Spindletap Brewery

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BA SCORE
3.97/5
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390 Ratings
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PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

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

(713) 325-1477 | map
spindletapbrewery.com

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Added by champ103 on 12-06-2015

BEER STATS
Beers:
26
Reviews:
73
Ratings:
390
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
3.98/5
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
13
pDev:
10.05%
 
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Ratings: 13 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by jngrizzaffi:
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4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of rspauldi
4.51/5  rDev +13.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of The_Epopt
4.18/5  rDev +5%
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.

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Photo of SMH_NWI
4.22/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Dgamez9
4/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Full of delicious hops taste but not over powering. Love the aroma of citrus coming from this beer. Smooth drinking.

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Photo of Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas
3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of BdM
4.14/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Texasfan549
3.9/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.49/5  rDev -12.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Dface
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Great atmosphere!

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Photo of Bryan12345
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of greenspointexas
3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of champ103
2.87/5  rDev -27.9%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.25

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.

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Spindletap Brewery in Houston, TX
Brewery rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 390 ratings