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The Bull & Bear Tavern & Eatery - 17 Reviews - 11980 Westheimer Rd Ste A, Houston, TX - Local Favorite Reviews - Phone (281) 496-6655

The Bull & Bear Tavern & Eatery

11980 Westheimer Rd Ste A
Houston, TX 77077
(281) 496-6655
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The Bull & Bear Tavern & Eatery - Houston, TX


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If you're looking for a neighborhood bar that's laid back, casual, with real food, and you like to hear the conversation going on, this place is it. Tables to sit down at, daily m...


great drinks,great company,easy location.quiet and simple..Thats the good!!!Lets go straight to ugly skip bad...seriously is SERVICE..bad attitude,confrontational,overcharge ur cr...

The good and the Ugly...Must 2/3/2011

great drinks,great company,easy location.quiet and simple..Thats the good!!!Lets go straight to ugly skip bad...seriously is SERVICE..bad attitude,confrontational,overcharge ur credit card and just plain ignorant with no public relation skills..Use to go there with a friend to get a high tab and tip great..for bad service,i wont patronise this fine establishment again..Great owners,bad service.Keep that in mind.If you do have a problem with your service,the waitress will tell you to come back the next day..The night manager doesnt take complaints i was told...Oh i almost forgot,,maybe it was a black dont know..Just a thought...... more

Real food, cheap pints, great service 11/7/2010

If you're looking for a neighborhood bar that's laid back, casual, with real food, and you like to hear the conversation going on, this place is it. Tables to sit down at, daily menus specials, sandwiches, traditional English food, standard appetizers $3.50 pints, $3.50 Guinness all the time, and the two times I've been there I've had the best service I've ever had in a pub or bar. My husband & I sit inside at a table. We come & go before 10pm before the big crowds. I have food allergies & both times I've been here the wait staff was SO nice, actually went back to the kitchen to check ingredients for me. The baked potato is huge, the fried pickles are very peppery, but good with the mustard that's on the table. more

Great place 10/26/2009

I have been here several times and it is always a great place to enjoy lunch or come in on friday nights for karaoke. It was definitely not what I was expecting when I first walked in. The atmosphere is very welcoming and they have great drinks too! I am an avid karaoke fan so this place is great if you love karaoke. It does get somewhat packed so get there early if you want to sing! The people there are great and everyone always has a great time. Pros: atmosphere more

Absolutely fantastic! 2/14/2009

We were visiting friends in Houston and since they heard it was a good place they took us. What a night - the friendliest barstaff and customers we have ever seen. It was like having instant friends - could not believe the great entertainment and singers they have at karaoke since we were there on a Friday night. Then to top things off we got perfect meals that you certainly don't expect from a tavern. It may look like an Irish pub but it is full of true Texas hospitality and it showed the way most of the crowd knows each other and their way of making strangers feel at home. more

Cheers 12/20/2008

Nestled between the Shadowbriar and Royals Oaks neighborhood of SW Houston is a nice little place with an atmosphere of family and friends. It was my first time there and Karaoke night also. I laughed, joined in at times and reminisced of my youth with the oldies that were sung. The food was also good and affordable. I?d give it a big thumbs up and five stars as well.\r more

Black People stay away!!!!!! 9/27/2008

Going to this tavern was like being at a KKK party. Black people are not welcome there at all. The bartenders were very rude and majority of the customers were so nasty and had very ugly attitudes. The only reason we there was because of a very good friend. She goes there alot and I think they are just use to seeing her there alot with her white friends. ""I thought we have over came."" Also the food was terrible, even the fries. They should put a ""Whites Only"" sign out front. more

Food is good, but service is not 8/8/2008

We went here for lunch one day with almost the whole company of about 20. It was a last minute lunch idea and its not like the place gets packed for lunch that much anyway. You would think they want service but on the contrary, the bartender chick and waitress acted in a very rude manner when we arrived telling them we had a big party. Even though we HELPED moved the tables together and we arrived first with a small group and others followed. The bartender got an attitude with us b/c we grabbed another table instead of being glad for our business she made an ugly face and snapped at one of us for not making an appointment. Was greatly uncalled for. While the food is good, I think they need to reevaluate the people working there. For if it wasn't such a big party we were with, I would of walked out right at the first instance of rudeness from the first waitress, much less the second waitress behind the bar! They could lose a lot of business for Customer service more

