Little Woodrow’s Owner Debuts New Icehouse

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Little Woodrow's owner Danny Evans officially opened his latest concept in Houston's Upper Kirby neighborhood.

Kirby Ice House, at 3333 Eastside St., held its grand opening on April 8 to a packed house, CultureMap reports. The 6,500-square-foot venue is somewhat more high-end than Evans' Woodrow's locations.

In addition to the 50-tap bar, the Kirby Ice House features a 1-acre outdoor space, two 30-seat bars and a lounge area.

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The bar is designed to evoke ideas of Dallas' popular Katy Trail Ice House along the city's scenic walking path. The outdoor space will feature room for games like corn hole and horseshoe, a food truck pad and space for pets to play. Evans previously told CultureMap that he planned to add three live oak trees to the site.

Evans also plans to add a third bar in the backyard for high-volume nights and shade canopies for hot summer days, according to CultureMap.

The bar will be open seven days a week: Monday through Friday from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m., and Sunday from 12 p.m. until 2 a.m.

The icehouse will join a list of other beer gardens that have opened in recent months.

Popular brewery 8th Wonder opened its expanded outdoor space in EaDo in November. Also, the Axelrad Beer Garden opened in a century-old building in Midtown earlier this year.

More recently, Brandon Silva was hired as the new culinary director for the Kirby Group, which will open the Heights Bier Garden at North Shepherd Drive and 15th Street in 2017. Also, the team behind the Heights General Store has plans to convert the space into a street-level bar.

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