The Beer Can House is a folk art house in Rice Military, Houston, Texas, covered with beer cans, bottles, and other beer paraphernalia.
Houstonian John Milkovisch worked through the late 1960s to transform his Houston home at 222 Malone Street into the Beer Can House. The Beer Can House is now one of Houston's most recognizable folk art icons. It is covered with flattened beer cans, bottle caps, bottles, and other beer ephemera. The house is estimated to include over 50,000 beer cans.
|Wednesday||12:00 – 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||12:00 – 5:00 PM|
|Friday||12:00 – 5:00 PM|
|Saturday||12:00 – 5:00 PM|
|Sunday||12:00 – 5:00 PM|
Linda White | Apr 25, 2018
This wasn't open when we visited, but it is an amazing local legend. I've heard of this for years, and was glad to finally visit. The beer can ends that are made into wind chimes along the front of the house make a beautiful sound! The entire house is covered in flattened beer cans, with cans used in the whole landscaping as well. The striking thing for me was the way this neighborhood is changing. They are buying up all the little shotgun shacks that give the area character, and building behemoth townhouses and condos all around. It is really sad to see it all go the way of suburbia. But the Beer Can House is here to stay! Only open on weekends, so next time we will plan better.
Esfaque Ahmed | Apr 30, 2018
Totally different than anything you visited before!! If you have time, you should check it out. John Milkovisch, an Austrian immigrant, made this house. He loved cheap beer!!! And he found a use for it!! Awesome job John!! Hats off to John’s kids!! They kept the house for public display instead of selling it for good amount of money. I really appreciate it. For $5 you can go inside the house. If you like you can donate more!
Keegan Sullivan | Jun 14, 2018
This beer can house is a hidden treasure of Houston and you can miss it in the quick blink of an eye. It has so much history not only on the outside but as well as the inside about the house and it's creator!
Adam Barrett | Jun 27, 2018
Wonderful art installation. Great back story. Learned about this on the Atlas Obscura.
James Oevermann | Jun 7, 2018
Ok beer can house. Drink a beer can put on house. Art or sheer genius. You decide.
Matthew Swartz | Aug 6, 2018
Touring around Houston looking for some unique artsy things... then this is a must stop. Loves the history of the Beer Can House and the simplicity of self touring around the property. It's $5 a person to enter the home but can tour walk around the property for free if you want. We recommend checking it all out to fully enjoy the 50,000+ beer cans!
Ross Harold | Jul 12, 2018
I had heard about this place many times over the years growing up in the Houston area. I finally took the time to check it out. It was well worth the little time it took to view the house! Quirky fun!
Stanley Samuel | Jul 29, 2018
We did not walk in to the house. For a $5 Thu to Sun, a person will give a tour of inside the house. Pretty interesting facts about it. No parking area. The picture I have is their patio area.
Sarah Zutter | Jul 26, 2018
Truly wild. Small but worth the $5 to walk around and watch the video. Fun and unique if you're looking for a quick stop.
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