Spindletap Brewery

Brewery, Bar

10622 Hirsch Rd
Houston, Texas, 77016-2622
United States

(713) 325-1477 | map

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Darkunending from Texas

4.73/5  rDev +15.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

They do hazys right! Flagships are good too and every Wednesday is amazing steak night with excellent sides. Plenty of tv's inside and the best outdoor area in all of htown. For anyone visiting the city, this is a must.

Jan 03, 2021
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puck1225 from Texas

3.79/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Stopped after my Saturday hockey tournament games. The setting is a bit too industrial for my taste, but great for a sports fan.

The beer I had was very good and the service was fine. They did not have many beers to go which was a bit disappointing. Their hazy IPAs are well known in the Houston area, and I was surprised they had none for sale.

I would stop again if convenient, but I would not call it a “destination “ brewery.

Nov 26, 2018
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JohnDon from Texas

4.51/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Extremely impressed with my visit to Spindletap. The brewpub was very clean, well lit, had many TV's with the games on, and had some memorabilia on the walls as well, oh and a few arcade games. They also had a food truck outside and allow people to bring in their own food. The bartender was knowledgeable (provided description of beers and hops used). The beers that I had were outstanding. They had 10 on tap (3-4 of their main beers, 2 of their soon to be regular beers, 2 special selections, and a couple other rotating selections). Overall I was very impressed and plan on going back!

Oct 13, 2018
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Goneflying87 from California

4.36/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Heard a lot of good stories about their beers so decided to take a trip while I was in town. Must admit the place is very ample! Well decorated! Pretty awesome that you can sit on a table and see the brewing tanks behind the cashiers through the glass window! I did have a few of their beers and must admit that their quality is up there. One things that I must point out is that their pizzas are pretty much over priced in which I have eaten the same quality but half the price!

Sep 24, 2018
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BalancingBrooms from Illinois

3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Came here during my last trip to Houston and found some amazing NEIPAs. Service was very good with knowledgeable and attentive staff. Food truck outside. Lots of indoor seating at tables. Beer selection was average with core beers and some interesting one offs. Vibe was pretty typical brewery. Kind of out of the way (maybe some locals can weigh in on this) but glad i was able to check it out and try Houston Hazier

Jul 21, 2018
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jngrizzaffi from Texas

4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Nice place. They put in a lot of work designing the brewery. Wasn't really busy on a Saturday afternoon. Beer good as always. I just drank the NEIPAs but they had a good selection of beer types on tap.

Jun 12, 2018
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The_Epopt from Texas

4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

The taproom is really nice inside, clearly spent some dollars on the appointments. They have games to play and lots of TVs, which were all on for the game and all at 100. That was a little too much. The beer selection isn't huge but they seem to always have Houston Haze, much like the city, which is good. Their pizza trailer serves quickly but is just okay. I like the buttery crust a lot.

May 29, 2018
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champ103 from Texas

2.87/5  rDev -30.2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.25

As most people know now they just do NEIPA's and call it a day. I have been up for a few of those releases, but quickly got burnt out and the releases themselves were a complete mess. Though have heard subsequent releases have gone much smoother and have been much more organized. I mean, if thats your jam then go for it, but making a bunch of mediocre beer that nobody wanted at first, then almost immediately making the most hyped style imaginable doesn't do anything for me (people were going to line up for the first NEIPA in the Houston area no matter what, and I couldn't care less about the hype or line culture). I'm sure on non release days its pretty chill, but not sure on availability on those...I'm not really going to change my scores for anything and stand by my original review, but it will probably be a bit outdated now.

***Original review***

The new brewery in Houston, I kept hearing ads for this on Sports Talk 790 and finally broke down and gave them a visit. The facility is really big, with plenty of isolated parking so you don't have to worry about this somewhat sketchy part of town. The tap room is cavernous and really loud. Tons of TV's, so this is basically a sports bar setting. While I enjoyed watching the Texans, I am not a huge sports bar fan. Other than that, it has the cold/sterile feeling. Immaculately clean, as I would expect for a brewery, which is nice to see.

6 beers on tap, and basically all are pretty mundane. You have to buy tokens to get the beer, which is kind of an outdated way of doing things now that the laws have changed. $15 for 3 tokens and a pint glass to keep. Bring back the pint glass and they will only charge you $4 for another token. Be sure to bring back the pint glass, cause otherwise they will charge you $7 for another glass and token. With a tap room set up, this is just not necessary, but whatever.

When ordering new beers, they would just rinse out your current glass with tap water and fill it up, not the best way of doing things.

Selection runs from Blonde, Pale Ale, ESB, DIPA, and two single hop IPA's. I was not impressed with any offering I had. The El Dorado IPA was passable, and did not have the Amarillo IPA, but expect that to be on the same level. Everything else has that soapy, dish detergent taste that some IPA's can get, and/or to watery and bland to care about. Not a fan so far.

Service is incredibly friendly, but needs to more training. Someone asked what an ESB is, and no bartender had an answer, which is strange. Finally someone said "Extra Special Beer." Which if that is the attitude, no wonder their ESB was not in any shape or form to style. The difference between the two single hop IPA's eluded the bartenders as well. Also, ordering half pints seems to be far beyond the capabilities of any of the bartenders.

They did cheese burgers and hot dogs on the grill, which looked like a backyard grill party. Not that that is bad, just pretty standard.

The beer is well behind par IMO, though seems a popular enough spot for a Texans game on Sunday. The area does not have that many options, so this might work out. Just not close to one of the better breweries around.

Dec 06, 2015
Spindletap Brewery in Houston, TX
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