Pub Fiction

★★★☆☆
  • 2303 Smith St

    Houston, TX 77006

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  • 713-400-8400

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Food took about an hour after we ordered. Before ordering, I showed a Recyclebank coupon for free appetizer that we want to use. Manager said they won't honor it. Coupon has no expiration date, no restrictions. I said that it is false

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★★★★★

Food took about an hour after we ordered. Before ordering, I showed a Recyclebank coupon for free appetizer that we want to use. Manager said they won't honor it. Coupon has no expiration date, no restrictions. I said that it is false

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I come through here sometimes after work to grab a bite and catch up on some games. Usually good service, very nice friendly staff. Recommend to my friends all the time.

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★★★★★

I come through here sometimes after work to grab a bite and catch up on some games. Usually good service, very nice friendly staff. Recommend to my friends all the time.

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It's crazy how many times I've been to this place! I must say even on their busiest nights, I have NEVER had a problem with getting drinks from the bar!! That's amazing! Props to all the bar tenders for being quick and plesant! Good for

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★★★★★

It's crazy how many times I've been to this place! I must say even on their busiest nights, I have NEVER had a problem with getting drinks from the bar!! That's amazing! Props to all the bar tenders for being quick and plesant! Good for

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Great neighborhood pub. The staff is very friendly. This Pub has fantastic variety of food. They nare even open for lunch and I found a coupon online at Communty Offers for lunch. Try it out you will be glad you did.

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★★★★★

Great neighborhood pub. The staff is very friendly. This Pub has fantastic variety of food. They nare even open for lunch and I found a coupon online at Communty Offers for lunch. Try it out you will be glad you did.

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Ive enjoyed myself every time Ive been to this bar, amazing atmosphere with lots of TVs, very friendly staff!!\r
Amazingg food, and great prices!!! Since they've opened for lunch I have went quite a few times... and Tuesday is my

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★★★★★

Ive enjoyed myself every time Ive been to this bar, amazing atmosphere with lots of TVs, very friendly staff!!\r
Amazingg food, and great prices!!! Since they've opened for lunch I have went quite a few times... and Tuesday is my

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Great new menu - now open 11am - 2am everyday! Crawfish Boil every Sunday til mid-April!

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★★★★★

Great new menu - now open 11am - 2am everyday! Crawfish Boil every Sunday til mid-April!

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★★★★★

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I love this place! They are a little picky about who they let in but other than that, I've always had a great time there, whether it's to have a good time with my friends on a friday or saturday night or to chill on a sunday and watch a game. Plus, there is always cute guys there :)

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★★★★★

I love this place! They are a little picky about who they let in but other than that, I've always had a great time there, whether it's to have a good time with my friends on a friday or saturday night or to chill on a sunday and watch a game. Plus, there is always cute guys there :)

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I love Pub! On the weekdays it's a great place to relax after a long day at work. On the weekends, it's a fun dance club! It's awesome! They have a great happy hour and I always get the best service. The waitresses and bartenders are always so happy and nice. I think stylegal543 might be a really depressed and dumb person, because I love the tall blonde (Amber), she's beautiful! She is always smiling and is a great bartender! I love Pub Fiction and tell all my friends to go there!!!!!!!

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★★★★★

I love Pub! On the weekdays it's a great place to relax after a long day at work. On the weekends, it's a fun dance club! It's awesome! They have a great happy hour and I always get the best service. The waitresses and bartenders are always so happy and nice. I think stylegal543 might be a really depressed and dumb person, because I love the tall blonde (Amber), she's beautiful! She is always smiling and is a great bartender! I love Pub Fiction and tell all my friends to go there!!!!!!!

Pros: drink specials, nice crowd, friendly staff

Cons: nothing

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this is a decent place to go to when you want to have a couple of drinks and chill out especially with a good group of friends. the people keep to themselves and the drinks are cheap.

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★★★☆☆

this is a decent place to go to when you want to have a couple of drinks and chill out especially with a good group of friends. the people keep to themselves and the drinks are cheap.

Pros: Its a bar!