Very Dissappointing! 9/6/2007

We were good customers of this place for quite awhile. Now, to tell you the truth, it's not even worth mentioning the name. This bar was convenient for us because of location. Now we rather make the extra drive to other locations. We met the usual customers and made friends with some of the good staff. Unfortunately, most of the staff does not have any manners. They were rude and showed no class. I mean, we know this is bar, but you can't treat your customer this way. We put up with this mess, but enough was enough. This bar has lost my business FOREVER. We paid high tabs, had parties, left very, very nice tips, but now my business will be going elsewhere. I recommend that you not visit this place. If you must, beware. I feel, as person who believes in good customer service, that I am obligated to let everyone know that this place is not the place to go. I am very disappointed. Pros: Good beer selection Cons: Lousy service more

Great Guinness, great nosh!! 2/21/2007

The Bull&Bear is the best place on the west side to grab a Guinness and some honest-to-goodness Irish grub. We've been going since they opened, and we have never been disappointed. Yes, it's a bit smoky, but it IS a bar. The dining section is separated from the entertainment section by a wall, and the bar with its *magnificent* selection of draught beers is almost the length of the establishment. The waitstaff have always been pleasant and are usually quick as well. The early crowd can be a bit geriatric, but that's simply a testament to the quality and price of the beer and food, I think. I mean, you just can't beat $3 pints of Guinness! I would definitely put this place on your list of must-visit pubs. Pros: huge beer selection, bartender knows how to pull a Guinness properly, good Irish food Cons: gets smoky when it's crowded more

Cool Irish guy 10/4/2006

I loved the bear, the food was awesome, the people were nice and the guy that owns it is full of personality. If you want a truly different bar experience go to the bear. more


The bartenders, waitresses and regulars are terrific at making people feel at home. Just say ""hello"" and you'll find a friend. The karaoke is the best in Harris County - a sound that beats them all. more

smoke city 5/5/2006

went into this place about 3 pm one day before the crowd hit. it smelled like cheap beer and smoke. there was no one in the place, but all you could smell was the smoke. and the bartenders sat there and smoked the whole time. the food was straight out of cans Cons: smokey, bad food more

Wonderul little place 5/4/2006

I read all the reviews on here before and after I went to The Bull and Bear this evening for the first time. I really disagree with that the place smells of cheap beer, and is lit by cheap neons. Actually I only saw one neon in the whole place and like to lighted promo signs. The staff was genuinely friendly and the bartender was very funny and made my husband and I feel very at home. It got really busy and kinda smokey around happy hour, but it's a bar, what do you expect! :) The beer selection was great and the chicken curry was out of this world. There is no way the food is from a can, my husband had the fish and chips and loved it! I can't wait to go again and more beers! Pros: great staff, awesome food more

hail hail Liam Scotland 4/27/2006

i was in Texas for first time it was recommended to me by a friend, i must say ""i the best entertainment i have had "" i Will be going back in June and it will be first place i will be heading for . the staff are great and very welcoming, and the regulars make you feel at home. HAIL HAIL more

Smokey but otherwise, recommended! 9/13/2005

I'm a regular visitor to this Westside tavern & eatery. The place is very smokey, but the great food, bartenders, waitresses, and huge beer selection make up for it! I highly recommend the Bull & Bear for Friday night karoke! more

Faux British Pub For Those Whom Haven't Traveled 8/24/2005

The name conjures images of grand English pubs - but the inside is nothing more than an American sports bar peppered with oversize screens, bad neon lighting and air so smokey I recommend bringing an oxygen tank. This place has potential, but it's been lost on Texans. more

i 11/11/2004

i've been there several times. i had met several of the bartenders and waitresses before and was glad to see they were still there. the food is fantastic and really is not what i would expect from what i thought was a bar. it really has become a TAVERN N EATERY. it was nice to see a lot of westside regulars that habe picked bnb as their spot. now i hope to go to try their breakfast now that they do it every weekend. (they've done it for a yr now). it is cool to see this great and familiar crew in a great new bar. Pros: food, staff, atmosphere more
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  • In Short
    Though far from ""authentic,"" the pub--with its warm woods and cheery Guinness signs--is cozy and welcoming. More than 30 varieties of import and national beers are on tap and a...

  • 2/7/2007 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Monday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Tuesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Wednesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Thursday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Friday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Saturday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Sunday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Payments:

    Master Card, Visa, Discover, American Express
  • Neighborhoods:

    Westside, Westchase