Distillery Hours and Tours

Hours of Operation: 
Open Tuesday - Friday from 3-9 PM for retail sales, tastings, Buccaneer Bar
Open Saturdays from 12 PM - 9 PM for retail sales, tastings, Buccaneer Bar
Scheduled Public Tours are Friday at 6 PM and Saturday at 1 PM, 3 PM and 5 PM
Must be 21 years or older to enter the Railean Distillery & Buccaneer Bar

SCHEDULED PUBLIC TOURS: Friday at 6 PM, Saturday at 1 PM, 3 PM & 5 PM (MUST BE 21)

*Drop in tours may be available, they will be shorter in duration & we can only do quick drop in tours if the bar/bartender is not too busy.  

*Group tours, large bus tours, private tours are available during the week by appointment - minimums apply. Call or email for details - 713-545-2742 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tours & tastings are $8 per person, it will take about an hour, you can sample the spirits we make, and you can keep your Railean souvenir shot glass. Large group tours and weekday tours are also available by appointment & are subject to availability, this is a working distillery. You must be 21 years of age or older with valid ID to enter the Railean Distillery. Please arrive 15-20 minutes prior to posted times for tours.

EVENTS - No cover, must be 21 or older


September 23 (Saturday) - The Grateful Geezers - 6-9:30pm - Come rock out with us!  This band is a 
          great mix of blues, rock-n-roll and pop from the 60's - 90's

September 29 (Friday) - Eric Stone - singer & songwriter, awesome trop-rock artist - 6-9pm

September 30 (Saturday) - Eric Stone - 2 nights with this awesome artist!!  6-9pm

October 5 (Thursday) - Railean Pirate Guild Night 5-9pm - "Grease" the movie & Sock Hop are the
          theme! Discounts, prizes, food and more!!

October 7 (Saturday) - Billy Gilbert - back by popular demand!  6-9pm - Great rock & roll and
           Southern/country rock!

October 13 (Friday) - Thom Shepherd & Coley McCabe - 6-9pm - Don't miss this awesome trop/rock
           duo!  It's a Parrot Head Happy Hour with lots of fun drink specials & discounts!

October 14 (Saturday) - The famous Fast Eddie - 6-9pm.  Local favorite, killer guitar player & singer.
            Rocking out the 80's, 90's and more!

October 20 (Friday) - A Salute to Military and First Responders - 5-9pm.  Specials for those serving & 
            retired from all branches of the armed forces, and all first responders (police, paramedic, fire
            department, etc...).  Wear your military or first responders t-shirts, hats, etc.  Prizes, discounts,
            drink specials, food and more.

October 28 (Saturday) - Halloween Party 5-9pm - come in costume!  Discounts, scary drink specials, prizes,
            food and more!!

November 2 (Thursday) - Railean Pirate Guild Night 5-9pm - Are you ready for some FOOTBALL? 
            Football themed party - NFL, college, high school - whatever your preference!  Discounts, prizes,
            food and drink specials.

November 4 (Saturday) - Gypsy Jacket 6-9:30pm - Don't miss this Heart/Fleetwood Mac cover band and
            much more!  Local favorite, this band always rocks the house!
           
*No cover for events, must be 21 or older with valid ID

RAILEAN Distillery
The RAILEAN Eagle Point Distillery is the first and the only distillery located in the Houston/Galveston vicinity.

It is actually tucked away along the shores of Galveston Bay in a little coastal town called San Leon. The area was once a stronghold for the swashbuckling pirate Jean Lafitte, today San Leon is a "small drinking community with a large fishing problem". The area is also home to a thriving population of wild parrots called Monk Parakeets, or Quakers which, naturally became the mascot of RAILEAN.



Tour Description

You will meet Kelly Railean the Founder and Master Distiller or Kenny Bradshaw VP Operations and Master Distiller. They will explain how they got into the distilling business and how to make RAILEAN Rum, Agave Spirits, Vodka & Whiskey.

Included is a discussion on fermentation, distillation theory and operation of the still, dark versus white rum, spirits distilled from agave (including a discussion on Tequila), the rum, whiskey & vodka making process, barrel aging and bottling. Be warned this is a working distillery and the factory portion of the tour is not air conditioned. We offer a sampling of our products at the end of the tour.

If you do not wish to take a tour, you may also come out to the Railean Buccaneer Bar & gift shop to purchase bottles of Railean spirits and merchandise, and/or enjoy a Railean cocktail. You must be 21 years or older with valid ID. Sorry, we are not allowed to sell our spirits on Sundays, but we are often available during the week for bottle sales, just call first to make sure someone is there to assist you. Open to the public Tuesday through Friday 3-9, and Saturday 12-9.  Group Tours & Private Events, Parties, Happy Hours, Etc..

Please contact Kelly Railean at 713-545-2742 to book group tours and private events. 

Distillery Directions & Location
The distillery is located at 341 5th Street in San Leon, Texas  77539
Most GPS units & mapping sites will not get you there, they do not recognize our dead end road.  You must access our location on 5th Street from Bayshore Drive. 

If you are heading south on Hwy 146 or I45:
Take Hwy 646 East (Grand Avenue through Bacliff) until it dead ends into
Galveston Bay. Turn Right on Bayshore Drive (This is still Hwy 646)
and go south for approximately 4 miles.  Turn right on 5th Street, the distillery is at the end of the road.

If you are heading north on Hwy 146 or I45:
Take FM 517 East (through San Leon) until you hit a 4 way stop and turn left (this is still FM 517).  Turn right at the next 4 way stop (Waynos on your left), this is the corner of
Bayshore Drive and Hwy 517 (9th street), turn right onto Bayshore Drive and turn right onto 5th Street, the distillery is at the end of the road. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions 

1. I want to start-up my own distillery, will you allow me to tour your facility?

Tours are reserved for the general public to provide entertainment, education, and to promote our brand. 

2. Why are tours on Fridays & Saturdays or groups by appointment only?

This is a working distillery, in addition to our public hours of operation for The Buccaneer Bar, we also have to make all the Railean Rum, Blue Agave, Vodka & Whiskey! There are days & times that are not suited for tours such as when I am cleaning & using equipment or accepting deliveries.  For group tours & bus tours, we can schedule additional tour dates during the week, just call or email me at 713-545-2742 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 3. Do you charge for tours?

$5 for a tour & tasting and you may keep your Railean shot glass.

 4. How long is a tour?

Tours are typically an hour, maybe a little more for large groups.

 5. Do you accept credit cards?

We accept credit cards and cash at the distillery and gift shop.

 6. May I take pictures or video?

It is OK to take pictures but we do not allow video.

7. Do you have a gift shop?

We sell hats, aprons, sweatshirts, mini-barrels, T-shirts, BBQ Sauce & Rub, and shot glasses, bottles of Railean spirits, Railean cocktails, and other miscellaneous merchandise.

 8. Do you have a restroom?

Yes

 9. What if I am running late?

To be fair to others who have showed at the scheduled time, all tours will start on time. I will do my best to accommodate you, but depending on how late you are running it might be best to attend the next scheduled tour.

 



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