Located in the heart of downtown, the Conservatory Underground Beer Garden & Food Hall in Houston opened to much fanfare in 2016. As the city’s first food hall, The Conservatory in Houston follows the trend of cities like New York, Atlanta, and Philadelphia. Encompassing over 7,500 square feet, the home of the former Isis Theater has been transformed into a subterranean food mecca. Filled with food vendors as well as a beer garden, the Conservatory is a chic and upscale locale that showcases the great culinary scene in Houston.
For those looking to explore, here are a few spots to try:
All the Best Flavors Under One Roof
The centerpiece of the food hall, the Conservatory Underground Beer Garden & Food Hall is a spacious area that is filled with greenery and long communal tables. The industrial-style decor boasts a sleek and modern layout, designed to encourage customers to interact. A rotating selection of beer is available daily that includes local favorites as well as brews from around the country. Guests can enjoy their beer with food from one of the food hall vendors.
El Burro and the Bull
Focusing on bold flavors and the freshest ingredients, El Burro and the Bull delivers great BBQ cuisine. Blending influences from German smokehouses and Mexican street vendors, El Burro and the Bull offers authentic BBQ fare. House specialties include Slow Oak Smoked Brisket, Texas Trimmed Pork Ribs, and Smoked Wild Turkey Breast. A selection of sides rounds out the meal with favorites such as Ranchero Beans and Cream Corn.
Offering upscale Hawaiian fare, Moku Bar is the Conservatory’s newest food vendor. Serving a wide selection of poke and tempura, Moku Bar uses the best local ingredients to create customized dishes. Customers can choose grains, a protein, and a side to create house favorites including the Ahi Poke Tower and the Anti-Poke Bowl.