As others have said, a pretty typical BJs. They have a decent selection of guest drafts, which includes some decent local options; a big plus if youíre an out of tower like I was. Like any other BJs, not at all worth going out of your way for, but if youíre at one of the hotels close by, certainly worth stopping in for a perfectly decent beer.
bleeng (158) Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas | February 16, 2011
Typical BJís. Decent beer selection. Did not eat. BEWARE!! Smoking establishment. I had one beer and left-cannot handle the smoke. The filtration and air circulation is horrible.
Avoid if you are a non smoker.
I gave very low marks for service, but itís a chain so the turnover and attention to server training play a huge role in that, and Iím sure I could go here half the time and be pleased with the wait staff. They have a decent selection of "house" brews, and they have a build your own flight option, which I always enjoy. Weíve been here a few times and I have never been disappointed with the food, good standard bar fare.
I never really think to go here, we always wind up here as an afterthought, but honestly- not bad beer at all for a chain restaurant. And their thick-almost-chicago-style pizza is very solid, we have have great experiences every time we order it. Standard chain-type-restaurant food on offer & the beer isnít anything to write home to mother about, but overall not bad at all. Would definitely go here over a Fridayís or Chiliís or any of that ilk, any day. Sometimes packed with too many kids/families, so sit in the bar!
Went here with my girlfriend, brother and his wife. we waited for about 30-45 mins before getting called in. they did however bring you a slice of pizza outside while waiting, except for me of course the waiter ran out and said he would be back and never returned. our waiter was rather unorthodox asking us to wait while he took another tables order. finally got to us and took our order and delivered the order and vanished into thin air. He seemed to be showing all the classic signs of being geeked up on coke(fumbling around, scatter brained, sniffing) Other than the high waiter the food was excellent as was the atmosphere with sports on all the screens. I am really partial to their nutty brunette and tatonka stout.
The Tatonka Stout is great here. Im sure the service could have been better if we had a waiter or waitress that was not litterally snorting coke.....When we were finnaly assted to a table, waiter comes out, asks us if we would like to start out with drinks and right when I was about to tell him what I wanted, he actually asks me to wait so he can take an order from the table next to us.....very odd......Once we finnaly got our drinks and food, we did not have the waiter come by at all for about 30-40 min.....we had no more drinks offered to us or anything....when he got to the table, he was sniffing alot, acting very jittery, talking very fast, being clumsy, and looked fairly wide eyed. My brother who was with us use to be on drugs and was a dealer for a few years (He is completly clean now) noticed right away and stated that this guy has got to be snorting something, he had all the signs of being on coke at that moment, even fumbling my pizza for about half a min. before he eventually got it in the To-Go box (just 2 slices)......So, at the end. since we were not offered another beer for 40 min. I left a $4.00 tip instead of my usuall $8-$10...
I really liked the house Totanka Stout (ISA) I had at the bar. Really neat place! Great for beer lovers who like good food. I also had a Lindemans Peach Lambic. I want to attend the 5 course dinner featuring the house Grand Cru!
As the others have already said this place is not too bad. Their house beers are not great but are better than anything else in the area and they have a decent selection (for the area) of bottle beers. Every so often they get something different as well. The good is pretty good. I like to go for happy hour, my wife and I can get two drinks each and pizza for under $25.
Just off I - 35 East itís easy to find. large open area with plenty of televisions to watch the ball game. The BJís draft beers here are good as is the food. This is one of my pit stops when Iím in the Dallas area. Worth a visit.