Rudyard's British Pub

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Type: Bar, Eatery

2010 Waugh Dr
Houston, Texas, 77006-1106
United States

(713) 521-0521 | map

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of champ103
4.14/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Update on 5/25/2016.......

This has been one of my perfect corner bars, almost dive bars over the last few years. There has been a deep cleaning, so not as grungy as years past, though they still have kept their edge. Just recently they have about doubled their tap space. B-52 Berliner Weiss and DIPA, lots of Real Ale that always includes the Mysterium Verum offerings. All the Houston and Texas breweries are well represented, along unusual offerings like Odell's Meddler and you will be surprised at some of the other offerings. Yellow Rose was about as fresh and vibrant as I have had in town. Which says a lot. Many releases of Saint Arnold Bishop's Barrel are still available.

Service is always on top of things...really significantly and consistently better than my first visit years ago (with the same bartender to boot), and the food is consistently good. Shepard Pie is great and the beer dinners are a staple. Not everything on the menu hits with me, but enough is very good to make up for that. This has become one of my favorite spots in Houston for many reasons.

Original review 9/26/2009-------------------------------------------

There is a lot to like about this place, but it is not perfect. A small bar made of tiles to the right. Some old uncomfortable tables to the left, and some seating outside. It looks like there is an upstairs as well, but I did not check it out. Dim and dirty. The service can be hit an miss. Sometimes a guy behind the bar that seems uninterested. Other times, a very enthusiastic and funny bartender. Food is just standard pub grub. A very average and greasy burger, some wings, and sandwiches.

The beer list is pretty good. Three taps each of Real Ale and Saint Arnold. A few other micros, imports, and BMC. There is a cooler of bottles, but I did not really look at it. The quality of the taps seemed fine. It is great that they have some good Texas crafts. You would also be surprised with some of the special beers they get sometimes as well. Avery Rumpkin, Stone 10.10.10, Saint Arnold Bourbon Stout on occasion, and they got a few kegs of Real Ale's new Highlander (they receive these all without fanfare and hype).

Not a bad place at all. I wish the service was more attentive at times, and the food better. Though, all in all a good place to relax and have a few with some friends.

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Photo of SomewhereInTheMiddle
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

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3.8/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of FUNKPhD
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

I've been to Rudz on more than a few occasions, to see music, comedy, to hang out, and just to stop by for a pint and burger.

The atmosphere is pretty chill, everyone hanging out, not a care in the world. The beer list is better than most bars you go to, but if you're looking for someone out there, you might want to try looking else where. The food is pretty damn good, but if you hit it up for lunch, just expect a bit of a wait. I never really spend too much there, and that's talking about nights when you have too many. Even when SA divines come out, you shouldn't expect to break the bank.

This is definitely a spot to check out if you're in the area. You're for sure to see people enjoying themselves, hear good music, eat good food, and find a pint of something you'll enjoy.

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Photo of wolffman17
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Rudyard's, or Rudz, is just North of Westheimer on Waugh, West of Montrose. Dive bar all the way with a respectable selection of craft beer on draft and in bottle.

Relatively small place, small bar, a few inside tables, as well as a few tables out in the front. Darts are big've got five dart boards to choose from, and dart tournament trophies add to the plethora of beer eye candy on the walls. Live music plays frequently. Good vibe, filled with locals.

Good service. John stays on top of things and doesn't mind the occasional chat.

Beer selection is okay. They've got 22 or so taps right now, four are Saint Arnold, three are Real Ale. Bottles include Chimay, Duvel, Delirium, Unibroue, Anchor, Sam Smith's, Sierra Nevada, etc. Not the place to find what's new and interesting, but there's no reason to dismiss the place either.

Diverse food menu includes pizza, burgers, sandwiches, Tex-Mex, Po-Boy's, etc., though I haven't tired anything yet.

Cool little place.

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Photo of ballewblake
4.28/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Wow, after reading some of the older reviews I didn't really know what to expect from Rudz. As a few have stated, this is not a British pub, if anything its a Texas Roadhouse, but I'm more inclined to call it a dive bar. Perfect in that light if you asked me, for a dive they have a huge selection of great beers and even some rot guts if thats your 'thang,' as most of the people there seemed to be enjoying. The tap list when I went there the other night was something like this, 3-4 Real Ales (Coffee Porter, Full Moon Rye, Sisyphus 07, and one other. 3-4 St. Arnold's (think I saw summer pils and Christmas), and then another set of taps of your more usual bar findings. I stuck with the Sisyphus all night as I don't think kegs made it to many places this year. I can't say they serve in proper glassware, i don't remember seeing any, but it didn't really bother me as I love dive bars with good beers.

The bottles covered your Belgians, English and German Beer. I remember seeing at least two rows of heavy German's in there, but I can't recall seeing anything really impressive Brit wise.

The atmosphere was pretty mellow at the end of a Wednesday night, prefect for the place, a few people playing darts, one or two guys working the ladies in the room and a few peeps consuming brews. The bathroom was as scary as you'd expect with a water closet too small for the toilet. One almost huge element that was missing from this place was the smoke, I almost inherently expected it. Awesome that H-town is no smoking now!

Overall, if you like dive bars with a good selection, I'd recommend heading straight for Rutz.

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Photo of ruckzuck
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Ah Rudz. Rudyard's isn't a place you go seeking out the finest beer or food. It's a place you go with your friends to have a good time. Darts and billiards upstairs contribute to this. They do have shows upstairs, so if you're there on one of those nights it can be noisy. Selection is fine. I was there about a week ago and recall seeing Real Ale on tap among others, though I stuck to Lone Star as I usually do when I go to Rudyard's. The staff are friendly, and I actually know a guy who works there.

The food is great. Get the Rud's Burger! It really is that good. I recall the Frito Pie being good as well, and the fact that they split open a bag of fritos and then serve the chili etc. on top of that is awesome. I actually went the night of Thanksgiving and they had a turkey and various other traditional dishes out in the back room with the dart boards for everyone to enjoy. My kind of bar! It's cheap ($1 Lone Star tallboys on Sundays as I recall), and they're open for lunch now, so that's a plus. I look forward to returning (as always) when I visit home for the holidays again in a few weeks.

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Photo of texashammer
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Rudz is a great everyday kind of place. The food is really incredible. Selection is modest (maybe 15-20 taps and 20-30 bottles?). It's easy to overlook this pub as a local. But it's worth checking out. The beer that they do have is high-quality stuff. They don't waste a lot of space on domestics. Staff is very friendly but hit-or-miss (the chick doesn't seem to care much about beer; look for Scott). Best is atmosphere. Very laid-back and friendly neighborhood-pub feel. Dogs running around underfoot. Supercomfortable, great food, good beer. Late on Friday or Saturday nights it gets really smoky and loud. But what do you expect?

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Rudyard's British Pub in Houston, TX
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