A new tavern featuring pub grub invites folks to set sail for Dos Sirenos Brewing, a Southtown port of call inspired by a seafaring legend.
After 25 years of home brewing, Mike Sireno opened the spot in December at 231 E. Cevallos St. in the Lone Star Art District.
Operating under recent city orders to limit the spread of coronavirus and close dining rooms, the brewers are only taking orders over the phone or online.
Together with his son, Jacob, and wife, Kari, Sireno said he’s creating classic beers paired with tasty eats.
“There should be something there for all the different palates,” Mike Sireno said.
Kari Sireno manages the bar and their son is also a brewer. The pub’s calling card is derived from their last name, which in Italian means “merman,” the sea-dwelling male companion to a mermaid.
The family picked the perfect venue for their business, Mike Sireno said.
“It’s an up-and-coming area. It’s a part of the arts district so we thought that was exciting,” he added.
Eleven beers are offered ranging from German pilsner and American lager to oatmeal stout. Sireno’s favorite, the Weiss Guys Hefe, a German hefeweizen or unfiltered wheat beer, won him first place at a local competition of home brewers.
He’s always creating something novel like Zeus Juice, a New England-style India pale ale, he said.
Other brews include Morpheus, a Russian imperial stout, and Athena, a Belgian wit. Beers are named after Greek mythological figures.
The menu includes burgers, salads, wings and sandwiches.
Hours are 3-7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 2-7 pm. Saturday, 2-6 p.m. Sunday and closed Monday and Tuesday.