Cons: staff tend to be slow

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I used to be a regular here but the quality of bartenders have definitely declined. I would say watch out for the dim witted, tall blonde! Run don't walk to the other bar...Definitely not attractive enough to be considered mere decoration; we sat at the bar drinking the same thing, and still recieved the wrong drink EVERY time we ordered. Not mention how long it took her to get anyone's order since it was pretty slow AND she was the only one working. Considering a monkey with a sign would have done a better job, later we both find out that our cards were authorized for 2-3 times the amount of our bill (which consisted of a couple drinks and overpriced breading with chicken bites mixed in). I must say I wolud rather eat sawdust than encounter this bartender again. Hopefully the fix the problem before she drives business away.

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★★☆☆☆

I used to be a regular here but the quality of bartenders have definitely declined. I would say watch out for the dim witted, tall blonde! Run don't walk to the other bar...Definitely not attractive enough to be considered mere decoration; we sat at the bar drinking the same thing, and still recieved the wrong drink EVERY time we ordered. Not mention how long it took her to get anyone's order since it was pretty slow AND she was the only one working. Considering a monkey with a sign would have done a better job, later we both find out that our cards were authorized for 2-3 times the amount of our bill (which consisted of a couple drinks and overpriced breading with chicken bites mixed in). I must say I wolud rather eat sawdust than encounter this bartender again. Hopefully the fix the problem before she drives business away.

Pros: Cheap drinks

Cons: Bad service

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I love going to Pub after work and on the weekends. The drink specials are a great value. My favorite are the $3 mimosas (half price on Sundays) and beer buckets. There are always a few groups of fun professionals. The music is a good mix of pop, hip-hop, rock and played so you can talk. The outdoor seating is another plus. I like the projector for watching big football games outside. The menu is the best bar food in Midtown and really anyother place I've been to in Houston. I highly recommend the buffalo burger and wraps. Yummy!

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★★★★★

I love going to Pub after work and on the weekends. The drink specials are a great value. My favorite are the $3 mimosas (half price on Sundays) and beer buckets. There are always a few groups of fun professionals. The music is a good mix of pop, hip-hop, rock and played so you can talk. The outdoor seating is another plus. I like the projector for watching big football games outside. The menu is the best bar food in Midtown and really anyother place I've been to in Houston. I highly recommend the buffalo burger and wraps. Yummy!

Pros: Great food and drinks, perfect set-up for groups, couples, and singles

Cons: Sometimes poor service outside

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I love Pub Fiction (minus the shoe policy)! I always stop there when I am out and about in the Midtown area. There is usually an 80's cover band playing. It is a larger place with a sports bar in the back. The tv's play old episodes of Miami Vice. There are a lot of tables and couch-like booths to sit in. The patio has a nice ambience to hang out (smoker friendly). The drinks are moderately priced. There are specials on the weekdays and early hours. The food is typical bar food, neither good or bad. The crowd is a 20's to young 30's. It is a hot spot for after work.

Regarding the Dress Code: Do not plan on wearing tennis shoes or work boots on a weekend after 9 pm. I have been with people on several occasions that get turned away. Even a nice Puma can't walk through the door. Even on 4th of July, when the place was dead, they tried turning away a high profile friend wearing what appeared to be work boots. He ended up getting in but the entire situation was ridiculous. I partly respect a shoe policy, however they allow flip flops on a hot summer night, but not a dark athletic style shoe. I understand that the door people get a power trip when they turn people away, but seriously...they employees wear black shirts with their names iron on crookedly.

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★★★★★

I love Pub Fiction (minus the shoe policy)! I always stop there when I am out and about in the Midtown area. There is usually an 80's cover band playing. It is a larger place with a sports bar in the back. The tv's play old episodes of Miami Vice. There are a lot of tables and couch-like booths to sit in. The patio has a nice ambience to hang out (smoker friendly). The drinks are moderately priced. There are specials on the weekdays and early hours. The food is typical bar food, neither good or bad. The crowd is a 20's to young 30's. It is a hot spot for after work.

