The Garden Oaks and Oak Forest neighborhoods received Wakefield Crowbar by chance. An avid volleyball player, owner Randy Meador stumbled upon the 954 Wakefield Dr. property and saw possibility back in 2012. What he didn’t see or expect: his neighborhood bar celebrating five years of business this summer and being a destination in the neighborhood for not only volleyball, but also for breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks and more.
Wakefield Crowbar opened in the summer of 2013. When Meador first began the build, the sand volleyball courts were his first priority. Eventually, he added on developments like a heated shower, a built-out home and warehouse. After his initial build out, Houston Sports and Social approached Meador about renting his courts for league play and here is where possibility sparked the birth of Wakefield Crowbar.
“We rented the courts out, but what we didn’t realize is that these people would need a place to use the restroom, a place to park, they’d need water,” Meador said. “I had people coming into my own home to use the restroom. That’s where I had to make some decisions – either make this into a business or just call it. So, we made it into a business and here we are.”
Along with offering a volleyball environment, Wakefield Crowbar is open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, with the kitchen open for service 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The Breakfast menu offers items like a Morning-Cristo, their take on the traditional Montecristo: deep fried ham and cheese sandwich, with an egg inside; served with fruit-flavored vanilla crème cheese, and lightly dusted with powdered sugar. Also find Steak and Eggs, a Build-Your-Own Omelette, Huevos Rancheros, French Toast, Waffles and more.
“You can also customize your order,” Wakefield Crowbar chef Victor Garcia said. “You can get your eggs made to order, even pancakes made to order with fruit or chocolate chips. If there is something you’d like from the kitchen that isn’t on the menu, just ask. If we have the ingredients, we’ll make you something.”
For those looking for something more healthful, the breakfast menu boasts options like avocado toast, homemade granola – chef Garcia is especially proud of his granola – a fruit bowl filled with fresh berries, and even a protein plate.
For coffee lovers, Boomtown Coffee is on the menu. And, yes, brunch cocktails are always on the menu.
For lunch and dinner diners, you can’t go wrong with The Wakefield Burger, Chicken Tenders, Beef Stew or Oxford Salad.
The Lunch and Dinner menu offers options like appetizers, burgers, sandwiches and wraps, salads, side options, desserts and even party trays.
You can find daily lunch and dinner specials, like the ever popular Tuesday Steak Night. For the drink lovers, find daily special offerings on brews and spirits. Inside, find a full bar with 36 taps on the wall. Outside, find patio seating surrounding the three volleyball courts, an outside bar and fire places made by Meador for those chilly nights.
Thinking outside of the box, Wakefield Crowbar offers their venue for events, parties and even meeting space. If you’re looking to change up your meeting venue, chef Garcia says he’ll customize a menu for you and your meeting guests to fit your needs.
Visit Wakefield Crowbar at 954 Wakefield Dr. and contact them at 713.686.8388 to place your to-go orders or book your next event. Visit them online at www.wakefieldcrowbar.com.
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