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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Happy Hour Musings: Warehouse Bar & Chill

It's sleek, it's sassy...it's NEW!  It's the Warehouse Bar & Chill.  We tried it out...it needs some work and has loads and scads and bunches of promise.  Okay, I personally want this joint to survive.  It's close to home, it's in a location that begs for what it has to offer and yet...there is a huge amount of room for improvement.  A group of us, around 7 or 8 went one evening to nibble and have happy hour on the patio.  I was last to arrive - I asked the hostess if they had service on the patio, yes.  I joined my group and asked, "Do we have service?  Do I get my own beer?" Answered:  "We have this guy, who...where did he...? I have not seen him in a long time, you may need to just go to the bar." So I did just that.  The bartender couldn't break my bill.  It may have been a hundy, to be fair.  The bar is stupid cool - right down to the gorgeous and not super comfy chairs.  It's a beautiful clean, retro-modern atmosphere.  It really screams out "Get your yuppy ass in here and order up a craft beer!  Dogs welcome on patio!  We love hipster douchebags (no PBR, thanks)."  The draught selection is decent, but, it's a load of selections from a couple of breweries for the most part.  There are NO bottled "As Seen On TV Beers" except Miller Lite.  At least none that my friends ordered, when the high ABV heavy craft beers needed a rest (Coors Light, Bud Light).

The service, our waiter made an appearance and reiterated he would take care of us.  We had to have the bus boy go find him.  It's not a huge deal - really.  New place, new servers...groove being located (I hope).  The food was good, the chicken livers were "okay", the burger, fries and fried cheese curds, were "holy wow" delicious.  Honestly, I'll be going back to try more of their fare and to see if the service is inching toward greatness.  Again, the waiter was nice, polite, fairly efficient just sometimes hard to find.

The patio really, really, really needs a cool shade affixed to block the blazing inferno that is, the setting sun.  There are fans on the patio, not ample for the heat - but, fans.  Shade and the current number of fans will make it more tolerable for happy hour patrons, and their doggies.

Price point for what you get - on point.  What you get for what you pay is fair and reasonable.  Especially those cheese curd crack things - I need some more, stat.

Bottom Line, at this juncture:

Go see them, order food and make some beer selection observances.  The owners are good peeps. They need a good solid shot at pleasing you, John and Susie Que Public.  Give them that shot!

Warehouse Bar & Chill 
3333 W 11th St, Houston, TX 77008
(713) 802-2445

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