World of Beer

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Type: Bar

2643 Commercial Center Blvd
Ste B390
Katy, Texas, 77494-6408
United States

(281) 394-9625 | map

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Added by champ103 on 07-03-2013

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Photo of champ103
2.79/5  rDev -25.2%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 2.75

This Cinco Ranch shopping and dinning mecca is huge, and packed with people. It is wall to wall packed with every upscale chain restaurant you can imagine. At the very back of the complex is WoB. A long wood bar inside, with flat screens lining the wall all the way down. There are garage doors that open up, with tables, a game of bags, and a few little bar areas outside. Loud music blasting the entire time.

I find a seat at the bar, and the bartenders are slow on the draw to acknowledge me in any way. Once someone does make eye contact, I am handed a beer menu. As I open the book, the first 8 pages are filled with information about different styles from around the world. It is a great little synopsis, though after a while I just want the beer list. This should be at the back of the menu. Anyway...

50 taps, and they claim 500 bottles. The tap selection is the most mundane and boring list of 50 taps I have ever seen. A few beers from No Label, one or two taps from Southern Star. The rest is pretty much of the pseudo craft variety. I did see a St. Bernardus Abt 12, which is what I went with. Then I realized it was $10 for an 8 oz pour. WTF?

The bottle list is a little more extensive, and mostly overpriced as well. Lots of German and Belgian imports. Which is nice, but the clueless bartenders could never find the beers ordered, or how to ring up the order, let alone know what the hell these offerings were. It took two bartenders, and a manager to find a bottle of Saison Dupont, and nobody could figure out how to ring up the bottle, and put it on my tab. The tab, buy the way, was all wrong anyway. I think they mixed it up with a couple sitting next to me. You can also grab a mix six pack to go if you want, though with the incredibly inflated prices, and a better selection at Whole Food, why bother?

No food, but lots of options around, and they let you bring stuff in. The pizza place across the way seemed popular.

Almost as bad as Yardhouse. At least WoB has good enough sense to know that any attempt at a food menu is pointless. It would be as generic and bland as everything else here. I left wanting a lot more from this supposed beer bar. Like the Yardhouse, WoB is going to conquer yuppie suburbia in west Houston/Katy.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.97/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Dogleg
1.75/5  rDev -53.1%

Photo of BdM
3.33/5  rDev -10.7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25

Photo of Jenray
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of rspauldi
3.26/5  rDev -12.6%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

First off I will say that unfortunately this is no Flying Saucer. I really wish Flying Saucer would open a Katy location.

The good:
They have now started serving food and it was pretty good. Nothing great, but I have to give them a break since they just opened the kitchen a couple weeks prior to my visit.
The place is newer and in a nice shopping center.
Convenient to where I live.
They have quite a few craft beers on tap.

The not so good:
If you go at a popular time the place is packed as well as the shopping center. Finding a close parking spot is a royal pain.
Inside is very noisy and sometimes hard to carry on a conversation with others at your table. I left when the band started playing as I couldn't hear anything my companions at the table were saying.
The tap beer list leaves a lot to be desired. Yes, they have quite a few taps. But none of the beers were special or very hard to come by.
Compared to other places, the prices for beer were on the high side.

I will probably return since it is so convenient for me but I would not go out of my way to go back. I would also try to go at an off-peak time.

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Photo of DerekE4750
4.04/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of TheHopsman
4.15/5  rDev +11.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of bram325
3.26/5  rDev -12.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3

I've been a few times and its been pretty enjoyable each time.

My only problems are, the beer list seems to me to be the easiest beers from around the world to find, there's no real depth to the lists. Its not that the beers are bad or bad choices its they are the most common beers from said locations. Secondly the waitresses while friendly aren't all that knowledgeable about the beers on the list. I guess we get spoiled by the staff at places like the Flying Saucer here in Houston.

Even with these two small dings this is still probably the second best place to get a few good beers in Katy.

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Photo of Pyedog
4.75/5  rDev +27.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Visited the kind of hard to find taproom early on a Sunday morning. The two bartenders were very friendly and eager to show off lots of different Texas beers. I got quite a few samples to try but received to pressure to buy more than I wanted. They were both quite knowledgeable regarding beer and I found it a real pleasure to drink there. All of the WoB places I've visited makes it a point to hire beer lovers to work there who are truly proud of what they have to offer. The only downside was the difficulty in finding the place.

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Photo of beaulabauve
3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of Mickeyp2814
2.49/5  rDev -33.2%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2.25 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3

WOB Katy is okay at best. The issue with WOB is the lack of local beers on tap. Sure there are a few but more Texas beers would be nice. Instead it appears they are bound to whoever their distributor is (Ben E Keith?) and he/she sells them on the big beer companies and their "micro" brews. The staff isn't very knowledgable when it comes to knowing beers. I asked about local IPAs and the girl had no clue what I was talking about. They also have bands that come in and play on the weekends. This place is small and and a local subpar band and forget having a conversation. In the end WOB Katy is simply a local bar with a lot of beers to select from that you can find at Specs. If your looking for a better local selection, and a staff that is knowledgable about beer, try Flying Saucer in Downtown Houston or Sugarland. If you are just getting into beer this is an alright place to start. If you consider yourself a beer snob you will be disappointed by WOB Katy.

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Photo of Igormatos
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of Beer_lover89
4.15/5  rDev +11.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of JustinFinger
5/5  rDev +34%

Photo of Kattenbach
4.73/5  rDev +26.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Great bar, with awesome atmosphere. Got live music on the weekends and a good selection of beers overall. I just wish they kept more beer options for each rotation.

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World of Beer in Katy, TX
Place rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 17 ratings