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. Gage Design provided architectural and construction services.
Past Events at MATCH
- April 2019: Festival Closing Celebration
- July 2016: Restoration of "Last Night at the Alamo" (1983) Film Screening