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Petrol Station

Bar and Burger Joint$$$$
Oak Forest - Garden Oaks, Houston
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  • Denise 
    "my husbands rancor burger"(4 Tips)
    Brandi M.
    "I like the set up and the great beer selection!"(9 Tips)
    Xavier J.
    "Excellent food, great choice of craft beers, lovely beer garden."(7 Tips)
    Hugh M.
    "The drunken Reuben is awesome..."(2 Tips)
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  • Meghan B.
    Meghan BernalMay 20, 2013
    they realized they lost our order about an hour and a half in, a the manager gave us a free round & our meals (rancor &pub burger with garlic parm fries) were BOMB! worth the wait! would go back :)
  • My Table Magazine
    My Table MagazineJune 14, 2013
    This neighborhood hangout draws in beer nerds from all over the city who are seeking the judicious selection of sought-after beers as well as local favorites. The burgers and vegetarian offerings... Read more
  • CultureMap Houston
    CultureMap HoustonJuly 14, 2011
    Bring an open mind and a thirst for something new. The majority of beers here you've never heard of (they're hand-picked), but never fear - the bartenders are happy to help you make a selection.
  • Denise 
    Denise March 10, 2013
    This was our first time here. Don't come hungry, the wait was long (45+ min). I had the shepherd pie, but I liked my husbands rancor burger better. I suggest going with the reviews of everyone else.
  • Sarah P.
    Sarah Peacock 🎈October 5, 2013
    my last two trips here were not gluten free friendly :( HOWEVER, pre GF days I enjoyed their food and beer. The atmosphere is still great too :)
  • Nikhil K.
    Nikhil KumarMarch 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try a beer you've never had before. The bar tenders are knowledgable and passionate about their well-curated beer list. Also, the lamb burger is awesome!
  • Mike M.
    Mike MossJanuary 4
    Been here 100+ times
    Craft beer Nirvana in Houston! Great food too, but order as soon as you arrive to mitigate the wait. Then just kick back and enjoy!
  • David C.
    David CarrJuly 30, 2013
    AWESOME burgers (get the chutney fries with any burger, thank me later) and a constantly rotating tap/bottle selection. Sweet fire pit out back.
  • Houston Press
    Houston PressAugust 12, 2014
    Houston's first full-scale craft beer bar is still its most respected, if a little worn around the edges from years of cask-tappings and vertical tastings. Read more
  • Angela G.
    Angela G.April 17, 2013
    Better know your beer before you order... No bud light at this joint for your water drinkers lol. hummus is awesome. Def a great neighborhood bar.
  • Jennifer M.
    Jennifer MartinJune 24, 2013
    Don't let the neighborhood fool you - a total hidden gem with a fabulous patio out back. Try the rosemary parmesan fries.
  • Sean B.
    Sean BarrJuly 18
    Best place in Houston. Great food. Great beer selection. If you live in Houston and have not been here you have not lived.
  • Doris W.
    Doris WilhoiteSeptember 14, 2014
    Great beer selection always! Try the veggie burger with cheddar cheese and substitute the fries for pasta. Delicious!!
  • Chuck D.
    Chuck DotsonMay 18, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Great beer, great food, great vibe! Get a seat out on the patio and wait for your Rancor burger. Do it.
  • Greg M.
    Greg ManisFebruary 19, 2013
    The beer selection isn't extremely unusual but the staff is extremely helpful if you are looking for something new. The patio is where you want to hang out
  • Johnathan B.
    Johnathan BelangerMarch 15, 2014
    Really Cool place... Order food early the wait can be long but worth it!! lots of great beer!
  • Mary M.
    Mary MagsamenNovember 5, 2013
    They rounded UP my tab to the next dollar. It was only 27 cents, but lets do some math, Round up 100 customers’ bills @ .25¢ each night=$25 x 6 nights a week=$150 a week=$600 a month. Is this legal?
  • Kassidy M.
    Kassidy MenaceMay 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The rancor and hulk are both amazing! And they always have the best beers on tap! One of my favorite bars.
  • M H D.
    M H DraperJanuary 30, 2012
    Brews and pub burgers, at a laid back pace? Yep, this is the place. And smack dab in the middle of a quiet neighborhood. How hip!
