Neighborhood Beer Garden Opens in Spring Branch with Menu of Elevated Bar Fare
Lazy Oaks Beer Garden is a quaint, dog- and kid-friendly new arrival to the Spring Branch/Shady Oaks neighborhood. Owned by Emily and Chris McReavy, who also own Public House Heights, the newly opened bar features a large back patio that opens to a full backyard.
At 10158 Long Point Road, walking distance from several residential streets, Lazy Oaks looks to be a quintessential neighborhood bar. However, the kitchen is serving elevated versions of down-home bar fare created by chef Grant Keaton (formerly of Benjy’s). For drinks, the bar is decked out with 15 taps and full selection of spirits.
Among the food offerings are Smoked Brisket Bites: chucks of brisket and Neufchâtel cheese smothered in what Keaton calls his red japaleno bacon “crack” sauce. (Hello. You have our attention.) Other items include a menu of wings, smoked then fried and tossed in sauces like BBQ Espresso and Thai Curry. If that doesn’t get your wheels spinning, try smoked brisket or turkey picadillo tacos on fluffy flour tortillas.
The menu also features a handful of mouthwatering burgers and sandwiches like the the house Lazy Burger — a classic double burger with cheese, pickles and onions on challah buns. According to the bar’s Instagram page, Keaton and the McReavys are also rolling out off-menu specials like a mouthwatering brisket burger and the Risky Biscuit, a fried-chicken sandwich on a fresh buttered biscuit.
Despite its unassuming size and location, the cozy neighborhood dive is a sleeper for sophisticated and creative food by a talented chef. With it’s inviting decor and family-friendly outdoor space, Lazy Oaks is certain to become a go-to spot for Spring Branch locals.
Lazy Oaks Beer Garden is open from Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m., and Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.