Beat the Heat at Bier Haus Port Aransas

Beat the Heat at Bier Haus Port A

Make this Port Aransas hot spot your new summer go-to

photo of the prickly pear margarita and pretzel at Bier Haus

Photography by Matthew Meza

For those in search of a new summer drink spot, look no further than Bier Haus Port Aransas. Originally a bar and eatery from Lubbock, Bier Haus has called Port Aransas its second home since the summer of 2023 and has quickly become a staple among locals. Whether folks are passing through or back from the beach, trying something new on a weekend outing or just looking for a cold beer and a burger, Bier Haus provides an experience friendly for all.

 “The owner [Tommy Bonner] really enjoys Port A and was looking forward to bringing the community a nice place to hang out, especially for college students,” said Conner Byrd, manager of the Port Aransas location, on the inspiration behind the move to South Texas.

photo of the bar at Bier Haus
Photo by Matthew Meza

 Beer aficionados and casual drinkers alike may find new and old favorites with Bier Haus’ impressive curation on tap, by the can and by the bottle. Among its most popular beers are IPA favorites Hoppenheimer by Manhattan Project Beach Co. and Hazy Session IPA from Four Sixes Grit & Glory, while local favorites like Lazy Beach Blonde and Nueces Original find places among the ranks. Bier Haus also offers flights for drinkers in search of new go-to beers.

 “All our kegs are held underground, so our taps run really cold,” Byrd said. “Overall, we have a wide variety — beers, cocktails, seltzers and wine.”

 Cocktail drinkers need not be discouraged by the name of the establishment, as the house prickly pear margarita is more than ready to help. Bier Haus staff take pride in this house-made classic, which features natural ingredients from prickly pears sourced directly from a ranch in South Texas. No artificial flavors or colors are used to achieve the drink’s distinctive pink hue. 

A customer at Bier Haus in Port Aransas, Texas hold a beer.
Photo by Matthew Meza

 For those bringing an appetite, Bier Haus offers a wide selection of American and Tex-Mex fare, from pressed sandwiches and burgers decked out with tangy house sauce to tacos and South Texas white queso, as well as coastal classics like fish and chips.

 “We have a lot of people stopping by on golf carts on their way to the beach, spur-of-the-moment, but they always stay longer than they planned,” Byrd said.

As a family-friendly establishment, Bier Haus is invested in providing a good experience for all. Patrons can enjoy live music, yard games and swings; plus, furry friends are also welcome! Just a short walk or drive down Avenue G from the beach, Bier Haus offers a place for a pit stop after a day on the shore or a cozy spot to ease the heat with a cold beverage in the unforgiving middle months of South Texas.  

Contact: 522 E. Ave. G, Port Aransas  |  @bierhauspa