Houston, Texas: Beer Can House

John Milkovisch drank 39,000 cans of beer, then decorated his house with the flattened empties.

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Beer Can House widow dies; Orange Show Foundation to restore

Mary Milkovisch, widow of John "I'm gonna drink all these beers and cover my house with the cans" Milkovisch, joined her husband when she passed away in a nursing home in March. Mary had soldiered on as the tenant of Houston's infamous Beer Can House for over a decade since John's death.... [05/19/2002] Complete News Story

Beer Can House

I work for The Savvy Traveler on NPR. I called the people at the Beer Can House trying to arrange a visit, left a jolly message, and received a call back a few days later from the angriest man I've ever come across, telling me in no uncertain terms that I wasn't welcome. He was so angry he could scarcely catch his breath. But he never told me why he was furious, he was just blazing furious. I wouldn't go within twenty miles of the place now, and you might want to advise tourists of the same.

[Cash Peters, 10/01/2000]

ALERT TO ALL TOURISTS: Avoid getting Beer Can House residents angry.
ALERT TO ALL TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: Please be nice to the Savvy Traveler, and you might be featured on their show! If you are nasty to the Savvy Traveler, you will be shunned.

Beer Can House

Address:
222 Malone, Houston, TX
Directions:
From I-45, just south of the intersection of I-10, take the Memorial Drive exit. Head west about a mile. Soon after you pass the North Shepherd Drive exit you will make a right on Malone St. The Beer Can House is two blocks north, on the right.
Hours:
Daylight hours. Tours Sa-Su 12-5. (Call to verify)
Phone:
713-926-6368
Admission:
Adults $2.00
RA Rates:
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