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Roosevelt's at 7

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Taps: 44 / Bottles: 38
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

16 Ratings
Ratings: 16
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 12.47%
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]

821 N Main St
McAllen, Texas, 78501-4324
United States
phone: (956) 928-1994

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @rooseveltsat7

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(Place added by: spithrash on 12-30-2008)
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jasonjlewis

Texas

3.43/5  rDev -19.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | $$$$

This place is dimly lit inside with some comfortable booths and couches. Outside are some benches so people can smoke. There is some nice light music to build ambience.

THere are a lot of taps here. I see some stick around a little bit long, but it seems like they sell a good amount of beer for the most part and nothing seems too old.

Service is ok at best. I get ignored a lot. It took me 15 minutes to close my tab the other night. It gets to be a pain in the ass sometimes. I sometimes go here with my friends to meet people and the waitstaff will interrupt and essentially cockblock us from time to time. Not to mention, they don't often check up on their tables to ensure everyone has a beer. That being said, the owners are nice and there are some nice people who work here.

Selection is nice. I think there are about 45 taps and maybe 50 bottles here. My gripe is that shit is SUPER FUCKING EXPENSIVE at times. Some taps are 5 bucks a piece, which is a bit high, but last night my celebrator double bock cost me 12 dollars!

03-19-2009 00:32:17 | More by jasonjlewis
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Hankshh

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

07-04-2014 18:19:01 | More by Hankshh
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Vinyl_on_Tap

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

06-19-2014 12:14:18 | More by Vinyl_on_Tap
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mario_ec

Texas

4.25/5  rDev 0%

05-09-2014 06:34:45 | More by mario_ec
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ChristopherWIU-UTPA

Texas

4.83/5  rDev +13.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75 | $$

Roosevelt's at 7 is a splendid little bar that specializes in a wide variety of beers, outstanding food, and great service. They have a wide selection of beers, over seventy to choose from, ranging from craft beers to excellent foreign beers like Chimay. They used a wide variety of glassware when serving a variety, which is awesome, especially when drinking Belgian beer. The environment is laid back, the tone of the place is friendly, and the crowd seems jovial. I would recommend this place to anyone.

04-15-2014 23:02:15 | More by ChristopherWIU-UTPA
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Garcia

Texas

4.9/5  rDev +15.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$$

A) great. The people who Hang out are nice and chill.
Q) great job matching beer glasses to style of beer. Knowledgable and beer is always fresh.
S) Great service, and the waiters/waitress are always knowledgable about the beers they have on tap. Service is prompt, yet not overwhelming.
Selection) the best selection in the valley. Dogfish 90, chimney, rockefort, etc etc.
F) the food is great, but a tad salty.
V) a tad on the expensive side, but worth it.

01-04-2014 02:04:35 | More by Garcia
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Kikat2680

Texas

4.88/5  rDev +14.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$

By far the BEST pub the valley has. The ambience is chill. The best part is that they carry Trappist brew such as Chimay, Orval, Rochefort, Westmalle and La Trappe. Their brew selection is divine along with their food. I highly recommend it to all my peeps. LOVE it!

11-11-2013 05:14:08 | More by Kikat2680
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rashley

Texas

3.93/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$

Was there on a weekday evening with coworkers. The service was awesome as the waiter explained the various craft beers that they had on tap, (around 40), and the food. He recommended a good beer pairing for the food that we ordered. Our beer glasses never emptied as the waiter was always ready to refill or bring us a new beer to try. The atmosphere reminded me of what I imagine an Irish pub to be. Enjoyed it and plan to return soon. They have a 5 course meal, once a month that includes beers properly paired to the dish. I hope to partake of that one day soon.

08-04-2013 04:45:14 | More by rashley
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chezhed

Louisiana

4.56/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$

The beer selection is great. A wide variety of brewers and styles that has varied the few times I have been. ONe of the few places I have been able to compare 4 or 5 IPAs at the same visit. Most seldom have more than 2. Being in Texas it does have some limited distribution that people from either coast would miss. It tends to get more left coast than right or upper Midwest, so no Bells or Victory or Smuttynose, etc. but heavier on Left Coast, Great Divide, Stone. Bartender is happy to discuss his likes/favorites and always provide a taste if you are interested.
The food is really good. The sandwiches are excellent and the Sammy Davis Pasta has great heat (I live in Louisiana...I know :)) and adding shrimp, salmon, etc for only $6 makes it a steal meal for $15. Plenty to eat.
Decor is very "bar" like with a funky feel. Bar is a long vertical slab of sealed wood and curves and twists a bit. About 3 booths offer some private seating and the rest is about 10-12 tables with lots of beer signs, etc around. Check the ceiling. Tap handles of beers they have had on tap almost ring the room on a shelf. There is the patio...haven't been to it yet but you can hear it for sure :)
Definitely worth finding and they just started a beer/food pairing night....like smoked duck or lamb, etc....not just the menu.

01-30-2013 22:00:46 | More by chezhed
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SudsTerkel

Colorado

4.63/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$

I heard about Roosevelt's from a local while sitting at the bar @ BJ's in McAllen. This place is a treasure; they have 30+ taps of carefully selected beer. For me while traveling across Texas on business, finding such a rich array of offerings in the Rio Valley is a personal triumph.

I had Real Ales [Austin] 16th Anniversary Ale - a very tasty doppel; Rogue's Brutal Bitter - a very drinkable ESB I'd not had before; and Left Coast's Hop Juice to satisfy my hops "fix." It was a most enjoyable evening thanks to Roosevelt' s rich, wide and deep range of taps.

Their menu is solid, too - appealing range of offerings; I had the Cobb Salad which was well executed. I was there on a Friday night and it was fairly busy but the service didn't miss a beat. They don't print a beer list to be sure to tell your server your beer preferences and they'll make a recommendation. These guys know their beer...whenever I'm near McAllen, I'll be there.

08-18-2012 13:52:26 | More by SudsTerkel
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Roosevelt's at 7 in McAllen, TX
93 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.