Regarding the Dress Code: Do not plan on wearing tennis shoes or work boots on a weekend after 9 pm. I have been with people on several occasions that get turned away. Even a nice Puma can't walk through the door. Even on 4th of July, when the place was dead, they tried turning away a high profile friend wearing what appeared to be work boots. He ended up getting in but the entire situation was ridiculous. I partly respect a shoe policy, however they allow flip flops on a hot summer night, but not a dark athletic style shoe. I understand that the door people get a power trip when they turn people away, but seriously...they employees wear black shirts with their names iron on crookedly.

Pros: Ambience

Cons: Shoe Policy

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Come early enough to find a seat. If you are standing, the isles are narrow, you'll get pushed around by customers if not by servers who seem busy until you are seated. If you happen to be at the table, it'll be a solid hour in between visits, so buy plenty of drinks each time they visit.

Bathrooms were secluded and clean. Live music wasn't too loud, it was nice to sit, it got louder as the evening progressed, but overall a relatively nice experience.

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★★★☆☆

Come early enough to find a seat. If you are standing, the isles are narrow, you'll get pushed around by customers if not by servers who seem busy until you are seated. If you happen to be at the table, it'll be a solid hour in between visits, so buy plenty of drinks each time they visit.

Bathrooms were secluded and clean. Live music wasn't too loud, it was nice to sit, it got louder as the evening progressed, but overall a relatively nice experience.

Pros: high tables are nice. seats had cushions. no smoking in here.

Cons: slow service. very narrow isles. WAY over crowded at the actual bar.

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I've patroned Pub Fiction multiple times. I've been denied the opportunity to patron Pub Fiction twice. The place caters to yuppies, that's a fact. If you don't like it, leave it. I am not a yuppy, but Pub Fiction no doubt is a great place to go to meet females (fine ones at that). Most of the crowd are college 20 yr.-old-somethings, or used to be (as I). Filled with lot's of people who like to go out and "look cool". I remember one time I was in line and the 2 guys behind me were complaining about the length of the line. One of them felt the need to bring up the length of his...well, I'll quote him, "F*ck, if they made a line based on the size of your d*ck I'd be right in the front." Obviously he's got the game of a champion. The times I was not able to enter were when I showed up with one of my boys and had on the Steve Maddens I wear EVERYWHERE (including all the previous times at Pub Fiction), and was told I wore sneakers. Eh, whatever I just made a call to the 4 girls (inside the bar) we were going to chill at Pub Fiction with and mosied on to a different place. If you know someone who knows someone on the staff, you'll have no trouble with entry as long as you dress right. All in all...if you have been to Pub Fiction, you know what to expect. If you haven't, you WILL understand once you arrive. The music is corny as hell everytime. The same old Top 40, although I think the crowd wouldn't know what to do if some new DJ's showed up. I've said a lot of negative things about the place, so let me give it some props for what the place has earned. HDTV. Anyone who appreciates that knows what's up. Nothing but HD in the place. Besides television, the restrooms are always clean, the drinks always good, and plenty of seating.
In conclusion, I never look forward to this place unless I'm meeting a group of friends. I would never come here by myself or with a friend to "look" for a good time. There are other quality, friendly places that cater to those nights.

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★★★☆☆

I've patroned Pub Fiction multiple times. I've been denied the opportunity to patron Pub Fiction twice. The place caters to yuppies, that's a fact. If you don't like it, leave it. I am not a yuppy, but Pub Fiction no doubt is a great place to go to meet females (fine ones at that). Most of the crowd are college 20 yr.-old-somethings, or used to be (as I). Filled with lot's of people who like to go out and "look cool". I remember one time I was in line and the 2 guys behind me were complaining about the length of the line. One of them felt the need to bring up the length of his...well, I'll quote him, "F*ck, if they made a line based on the size of your d*ck I'd be right in the front." Obviously he's got the game of a champion. The times I was not able to enter were when I showed up with one of my boys and had on the Steve Maddens I wear EVERYWHERE (including all the previous times at Pub Fiction), and was told I wore sneakers. Eh, whatever I just made a call to the 4 girls (inside the bar) we were going to chill at Pub Fiction with and mosied on to a different place. If you know someone who knows someone on the staff, you'll have no trouble with entry as long as you dress right. All in all...if you have been to Pub Fiction, you know what to expect. If you haven't, you WILL understand once you arrive. The music is corny as hell everytime. The same old Top 40, although I think the crowd wouldn't know what to do if some new DJ's showed up. I've said a lot of negative things about the place, so let me give it some props for what the place has earned. HDTV. Anyone who appreciates that knows what's up. Nothing but HD in the place. Besides television, the restrooms are always clean, the drinks always good, and plenty of seating.
In conclusion, I never look forward to this place unless I'm meeting a group of friends. I would never come here by myself or with a friend to "look" for a good time. There are other quality, friendly places that cater to those nights.

