Axelrad is all about celebrating Houston, being outside, and relaxing.

Conceived as a community-gathering place offering beer, wine, drinks, Luigi’s pizza, live music, and the city’s only hammock grove, Axelrad aims to be a place for all.

The bar’s interior is housed within a 100-year-old renovated building, originally a grocery store built by David and Gertrude Axelrad. Artists added to the beautiful historic interior with tap handles by Venezuelan-based Maria Rangel, seating by New Living’s HTX Made, and textiles by Austin-based Nido.

Axelrad’s garden features plantings by organic nursery, The Ground Up, a variety of video art pieces, film screenings, live music, events, festivals, and more. Expansive outdoor and indoor spaces are suitable for gatherings large and small. Plenty of bike and car parking is located on site, and METRORail’s Red Line Ensemble Station is just a few blocks away.

The project's design, including concept, interior, and branding, was done as a collaboration between gindesignsgroup, Evan O'Neil, Adam Brackman, and Monte Large. 

Our Music Programming is presented by Wonky Power Records.


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Parking Information

We have plenty of free parking at the corner of La Branch and Winbern. 

We will also give you a 5% discount to bike, walk, take uber, use public transit or basically do anything except take a car. Our bike racks are next to Luigi's and if you forgot a lock, just ask and we will give you one.

We are less than 1/2 a mile from the Ensemble/HCC station, we also have a bus stop right on the corner of Almeda and Alabama.