Taps House of Beer
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Taps: 90 / Bottles: 115
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 11 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
1.73/5 rDev -43.8%
vibe: 1.25 | quality: 1.25 | service: 1.25 | selection: 3 | $$
Was greatly disappointed in this place. I was initially turned away at the door (said my pants were too big) until I apologized for being overweight and told them who I work for. When I get in it is clear they are selecting who can get in. Bluestars description is accurate. Took forever to get served. Several beers in the cooler that are out of date (last summer seasonals). Had one beer and left. Won't go back.
04-13-2013 19:37:40 | More by GalvBeerGuy
3.21/5 rDev +4.2%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
The problem with this bar is that it is in the heart of the Washington Corridor, and attracts the clientelle that goes along with it. While the selection of handles behind the bar is great, it is usually very difficult to get a drink on a Friday or Saturday night unless you're a gorgeous blonde or a 6'5" 190 lb male with enough gel in your hair to support several bricks. They have bags, oversized jenga, and oversized connect 4 (without enough pieces to finish the game)outside, and hand-shuffle board inside. No food at all and no tower service after 12 (no matter how big your group is).
A change of locale would do this bar nicely, as it may then attract people actually interested in beer, rather than those trying to figure out how they may be able to sneak into the dance clubs on either side.
03-19-2012 18:19:26 | More by Bluestar
3.11/5 rDev +1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
I was underwhelmed by Taps House of Beer. I went in on a Saturday afternoon, during basketball season. It wasn't very crowded but the service was slow. There were a ton of taps, but no list and it was tough for me to see most of the taps. The waitress was not at all helpful. The first beer I had (it was last month and I've already forgotten what is was) was skunked. I looked it up when I got home and it was a Fall seasonal, in March, no wonder. I politely explained to the bartender that there was something wrong with the beer (not simply that I didn't like it) and it was a hassle to get something different. The rest of the basketball game the bartender pretty much ignored us. (My mom was with me drinking soda and never got a refill.) If it hadn't been such a close basketball game we would have left a lot earlier. Very disappointing since all the other places we visited during our long weekend had great service and good beer.
04-10-2011 01:35:58 | More by mariner22
2.71/5 rDev -12%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 1.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | $
I came here while visiting some of my friends in Houston. The place was packed but I can handle that. What I could not handle was the fact that two of the beers I had ordered had gone bad. This is a place people go before going to the nearby clubs. I ordered a Dogfish 90 minute and it was well past its prime. I believe this place gets a lot of people drinking BMC so the craft brews do not get turned over as often. I would come here again only if I couldn't talk my friends into going somewhere else.
04-02-2011 21:03:43 | More by franklymyrhett
4.03/5 rDev +30.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I came to Taps by having my arm twisted by my sister this past Saturday. At first, I was weary to join her because I figured this establishment would just be like all others on the Washington Corridor. I wasn't in the mood for douche bags and all my affliction shirts were dirty laundry (joke). I'm a huge fan of good microbrews and craft beer so she insisted I would fall in love with this place. Boy was she right, walking inside I knew I'd enjoy my experience at Taps (you literally walk inside a giant barrel). On one side is the bar and is completely covered with taps (around 40 or 50 from what I could surmise). I always love a good place to drink good brew and this is def one of them. Although it may take a while to get a brew if the bar is crowded, the bar staff seemed cool and friendly. I stood and waited about 10 minutes at the bar before I was attended to. The bartender clearly saw me waiting and gave me a shot on the house with my brew which I thought was cool. The vibe is casual and the crowd is extremely diverse (not filled to the brim with pretentious yups). Inside, it is nice and bright with decorations to remind you you're in Texas. They have a shuffleboard table and always had good music jammin from the juke box. There's also tons of flat screens, so I'll def be back for football season (but most likely before then). Outside there are two patios. One in the front which would be group friendly if you got there before it got packed. In the back there's another with picnic tables and a pretty cool bar game called "cornholing" which is basically washers with beanbags. Overall I'd say if you're a beer guy (or girl) you should def give this place a try. Leave your pomposity at the door, order a nicely poured ale, and get ready to have a good night. Cheers!
Beers enjoyed: Stone IPA, Green Flash West Coast IPA, Arrogant Bastard Ale, Samuel Smith Imperial Stout, Magic Hat #9, Shiner Bock
09-11-2010 03:34:21 | More by hardingma
Taps House of Beer in Houston, TX
80 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.