Pros: Hot girls, good drinks, HD.

Cons: Doormen, Music, Yuppies

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I am extremely annoyed by small lounge/bars that try to create an air of "exclusivity". Pub Fiction is my FAVORITE pub in mid-town. It's a great place to have a drink with friends, grab some food, listen to whatever band may be playing. . Very unpretentious- just a place to come out and have a great time, you can come in dressed trendy or a little more comfortable. The crowd isgreat, the atmosphere is great- I love coming here.

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★★★★★

I am extremely annoyed by small lounge/bars that try to create an air of "exclusivity". Pub Fiction is my FAVORITE pub in mid-town. It's a great place to have a drink with friends, grab some food, listen to whatever band may be playing. . Very unpretentious- just a place to come out and have a great time, you can come in dressed trendy or a little more comfortable. The crowd isgreat, the atmosphere is great- I love coming here.

Pros: Great food, Great crowed- Not a pretentious bar

Cons: None.

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first the kudos. It's nice to see a bar have nice big HDTV's and actually have an HDTV tuners for them. Bravo.
Now the not so great stuff: Why does this place scan driver's licenses? What do they plan on doing with that information? I understand that they don't want to let underage kids in, trust me I do, but why do they have to record my name, driver's license number, street address, social security number, or whatever other information is on my DL? Do they plan on getting credit cards with my info?

As for the place itself, it's big and has a nice decor, but the music is just plain horrible and generic. The DJ they have there plays stuff you would hear a wedding DJ play. You know..."jump around", "whoot there it is", and the ever cutting edge song "i like big butts". I don't know if they do this on purpose so only lame drunk white guys with their A&M hats get on the dance floor or the DJ is really that horrible.

Really I don't think this place would be nearly as busy if it were not in mid-town and had to stand on its own merit. I can't explain any other reason why it's busy.

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★★★☆☆

first the kudos. It's nice to see a bar have nice big HDTV's and actually have an HDTV tuners for them. Bravo.
Now the not so great stuff: Why does this place scan driver's licenses? What do they plan on doing with that information? I understand that they don't want to let underage kids in, trust me I do, but why do they have to record my name, driver's license number, street address, social security number, or whatever other information is on my DL? Do they plan on getting credit cards with my info?

As for the place itself, it's big and has a nice decor, but the music is just plain horrible and generic. The DJ they have there plays stuff you would hear a wedding DJ play. You know..."jump around", "whoot there it is", and the ever cutting edge song "i like big butts". I don't know if they do this on purpose so only lame drunk white guys with their A&M hats get on the dance floor or the DJ is really that horrible.

Really I don't think this place would be nearly as busy if it were not in mid-town and had to stand on its own merit. I can't explain any other reason why it's busy.

Pros: Nice TV's

Cons: "just turned 21" crowd, Lame Wedding DJ, No free parking, Lame WEdding DJ again

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My boyfriend and I went to Pub Fiction last night and the bouncer would not let us in. because he categorized my boyfriend's Steve Madden shoes as sneakers. When I questioned him about other men already inside the bar wearing sandals, flip flops, or Nike sneakers he said that was o.k. because they must be with a party that reserved ahead of time. Needless to say my boyfriend and I were livid because we went to party with a large group of friends (20+), and some were visiting from Las Vegas. As I stood by the door waiting for some of my friends to come meet me so I could at least say hello and see them I noticed the bouncer rejecting guys that looked Middle Eastern and Hispanic. It was ridiculous to see this actually happening because they were given excuses that their jeans were baggy or no sneakers allowed. Mind you, there is one guy in particular that stood out because he was Caucasian, wearing loose jeans, Nike sneakers, but was accompanied by two blonde Caucasian girls with short dresses much higher than mid thigh, and they walked right in.

