The Petrol Station | Houston, Texas
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The Petrol Station
Excellent based on 35 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 (7) | Taps: 35 | Bottles: 1


The Petrol Station

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Beer Available At The Petrol Station (arranged by most recent)
Real Ale 18th Anniversary (XVIII) 92, Lagunitas Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale 98, Dogfish Head Burton Baton 99, (512) IPA 95, Avery Tweak (Meph Addict) 100, To Øl Jule Mælk 95, No Label Eleven Amp IPA , Real Ale Benedictum 96, Buffalo Bayou Red Velvet Stout 75, No Label Vanilla Bean Elda M. Milk Stout , 8th Wonder Hopston 53, 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 80, Green Flash Green Bullet 98, Goose Island Matilda Lambicus 88
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35 reviews for The Petrol Station
 Ambiance  80%
 Service  73%
 Selection  81%
 Food  86%
 Value  81%
 Overall  82%
 Rating  85%
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris  (353) Burnaby, British Columbia | April 1, 2014
A small bar with a large outdoor space. In the middle of a residential area and serve yourself and casual vibe. Decent tap list, mostly Pacific North West beers. Chalk boards which are a bit of a pain to read and so small lots of initials to represent breweries which makes it hard to order. A decent bar, but a bit pricey.
82
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
drakkar  (1) Texas | January 11, 2014
Small interior, large back patio. Moderate number of well selected taps, and good food (the lamb burger is awesome).
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
RaginCajun  (28) Houston, Texas | October 14, 2013
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.
84
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
trevman7  (1) Houston, Texas | August 13, 2013
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.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 15/20
Maverick34  (52) New York | April 29, 2013
Great beer bar near my old ’hood where I grew up. Good seelction of mostly american crafts on 40-something taps, cool backyard. Cheap.
86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick  (700) Columbus, Ohio | April 8, 2013
(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.
68
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
vipinvelp  (183) Velp, Netherlands | March 19, 2013
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.
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.

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