Views, Brews & ‘Tails passports are Galveston CVB‘s clever new way to entice us to enjoy some of the island’s best patios and beverages. I didn’t need much enticing, since Galveston Island is my favorite place to unwind.
Galveston is fun to visit any time of the year, and my husband and I try to visit once every season. That often translates to just three times a year in Texas. While it may be autumn someplace, our Texas thermometers reflect summertime temperatures until almost Christmas.
Two options are available through the Views, Brews & ‘Tails Patio Passport. A Three Day Passport is $15, and valid for 90 days after purchase. It offers one complimentary drink from four participating establishments for a $24 value. This passport is active for 72 hours following the first purchase.
Views, Brews & Tails Patio Passport
Photo: Jimmy’s on the Pier water view courtesy Galveston CVB
A Seven Day Patio Passport is an even bigger bargain at $20, and it remains valid for 90 days after purchase. This passport offers one complimentary drink from six participating merchants for a $36 value. It remains active for seven days after the first use.
The restaurants participating in this unique promotion are listed below. We are heading back to the island next week to celebrate our anniversary, so I’m trying to decide which patio to try first!
Jimmy’s on the Pier is a popular place, located on the seawall and renowned for its incredible Gulf views. Jimmy’s features an over-the-water restaurant and bar, a 24-hour fishing pier and coffee bar, plus a souvenir and gift shop.
Katie’s Seafood House
Photo: View from Katie’s Seafood Patio by Jo Ann Holt
Katie’s Seafood House at Pier 19 is also feature on the passport. Their huge patio overlooks Galveston Harbor, the Galveston Cruise Ship Terminals, and the shrimp boat mosquito fleet. Katie’s Seafood House is owned by neighboring Katie’s Seafood Market, and offers extremely fresh “boat to table” seafood.
Brewchachos Tacos & Cantina is located on historic Strand Street. Their full service, tree-shaded outdoor beer garden offers frozen margaritas and other cocktails. Brewchachos also offers over 50 taps with beer and craft cocktails.
Yaga’s Café and Bar, located near Saengerfest Park on the historic Strand, serves everything from sandwiches to pizzas to refreshing beverages, plus live entertainment weekends on their outdoor patio. Yaga’s is steps away from museums, art galleries, and the Texas Cruise Ship Terminal.
Stuttgarden Tavern & Other Restaurants
Photo: Stuttgarden Tavern courtesy of Galveston CVB
Stuttgarden Tavern features a rooftop terrace with views of cruise ships and the harbor. Their large indoor beer garden features a full-service bar. Stuttgarden Taverns serves traditional German dishes, pub fare, burgers, bratwurst, and more.
3 Doors Down Bar at The Market Place at Peanut Butter Warehouse is a quaint beer and wine bar in downtown Galveston. They feature a covered patio, live music, and harbor views plus unique shopping at the Boutiques at the Peanut Butter Warehouse.
Sharky’s Tavern is located at 504 25th Street in downtown Galveston near the Strand. They offer a full-service bar plus local beers from Galveston Island Brewery and Devil and the Deep Brewery. With two outdoor dining areas, Sharky’s features delectable Napoli-style pizzas from their custom wood-fired oven.
For more information about these restaurants or to purchase your Patio Passport, visit Galveston.com.