I asked to speak with a Manager and was told they were much too busy and couldn't be contacted. The bouncer wouldn't provide me with the manager's name either.

I will never go back to that place again!

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★☆☆☆☆

My boyfriend and I went to Pub Fiction last night and the bouncer would not let us in. because he categorized my boyfriend's Steve Madden shoes as sneakers. When I questioned him about other men already inside the bar wearing sandals, flip flops, or Nike sneakers he said that was o.k. because they must be with a party that reserved ahead of time. Needless to say my boyfriend and I were livid because we went to party with a large group of friends (20+), and some were visiting from Las Vegas. As I stood by the door waiting for some of my friends to come meet me so I could at least say hello and see them I noticed the bouncer rejecting guys that looked Middle Eastern and Hispanic. It was ridiculous to see this actually happening because they were given excuses that their jeans were baggy or no sneakers allowed. Mind you, there is one guy in particular that stood out because he was Caucasian, wearing loose jeans, Nike sneakers, but was accompanied by two blonde Caucasian girls with short dresses much higher than mid thigh, and they walked right in.

I asked to speak with a Manager and was told they were much too busy and couldn't be contacted. The bouncer wouldn't provide me with the manager's name either.

I will never go back to that place again!

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A lot of cute guys. Cute girls too that get kind of wild dancing. Good music. Great for mixing and mingling or getting a table with some friends. Music not so overwhelmingly loud that it's impossible to talk, which is great and often hard to find. Easy to walk around and talk to people. Good service at the bar. The back one is easier to get drinks from, but the front one isn't so bad that it isn't worth rubbing elbows with some cute strangers. Drinks were average price. Valet parking for $7. Sometimes there's a long line at the door, but it's not as bad as some places. Don't even bother with your fake IDs kiddos because they scan them at the door. For some reason there was always a line at the men's bathroom, which is unusual to me since there's usually a much longer line for the women's bathrooms...

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★★★★★

A lot of cute guys. Cute girls too that get kind of wild dancing. Good music. Great for mixing and mingling or getting a table with some friends. Music not so overwhelmingly loud that it's impossible to talk, which is great and often hard to find. Easy to walk around and talk to people. Good service at the bar. The back one is easier to get drinks from, but the front one isn't so bad that it isn't worth rubbing elbows with some cute strangers. Drinks were average price. Valet parking for $7. Sometimes there's a long line at the door, but it's not as bad as some places. Don't even bother with your fake IDs kiddos because they scan them at the door. For some reason there was always a line at the men's bathroom, which is unusual to me since there's usually a much longer line for the women's bathrooms...

Pros: Attractive people, Mingling, Parking

Cons: Sometimes an intimidating line at the door

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I went there last thursday and had a great time. I didnt see any of the discrimination talked about in these reviews but I was wearing a t-shirt, jeans, and black shoes and they let me in no problem. They didnt even kick us out the door exactly at 2 like some places. We were allowed to finish our drinks and a game of pool before we left. They did have a band and overhead music playing at the same time but I went with some friends so I didnt really care for the music. Oh and my friends are hispanic and they had no problem getting in.

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★★★★★

I went there last thursday and had a great time. I didnt see any of the discrimination talked about in these reviews but I was wearing a t-shirt, jeans, and black shoes and they let me in no problem. They didnt even kick us out the door exactly at 2 like some places. We were allowed to finish our drinks and a game of pool before we left. They did have a band and overhead music playing at the same time but I went with some friends so I didnt really care for the music. Oh and my friends are hispanic and they had no problem getting in.

Pros: Good looking people

Cons: Parking

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Is Friday, night and couple of friends thought to gathered at a nice spot in Midtown Houston, Well from the moment We arrived it was straight on Prejudice, and basically who ever owns and manages this place must be member of the KKK, I saw white boys wearing t-shirts, short, and tennis shoes, in the other hand I had on jeans, a long sleeve shirt and casual shoes, Lame A$$ door man turned me away because it was consider dress to impress night...What a sorry excuse, it's Ok door man, luckily we found another spot down the road and had a GREEAATTT time!!! glad I didnt help support KKK club ( THE PUB FICTION) hopefully the city of Houston will read this and all other reviews and boycott this place...

