Eight Row Flint Lives Up to the Hype!
Eight Row Flint. What can I say? Last night started my love affair.
Eight Row Flint has been on my “To Try” list for a very long time now. And now I see what the hype is all about.
Eight Row Flint is a concept by Agricole Hospitality’s Morgan Pera and Morgan Weber, the amazing masters behind Revival Market and Colitvare, among other places that I hear are fabulous. One such place is Miss Carousel, which may be my next happy hour post!
Eight Row Flint is built within an old gas station. They did not change the building or property much. It, indeed, looks like an old gas station. Where the pumps once stood now holds tables and chairs for outdoor sipping and dining. I appreciate that the guys behind Agricole Hospitality did not tear down the location. Houston is full of history and old buildings, yet we are so quick to tear them down for new shiny ones. But that is another subject! The old gas station works!
Inside, a fantastic, grand wooden bar was constructed and is full of whiskeys, tequilas, rums, and other assorted ingredients for craft cocktails. They also serve beer and wine. Their menu includes many cocktails and lists of spirits. I ordered the “Another Plum Bites the Dust” made up of Uruapan Blanco, Suze l’Originate, Rancho Tepua Bacanora, Grapefruit Juice, Lemon Juice, Honey Syrup, and Plum Bitters. The drink had cherry and spicey favors with a cinnamon-ish component. A little grapefruit in the back of my palate. It was a distinct beverage, and I would order it again!
My husband had a fabulous time tasting all sorts of things! Eight Row Flint offers half-pours. Brilliant! Half-pours (half-shots) provide more opportunities to taste additional whiskeys, tequilas, and other spirits with half the cost and half the alcohol consumption. He also ordered a glass of their Solero Infinity pour. This is an ever-evolving blend of bourbon. The bartenders pour an equal amount of all single barrel bourbons that they purchase into a bourbon tower at the bar. It’s a very cool idea. And very delicious. In a couple of months, it will have a new flavor. Super fun concept!
Their food choices are tasty and include options that are high-quality for traditional bar food. Eight Row Flint lists tacos in their subheading, and I intended to try one. However, as soon as we took our seats at the bar, our neighbor sitting to the left had an order of curly fries delivered to his seat. They smelled and looked heavenly. I had to order the curly fries. What goes with fries better than a burger, so I ordered the cheeseburger to complete my dinner.
The fries were as good as I had hoped. Seasoned very well and super crispy on the outside. The curly fries were a winner. The burger was pretty good, too. Full of mustard and pickles, the cheeseburger was enjoyable and comforting. The bun was soft, the cheese was perfectly melted, and the patty itself seasoned well. For a bar burger, this one was top-notch.
One last note on Eight Row Flint, the bartenders were friendly, helpful, conversational, and not at all condescending. I feel that many great bars employ bartenders who tend to be a little proud of their knowledge and have a propensity to talk down to their customers. Not at Eight Row Flint. The two people tending the bar while we visited were exceptional.
We loved Eight Row Flint and will definitely be visiting again!
Eight Row Flint 1039 Yale Street Houston, Texas 77008 832-767-4002 https://www.agricolehospitality.com/eight-row-flint