"Height’s Best New Patio” ~ Culture Map 2016

The Barking Pig is your Neighborhood Patio Bar! We have a full bar, extensive beer list and wine list. Come in and bring your favorite 4 legged babies because we are a Dog Friendly Patio! You can spend your days and nights watching all of your sports needs on our TVs both inside and out. You and your friends or family can enjoy your night on our 2 outside spaces or inside in our alcove or bar area.

Try our famous Frozen Barking Mule and our hand-made fresh juicy angus beef burgers with a Texas beer on draft. Share with friends some our favorite Small Plates such as our Brussels Sprouts and Chicharrons. Yummy! Our pizzas have a flare created by Kristen Powell, founder, visionary, Chef & Sommelier.

  • KRISTEN POWELL ~ Founder, Visionary, Chef & Sommelier

    Kristen Powell"I love bringing people together to connect and share fun and laughter. The Barking Pig is a place where we can all just be ourselves.”

    Native Houstonian Kristen Powell discovered her passion and love for serving customers beginning at age 10 when she worked by her grandfather’s side at his family grocery store during summers. Her passion flourished while working for the Taste of Texas as a high school student, and so did her interest in a new area: wine. Kristen went on to earn a coveted Sommelier certification and with equal parts of food and beverage expertise helped open several wine bars in Houston. Ready to start her own successful venture, she created a winner on her first try in Houston’s Rice Village area with Simone on Sunset, which became known as one of the city’s best wine bars under Kristen’s 2010-2014 ownership.

    In November 2015, Kristen brought her spirited talent for great food, great drinks and great fun to another favorite Houston neighborhood, the Heights, with the opening of The Barking Pig.

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  • Looking to book Birthday, Baby Shower, Wedding Shower, Engagement, Office Parties, etc. look no further! We have 4 fun areas for your large event.

    Patio (Parties of 45 Plus)

    Deck (Parties of 25-30 Max)

    Bar Area (Parties of 25-30 Max)

    Alcove (Parties of 15 Max)

    Have a smaller group? We are glad to help accommodate and hold tables for 8 or more!

    You can email Kristen at

  • The Entrance Welcome to The Barking Pig
  • Bloody Mary You have to try these!
  • Bourbon Drink Made with the best bourbon!
  • Burger & Beer Night Join us on Burger and Beer night!
  • Southern Comfort Night Wednesday’s $10 Chicken Fried Steak
  • Seasonal Crawfish We love Mud Bugs!
  • Drinks at the Bar Our signature cocktails are the best!
  • Fully Stocked Bar Unlimited Cocktail Concoctions!
  • Salad on the Patio A perfect combination.
  • Steak Night Thursday: Get here early!
  • Texas Style Fries Everyone loves our pulled pork!
  • Brunch The picture speaks for itself.


       Monday Night
       $12 Pork Chop Plate
       Texas Tuesday
       $2 Lone Star
       $12 Any Texas Beer Bucket
       $10 Angus Burger and Fries
       Trivia starts at 7:30PM - (1st Place $50 Bar Tab & 2nd Place $25 Bar Tab)
       Southern Comfort
       $20 Bottles of Sparkling Wine
       $10 Chicken Fried Chicken
       Served w/ Mashed Potatoes & Brown Gravy
       Steak Night
       $15 Ribeye or BBQ Chicken Breast
       $22 Filet
       Served with two sides
    Saturday - Sunday
       Open at 11am for Lunch
    Sunday Night
       Free Pizza with the purchase of a Bottle of Wine (non Happy Hour)