Major League Grill

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Type: Bar, Eatery

4430 Dowlen Rd
Beaumont, Texas, 77706-6867
United States

(409) 898-7500

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Added by BRLockwood on 07-30-2010

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by dcloeren:
Photo of dcloeren
2.53/5  rDev -18.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 1 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4

This place needs to make up it's mind on what kind of a place it wants to be. It's like a bicurious teenager that has no idea which "team" to play for. While I will give them credit that Southeast TX is a BMC hot spot they have to figure out if they are going to be a run in the mill sports bar or if they want to be a legitimate beer bar. As SWMeyer 4141 said in his review, "Maybe the biggest worst selection of beer in Texas." With 40 taps and two full size fridges full of beer, they have every version of BMC you could imagine taking up precious real estate. Atleast do us the common courtesy and split it 50/50. To their credit they are trying to get craft beer people in with their "mystery keg" wednesday but they arent making permanent improvements. As soon as they do, I will be more than happy to make a retractment to anything I write in this review.

I have only had one good experience with a bartender there. No one else knows how to properly pour a beer. None of the wait staff is trained. They know nothing about the beers being served and constantly will bring the wrong beer. And why is it so hard to get a non chilled glass???

Their beers are overly expensive. The food, when it gets to you in a reasonable time due to bad service is very good. But it is very pricey as well. I still wouldn't mind paying for it if I got quality service.

Bottom line, this place has all the potential in the world. I'm not giving up on them yet. With that being said, get more quality craft beers, train your bartenders, train your waitstaff, and iced glasses/mugs are for amateurs

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BigMacDaddy
2.78/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2.75 | selection: 2.75 | food: 2

Atmosphere was okay, it's a nice sports bar, a little Red Sox jaded, it's owned by Kevin Milar. Don't go there for the food, I would rather eat at Hooters. The beer selection is very slim. Even though it was never overly busy when I went there, they never had more than one bartender and the service is very slow.

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Photo of Lukebell15
3.75/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of champ103
2.45/5  rDev -21.5%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 1.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2.5

A very generic sports bar. As I walk in there are at least 4 hostesses standing around doing nothing at the front podium. They all stared at me without saying anything before I just seat myself at the bar. This is a huge place with lots of booths and tables scattered about. TV's cover basically every inch of free space on the wall. A raised bar goes along the back right side of the establishment. Very generic and sterile.

The service is average at best. A bunch of early 20 somethings that don't know or care about what they have. Most hang out in little clicks, and are mostly all around clueless. At the very least they need to know how to pour a beer.

The food is generic as well. Wings, burgers, and such. They have some "specialty" items that are way over priced. Nearly $30 for Halibut...OK. I had some pork short ribs with mac & cheese. Dry and flavorless.

The beer selection is decent. It is nice to see lots of Texas locals on tap. 512, Jester King, No Label. Though plenty of BMC as well, and the bottle selection is crap. The quality is deplorable though. Dirty taps, the beer is way to cold, frozen glasses. This is hard to say, but the beers I had (No Label and Jester King) where just unpleasant to drink.

Kudos on trying to be a beer bar in a town that does not have a lot of options. Though the cheesy/generic sports bar feel, horrible quality, and generic food does not make me want to come back.

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Photo of SWMeyer4141
2.4/5  rDev -23.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 1.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 2

Been there three times and the serice gets worse every time. Last time was 2 months ago and ended up walking out after 45 minutes of being sat and all we got were waters. Good to see some place make an attempt to have 50+ beers but 90% of them are very generic. Maybe the biggest bad beer selection in Texas. The place has alot of potential but don't seem to have to much knowledge. All 3 times I've gone they didn't have the Dogfish 90 min and brought me a sample of Harpoon IPA instead. The staff needs ALOT more education on how to pour a beer and how to reccomend a beer, they really know nothing

I won't give up on it yet but haven't had a pleasant experience yet.

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Photo of joshuacavett
4.18/5  rDev +34%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Overall a great location to enjoy craft brews. Started out with most of the same brews around town but in 2011 they started adding brews to the lineup that you cannot find anywhere else in Beaumont. Some of those include Jester King Black Metal Stout, Jester King Commercial Suicide, (512) Pecan Porter and they are adding new mystery kegs revealed each Wednesday. I have thoroughly enjoyed the food each time I have visited, but I have also heard some mixed reviews. Be sure to try the Chicken Tosca or Cajun Burger if you visit. They are also starting to serve the beers in the correct glassware which is a very big plus. If you are stoping through the Beaumont area, be sure to check this place out.

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Photo of jtortorice
3.01/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2 | service: 3 | selection: 4

I made my first visit to MLG last night to meet a friend. I was very excited to see two Jester King brews on tap. Jester King is a new brewery and I don't see it available very often. I was offered a sample of the JK stout and she brought me a shot glass filled with foam. It was bizarre but I didn't realize it was a systemic problem until I ordered my first JK (commercial suicide). I saw her pour it and it was half foam and half beer. She let it sit for 5+ minutes to let the foam settle while my friend was drinking his beer. This problem continued all night. I have no idea if this is a problem nightly or if it was just last night. I also found out (the hard way) that they have some old menus of what they have available on draft and bottled.
This bar is good for Beaumont, Tx. Beaumont doesn't have any places that have a nice selection of craft beer. I do think that this place needs to improve in several areas if they expect repeat business from people who enjoy craft beer.

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Photo of Scooteronomy
2.95/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 1.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Admittedly, this is just about the only place to get beer selection at a bar/restaurant in Beaumont and surrounding area. That said, it seems like they procured a lot of good beer without any knowledge of how to treat it.

They charge WAY too much for their better stuff (prices several dollars more than anywhere else you'll find it in other cities). Also, they don't have prices on a menu for individual beers, so if you're venturing beyond the standard fare stuff, expect an unpleasant surprise on your bill. My other complaint is the temperature. If I order a glass of stout, I don't want it served at 34 degrees in a frosted mug. Come on people. It isn't a point of pride to have a temp gauge on your wall that says 32 degrees when you're serving something other than BMC Light.

The atmosphere is nice, waitstaff is friendly and the food is pretty good. A few changes and this place could be a great spot.

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Photo of BRLockwood
4.63/5  rDev +48.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

The only place east of Houston, that I know of, that sells craft beer. A large variety on tap, with good selections in the bottle as well! Food is above average for a sports bar. The owners are great and the staff is interested to hear your opinion. I'm generally at the bar but have had good service when at a table. If you are in the Beaumont area definitely check them out!!

They also are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner so stop in anytime. Best place for a bite and a craft beer around! Enjoy!

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Major League Grill in Beaumont, TX
3.12 out of 5 based on 9 ratings.
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