5 Best Micheladas in Corpus Christi

5 Micheladas to Try in Corpus Christi

Where to find the classic Mexican beer cocktail in and around Corpus Christi.

a photo of one of the best Micheladas in Corpus Christi from Burger Beach Hideaway

Micheladas from Burger Beach Hideaway | Photography by Rachel Benavides

The origins of the michelada, a classic Mexican beer cocktail, come down to two main theories. The first comes from 1910 when, legend has it, “El General” Don Augusto Michel would frequent a local cantina, order a beer with lime and add hot sauce himself. The other theory states the word “michelada” really just became a catch-all phrase for beer cocktails which featured lime and hot sauce, due to its direct translation. Regardless, the iconic libation is a refreshing option for warm-weather drinking, and the opportunities for toppings seem to only get more creative by the day. From classic takes to over-the-top renditions, here is where to find a few different Micheladas in Corpus Christi.

Birrieria y Mariscos El General

This local food truck knows a thing or two about what it takes to mix up a great Michelada. El General’s version of the classic drink is loaded with chili, shrimp and cucumber. If you’re feeling adventurous, opt for a Michevichada, which takes the above and adds its famed mango ceviche on top.

Order alongside: Birria ramen.

5440 Kostoryz

Burger Beach Hideaway

Burger Beach Hideaway takes the Michelada to new heights with its unique concoctions you won’t find anywhere else. Their build-your-own michelada approach allows patrons to choose their own adventure. Start by picking your choice of beer and, before you know it, you just might have candy, fruit or even a lobster or half a chicken inside your chalice.

Order alongside: Riptide Burger with barnacles (sweet potato tots.)

6109 McArdle Rd.

La Jaivita Mariscos #2

Sometimes, less really is more. We turn to the local restaurant La Jaivita Mariscos #2 for a good old-fashioned Michelada, sans all the fixings. Their refreshing take on the drink is topped with lime, cucumber and pineapple atop a perfectly chile-salted rim served with a chamoy-dipped straw. Simply select your beer of choice and they’ll take care of the rest.

Order alongside: Aguachile verde.

9440 SPID Dr. 

House of Rock

Every Sunday down at House of Rock, you’ll find a fully-stocked bloody mary bar, but here’s the trick: You can opt for a michelada and still get all the fixings! You’ll find all the usual topping suspects such as celery, olives, and limes. You’ll also find key favorites like pieces of bacon and shrimp.

Order alongside: Meatball Sliders as a Michelada “topping.”

511 Starr St.

The Barn Drive Thru Beer & Keg Haus

Brother duo Roland and Roger Rocha over at The Barn regard their unique take on the tomato juice libation as one of the best Micheladas in Corpus Christi.  Whether you’re taking it to-go or sipping it on the patio, just make sure to ask for it fully dressed, and understand this means a pickle popsicle is included.

Order alongside: Another Michelada.

4301 S. Alameda St.