1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Onion Creek

Not Rated.
   No picture uploaded.
   Have one? Upload it now.

Taps: 15 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
88
very good

15 Ratings
Ratings: 15
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 13.09%
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]

3106 White Oak Dr
Houston, Texas, 77007-2722
United States
phone: (713) 880-0706

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @onioncreekcafe

Notes:
None, yet.

(Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-20-2005)
Place: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-10 | 11-20  | next › last »
Ratings: 15 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by champ103:
Photo of champ103
champ103

Texas

2.73/5  rDev -28.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$

In my opinion this is a pretty odd place. It seems like a nice place as I walk in. A large area outside with picnic tables. Inside there is a long bar with only two chairs for some reason. Nobody sits at the bar. People just walk up, order, and go back to their seats. They will bring food out, but that is about it as far as service goes. No real conversation between the patrons either. Almost everyone was on a computer. The place also played the Flaming Lips ad noisome pretty loud. No real knowledge about the beer, just reciting what they have on tap which is not much.

There are about 15 taps, though most are typical Euro and Mexican light lagers. They do have Saint Arnold Amber and a seasonal. One tap for Real Ale Fireman 4, New Belgium, and Anchor Steam. The bottle list is Real Ale and Saint Arnolds again. Some Chimay and Sam Smith for imported bottles. Overall slightly above average. Though I was disappointed with the quality. I had a SA Amber and Anchor Steam. Both seemed like the taps were dirty or old kegs. I was also short poored both times. Not that impressed on this front.

The food was average. I had a blue cheese burger. The blue cheese was actual crumbles, and not dressing which was great. Though the burger meat was very dry and bland.

Overall, this is not a place I would recommend as a good beer bar. There are so many other good places in town, and just down the road at King Biscuit.

06-17-2009 04:51:34 | More by champ103
More User Reviews:
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
SmellsofMahagony

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.7%

06-16-2014 03:07:55 | More by SmellsofMahagony
Photo of greenspointexas
greenspointexas

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-30-2014 02:28:36 | More by greenspointexas
Photo of emergency_beef
emergency_beef

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

02-07-2014 05:34:28 | More by emergency_beef
Photo of kjkinsey
kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

01-24-2014 18:43:52 | More by kjkinsey
Photo of strangebrew1981
strangebrew1981

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

11-13-2013 00:38:46 | More by strangebrew1981
Photo of jenray
jenray

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

10-30-2013 03:36:51 | More by jenray
Photo of Gagnonsux
Gagnonsux

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

10-12-2013 01:36:44 | More by Gagnonsux
Photo of Theitos
Theitos

Louisiana

3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

The food and atmosphere here are great. I live right around the corner so its a nice place to walk and have a bite to eat and a beer. However, my biggest complaint about Onion Creek is that they do not have proper glassware. I know this might be a minor point but when someone asks me to drink a Brooklyn chocolate stout out of the bottle or a Chimay out of a pint glass you kind see my point. I'm not trashing the place because the food is really great and the selection is very good for a local restaurant/coffee house/bar, but just be prepared to have to request a glass. This is a great place to go and have good beer and good conversation with you and your friends.

12-21-2011 03:06:57 | More by Theitos
Photo of dcloeren
dcloeren

Texas

4.38/5  rDev +14.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$

Onion Creek is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat and some good beers on a nice day. Very small amount of seating inside and tons of picnic tables outside with plenty of shade from trees and umbrellas to go around. They have a fairly simple menu mainly comprising of sandwiches, burgers and salads but good luck on finding something that isnt delicious. I personally recommend that blue burger but I have had several others and some sandwiches and I always end up very pleased with my meal.

The place stays fairly busy so the guys at the bar taking your order expect you to know what you want by the time you get up there. With that being said, they are very helpful when it comes to giving you recommendations or helping you with beer questions. The selection is pretty great for it being a restaurant. Double door fridge full of bottles and cans with about 20 or so taps on the wall. Craft beer dominates the BMC selection and they have a couple of bombers to choose from as well.

Bottom line, the place has great food, great atmosphere (always seem to be jamming good play lists), good beer line up and it is very reasonably priced if not considered cheap compared to other Houston spots.

06-14-2011 14:27:51 | More by dcloeren
« first ‹ prev | 1-10 | 11-20  | next › last »
Onion Creek in Houston, TX
88 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.