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Petrol Station Coffeehouse

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

63 Ratings
Ratings: 63
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 10.2%
Taps: 35
Bottles: 0
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

985 Wakefield Dr
Houston, Texas, 77018-6203
United States
phone: (713) 957-2875

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(Place added by: ottovon on 05-13-2009)
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champ103

Texas

3.45/5  rDev -21.8%

The Petrol Station is a gas station converted to a bar. It is tucked away in a neighborhood a few miles north of the 610 Loop.

There is a good sized patio outside and in the back. The bar zig-zags back and forth a bit inside. One TV to watch ball games. Beer mirrors and various brewwania hung on the walls. A chill spot if you can find a seat and get comfortable, which is always an adventure.

Anyway, on to the beer. Now about 35 taps of craft beers, and every once in a while a cask. All the beers rotate. one of the best selections in town. If you are a hop head come here. Always some IPA's. They also make a point to support local Texas breweries. 512, Jester King, No Label, Real Ale. Usually the quality is good, though I do not like how they do cask. No hand pump. They just tap the cask to an extra line (kind of a pseudo cask) or a gravity. Sometimes the less popular beers sit around a little to long for my liking as well. I hate how they pour the beer as well. All the way to the top, no head. Some might like that. Not me.

The food use to be really good, now just bad. I was not that impressed with the Reuben. The burgers are what they are known for, and lately they are really hit or miss. I have had to send back my last 3 burgers. One was not cooked at all (literally raw meat), one was burnt to a hockey puck, the other was raw in the middle again. Some new stuff since the kitchen build out. I tried some duck tacos. I could barley eat it, way to many bones. The pork belly sandwich is chewy, over cooked and a chore to finish. The fries are limp, burnt, and somehow soggy at the same time, not good at all. I am pretty much done eating here.

The service can be ridiculously slow. At peak hours the line can go out the door, and it can take 30 minutes just to get up to the bar. Sometimes it takes more than an hour to get the food as well. This place has pretty much outgrown the small kitchen and limited staff.

Overall, one of the best selections in town, and I love the feel here. Though it is growing to much for its own good. Even with the new kitchen build out, it still takes forever to get food. Service is still hap hazard, and takes forever, and even more crowded. Just to much of a hassle to come anymore.

05-13-2009 20:58:07 | More by champ103
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Petrol Station Coffeehouse in Houston, TX
97 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.