Stopped by on a nice quiet afternoon, maybe 20 people in the house .. . cruised the tap chalk board (chalkboard, love that feature for a tap wall) and found only one new brew and it was the one i hoped for, Pecker Wrecker (tasty!) .. . Very upscale feel to this place, not quite pretentious but hell, the food menu is very much so.. shared 2 different pies, not labeled as POT pies but pies, and frankly, they were terrible, the chicken tasted spoiled but the lamb was decent, but muddled.. I donít see the magic of this place at all, just a yuppie bar to me, but if i am there again, i will definitely give it another go just in case,... so many beer guys love it so i do have respect for it.. just didnít gel with me this time..
Dropped by late on a Friday night with some friends. I was debating what to wear but I ended up dressing trendy and I fit in perfectly. Very upscale bar/gastropub with a swanky atmosphere. Big wall of taps with several things on the list I had not seen before. I was greeted my Matt the beer guy upon entering, and our server knew his stuff. I ended up getting a flight of 5 that I had not had. I will be watching for some of their specialty events and returning soon.
bleeng (158) Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas | April 5, 2011
Had dinner here on St Patrickís day 2011. Interesting vibe-seems like a hipster joint when you first walk in but looking around itís just a wide range of beer and food geeks (like me). Unique, eclectic, food menu that will bring me back again. A bit pricey on the food side but it beats the standard pub grub you find at a lot of beer bars. Excellent selection of drafts-Texas, US and Belgian styles. Parking is a bit crowded and it seems to be a bit off the beaten track-the "proximity map" shown in the review page is incorrect.
Came here for dinner on a Saturday night. Our party Was seated at the huge wooden table in the front where we could be as loud and as drunk as we wanted. Couple of good beer rarities coming up on the menu. The atomosphere is sort of dark restaurant vibe and the food is full of traditional British dishes that have been ramped up. Overall a good time however not that great on prices.
I visited on a recent business trip and was impressed with the overall experience. The place was busy and had a good atmosphere for a Tuesday evening. The main attraction is the 40 taps of beer which had a good range of US craft brews on like Stone and Avery, as well as some Belgium brews (a particular standout was St Bernadus Abt 12) and even Brewdog Hardcore IPA. The bottle list was pretty extensive, but I did not delve far into it. The music was also pretty decent (mostly rock) and the staff were friendly, if not a little over-attentive. A bit of a let-down was the food which looked great, but always contained a weird ingredient or two that didnít quite work (e.g. a bucket load of cayenne pepper in a chocolate pudding...). Overall a great place to visit for atmosphere and the beer range.
This is really an upscale Flying Saucer & whatís wrong with that? I was slightly disappointed in the selection. Oh, it was good. Just as good as any of the FS locations. I was just hoping that I would be able to get some brews that I couldnít find anywhere else in Texas. Alas, there was nothing there I couldnít get at other good beer bars around the state. They do have a pretty good selection of booze too, if thatís your thing. The areas where it has it all over the other bars is really good food (mostly) & decor thatís almost too nice for a beer joint. I liked it. But I was hoping for more ...probably unrealistically so.
While this place doesnít have the largest number of taps, they specialize in bringing only the best beers in. Bud Light and Heineken are no where to be found, and you are guaranteed to find several top notch (95% and up) beers lurking in their tap and bottle selections. They also rotate taps fairly often, so weekly visits will often yield a changing beer list. Ambiance isnít the best as it appears as though you are just inside another random restaurant; no patio or scenic views exist. The interesting part is the restaurant is decorated with a number of local artifacts that detail the social history of Dallas in the past few decades. Food is highly acclaimed, but seems overrated to me in the few times I have tried it. Service can be spotty as the bar tenders are not bothered by empty glasses piling up on the bar or tables. Additionally, parking is limited (valet only, otherwise scarce street), the bar area is actually quite small as most of the area is dedicated to the restaurant, and it is not the easiest place to get in and out of if you wish to travel in any direction other than north on 35E. I definitely poke my head in once in a month or so, but due to the few nagging problems, I will not be a regular here.
This is a really nice fun place with a big tap list and decent bottle list. Iím hard to impress when it comes to bottle lists, and this one wasnít super impressive as far as rar go, but as for a place with a lot of good beer options this place is certainly right there. Good food, and a variety of options to please a variety of people, good carnivore and vegan options alike. My grandparents and parents both enjoyed the atmosphere and the vibe, not to mention the food.