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6 places to visit in Eado that make for an amazing weekend walk or bike ride


Jovan Abernathy is an international marathoner and owner of Houston Tourism Gym. To claim your free tour, contact her at info@tourismgymhtx.com

When I'm scouting out a new tour route, I go out looking for hip, new places that speak for Houston's hospitality, but make you feel good too. Eado definitely has a lot to offer in this department. What used to be one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in Houston that you would not be caught dead in or else you were "caught up." Now, it is not that way. Eado has become a hub of culture. From Street art to breweries to one of the best burger joints in town.

Eado is great to get exercise. I have used Eado not just for my walking tours, but in my run training as well. No matter if you are on wheels or on foot, there is plenty to look at. I've made a guide of all my favorite places.

8th Wonder Brewery


Amazing view behind David Adickes' We Love Houston Sign

What is not to love about a Houston themed brewery that gives homage to the 8th Wonder of the World, the Astrodome? As you know, I'm an IPA girl, so I always have the Hopston when I go, however, even if you are not a drinker, they have something for you. Try their kombucha or thai tea on tap as well as their cold brew coffee. Here are a few fun facts about 8th Wonder Brewery. The brew master heads the cicerone program at University of Houston. You can take your picture next to famous Houston artist David Adickes sculptures of the Beatles and the We Love Houston sign. 8th Wonder gives massive support to Houston culture and businesses. They devoted the can of the Weissheimer to the Blue Tile Project, an initiative to preserve the first street signs in Houston.

Graffiti Park


Face of Freedom and Justice

Its true, there are many spots in Houston to do some mural posing. I feel, though, that Eado has a huge concentration of them. No wonder, Eado is where many of Houston's best mural artists grew up and congregate. If you want to get the most mural poses in one spot, then head to Graffiti Park. Climb the stair well and take your picture in front of Anat Ronen's chameleon. Are you a UGK fan? Who isn't? Honor Houston's greatest rappers by taking your pic with Big Mo and Pimp C. Gonzo 247 paid tribute to McDonald's or they paid him. I'm not sure. And my favorite black and white stencil painted by Iranian brothers Icy and Sot. Spend some time checking out the details of the intense face.

Rodeo Goat


Burgers and Pile of Chili Cheese Fries

So let me see if I get this right. At the tender age of 9, the owner, Shannon Wynne, spent a considerable time at the Houston Rodeo. Many times, left to his own devices, he would spend his time swindling other kids by getting a rodeo goat drunk and betting that he could ride a goat for the first time. He, of course knew the goat was impaired. The other naive children fell for it and today, we have Rodeo Goat, home of the dueling goats. Dueling goats are 2 burger specials that vie for best burger. This is, of course, is based on sales. I still have dreams about the Bodacious. I also saw this crazy picture of an 8oz. burger with double bacon, cheddar cheese, and fried egg on an iced Shipley doughnut with sprinkles. I'm very afraid.

True Anomaly Brewing


Full Transparency with Barrels right behind the bar.

The new brewery in Houston is full of surprises. First surprise: the owners met at NASA. Houston, we have a brewery started by rocket scientists. That is awesome! The beer is awesome too. I really mean that because I'm drinking one right now. It's the Spotts Park Pale Ale. I never thought that star fruit and mint and beer went together, but they do it right. And True Anomaly? What does it mean? I'm going to make an attempt at making a explanation. In space, (we are talking about SPACE), a true anomaly measures the position of a celestial body in orbit. Did I get it right? Sort of. Google it and your brain will be hurting. At any rate, I trust anyone who understands that with my IPA.

HAM


Fast and Furious cars and racy murals at HAM

Or Harrisburg Art Museum is an urban museum that displays art from the best of mural artist, local and international. Not only that, it serves as a mentorship for budding graffiti artists. You never know what you are going to see when you are there. It could be an open market. Or live graffiti painting. I've seen what was like a scene from Fast and the Furious with hot cars and scantily clad women being photographed with them. Once, I even saw a rap video being filmed by a local Houston rapper. If on foot, HAM adds 4 miles to your course.

Sigma Brewery


Great beer and comfy couches at Sigma Brewing

After such a long walk, you need another brew. On the way back to the main stretch, you deserve a beer from Sigma Brewery. They specialize in IPA's and Pale Ales, but do amazing light and dark beers. Sigma Brewery is bit of an enigma. The owners are obsessed with science fiction and heavy metal. Don't be surprised if you are watching Prometheus while listening to old Metallica. On the other hand, I always recommend ladies go to the bathroom. Instead of a repurposed 5 gallon pickle bucket or port-o-potty, ladies walk into a dimly lit powder room with pastel blue walls and flowers on an antique table. On the table is a tray of neatly arranged feminine hygiene products. Truly the most comfortable brewery in Houston. The sectional in the brew room makes it hard to leave.

