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Beer Available At The Petrol Station (arranged by most recent)
Avery Tweak (Meph Addict) 100, To Øl Jule Mælk 95, No Label Eleven Amp IPA , Real Ale Benedictum 94, Buffalo Bayou Red Velvet Stout , No Label Vanilla Bean Elda M. Milk Stout , 8th Wonder Hopston , Prairie Artisan Ales Prairie Noir 99, Southern Tier Blackwater Series: Choklat 100, Founders Backwoods Bastard 100, Goose Island Bourbon County Stout 100, Buffalo Bayou Gingerbread Stout 95, Dogfish Head American Beauty 93, Buffalo Bayou Smoke on the Bayou 79, Green Flash Green Bullet 98, Goose Island Matilda Lambicus 87, Crazy Mountain Lawyers, Guns and Money 60, (512) Double IPA 96, SKA Mexican Logger 32, Prairie Artisan Ales Merica 99
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drakkar (1) Texas | January 11, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
Small interior, large back patio. Moderate number of well selected taps, and good food (the lamb burger is awesome).
RaginCajun (28) Houston, Texas | October 14, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
Probably the best beer joint in the city for people who are serious about the leading edge of craft beer. These guys stock the best of the best available taps, and do not marginalize themselves by wasting tap room with the InBev suite of beers or similarly marginal brews (looking at you Flying Saucer & Gingerman) (so don’t ask for a Bud or Stella). Very laid back/casual atmosphere with limited inside seating and a few separate areas outside to sit at. Service can be slow as the bar area is not very big and this place can get very busy relative to its size. That said, the bar tenders/waitstaff make sure you get what you want, which is good. The only bad thing is that a majority of the beers are big beers (>6% ABV), and after a couple pints, you are pretty much done. They have recently added a few more (padawan) beers to their suite, so the lightweights can still enjoy themselves without getting bombed out. The food is solid with daily specials and changing menu; the burgers and ceviche I had there were spot on.
trevman7 (1) Houston, Texas | August 13, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
Selection is not huge, but it is extremely high quality. Last night I had a Dogfish Head Theobroma, St. Arnold Bishop’s Barrel #4, and Clown Shoes Blaecorn Unidragon. Did I mention that the food is out of this world? Best. Burger. Ever.
Maverick34 (44) New York | April 29, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 15/20
Great beer bar near my old ’hood where I grew up. Good seelction of mostly american crafts on 40-something taps, cool backyard. Cheap.
Dogbrick (658) Columbus, Ohio | April 8, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
(Visited 02/2013): Petrol Station is located on Wakefield Drive in north Houston not too far off 610. There is a small parking lot plus street spots available.
The exterior immediately confirms where the place got its name, as it was clearly a gas station at some point. There is a small patio in front, and the front doors open immediately to a cozy bar. The bar runs along the rear and right wall, and there are a few high tables opposite. Lots of breweriana and humorous touches, like a "Christopher Walk-In" cooler, and beers on the chalkboard divided by "Youngling", "Padawan", and "Jedi". Large patio/beer garden in the back too.
Petrol Station has over 30 beers on tap with Texas breweries like St. Arnold, Deep Ellum and Real Ale in attendance. Other domestic craft brewers like Deschutes, Lagunitas and Sierra Nevada as well. I did not note any bottled beer.
Service at the bar and on the patio on a weekday evening was friendly and knowledgeable.
Dinner at Petrol Station for my colleagues and I was thoroughly enjoyed all around.
Overall this is a very enjoyable beer spot to hit in Houston, I would definitely put it near the top of the list for future visits.
vipinvelp (154) Velp, Netherlands | March 19, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Small for US standards, but large patio. Interesting croud, looks like many beer lovers around. Interesting list of taps available. Service is bit difficult to draw attention. Will go back.
thomas15 (17) | November 12, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Old gas station all cleaned up but charmingly rugged edges. All things ordered at the bar for a rotation of bartenders. The line looks intimidatingly long often, but it moves pretty quick. Few if any bottles, but has a great tap list that touches on a bit of everything. Food was upscale bar and good. The tap ended up large but I, and several others were super hammered.
tabonkers (1) , | June 18, 2012
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 20/20
This place is simply fantastic. The staff is great and will freely offer selection advice or a taste. The food is great and they are currently expanding their kitchen. There is more outside seating then indoor but as long as its not raining its fine.
rougeau13 (70) Texas | June 16, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
Cool little place. Glad I finally got over to check it out. Cool, knowledgeable staff, good selection and prices. Bonus points for not wasting any taps on macros, even the imported ones.
tripel_trouble (7) Houston, Texas | May 24, 2012
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
I love the Petrol Station. They have the best selection of microbrews in town and offer a great selection of delicious bar food as well. Everyone recommends the burgers but to me their single best dish is the pulled pork sandwich. It’s amazing. They have a wide variety of craft beers to choose from and it’s always rotating. Seating inside can be hard to find but once you’re there, you stay for a while so it’s no big deal. Great happy hour specials and fantastic special events make this a weekly hangout for me.
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