasting room that promises beer flights and pubgrub. In the tasting room, soaring ceilings, exposed brick and reclaimed wood blend with TVs and high-top tables. There, guests sip on Platypus Brewing’s mix of ales, ranging from the smooth and dry-hopped red ales to classic American wheat options. Expect a menu of sharable cheese and charcuterie plates, salads and Aussie-inspired items.
Platypus Brewing is open Wednesday through Monday.