So 5 miles later, you just got an amazing time in one of Houston's budding neighborhoods. I didn't even mention how great the views are of the Downtown skyline in Eado. Be sure to take plenty of pictures.

Photo courtesy of Fitness in the Loop

Jovan Abernathy is an international marathoner and owner of Houston Tourism Gym. To claim your free tour, contact her at info@tourismgymhtx.com

One Saturday morning, I was out driving around and saw what looked like a yoga class being held at a local, popular bar. I thought, "that is so cool! I'm sure the good people of Houston would love to know where to get their workout on and their drink on at the same time." So, this article was born. I went on the hunt to make a fully comprehensive list of the breweries, bars, and restaurants where you can get a workout. Here goes.

Yoga and brunch at Clutch

​Jovan Abernathy 

Yoga at Clutch

Saturday@ 11am

5334 Washington Ave. Houston, Tx 77007

During the week, Clutch is where 20 somethings and 30 somethings go to enjoy a burger. But come Saturday morning, join Clutch and Fitness In The Loop for an hour long yoga class that is always free. Release the tension of the week and finish with $5 mimosa specials. Enjoy light to heavy fair like avocado toast, greek yogurt, or chicken and waffles.

Watermelon cooler, micheladas, of course, yoga​

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Yoga at Spring Street Beer and Wine Garden

Sundays@ 11am

1920 Houston Ave. Houston, Tx 77007

If you find yourself in the artsy First Ward on Sundays, you can catch yoga with the other hipsters at Spring Street Beer and Wine Garden. Enjoy an hour class of yoga that is always free. Spring Street Beer and Wine Garden has its own food truck waiting to serve you burgers, flatbreads, and tacos after the class. Most people opt for a Watermelon Cooler or a $4 Michelada to get refreshed.

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​Run, bike, and cross-train at Karbach Brewing 

​Courtesy of Karbach Athletics

Cross-train at Karbach Brewery

Wednesdays @ 7pm

2032 Karbach St. Houston, Tx 77092

We all know Karbach Brewing for Houston beer favorites like Weekend Warrior and Love Street Kolsch. If you are a Karbach fan, you also know that it is a weekend destination with so many activities to offer that you cannot fit them in one weekend. Forget that Karbach has a full restaurant with pub favorites like fish and chips and beer can chicken. Not everyone knows that Karbach has its own athletic department complete with yoga, a running club, and a cross training brew camp in the Biergarten. You can work off those beer calories in the cross training Karbach Brew Camp. $10 gets you in. Just bring a mat and wear comfortable workout clothes. Be ready to sweat and earn that free Weekend Warrior at the end!

Bike Ride from Eureka Heights

Every Third Friday

941 W 18th St. Houston, Tx 77008

You may pass Eureka Heights on your Sunday Funday on 18th st on the way to Mckintyre's. This brewery is known for its fun, approachable session beers. They are responsible for Buckle Bunny Cream Ale and other fun, low alcohol beers like Space Train IPA. Every third Friday, you can come to Eureka Heights and enjoy a 10 - 15 mile bike ride/bar crawl that starts and ends at Eureka Heights. Enjoy $2 off beers and food from food trucks like Curbside Sliders and Riceology.

Run by the Bayou with Sigma Brewing ​

Courtesy of David Lynn

Sigma Brewery Run

Thursday @ 7pm till….

3118 Harrisburg Blvd. Houston, Tx 77003

Feel like exploring the East End? Take a run with Sigma Brewery Running Club. Sigma Brewery is known for their science fiction themed beers like Terminator 2's 08/29/97 IPA. Their running club meets on Thursdays and changes their route often. One week, run around the bayou and the next from stadium to stadium. End back at the brewery for the famous sessionable running beer XPA and play some old school Super Mario Brothers at your own station.

Walk to Harrisburg Art Museum from True Anomaly Brewing with Houston Tourism Gym​

Jovan Abernathy ​

5 Mile Walk from True Anomaly Brewing

Sundays @ 5:30pm

2012 Dallas St. Houston, Tx 77003

Wanna try something low impact and still get a workout. Houston Tourism Gymmeets at the new brewery in Eado, True Anamoly Brewing for a 5 milewalk through Eado. Visit 3 mural posing spots and 2 breweries. Starts at True Anamoly and ends at Rodeo Goat for burgers. Always Pay What You Can! Reserve your spot HERE!

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