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Old 09-24-2009, 03:39 AM   #1
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Default PTN to Houston TX, Nov 1 -6

So I'm finally being sent to that hyperbaric medicine conference in Houston. I'm supposed to arrive on Sunday the 2nd to be there bright and shiny for Monday the 3rd but I thought I would fly out on Saturday the 1st to see the sights. The conference is at The Woodlands, Tx, northwest of Houston. Does anyone have any recomendations of things to see, places to go or any other must do's in the Houston area? Anyone local want to meet up for a beer?

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Old 09-24-2009, 04:38 AM   #2
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in the woodlands there isnt much. mollys pub has the most brews on tap but nothing special. if you make it down to houston the ginger man in rice village and hans beir haus in rice village both have extensive microbeers on tap

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Old 09-24-2009, 09:00 AM   #3
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Is Houston very far? It looks like it's just a short ride down the road.

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Old 09-24-2009, 01:58 PM   #4
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Its about an hours drive from the woodlands during non rush hour times.

There are no real great beer destinations in the woodlands, excepting the Brew It Yourself LHBS, and my kitchen

Southern Star brewing is in Conroe, about 30 minutes north. They do tours only on Saturday afternoons though.

You can get a decent beer, food, and watch a game at the Fox and Hound off I.45 up there.

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So are they sending me to the arsehole of the whole f'ing world or can I just see the arsehole of the whole f'ing world from the top of tall buildings?

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Its atually a quite nice area. Just not much in the way of good/exotic beer destinations. Good food is easy to find, plenty of movie theaters/shopping/entertainment options, etc.

There arent any/many tall buildings in the woodlands. its.. you know... a forested higher end residential suburb.

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So are they sending me to the arsehole of the whole f'ing world or can I just see the arsehole of the whole f'ing world from the top of tall buildings?

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Pretty much. Remember when dealing with Houston traffic, non-rush hour means 3:15 am to 3:30 am.

It could be worse though, they could be sending you to Longview.
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I'm glad I took a look at this, and I'm glad you're finally making it down.

Yes, unfortunately, there is little in the way of great beer in The Woodlands. Outside of Molly's, you pretty much have to come into Houston. Hans' Bierhaus and the Gingerman are among my favorites, but they are about 45 minutes away from where I expect you are staying. A little closer is the Flying Saucer, downtown, or the Petrol Station, just off the North Loop. The traffic on the weekends isn't bad, so I wouldn't worry too much about that.

However, your dates seem a little wonky. That Saturday is not the 1st of November, it's Halloween. As you might imagine, the difference is more than a little significant when it comes to heading out for a beer.

I hope to get a beer with you while you're in town, though!


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OK I dicked that up. I need to be there for 8 am Monday morning so I need to come down on Sunday at the latest. I may well come down on Saturday if there are worthwhile places around. Here is a topic sure to cause a conversation. Any good BBQ around?

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Old 10-20-2009, 12:27 AM   #10
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Molina's on Washington for good Tex Mex, Rajun Cajun for great cajun food, Churaasco's for a South American Steak you cant beat, Chuy's up in the Woodlands has good tex mex too.
Bar-B- Que, find your self a little hole in the wall with a pit outside.
You are going to have to drive your cah to go to these places though.

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