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Mongoose Versus Cobra

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very good

28 Ratings
Ratings: 28
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: n/a
Taps: 42
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

1011 McGowen St
Houston, Texas, 77004-1105
United States
phone: (713) 650-6872

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @barmvsc

Place added by: champ103 on 06-15-2012

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Ratings: 28 | Reviews: 5
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vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

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3.29/5  rDev -14.5%
vibe: 1 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

The giant pretzel is ridiculously good, the beer is ridiculously good and even beers that sell out in hours at Saucer seem to stick around quite awhile. Sometimes that's enough but I absolutely hate walking into this place. It's dark as hell and the staff is slow and don't seem to care much about, well, anything really. Going up to the bar to order has been the best method for me to get decent service. I've been there mostly late evening 11PM+ and there's always a ton of well dressed twenty somethings trying to out hipster each other in dresses that look like they were made from their grandmothers curtains or the tightest vintage Fred Perry shirt they could skinny into. Even the name just screams pretentiousness. Really? Mongoose vs. Cobra? I'm sure they have fantastic owners and I'm sure this atmosphere appeals to many. To be fair every bar along main street downtown has the same atmosphere and clientele. I'm just a sloppy, cynical, metal shirt wearing dude who loves beer and prefers a dive I suppose.

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3.41/5  rDev -11.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

Been to this place several times, guess I should review.

The decor/atmosphere is very nice and simple. Concrete floors, brick walls, open rafter type ceiling. Some tables in the back, long beer hall style tables in the front (that I would describe as modern beer-hall-esq). This place can get very loud when there is a crowd.

Every time I've been here the service hasn't been quite up to snuff. Whether it's a waitress who doesn't know a Hefe from an IPA or a painfully slow line at the bar, I wouldn't describe the service as anything better than average.

I find the selection of taps a little stale at times - there never seems to be a lot of rotation/variety to please me, however they also have a large liquor selection and their bartenders generally tend to know what they're at for cocktails, so props to the place.

Haven't explored a lot of their menu, but what I did have I found to be quite good in terms of bread/meat/cheese tray options.

All in all, for the $ a glass of quality beer costs you in this place, I have other places in the midtown area I'd rather frequent. It is a great spot to please a large group with a variety of tastes, and I wouldn't turn it down if invited out for a drink.

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Mongoose Versus Cobra in Houston, TX
88 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.