Located alongside a main road, on an awkward side service street, the approach was confusing – but from the moment we parked in their lot, this place really stood out. Cottonwood has some great indoor and outdoor spaces, with fire rings for cool nights like this one. The interior could be used as the definition of Industrial Chic, with a combination of concrete, reclaimed wood and origami paper light fixtures. Very nicely done.
The beer list here was impressive, with 40 taps and 2 cask options. Options included Alaskan Brewery, Ommegang, Southern Star, Elevation, DeRanke and many more. I went with the Elevation 7437 Double IPA.
But truth be told, I was more impressed by their Whisky and Bourbon list. Including 4 bourbons and 2 ryes from Texas alone. Very fitting for the atmosphere, which was certainly a touch upscale and lends itself to relaxing by a fire pit while sipping on one of their many single malts.
The menu consists of mostly snacks and sandwiches, with options like Salmon Deviled Eggs and a Poblano stuffed burger. They also offer a brunch on Sundays from 11-5.
Overall Cottonwood Bar is a great spot for a sharp or romantic night out, accompanied by great whisky and craft beer choices.
Stop in and see for yourself.
3422 North Shepherd Drive, Houston, TX 77018