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Reviews by assurbanipaul:
3.73/5 rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4
A refreshing oasis in the sea of flatness that is West Texas. With a comfortable warehouse theme, this brave little brewpub produces some very good, quality brews even hundreds of miles from civilization.
Plenty of space, lots of seating and a pool table in back. Located in the Depot district, the beginning of a nightlife strip for the college and young-adult crowd, easily accessible to the interstate and most any part of the city.
Full bar with mixed drinks and macro beers (curious, never seen a brewpub carry any but its own) both in bottle and on tap. List of 7 or 8 in-house brews on the blackboard behind the bar, some seasonal and rotating. Quality ranges from average to excellent with most closer to excellent, never found a real dog of a brew.
Didn't try the food, and sometimes a band plays that probably shouldn't. The homebrew supply store is on the same street only a block away.
12-22-2003 01:08:33 | More by assurbanipaul
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3.75/5 rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4
Definitely has a warehouse-esque feel to it. Large spacious room with lots of seating. A long bar sits in front of the fermentors and serving tanks behind the glass. A large blackboard tells you what beers are on tap, along with IBU and alcohol %. Sometimes you'll see the brewers around to help answer the questions about their beers, but the staff isn't quite as knowledgable. Banners of the awards and the medals won at the GABF years ago are still there, even though the old brewer Jason Courtney is long gone.
The quality of the beers are fair to good. They have a maximum serving capacity of 10 beers, but usually keep it around 8. They will have their standard on tap all the time, light, wheat, and raider red. They also have a few other they will rotate around and have some experimental ones sometimes.
In addition to their own brewed beer, they also have abita root beer on tap, and the macros in bottles, along with all sorts of liquor and a small selection of wine and champagne.
The staff isn't big enough to provide service, most of them aren't paying enough attention to the customers, especially when there is only one bartender working.
Their food menu is a little bit nicer than most bars. In addition to just burgers and sandwiches, they also have a good selection of soups, salads, pasta dishes, steak, fajitas, and pizza. The pizza is pretty good, made in a stone hearth oven. Also, many people claim they have the best buffalo wings in Lubbock. I had some and they were very good.
They run some good deals during the week, but the pints can be a rip off if your there late. They have regular live entertainment weekly and amateurs that try out. It is the only brewpub in Lubbock, and the only place you can buy kegs and growlers within city limits. Since it is in texas and most of the people don't like beers with a lot of flavor, and since it won't sell well, they are limited in what they can make. All in all, its good, but nothing outstanding. Definitely worth a stop by if your in town.
02-25-2005 05:41:28 | More by dauss
2.15/5 rDev -37.1%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 1 | food: 2
I had a chance to visit the Hub City Brewery yesterday (post Fuzzy Brewer) and have to say I was very dissappointed. They still have banners up declaring the medals Jason won for his Helles and American Brown, yet neither of these beers was available on tap. I was there about 1:30pm and the place was less than half full. My waitress was efficient but not very personable (I would have expected more attention with as few patrons as were there). I had the smoked turkey wrap and it was ok. I tried 2 beers (would have been more but I had a 350 mile drive ahead of me): Their Pils, and their Wheat beer. Again, both were ok, but nothing to write home about. I've heard a lot about their beers, and hope for their sake that I picked an off day to visit.
10-02-2004 13:30:04 | More by schoolcb
4.08/5 rDev +19.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5
A rare find in a sea fast food joints and sports bars. After moving to the area, this is the first, and only brew pub I've found.
Atmosphere is nice, antique warehouse-esque. Walls are decorated with work by a local artist. Suprisingly cozy for such a large building. Bar area is well designed, with a good view through a glass wall of the brewing area. Comfortable for just about any group, I've eaten here with business partners, my wife, and now with my wife and newborn daughter.
Food, service and beer are all excellent. My wife is a vegetarian and, by default, a very picky eater. She has NEVER been disappointed by the food at HubCity. She goes for the food, I go for the food and the oatmeal stout. Menu is a little sparse, mainly sandwiches, handmade brick-oven calzones and personal pizzas. For a real treat make sure you try the beer battered onion rings from the appetizer menu.
One other thing - the value is also excellent, I've never left hungry.
01-02-2004 19:20:53 | More by Ilacquin
District of Columbia
3.38/5 rDev -1.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5
This place is pretty decent. It is smack in the middle of an area revitalized for club, bar and eatery spots.
Lots of college kids or a little older hang out at nite. During the day its an older more professonal lunch crowd.
The beer has been decent the couple of times I have been in town. Actually I make a point of going to Hub City so I am not forced to drink Lone Star and Shiner Yuck.
I remember the food was pretty good but cannot remember exactly what I had.
I guess if you ever find yourself in Lubbock, the Hub of the plains, you will just have to stop in and see for yourself.
12-12-2003 05:53:03 | More by hungryghost
Hub City in Lubbock, TX
- out of 100 based on 5 ratings.