Want a Pint While Shopping for Groceries on Kirby? Welcome to Kirbside Bar

Photo by Molly Dunn
Kirbside Bar was packed during the entire launch party.
A new bar has opened in the Kirby neighborhood, and it's inside a grocery store. On Friday, January 3, Whole Foods on Kirby celebrated the grand opening of the Kirbside Bar, and now you have a place to sit down and grab a drink while out shopping for groceries.

Kirbside Bar is similar to the one inside the Montrose Whole Foods, but Kirbside -- Whole Foods' 95th beer and wine bar -- appears to be larger, has more chairs and tables and is located at the front of the store rather than in the back.

Photo by Molly Dunn
Bravado Spice served samples of hot sauce during the launch party.
Karbach Brewing Co. offered a few special and classic brews during the launch party, while the guys from Bravado Spice served samples of their Pineapple and Habanero and San Patricio hot sauces.

Word spread quickly about the launch party on Friday. Lucky people who came early snatched seats at the U-shaped bar, while stragglers (including me) stood in the back hoping to catch the attention of the wide-eyed bartenders.

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Location Info


Whole Foods

2955 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX

Category: General

Karbach Brewing Co.

2032 Karbach St., Houston, TX

Category: General

Bravado Spice

7070 W. 43rd St., Houston, TX

Category: General

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