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★☆☆☆☆

Is Friday, night and couple of friends thought to gathered at a nice spot in Midtown Houston, Well from the moment We arrived it was straight on Prejudice, and basically who ever owns and manages this place must be member of the KKK, I saw white boys wearing t-shirts, short, and tennis shoes, in the other hand I had on jeans, a long sleeve shirt and casual shoes, Lame A$$ door man turned me away because it was consider dress to impress night...What a sorry excuse, it's Ok door man, luckily we found another spot down the road and had a GREEAATTT time!!! glad I didnt help support KKK club ( THE PUB FICTION) hopefully the city of Houston will read this and all other reviews and boycott this place...

Pros: none

Cons: prejudice

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Been to this place MANY MANY times. It truly is a place in Houston to 'see and be seen.' Most of the girls that go are all 7/10 or higher, very well dressed. Great place to see a ton of eye candy on Thurs/Fri/Sat nights. HOWEVER, once one of our best friends (black) kept consistently getting turned away at the door, we said no more. It's so obviously discriminatory, its sickening. I'm a white male who lived for 28 years in the "South" and it wasn't until I moved to Houston that I saw that white on black racism still exists. I was appalled and embarrassed. "Pants too baggy" was one excuse. Another was the "no tennis shoes." I've seen guys in there in shorts and flipflops for Christ's sake! Extremely disappointed in the way the bouncers discriminate at the door. This is one bar I probably won't bother ever giving another nickel to. Oh and the music inside is WAY too loud. The patio was the only thing worth going for. Good luck if you aren't white! Tons of posers inside also.

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★☆☆☆☆

Been to this place MANY MANY times. It truly is a place in Houston to 'see and be seen.' Most of the girls that go are all 7/10 or higher, very well dressed. Great place to see a ton of eye candy on Thurs/Fri/Sat nights. HOWEVER, once one of our best friends (black) kept consistently getting turned away at the door, we said no more. It's so obviously discriminatory, its sickening. I'm a white male who lived for 28 years in the "South" and it wasn't until I moved to Houston that I saw that white on black racism still exists. I was appalled and embarrassed. "Pants too baggy" was one excuse. Another was the "no tennis shoes." I've seen guys in there in shorts and flipflops for Christ's sake! Extremely disappointed in the way the bouncers discriminate at the door. This is one bar I probably won't bother ever giving another nickel to. Oh and the music inside is WAY too loud. The patio was the only thing worth going for. Good luck if you aren't white! Tons of posers inside also.

Pros: Excellent waitstaff and bartenders. Extremely nice and sweet girls.

Cons: Seems to be a whites only bar.

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I have been living in the United States for four years and it was the first time I was discriminated against along with my countrymen.

We had made a reservation to celebrate an event at Pub Fiction. However, when we arrived we were told our IDs were not valid because the IDs were not American.

We talked to the bouncer and the manager, and they were both unpolite and disrespectful.

I don't care how people review this place, a pub that discriminates, should always be rated 0.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have been living in the United States for four years and it was the first time I was discriminated against along with my countrymen.

We had made a reservation to celebrate an event at Pub Fiction. However, when we arrived we were told our IDs were not valid because the IDs were not American.

We talked to the bouncer and the manager, and they were both unpolite and disrespectful.

I don't care how people review this place, a pub that discriminates, should always be rated 0.

Pros: NONE

Cons: DISCRIMINATE FOREIGNERS

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I am visiting Houston for the first time on business. I was referred to Pub Fiction as the spot to check out. After reading the reviews on this site, It looked great. When I arrived, I was quickly brought back to reality. This is not NY, Miami, Vegas, or San Diego. These people are way behind the curve when it comes to any sense of style, music or trends. I must say that the girls are hot, but that is all over the world. If you have any East or West Coast game, these Houston dork guys are no match. You will walk out of there with one of their babes. I did.

