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Old 03-31-2010, 06:35 AM   #11
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Does anyone know if St. Arnold's has a tap room? I am heading to Houston for easter and want to hit some good spots. My brother always says good things about St. Arnolds, so I want to give it a try.

Also, any good recommendations for beer bars around the Heights area?
St. Arnold's does tours with tastings. Here's the web site:

http://www.saintarnold.com/tours/
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Old 03-31-2010, 04:03 PM   #12
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There are several places I've been meaning to check out. One is the Petrol Station:

http://www.facebook.com/PetrolStation

Not sure if they have another website, but their selection of beers looks really good. They are not too far from the heights.

I need to try the Anvil Bar & Refuge as well. They have a good tap list as well. This one is on Westheimer and I'm pretty sure has been many different bars in the past, just a recycled location. Check out the chalkboard on their website for what is on tap now:

http://www.anvilhouston.com/

There are a bunch of bars on the Washington Ave. corridor, which is in the Heights. I haven't been over there in a while, but you can find some of them by looking at:

http://www.liveitbig.org/Live_It_BIG_Festival.html

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Old 05-03-2010, 12:00 PM   #13
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My favorites have already been mentioned:

Onion Creek, Anvil, Petrol Station, Gingerman, Black Lab. There are so many, though, these are the ones I hit most often.

I also find myself at McElroy's, which has a nice "beer garden" out back and Stag across the street which has a decent selection on tap.

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Old 05-03-2010, 03:23 PM   #14
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Not really a beer pub, I think, but I am checking out BRC Gastropub for lunch today. I hear they have a great selection of draft and bottle beer. I'll report back later.

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Several years ago, I went on a pub crawl after the Dixie Cup. I believe the guy that owns Defalcos (http://www.defalcos.com/), Scott Birdwell, lined it up. We went to a couple of pretty eclectic places. Check with them, I'm sure they can hook you up. Luck - Dwain

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Not really a beer pub, I think, but I am checking out BRC Gastropub for lunch today. I hear they have a great selection of draft and bottle beer. I'll report back later.
I live 2 blocks from the Glass Wall, which is an awesome Heights restaurant. As I understand it, the same guys own BRC. I can't wait to check it out. Let us know what you thought.
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Well, I went ahead and went to BRC tonight for dinner. Draft beer list is admirable - it's large. I had a Rogue Dead Man Ale and a Brooklyn Lager. Both good. My wife had 2 Magic Hat #9 Ales.

Hey, food was really good too. I had fish & chips (pale ale batter and pale ale malt vinegar) - a fancier version of the traditional pub grub. It's a pretty high end establishment, so I had no business being in there. I'll be back.

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I went by for lunch but they weren't open, still working in there. They were supposed to open for lunch today, but it appears they are a little behind schedule. I'm going to be in that area again on Thursday so I'll check and see if they are open for lunch.

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Also, any good recommendations for beer bars around the Heights area?
Onion Creek and Cedar Creek both have a good selection. Always hard to resist the Dogfish Head 60 minute on tap.
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In case anyone still cares

Petrol Station is the place to get a beer in Houston. Nothing real "commercial" on tap. It seems as though half the patrons are homebrewers. A lot of people come in w/ growlers for fill-ups.

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