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Petrol Station Coffeehouse

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

33 Reviews
Petrol Station CoffeehousePetrol Station Coffeehouse
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

985 Wakefield Dr
Houston, Texas, 77018-6203
United States

(713) 957-2875 | map

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Added by ottovon on 05-13-2009

PLACE STATS
Score:
93
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
87
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
5.97%
 
 
Taps:
35
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 33 | Ratings: 87
Reviews by drummermattie02:
Photo of drummermattie02
4.6/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Been going here for beers and burgers for a bit over a year now, figured it was time to review.

The top criticism of this place is wait time on food. That being said, they are limited by the size of their kitchen and I think that most people that frequent Petrol are aware of this and plan for it. Just be chill about waiting for your food, grab another beer, and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere. Your burger will be worth it.

The tap lineup provides great selection across styles and breweries; and they do growler fills, which, if you aren't from Texas, is a big deal.

Overall, just a great place for a lazy weekend afternoon or some after work beers.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of PhilsPils
4.4/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I really like the vibe of this place. My kind of laid-back joint...Staff seemed knowledgeable and they were friendly. Good selection of beers, albeit not the largest in Houston. We sat outside and enjoyed my first Brash beer. Anxious to go back (slightly less excited about Brash beers but I will give them another shot with a different style).

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Photo of thatche2
4.41/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of bryanlindsey12345
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of srletend
4.15/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Surprised at the residential neighborhood location. Got there on a Tuesday right after they opened. Was already pretty crowded. Not too many seats inside. Larger area outside (not good on this particularly colder (for Houston) day). Great selection of beer (you couldn't go wrong with any of them), but what I was really after was trying out some Brash stuff, which is right down the street. I was not disappointed.

I was most surprised by the quality food to match the quality draft list. Did not expect that.

This is a great place.

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Photo of davidanastas
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Matt141
3.83/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of NickyPogs
4.49/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of BdM
3.79/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of 4lo
4.91/5  rDev +17.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of PhatAtUT
4.64/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

neighborhood bar for me. have around 30 taps, all quality craft. typically weighted toward hoppier and higher abv beers. fairly priced, good food, but its not quick when busy. limited inside seating, but tons outside. fun, laid back vibe. my favorite place to drink in houston.

a few extra notes if you havent visited:
-there is no waitstaff. order beers and food at the bar. your food will be delivered to your table, however.
-no dogs. kids are allowed, but you dont see them too often.
-no tvs
-no darts, bar games.

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Photo of Travix1516
4.91/5  rDev +17.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of donspublic
4.41/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of LehighAce06
4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of mikepcarney
4.7/5  rDev +12.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of Jvrdz24
4.66/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Sammy
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Can_has_beer
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of kylehay2004
4.07/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of mothman
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Scobu
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Personals favorite local pub. Great assortment of craft beers on tap. Great food too.

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Photo of HtownHeff
5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of hoppy91
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of BKotch
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Dogleg
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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Petrol Station Coffeehouse in Houston, TX
4.19 out of 5 based on 87 ratings.
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