BRC Gastropub

very good

27 Ratings
BRC GastropubBRC Gastropub

Type: Bar, Eatery

519 Shepherd Dr
Houston, Texas, 77007-5348
United States

(713) 861-2233

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Added by armock on 05-15-2010

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Reviews by champ103:
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4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

This is a really good spot to grab a beer and a meal. There is a smallish granite top bar. As you sit at the bar, the dinning area is behind you. I came for lunch, and a lot of people were already eating and drinking by about 11:30. Though it was not over crowded, just busy. The feel is a bit more upscale, but not pretentious at all. Very nice decor, and relaxed.

The service was really good. I sat at the bar, and the bartender was friendly, quick, and knowledgeable. You can't ask for much more than that. My lunch was excellent. I had a pulled short-rib sandwich that I loved. Lots of other stuff on the menu. Burgers, brisket, steaks, brunch, and several lunch specials.

On to the beer. Plenty of high quality taps. I did not count, but well over 20. A good selection in bottles as well. Except for a few European macros, everything is a US micro. Nothing from BMC, or any of their pseudo craft options. A handful of Texas micros from Saint Arnold and Real Ale. Several options from North Coast, Stone, Victory, and Anchor among several others. They had a tap of Bear Republic Apex which is something you won't find many places. The quality of everything seemed fresh and clean.

Overall, this place is not trying to get the most taps, or the rarest beers available. They just have a bunch of high quality beers, great food, and a relaxed atmosphere. That is hard to beat.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of jkoogler
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of SomewhereInTheMiddle
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of BdM
4.29/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Jvrdz24
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Getalegup
3.05/5  rDev -22.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 1

My group had lemonade, burgers, pulled pork sliders, fries and a salad. The high points were the fries and salad. The rest we didn't finish. Yuck...
The beer selection was great but Clown Lounge #009 was served in a tiny little fluted 4-5 oz. glass that hides the aroma instead of a snifter. And, it was served at the perfect temperature so I could enjoy it right away.

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of SSEngelbrecht
4.45/5  rDev +12.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

I've been to BRC 5-6 times now and I have nothing but good things to say.

Parking is a little tight, but I've always managed. The atmosphere is cozy and comfortable. The walls have exposed brick giving it an industrial look.

The service has been outstanding, and that alone can atone for numerous other sins, but there aren't any to atone for. The servers have always made excellent suggestions, the managers have been fantastic. Top to bottom, I love this place.

The beer style selection is well rounded, with more quality choices than I can sample in a single visit. The tap list has many local breweries and limited release beers. The bottle list is also really high quality. I like a wide variety of beers, so I can find something I like almost anywhere. This place has something for even the pickiest beer guys I know. Sours...check, pales, IPS DIPS, TIPA....check, imperial stouts, porters, barrel aged stuff....check, check, check. Trippels and quads? you know where this is going. They got you covered.

The food covers a wide range also from stellar biscuits with bacon jam to grilled hangar steak with bacon oyster butter. Everything I've had was fantastic.

I worked my way through college in the restaurant business, and I have pretty high standards. This place is one of just a handful, that has consistently delivered an exceptional experience. I'm not a local, but I rarely pass through Houston without paying this place a visit.

As for the price, it usually falls around $40 a person when I go. You'll have to decide if that's a good value for you.

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BRC Gastropub in Houston, TX
3.95 out of 5 based on 27 ratings.
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