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★★☆☆☆

I am visiting Houston for the first time on business. I was referred to Pub Fiction as the spot to check out. After reading the reviews on this site, It looked great. When I arrived, I was quickly brought back to reality. This is not NY, Miami, Vegas, or San Diego. These people are way behind the curve when it comes to any sense of style, music or trends. I must say that the girls are hot, but that is all over the world. If you have any East or West Coast game, these Houston dork guys are no match. You will walk out of there with one of their babes. I did.

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Same problems with other people here,
1.Asian
2.tennis shoes

Tips to get in
1. don't be an asian
2. don't wear tennis shoes
3. get in the line with your other superior friends and dont be the last one of your group (if you are asian haha)
4. hot girls and you (they might even let you skip the line)

I don't know how nice are those bartenders, never had a chance to get close to the bar. The beer tub is awesome though.

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★★★★★

Same problems with other people here,
1.Asian
2.tennis shoes

Tips to get in
1. don't be an asian
2. don't wear tennis shoes
3. get in the line with your other superior friends and dont be the last one of your group (if you are asian haha)
4. hot girls and you (they might even let you skip the line)

I don't know how nice are those bartenders, never had a chance to get close to the bar. The beer tub is awesome though.

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Great place any night of the week. GREAT wait staff that never leaves you thirsty. To all the people complaining about the door man not letting in you in because of your skin color....quit dressing like thugs. You are right, we dont want thugs in midtown...go back to downtown. To all the bitchers complaining about the line, there is a little matter of the fire code. Either get an education or keep your opinions to yourself.

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★★★★★

Great place any night of the week. GREAT wait staff that never leaves you thirsty. To all the people complaining about the door man not letting in you in because of your skin color....quit dressing like thugs. You are right, we dont want thugs in midtown...go back to downtown. To all the bitchers complaining about the line, there is a little matter of the fire code. Either get an education or keep your opinions to yourself.

Pros: Joy, Joy, April, Melanie, Melissa, Jenn, and all the hot girls working there. Great drinks and Great service

Cons: music way too loud to hold conversations

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Over the years me and my buddies thought of this place to be a exciting place to hang out. Recently we experienced that the place has just has become a nightmare. The food is awesome and the bartender girls provide great service. I dont know what the hiring experience for bouncers is but the ones they hire are like if they were recruited out of the 1930's German Military. After being at the bar for a hour and half to catch the World Series I decided to go and check on my vehicle. Well while returning back to the bar i was grabbed and was not allowed back in. To them I had enough. Ask me how they knew, I have no recollection. I had some food first and a soda to get my evening started. To them some how they said I been there to long. I never knew a bar had 2 hour limitation on them. But not only has this happened to me once or twice. This was my third strike and i decided never to return to a place that I been going for years, a place where I would go and sit and mind my own business. After being there on a Sunday watching football from the beginning until halftime, my buddy was ask to leave because he was wearing a basketball jersey. But isnt it funny they tell you at halftime when they knew all this time you were in the bar with the jersey. I think this bar is very much a racially motivated place and they pick the ones they like. If youre not a Caucasion, you and I dont belong there.

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★☆☆☆☆

Over the years me and my buddies thought of this place to be a exciting place to hang out. Recently we experienced that the place has just has become a nightmare. The food is awesome and the bartender girls provide great service. I dont know what the hiring experience for bouncers is but the ones they hire are like if they were recruited out of the 1930's German Military. After being at the bar for a hour and half to catch the World Series I decided to go and check on my vehicle. Well while returning back to the bar i was grabbed and was not allowed back in. To them I had enough. Ask me how they knew, I have no recollection. I had some food first and a soda to get my evening started. To them some how they said I been there to long. I never knew a bar had 2 hour limitation on them. But not only has this happened to me once or twice. This was my third strike and i decided never to return to a place that I been going for years, a place where I would go and sit and mind my own business. After being there on a Sunday watching football from the beginning until halftime, my buddy was ask to leave because he was wearing a basketball jersey. But isnt it funny they tell you at halftime when they knew all this time you were in the bar with the jersey. I think this bar is very much a racially motivated place and they pick the ones they like. If youre not a Caucasion, you and I dont belong there.

