Second Eight Row Flint Location Now Open in Houston’s East End

General manager Christian Garza, concept manager Christina Ramey and executive chef Marcelo Garcia at Eight Row Flint in the East End

The second location of Eight Row Flint, originally announced by Agricole Hospitality in August of last year, is now open as of Monday, February 20. It’s located at 3501 Harrisburg in Houston’s East End conveniently next to the METRORail Green line — in the space formerly occupied by Night Shift. The original Eight Row Flint is in the Heights.

In a press release, Agricole Hospitality owners Ryan Pera, Vincent Huynh and Morgan Weber said, “It’s been fun to look closely at Eight Row Flint with fresh eyes and see how we can take it to another level in the East End, where we see a lot of excitement and growth. There are plenty of through-lines between the two locations and guests will definitely see some Eight Row Flint favorites on the menu, but we approached this spot with a more mature eye and are excited about the new life we’ve breathed into the concept.”

Rooftop seating at Eight Row Flint in Houston's East End
Rooftop seating at Eight Row Flint in Houston’s East End. Photo by Mikah Danae.

Three key Agricole Hospitality employees are in charge of day-to-day operations: executive chef Marcelo GarciaChristina Ramey, who has been with Eight Row Flint since it opened and promoted from general manager to concept manager, and Christian Garza, who’s been promoted to the new location’s general manager position after formerly being assistant general manager at the original location.

Paloma Negra cocktail at Eight Row Flint in the East End
Paloma Negra cocktail at Eight Row Flint in the East End. Photo by Mikah Danae.

The new place has a similar list of offerings, including cocktails, whiskey and tacos featuring housemade tortillas. However, expect the cocktail list to be “tightly focused” on whiskey and agave spirits, and featuring drinks unique to the East Side location. One of Eight Row Flint’s claims to fame is it was among the first to serve the ranch water cocktail, so of course that will be on the drink list, as well as a selection of seasonal margaritas.

Also unique to this location: a full kitchen, which allows for expanded food offerings compared to the Heights original, which is limited to what can be accomplished in its onsite food truck. In addition to the popular tacos with upscale fillings, such as pork belly with octopus and crispy Brussels sprouts, the new Eight Row Flint has seafood campechana, buttermilk-brined fried chicken, and carnes asada with all the trimmings in both beef and chicken varieties. The full menu is available online

Paintings at Eight Row Flint's East End location
Paintings at Eight Row Flint’s East End location were done by general manager Christian Garza and his daughter.

Agricole Hospitality remodeled the former Night Shift space with touches such as salvaged wood and duck canvas to bring it more in line with the rustic look of the Heights location. The dining room is anchored by a rickhouse commissioned for the space, and artworks lining the stairway that leads to the rooftop bar were painted by Garza and his young daughter. Speaking of the rooftop bar: it accommodates 80 people with a mix of seating and standing space, while the downstairs offers bar and table seating for nearly 200.

Eight Row Flint is open daily from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m.

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