Hmm, three negative reviews in three days?!?!? This wouldn't be a coincerted effort by a nearby competitor to demean The Harp, would it??? Nice try, guys.
The Harp is actually a really nice neighborhood irish pub - not a gimmicky one like the "nearby competitor." The owner is actually from Dublin, not north Houston. The staff is terrific and always friendly. And despite the slanderous comments, most of them don't even smoke as far as I can tell, much less do anything illegal.
I have to admit, they did have a problem for a few weeks this spring with a broken sewer line that gave off a smell, but that's long been fixed.
In case you couldn't tell, I'm very much a regular, and I love the place. It's friendly, with intelligent regulars and a real camaraderie. Don't let the concerted effort to smear the business fool you. This place gets great reviews (check the Houston Chronicle's review on chron.c0m) and is a real Irish pub. It doesn't just pretend to be Irish and it doesn't cater to minors - hence the folks coming online to badmouth it.
Pros: The people and the location