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“Great Wings, Chicharrones, Beer”
Review of The Hay Merchant

The Hay Merchant
Ranked #226 of 9 024 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

The Hay Merchant has a classic brewpub atmosphere with an upbeat vibe without being too loud. With plenty of good beer to choose from, you shouldn’t go thirsty. But honestly, you should visit for the food. Freshly made chicharrones or pig ears are hard to find, and go so well with a nice beer, it’s a match made in heaven.

But if you were to only go once, you have to try the wings; but you should try the fish sauce or the PB&J wings. The PB&J wings sound weird, but they’re delicious. And you can’t go wrong with a take on Pok Pok wings, especially when they’re smoked.

Thank Parker C
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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

This my Neighborhoods all time favorite pub! A bunch of us go each week on Steak Tuesdays— a few of us two or three additional times a week.

This is absolutely the BEST place to try great craft beer and meet knowledgeable, friendly staff plus really great food. hay Merchant is also a “good neighbor” to Montrose involved in many neighborhood events.

For me, a peek at that good neighborliness came when; after telling me there would be no glass bottled mineral water or coke— a search of the pantry turned up a last bottle of cane sugar coke.
That was such a great thing to happen to me.

No big deal that I am a designated driver on those times we drive instead of walk. Watching everyone else experience nuisance and subtlety in beers and the different ways they are served sometimes brought a bit of envy......
That was brunted a bit by being able to order and point out the difference in mineral water being served in cans or bottles or the difference in cane sugar as opposed to corn syrup in Coke.........
Guess all that’s over now as management made a decision to only do cans- sigh

Sorta was hoping designated drivers might be shown a little love and the glass bottles would be a little nod to what they’re doing ( forgoing an evening of unique craft beers) that keeps the experience safe and happy.....

All in all tho
Still love this place enough to be willing to do iced tap water so my friends and family can fully enjoy Haymerchant.

Thank trymahjong
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Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

Great food at a great price! Happy hour prices on many special beers! Enjoyed the German food from the red cabbage to the schnitzel and the spatzel. Salads are good here too! Nice meal for sure and great quality food!

Thank 957gaylee
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Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

What more could you ask for. Huge selection of craft beers and pretzels. Done. Plus good happy hour. Done. Oh and I can watch my game. Done. Only tip is avoid the pig ears. More suited for a dog than human minus the spice on them. The pig skin looked better.

Thank jecarter23
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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Craft cocktails and local brews on tap. Both restaurants take advantage of onsite butcher shop. Roasted half pig head to feed a group!

Thank byotty75
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