Southern Star Brewing Company
Founded in July 2007, Southern Star Brewing Company was the first craft brewery in Texas to can its beer. The brewery, taproom and outdoor biergarten are located on a 13-acre wooded property, about 10 minutes from downtown Conroe. Purchase a souvenir pint glass to enjoy year-round beers, seasonal beers and limited-edition releases. Weekly events include trivia night, live music, crawfish boils, and a farmers and artisans market. Food trucks offer a rotating selection of bites.
3525 N. Frazier St.
Pacific Yard House
Since its opening in September 2017, Pacific Yard House has quickly become one of downtown Conroe’s hottest spots for food and live music. This icehouse turned restaurant is located in a historic building across from the railroad. The restaurant has a large dining room, a bar and an outdoor patio and serves appetizers, sandwiches, salads and steaks. There’s live music Thursday through Saturday nights, and happy hour Monday through Thursday, from 4 to 7 p.m.
101 Metcalf St.
The Red Brick Tavern
The Red Brick Tavern is the place to go to experience Texas’ country side. The restaurant serves upscale comfort food, burgers, wood-fired pizza, craft beer on tap and cocktails. Not to be overlooked is its Sunday brunch, with hearty offerings, including chilaquiles, Texas poutine, breakfast tacos, and fried chicken and waffles. It also has live music every nightl.
119 Simonton Street
The Corner Pub
A warm and inviting gathering place for locals, The Corner Pub serves deli favorites and has live blues, jazz and acoustic guitar at night. The restaurant is open from lunch until late, Monday through Friday. The Corner Pub also hosts open mic nights, comedy shows, poetry readings and art exhibits. Like its name says, you’ll find it on the corner of North Main Street and Simonton Street in downtown.
302 N. Main St.
Red Onion Company on the Square
You’ll feel like part of the family when you have breakfast or lunch at Red Onion Company. After winning awards at food competitions, owner and executive chef Joey Ashton turned his passion for cooking into Red Onion Company, a catering company serving Southern comfort food. He opened Red Onion restaurant in the heart of downtown in the summer of 2017. Guests rave about the soups, chicken salad, chef’s choice burgers and homemade pickles, and they say the chicken fried steak is the best they’ve ever had.
330 N. Main St.