Petrol Station Coffeehouse
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Taps: 35 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 44 | Reviews: 29 | Show All Ratings:
4.55/5 rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
Finally went to a great craft beer bar in Houston and it felt like home nestled in a neighborhood. First walking in the had seats all around and rustic tables filled the rest of the space. Big size beer garden along with seating out front. If I lived near here I would be here everyday. The service was outstanding and the selection was expansive. The door to the cooler was filled with tap handles, a chalkboard around it with the food menu. Recommend the Duck Tacos BAM!! I had no idea about this place till a fellow advocate suggested we meet there for a trade.
Great Beer, Great Food, Great people (bartenders & customers) Great Place!!!
12-30-2012 02:13:14 | More by MIA4IPA
4.95/5 rDev +13.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
My favorite craft beer place to hit in Houston.
Went to their 4th Anniversary.. what a great job they did there.. so many great and hard to find beers. One of the best beer days I've had. 512 BB Pecan Porter... enough said there... oh yeah.. old Rasputin from 2010... Saint Arnold BB1 and Pumpkinator.. beers from Lagunitas, DFH, Stone, Real Ale and so many others...
The Rancor Burger is fantastic.. as are the fries.. add some parmesan cheese or truffle oil.
Taps rotate all the time which is awesome. They always have two or three beers I haven't had before it seems.
If you are in Houston, hit this place up.
12-28-2012 01:57:45 | More by Ford
4.14/5 rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Had a couple hours to spare before my flight and was fortunate enough to be in the same neighborhood of this little gem.
As with many of the icehouse bars in houston, this one is very subdued in appearance and atmosphere. Small on the inside but with a ton of outdoor seating.
Not an overly large selection of beers, but a nicely balanced one. They had selections from DFH, Ommegang and many others.
Service was excellent. The bartender and waitress were both extremely friendly and knowledgeable.
Clientele was a mix young and old. Not very packed, but it was sunday afternoon. I understand from the bartender that thurs-sat nights are crazy.
Had already eaten, so I didn't try the food. But the duck tacos looked very intriguing.
Will definitely stop in again on my next trip to Houston.
10-16-2012 01:09:18 | More by srhoadsy
4.68/5 rDev +7.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
My friend has been a regular at this place for a few years, and he has always tried to get me to go there with him. I finally did, and I was not disappointed at all. The atmosphere in this place was awesome, and they have a lot on tap. Not as much as Flying Saucer, but they had more than I needed, and had one of my favorite IPAs on tap. Bartenders are great, and will suggest beers to you based on your preferences. I would frequent this place if I lived closer, but I will go as often as I can.
The food is excellent as well, you wouldn't expect it walking into the place as it is like a dive bar. I would suggest the burgers to anyone.
08-06-2012 21:47:36 | More by Kuges
4.63/5 rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $
Stopped by this place at to meet up with trading buddy and brother from another mother lnashsig on my recent trip back home to houston.
Quaint place stashed away off a few side roads near Ella Blvd in North Houston. Had the urge to drive past it, looks like a dive from the outisde, lol.
Around 7pm on a Friday, people were bustling enjoying themselves but not crowed at all. ~10 seats at the bar, ~ 6 large picnic style tables inside, and large back patio. Didnt count the taps but more than 30 and all styles with about 2/3rds being all texas micros. 512, Independence, St. Arnold, east and west coast goodies and all different styles. I couldnt remember them all but this is definitely the type of place that you wont be able to try everything you'd like in one sitting. Since I was a visitor, everything on tap may not have been impressive to the regulars but this seems like the place to get rare releases as well.
Shared CBS, Older Viscocity 2008, Zhukov 2011, Kuhnhenn Bourbon Braggot etc with the staff and the head guy Troy is an awsome guy. Sharing is encouraged and rewarded. Oh and my round of beers were 12$ and I'm not talking about Natty Light, incredible to pay 3$ for top notch beer considering what I pay in NYC/NJ.
Burger I had was no joke as well.
Oh an all the workers there have awsome beards, like a secret beer cult.
I wish there were more places in my new home like this one in my old home. Highly reccommended and definitely better than GingerMan Houston just on selection alone.
11-09-2011 13:56:33 | More by beenitty
4.05/5 rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
I wish that the Petrol Station was closer to me, but it might be a good thing, because I don't think I'd ever leave.
The Petrol Station is a pretty solid place. Starting off as a coffee station/bar, this place has definitely became a solid beer stop in Houston. The selection of beers they get is always of high quality, and it seems like they're always getting something good in. Some nights if you show up at peek times, it can take a little while to get your food and drinks, but it is well worth it. Get a 512 pecan porter with a Rancor burger, and you can call it a night. The collection of spent bottles they have stashed lets you know that these doods definitely know/give a shit about beer. The beer is reasonable, but the quality of food, you will be paying for. I've only had the burgers there, and they are not something to fuck with. Get them like the menu says, and its well worth the price.
As was stated, if I lived closer, I would be there constantly. Good thing it sits right in the middle of a neighborhood..
09-09-2011 01:00:44 | More by FUNKPhD
4.45/5 rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $
located in a quaint neighborhood just north of the loop. very chill atmosphere, great beer selection, great food... the hungry hippy is the bomb. nice large front and back patios, with little indoor seating. very "layed back" staff and crowd, but very serious about craft beer and the selections available. 35 revolving taps of nothing but the best craft beer available in texas. prices cannot be beat... most pints are $4 or $6 and $4 beers go down to $3 for happy hour. happy hour allday on mondays
08-19-2011 09:22:13 | More by hopduder
4.54/5 rDev +4.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$$
Right in my back yard, I can walk there!
Sadly, they were way cooler when no one knew this place existed. Now it's perpetually packed from the bar to the door, spilling over into the outside facilities.
But they carry some really, really good beers on tap. And the bartender always knows the beer and can informatively tell you what you're drinking, what it's like, and all that. The draft beers range from things you'll get at every bar in town to select craft beers to limited craft beers you probably can't find anywhere else. If you're a beer geek -- and you are if you're reading this -- it's a worthwhile, must-see visit.
06-28-2011 20:34:28 | More by toastw
4.3/5 rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
located pretty much in a neighborhood and out of the way of everything else. anyway they have a such a relaxed atmosphere which is always refreshing. i love how frequently they rotate the taps thats what i think is their cash cow.
the bartenders are very helpful, and extremely nice i will say i have been talked down to once before which was not cool but i'll let it slide, other than that everyone is very friendly and informative.
i love the food more than the beer, almost everything i have had has been amazing, even for a beer drinking health freak like myself (yes i know what i said) they have food that i can have and not regret it the next day.
everything is priced typically and reasonable, ill go every chance i get and recommend others do the same if they want a great beer/food experience.
06-21-2011 04:08:01 | More by JayAre46
4.05/5 rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Great small neighboehood pub in the heights area. I am from dallas, but my sister lives a few blocks away and I visit every time I am in town.
Great atmosphere, really laid back. A bit small on the inside but they do have plenty of tables in the backyard and some front patio seating.
Probably 10-15 rotating taps so there is usually soomehting new to try. Beer is always fresh because they don't have too many taps at a time. Great locals and seasonals. Focus is mainly on craft brews but you can get wine for someone who doesn't like beer. Great food even though it takes awhile to recieve your order. Service can be slow, but it gets fairly crowded in the evenings. The folks who run the bar are very knowlegeable and friendly.
Overall a really great place to hang out in a low key environment with good friends. Good people, chill atmosphere, and great beer.
06-20-2011 19:23:54 | More by txbrew81
Petrol Station Coffeehouse in Houston, TX
95 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.