The Petrol Station | Houston, Texas
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The Petrol Station
Excellent based on 38 ratings
Type: Bar

985 Wakefield Dr
Houston, Texas United States 77018 [ print map ]
713 957 2875

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Hours: M 5pm-12am; T-F 2pm-12am; Sat 11am-1am; Sun 11am-8pm


Mayor: djd07 (5) | Taps: 35 | Bottles: 1


The Petrol Station

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Beer Available At The Petrol Station (arranged by most recent)
Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale 89, Odell Mountain Standard Double Black IPA 99, Buffalo Bayou Great White Buffalo , Stone Reason Be Damned 92, Prairie Artisan Ales Barrel Aged Bomb , Prairie Artisan Ales Wine Barrel Noir 99, Odell Dr. Acula 87, Saint Arnold Boiler Room Berliner Weisse 80, Real Ale 18th Anniversary (XVIII) Gose 88, Lagunitas Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale 98, Dogfish Head Burton Baton 99, (512) IPA 95, Avery Tweak (Meph Addict) 100, To ōl Jule Mślk 96, No Label Eleven Amp IPA 60, Real Ale Benedictum 96, Buffalo Bayou Red Velvet Stout 77, No Label Vanilla Bean Elda M. Milk Stout , 8th Wonder Hopston 53, Prairie Artisan Ales Prairie Noir 99
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38 reviews for The Petrol Station
 Ambiance  80%
 Service  75%
 Selection  81%
 Food  85%
 Value  81%
 Overall  83%
 Rating  88%
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86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
thomas15  (17) | November 12, 2012
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.
94
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 20/20
tabonkers  (1) , | June 18, 2012
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.
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
rougeau13  (70) Richmond, Texas | June 16, 2012
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.
98
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
tripel_trouble  (7) Houston, Texas | May 24, 2012
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. Itís amazing. They have a wide variety of craft beers to choose from and itís always rotating. Seating inside can be hard to find but once youíre there, you stay for a while so itís no big deal. Great happy hour specials and fantastic special events make this a weekly hangout for me.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
deyholla  (323) Minneapolis, Minnesota | May 17, 2012
One of my favorite places! The place itself is small, but great out door seating. Bartenders can be a bit rude but overall are nice and helpful. The burgers are the best in Houston in my opinion! Prices a very fair and selection is large and rotates frequently. Half pint available. I love this place!
86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
JDBaker11058  (41) Maryland | February 14, 2012
Ambiance: Located in a very residential area. Youíre driving down a road lined with houses and BAM, there it is, in what appears to be an old gas station (hence the name, I assume). Not much parking right out front, but thereís a large-ish parking lot directly across the street. Some outside seating and (I think) a wood-burning stove right out front, then youíre inside. Small-ish interior, and comfortably appointed, but not fancily: wooden seating, a nice slab of bar space, medium lighting. Very generous outdoor patio with a large fire/stove going and covered seating. If temps cooperate, itís perfect. Service: Extremely friendly, enthusiastic about beer, and clearly knowledgeable. Selection: This listing shows 15 taps, but there were more like 30. Iíve only been the once, but there was a WIDE selection across all styles, from mostly (if not all) craft brewers. Food: Oustanding. I had the chorizo-laden mac & cheese. One co-worker had a giant reuben and the other had a burger the size of a dodgeball, topped with a fried egg. All of us were enthused. Fries were awesome. Value: Came down from DC, so prices were great compared to what Iím used to. About 6 bucks for a beer, food in the $10 range. Overall: What a cool place. Traveling to Houston on business, looked for something on the northern side of the city, and ratebeer showed this as the highest-rated place on the north/west side for bars. Was not disappointed.
60
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 10/20
MaltOMeal  (38) Land of Sugar, Texas | January 22, 2012
I have mixed feelings about this place. While the atmosphere and ambiance are good, this is a place I only care to come to when I suspect the crowd will be small, say like on a Friday after a holiday when everyone else is out shopping. The food is quite good and the tap selection is very good with a good rotation among what is available. They are always bringing in stuff that is new to Houston and hard to get. Lots of excellent choices. My beef is that they want to hold events and draw big crowds, yet the small interior is not conducive to large crowds and they do not ensure fire code limits are adhered to. On top of that, they never seem to have enough bartenders to handle the events, thus, the wait can be quite long. Even on slower days the bartenders are not that attentive. I think the owner realizes he will have lots of people show up regardless of how poorly they are served as the situation is continuously repeated, never seeming to improve. Avoid their special events, or Friday and Saturday evening for that matter, unless you like to stand in lines waiting for long periods to get a beer. there are better alternatives in Houston, in my opinion.
98
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
joli  (1) Texas | January 2, 2012
Can I just say that I love this place and Mora 2000, as I understand your want for TX beer, many of the local Houston places do focus on that and only Texas beer so I find it refreshing that we can get some excellent choices at The petrol Station.
68
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000  (101) McKinney, Texas | November 20, 2011| Updated July 29, 2012
Updated rating: Decided to give Petrol Station another try and was once again disappointed. There were 6 or 7 Texas beers on tap, but only one was from Houston. Where is the love for the local guys?

Stopped by during a recent trip to Houston. While the tap selection was very good, I was disappointed by the lack of Texas beers. Of the 25 or so beers on tap during my visit, only three were from Texas (one from 512 and two from Karbach). I was hoping to see some Ranger Creek, No Label, Live Oak or Independence, Austin Beer Works. From the availability list on RateBeer it looks like other Texas beers have been present in the past, so maybe this was a one time thing. But I was just hoping to see the bar focusing on Texas taps, not national taps that I can get in Dallas. Still, a very nice place with helpful service, my only gripe is the lack of Texas taps. I also liked that they sold half pints of all of their beers.
70
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 10/20
hashbrown  (4) Houston, | November 1, 2011
Enjoy stopping by from time to time. They keep their supply well stocked and circulate new beers all the time so its always changing whats on tap!

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