  • Cheryl
    CherylApril 3
    Nice that it's in the neighborhood, but if you are not a beer connoisseur, you might have a difficult time finding a beer.
  • Xavier J.
    Excellent food, great choice of craft beers, lovely beer garden. Perfect!
  • Jillian C.
    Jillian CohanNovember 4, 2009
    Low-key local joint that has tons of beers & specializes in IPAs. Bartender has been known to shared a patron's homebrew. Wish they were open daytime hours, too. Love the no-frills attitude.
  • L b.
    L bFebruary 8, 2015
    Reuben, lamb burger, large selection of beers- this place is great but the kitchen gets backed up
  • Taran
    TaranApril 26
    Burgers were a bit large to navigate and no silverware was to be found...also asked for Medium Well and was definitely under.
  • Azalea W.
    Azalea WAugust 2, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the Rancor and fries if you have a big appetite. The Hippy is very good too.
  • Dustin L.
    Dustin LydayAugust 19, 2014
    Craft beer in your face with great food to match. Huge out door patio
  • Allison L.
    Allison LeTulleSeptember 30, 2012
    Amazing. Pork belly grilled cheese is delicious. Ask for Kelly. He's rad.
  • Cass
    CassOctober 14, 2011
    Best beer selection in town. The bartenders really know their stuff. Great local pub.
  • john a.
    john archerNovember 26, 2012
    I hear they might have some beers here ;) maybe a burger as well... but try and order a bud light and jeez ;)
  • Travis C.
    Travis CombelMarch 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Come thirsty, not hungry. Great beer. Slowwwwww kitchen. (Not worth the wait - 1 hour for a cold sandwich).
  • Kirby T.
    Kirby TrapolinoSeptember 8, 2014
    "Hummus Amongus" hummus plate is huge and delicious. Amazing value.
  • Ben J.
    Ben JacksonNovember 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Hard to find a better beer list. And the Rancor burger satisfies the most savage of hungers.
  • Aisha T.
    Aisha TaylorJanuary 6, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Burgers =awesome. Beer = awesome. Great people, great staff. Free wireless. Enjoy!
  • Chadwick 😎
    Chadwick 😎November 3, 2012
    Try the Rancor - The Rancor: Angus Beef Chuck, Swiss, Cheddar, Egg, & Bacon
  • Kireau K.
    Kireau KendrickAugust 3, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    today@2pm, 3hrs before it opened,the OWNER,bless his heart&soul forever,let me in&filled my growler! he is a dear angel!! thank you Angel!!
  • Houston Press
    Houston PressSeptember 25, 2013
    Enjoy the huge, craggy burger topped with salty cheddar cheese with a cool, crisp pint.
  • Alison S.
    Alison SuttonMay 31, 2014
    Super chill, great beer on tap, excellent food.
  • Geri D.
    Geri DruckmanJuly 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Who'd think that past the beer and the burgers, they actually have some awesome hummus too!!!
  • Bob M.
    Bob MaderSeptember 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Relax try something new. It may take awhile but the kitchen is awesome
  • Elliott B.
    Elliott BJune 11, 2013
    Good beers and a nice atmosphere, but the new kitchen hasn't made them any faster.
  • Stephanie
    StephanieMay 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Chill place to have some of the best beer available
  • Imfallible K.
    Imfallible KFebruary 15, 2014
    Great beer selection and very good food.
  • Laura C.
    Laura ChanSeptember 28, 2012
    Best of Houston 2012 - Food & Drink - Best Beer Bar
  • Nanakitteh
    NanakittehJune 12, 2012
    Went there on June 11, but kitchen is closed for remodeling. Supposed to be open in 30 days or so. Bar is still open.
  • Daniel A.
    Daniel AndradeJanuary 25, 2015
    All the food is good, just don't come hungry. Food takes abit
  • Aksel Q.
    Aksel Quintus-BoszOctober 14, 2015
    Craft beers and creative pub food menu
  • Brandi M.
    I like the set up and the great beer selection!
  • Kassidy M.
    Kassidy MenaceOctober 4, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Check the taplister app for up-to-date beers on draught!
  • Hugo C.
    Hugo CastroAugust 23, 2014
    anytime in that side of town i make sure to stop for a bite to eat and a cold brew.
  • NesayEfrain S.
    Food and beer is great, but expect to wait for the food
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