Fundamentally, The Briar Shoppe has always been, and will always be, your local expert in pipes. Our store holds the largest selection of fine briar pipes in Texas, carrying both the brands you know and love, and rare and exquisite pieces from around the world, handcrafted by experienced artisans. In a hobby which is currently dominated by online sales, we stand for a tailored customer experience like none other. Our specialists will outfit you with a premium-quality briar, whether you are just beginning or you are looking for a special piece to round out your collection. We know pipes better than anyone in the city, and are prepared to go to great lengths to outfit you with the best in the world, including meerschaum from Turkey, corn cobs from Missouri Meerschaum, and even old-fashioned clays.
If you are a beginner in pipe-smoking, we will carefully guide you through the process, selecting a quality pipe in your desired price range that fits your personal style and needs. Furthermore, one of our specialists will teach you how to smoke and care for your pipe, so that it becomes a loved companion and heirloom. Remember, while there is no "right way" to smoke a pipe, there are many wrong ways! Even experienced pipe-smokers will benefit from a consultation from one of our experts. We have taught more than 1,000 beginners and can answer any questions you have about smoking technique and pipe maintenance.
We specialize in three main areas: Classic Brands, from storied factories in Europe in America, Italian Handmades, from the great pipe-houses in Italy, and Texas Artisans, a fantastic selection of completely hand-made pipes from our great state.