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Beer Available At Mongoose versus Cobra (arranged by most recent)
Sixpoint Sensi Harvest 88, Deschutes Pinedrops IPA 93, Ommegang Hop House 96, No Label Pale Horse Ale 46, 8th Wonder Intellectuale , No Label Black Wit-O 57, Brazos Valley Silt Brown Ale , Virtue Ledbury 68, Buffalo Bayou More Cowbell 74, Live Oak Big Bark Amber Lager 48, Buffalo Bayou Cucumber Wit , Real Ale Benedictum 96, Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock 99, Bear Republic Racer X 100
Dogbrick (775) Columbus, Ohio | December 23, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
(Visited 10/2014): Mongoose v. Cobra is located on McGowan Street downtown not too far off I-45. Street parking is available in the surrounding area.
The exterior of the large brick building has a nice covering of ivy. Inside opens to one large room with the bar on the left side and long picnic table seating on the left. Brick walls, hanging lights on the ceiling and a large projection TV in the rear. The wall opposite the bar has 3 large chalk boards listing the beers.
MvC features around 40 beers on draught, with many TX breweries represented like Live Oak, Buffalo Bayou, Brazos Valley, and 8th Wonder. Other craft breweries like Deschutes and Ommegang as well. Samples are available. Smaller selection of bottles too.
Service on a relatively slow Friday evening at the bar was good. The bartender was attentive with samples and conversational throughout my visit.
I did not have any food on my visit.
Overall this is a cool bar with a solid beer list in downtown Houston.
dfinney23 (33) Houston, Texas | February 10, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Looks like the empty shell of an old brick building. In fact itís the *nearly* empty shell of an old brick building. Very good eclectic beer list including everything from hard to find locals to under the radar imports. Havenít sampled the food yet.
TylerGreenDC (42) , | December 13, 2013
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 13/20
Nice beer list, though itís really light on ales. Good regional representation. They take the íbarí thing a little too far: Despite serving food that requires utensils, all they offer is a knife, no fork. Beers served a little too cold.
rougeau13 (71) Richmond, Texas | June 14, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Cool place. Nice interior and a good beer selection. The bratwurst covered in kimchi was excellent. The prices arenít even outrageous. Good times.
n2pux (17) Houston, Texas | February 7, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Another nice addition to the Houston beer scene ...although they also have a nicely stocked bar overall. Lovely interior. Lots of local talent on display. Interesting food. And a selection of beer that will easily get you through the night.
Robbievegas (3) Las vegas, Nevada | September 26, 2012
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 20/20
Great new bar in Houston! Just voted best new bar! Fantastic beer selection on draft and in bottles!
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