Nobi Public House

BA SCORE
93
outstanding

29 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

241 E NASA Rd
Webster, Texas, 77598-5310
United States

(832) 932-5111 | map

Notes:
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Added by Bevock on 12-26-2012

PLACE STATS
Score:
93
Ratings:
29
Reviews:
7
Avg:
4.3
pDev:
3.95%
 
 
Taps:
41
Bottles/Cans:
168
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Photo of Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas
3.78/5  rDev -12.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 1.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Nobi has great food thats nicely complimented with a often great beer selection. There is always a beer on tap that Ive been meaning to try and they do a good job tapping rare or specialty beers.

The BIGGEST downside with this place is the service. Bartenders tend to ignore you when you first sit down. Once you order a beer they'll putz around before grabbing the glass and pouring it. And, when not seated at the bar, Ive often seen my beer sitting on the servers stand for the better side of 10min (I should just go grab it myself). Finally, i typically have to flag them down in order to ask for my check. WTF?!?

You'd think with such great food and craft beer selection they'd get their service in check.

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Photo of JamesStreet
4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of BelgianBeerMe
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of lumnicence
4.39/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of mrcharlie
3.73/5  rDev -13.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I am getting annoyed by the continued poor service regardless of how busy or not this place is. I could be the only customer in the place and still be overlooked and straight up ignored by the staff. Snobbish bunch of know it all's who could care less if you wait 20 minutes for your check while they B.S. with each other. The food is excellent and the beer selection is great. The servers all pretty much suck though, unless you luck out and catch one of them on a good day. Sit at the bar for best results, but still be prepared to be ignored.

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Photo of Sixpoint
4.6/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

when you combine bad-ass vietnamese food with craft beer you get....

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Photo of Kickmeharder
4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of laserbeasley
5/5  rDev +16.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Dogleg
4.64/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of PureSteele
4.93/5  rDev +14.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev -7%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of ShawnNeckelmann
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Fbonno
5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of hoppy91
5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of BaronGrim
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Nobi Public House is currently the best place in the Bay Area for craft and specialty beers. The selection of draft beers change constantly, so don't go there looking for your "usual". The idea is to experiment with new tastes. They have 40 available taps for draft beer and one cask engine. (Unfortunately, they don't always have a cask beer available.) They also have a good selection of bottles and cans. They do tend to cater to hop heads, but they always keep several selections for other tastes.

Their food selection is best described as atypical pub fair with a unique Vietnamese flair. Every dish I've tried has been delightful and I've yet to hear anyone complain. Well, that's not quite true. I did hear one person complain. They went there expecting to see Vietnamese/Asian food on the menu. It is, but the posted menu just uses terms like "sandwiches" instead of Bahn Mi.

The staff is excellent. They're always helpful and friendly and they take beer seriously. They sample each new beer for flavor so they can make suggestions for customers who may be overwhelmed by the selection.

The main drawbacks are its size and lack of parking. It doesn't take much of a crowd to be packed. There was a serious issue with noise for some time, but recently they installed noise baffling ceiling tiles that mitigated this problem greatly. Parking though will be an issue when its busy. The nail salon next door is very territorial staking out several slots right in front of the pub. At worst, parking is usually available at the other end of the strip. (Yes, it's in a funky old strip center.)

Basically, Nobi Public House is a Clean Well Lighted Place with excellent food and an even better selection of quickly rotating beers in stock.

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4/5  rDev -7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

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5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.3 out of 5 based on 29 ratings.
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