1100 Westheimer | Houston, Texas

Monday – Friday
3:00 PM – 2:00 AM

Saturday – Sunday
11:00 AM – 2:00 AM

Happy Hour:
Daily 3:00 – 6:30 PM

Happy Hour Special:
30 beers for $3 each



Mud Turtle Program

We’re obsessed with learning as much as possible about beer. And the best way to do that, we’ve found, is to drink it. In response to this thirst for hoppy knowledge, we’ve established the Mud Turtle Program.

Why “Mud Turtle?” Well at one point, Houstonians were actually mocked as “Mud Turtles” throughout the rest of Texas because of how filthy our city was. We had no clean water, no streets, and a significant portion of our population was drunk at any given point in time because one of the only sanitary beverages was beer (certainly not bayou water).

Register as part of the Mud Turtle Program and begin to learn about delicious beers as you drink them. There are also some great prizes involved. Want to go to Belgium on our dime? You can make it happen. Do they even have turtles in Belgium? Who knows!? But we promise that as you climb the Mud Turtle ranks, you’ll learn a ton about beer and appreciate it more than ever.

Another fundamental personality trait of Houstonians is our competitive nature. Few other cities would have made it through those Turtle Days without a group of real stubborn sons ‘a bitches. In this spirit, advancing through the program’s levels will depend on your ability to challenge other Mud Turtles to blind tastings. We’ll make sure to keep track of the Mud Turtle Top 25 at all times so you can be sure to know where you stand in the Turtle Hierarchy.

Mud Turtle Rankings

  1. Anonymous1951 L8
  2. rocketscientist11109 L7
  3. lemonkev848 L7
  4. Danny802 L7
  5. Phil_S793 L7
  6. eblkbrn731 L6
  7. Butcher510 L6
  8. rainer496 L6
  9. Spencer_W484 L6
  10. rscinhou442 L5

Mud Turtle Levels And Prizes

LEVEL01
CONSUME50BEERS
&Identify 5 styles accurately out of 10 beer samples.
PRIZEGrowler
LEVEL02
CONSUME100BEERS
&Identify 10 styles accurately out of 15 beer samples.
PRIZEPint
LEVEL03
CONSUME175BEERS
&Identify 5 beers accurately out of 10 beer samples.
PRIZEHay Merchant T-shirt
LEVEL04
CONSUME250BEERS
&Identify 10 beers accurately out of 15 beer samples.
PRIZEGlassware set
LEVEL05
CONSUME350BEERS
&Identify 15 beers accurately out of 18 beer samples. Pass Cicerone Level 1 test.
PRIZEEmbroidered shirt
LEVEL06
CONSUME450BEERS
&Beat a fellow Level-5 Mud Turtle in a Hay Merchant taste-off.
PRIZECeramic growler
LEVEL07
CONSUME750BEERS
&Beat a fellow Level 6 Mud Turtle in a Hay Merchant taste-off.
PRIZEBe Our Guest: 2 passes to any Hay Merchant or Underbelly beer dinner
LEVEL08
CONSUME1500BEERS
&Beat a fellow Level-7 Mud Turtle in a Hay Merchant taste-off.
PRIZEKegerator
LEVEL09
CONSUME3000BEERS
&Beat a fellow Level-8 Mud Turtle in a Hay Merchant taste-off.
PRIZEPrivate dinner for 12 people at Hay Merchant
LEVEL10
CONSUME5000BEERS
&Beat Kevin Floyd in a Hay Merchant taste-off.
PRIZETrip to Belgium