Hops Meet Barley Meets Its End on W. Alabama

Permanent closing time has arrived at Upper Kirby bar Hops Meet Barley — which is now sporting leasing signage from Parkway Partners next to its own grains-themed marquee at 2245 W. Alabama St., between Revere and Greenbriar. The venue checked out just shy of a 2-year run in the space formerly home to Ãœberrito and more formerly Mission Burrito — both of which fronted a playground that once stood in the patio pictured above.

West of the building’s entrance, a parking lot wraps around and behind the structure as part of the 19,036-sq.-ft. lot it sits on:


Photos: Jeremy Johnson (leasing sign); Belly G. (entrance); Hops Meet Barley (patio)

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  • That was the best Lil Woodrow’s location until it was shut down for apartments (or other construction) that never occurred.

  • @jchouston: I’m pretty sure Lil Woodrow’s was next door and is now “Gables Upper Kirby” (with ground floor retail!). This location was Mission Burrito since the 90s.

  • Yes, this was the former Mission Burrito location. Was sad to see its demise as the small fenced in play structure allowed me about 45 minutes of respite from my toddlers when they were small so I could tackle a burrito and a beer. IMHO, there aren’t enough booze+play structure format restaurants in Houston. Don’t judge me.

  • lil’ woodrows was next door to this and this was a mission burrito. It was the best lil’ woodrows location. Closed 2008 I think.