BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
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4/5 rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Visited here in June. Great location with a movie theater nearby if I recall. Nice place, good parking and seemed very busy both times I visited. Beers were good for a commercialized brewery. Visited other locations in Chandler and Scottsdale, AZ that were smaller and less busy but this was a good place. No complaints at all. Walk in the bar is ahead up steps to the right, seating area is ahead and off to the left extending to back. I recommened this place to some family who had no idea what beer was outside of Bud and they liked it too.
01-15-2008 07:07:42 | More by barleywinefiend
3.58/5 rDev -8.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$
This is a very good place to have a beer. It has a chain like atmosphere, but still fun with good service. The food was just average, I have only been there a couple of times, so maybe there are better things to eat. I had a very average burger and ribs the two times I eat there.
Anyway, on to the beer. BJ's selection runs from a kolsh to stout. Without getting into in-depth reviews, I was not disapointed with any style. Though they are all safe and standard. A nice Irish red and stout. The pale ale was more of an ipa, all hops and not much balance with the malt. The porter was a little watery, but good. The kolsh and wheat were typical of the style. All and all, a fun place that I would recommend. Though a bit standard.
10-06-2008 07:48:37 | More by champ103
4.2/5 rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
This isn't the easiest place to find on 1960. A u turn after passing it I made it to the restaurant. It seems like a pretty popular place as the place was packed the night my wife and I went. There was a 45 minute wait which wasn't a big deal as they were pretty busy. We got our first beers from the bar for the wait I got the red and my wife got the hefe. BJ's contracts their brewing with Saint Arnolds which is too bad because that hefe was pretty good I'd buy it at the store if Saint Arnold would bottle it but its only at BJ's. After a wait of about 30 minutes we got sat at our table which I thought was decent with the crowd there. For dinner I ordered a Cajun shrimp pasta dish that was very good and it was a big serving as well. I also ordered their beer sampler that comes with four of their beers. One of the beers on it was their red that I got before dinner started so I asked if I could have the red substituted with the brown and that was no problem. The beers are either good or unimpressive the blond and porter were just ok beers while the red, brown, apa, and hefe were pretty damn good. While this location isn't actually a brew on premise brewpub the beer is their recipe and they make some good food. All in all if you want some good beer and good food check the place out.
07-11-2008 13:34:21 | More by armock
4.03/5 rDev +2.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Damn, this place is not easy to get to if you are heading east on FM1960. You have to cut over 2 lanes of traffic, cut through a parking lot, go around a hotel, then back onto a road where you can turn in.
Once you get their, the first thing you WON'T notice is any brewing equipment. I understand they farm out those duties to St. Arnolds (the only Houston micro-brewery). They don't even try to give you the illusion there might be brewing going on here.
The space inside is very large, and open, typical neo-warehouse style. I opted to sit at the bar.
I ordered up a Piranha Pale Ale - which was very good.
For food I selected 'The Wedge" which was a wedge of iceberg lettuce smothered in Blue Cheese, real bacon bits and a few other garnishes. It was a perfect pre-dinner salad option. I also had the jambalaya accompanied by the Tatonka Stout. The ABV is very noticeable, but it does not take away from the roasty chocolaty taste. The jambalaya was excellent. A bit spicy, but very good, and the portion is also quite generous. Desert consisted of a PM Porter, also very good.
I have to give atmosphere a point off, since 50% of the patrons I noticed were drinking Coors Lite or Bud Lite. There is definitely more of a restaurant feel to this establishment. I question how many people are there for the beer.
They also had 8 BJ's beer on tap, along with Guinness, a Sam Adams seasonal, and a Belgian.
In Houston this is one of your few options. I guess in Texas, where bigger is better they must not apply this to their beer IQ? Or maybe the climate doesnt lend itself to microbrewing? I dont understand why such a large metro area only boasts 1 real brewpub and 1 microbrewery.
06-14-2007 00:04:15 | More by gixxerman
4.22/5 rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
This is a pretty cool BJ's. I've been to a few other ones around the city and this one just seems to be in the heart of all the action...There is a movie theater right up the road so dinner and a movie is very possible to achieve...They also still have all of the BJs brews which are a treat every time I go there... My waiter here knew which beers of theirs to pair with food which was really cool....The only issue I had was finding the dang place!!! If you pass it up when driving East on 1960 past 249, you have to U-turn and go back passes 249 and U-turn again. Which is nearly impossible during rush hour!!!
09-04-2008 20:27:17 | More by stumac
BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse in Houston, TX
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