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Taps: 40 / Bottles: 32
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 11 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by champ103:
3.93/5 rDev -8.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
This is a nice beer bar in College Station. The only one besides the Fox & Hound chain. I found it a great place to go have a beer. The atmosphere is great. It has a nice old British pub feel to it. The service is good and friendly. The selection is not bad at all. Fuller's Porter is my favorite here, but they have some Spaten beers and Real Ale as well. The selection is better that about 90% of the bars around the area, but I have seen better. Though, you can't complain to much when they have Fuller's on tap. Overall, a place I will visit more often when I am in the area.
02-21-2008 15:47:17 | More by champ103
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4.26/5 rDev -1.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
I am not sure if they have more taps than FnH but they do have more selection. By that I mean no budlight wheat, Ultra, Lime beers, and all the other macros on tap. Just BMC on the front three taps then it goes up from there. Yeah bluemoon is there but lots of college students like it so what ya gonna do?
Have some nice big bottles from time to time that you can't find at Specs in town.
This might not sound strange to some but in this town it is, they serve beer in glasses! Not plastic cups. Amazing! Which is a cost since it is a college town and people enjoy leaving their pint glasses on the ground or dropping them.
Has some knowledgeable people on staff but others are kind of pricks. All in all I go there over FnH because better atmosphere and nicer people. If you're in the area and want good beer go there.
02-28-2010 18:38:39 | More by rwf08
4.55/5 rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
O'Bannons, when it first opened, was looking like the Black Sheep of Northgate (The College Station bar district), but when I went in and noticed the selection and the competency of the employees, I knew they would be around for a while.
At O'Bannons, they know how to pour a proper Guinness and the bar staff with teach you how. The waitresses will NEVER let your glass run dry (unlesss it's a busy night and Blaggards are there) and the owners will treat you like their best friends.
The atmosphere is friendly, warm and inviting. This is the kind of place I can go and have a pint at 3 in the afternoon and still have someone to talk to.
The beer selection is at a constant average of 75-80 beers on tap and in bottle/cans and is constantly rotating. I would say they change a couple of on tap beers every few months and bottle/can beers get switched 4 or 5 at a time at about the same rate. I can always try something new and interesting (though not always GOOD) one a month or so.
Overall, a good pub in the worst (read "misunderstood") place in town. Go in, have a beer, make a friend and you won't leave in a bad mood. (see Martini Street - CS)
12-08-2009 06:09:06 | More by AlexMunse
4.5/5 rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
Oh man do I love this place. It's the only beer bar worth going to in College Station and you can be sure to catch me there 3 days out of the week. The atmosphere is as good as it can be considering the fact that it's stuck in an area filled with college bars. But hey, I'm in college, so that's really nothing for me to complain about.
The bartenders are all competent and usually pretty cool, as are the owners. They take their time in pouring a good beer, my only complaints are that they don't have the proper glassware for Belgian beer and they sometimes sacrifice head in the process of topping the glass off.
The selection is good. 75 total beers that cover a wide range of styles. Sure you're not going to get all of the little wacky brews that some other places might have, but you won't go in there and not be able to find plenty of things you like.
The value is pretty good compared to prices in cities like Dallas and Houston. The best night to go there is on Wednesday where they have pint night. Most every tap is $3 with a few of them (Maredsous) being $4.
Overall it's the best bar in College Station and is a welcome break from the other crappy Northgate bars.
03-17-2008 15:18:23 | More by GeoffW
4.16/5 rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This place isnt bad and has a old pub feel. They have a wide variety of beers and liquors. Good specials throughout the week and they have a beer tour. I would recommend if visiting college station. well since i need 500 words ill just chat about the place.... it has dart boards that are decent but the darts suck. They get new beers on tap quite regularly so sometimes you have to leave the tour of beers to try something that took the place of an old beer you have tried. This is the best bar for a beer lover on northgate and one of few beer establishments in college station that have a variety away from american macrobreweries
12-07-2007 22:57:21 | More by dirtsocks
4.56/5 rDev +5.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
O'bannon's Taphouse is a great place to go with friends who love to drink a variety of beers. I go there weekly for the BEER TOUR that they do, drinking one of every beer on tap and bottles, don't worry you cannot do it all in one go around because they limit you to only 2 beers a day. There are 40 beers on tap and plus another 35 or more beers in bottles. If you are a true beer lover and are in College Station for a couple of days I would recommend heading to Northgate and sitting down and having a couple of beers.
08-07-2007 07:59:37 | More by BryanEast
O'Bannon's Taphouse in College Station, TX
93 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.