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Last night a friend of mine and I went to meet up with a couple of other friends. My friend and I are white. We got in with no problem. Five minutes later, my two Asian friends showed up and were turned away at the door. The reason; they were wearing tennis shoes. This made no sense to me, because I was wearing tennis shoes, and my other white friend was wearing flip flops and shorts. Half of the people inside were wearing tennis shoes as well. When I confronted the door man and asked him about the inconsistency, he stated that everyone inside showed up during happy hour. I pointed to my feet and let him know that I showed up 5 minutes earlier. He advised me to go back inside. It's not just the bouncer. The skin head owner was standing right next to him and backed him up. I will never go back to this place, and I ask you to stay away, too.

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★☆☆☆☆

Last night a friend of mine and I went to meet up with a couple of other friends. My friend and I are white. We got in with no problem. Five minutes later, my two Asian friends showed up and were turned away at the door. The reason; they were wearing tennis shoes. This made no sense to me, because I was wearing tennis shoes, and my other white friend was wearing flip flops and shorts. Half of the people inside were wearing tennis shoes as well. When I confronted the door man and asked him about the inconsistency, he stated that everyone inside showed up during happy hour. I pointed to my feet and let him know that I showed up 5 minutes earlier. He advised me to go back inside. It's not just the bouncer. The skin head owner was standing right next to him and backed him up. I will never go back to this place, and I ask you to stay away, too.

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My husband was unable to get in one Saturday because he was wearing tennis shoes. Not your typical white tennis shoes, but expensive ones. We are of Hispanic decent. As we were walking away from the entrance, I noticed the door guy letting 3 White males with tennis shoes in with no problem. They had on the cheapest Vans and Pumas I've ever seen but were still allowed to go in. What the hell is going on here? This is the year 2007 not 1957. We will never go back. I have spread the word about what is going on here to all my friends - White, Black, Hispanic, Asian, Indian, and they all agreed to never visit this place again.

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★☆☆☆☆

My husband was unable to get in one Saturday because he was wearing tennis shoes. Not your typical white tennis shoes, but expensive ones. We are of Hispanic decent. As we were walking away from the entrance, I noticed the door guy letting 3 White males with tennis shoes in with no problem. They had on the cheapest Vans and Pumas I've ever seen but were still allowed to go in. What the hell is going on here? This is the year 2007 not 1957. We will never go back. I have spread the word about what is going on here to all my friends - White, Black, Hispanic, Asian, Indian, and they all agreed to never visit this place again.

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Have been going to Pub Fiction for years now, however, I will not be back. A couple nights ago my friends and I decided to stop by and we were turned away at the door. Why? Because my friend was wearing boots!!! The doorman informed us that they do not allow "work boots". My friend was wearing very nice, clean Redwing Ropers. For crying out loud...we live in Houston, TEXAS! I have absolutely no problem adhearing to dress code (no tennis shoes, flipflops, t-shirts, hats....etc.) but no boots. Pub Fiction has always been one of my favorite bars. As a concierge I have always sent guests. Never again. For a bar/club in Texas, this is absurd.

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★★★☆☆

Have been going to Pub Fiction for years now, however, I will not be back. A couple nights ago my friends and I decided to stop by and we were turned away at the door. Why? Because my friend was wearing boots!!! The doorman informed us that they do not allow "work boots". My friend was wearing very nice, clean Redwing Ropers. For crying out loud...we live in Houston, TEXAS! I have absolutely no problem adhearing to dress code (no tennis shoes, flipflops, t-shirts, hats....etc.) but no boots. Pub Fiction has always been one of my favorite bars. As a concierge I have always sent guests. Never again. For a bar/club in Texas, this is absurd.

Pros: Almost always busy, popular place. 80's night.

Cons: Too strict of a dress code for a bar.

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I always have fun when I go with my girls. The music and crowd can be fun, however, they are weird when it comes to the guys dress code. esp if you're not a frat guy from UH. my guy friend could not get in because he was wearing puma shoes. the bouncer said he could get in if you had dress shoes on or flip flops, but NOT the steve madden/puma lookin tennis shoes....and i've been in there plenty of times before and seen white guys wearing new balance tennis shoes. i dont think it can get any worse than that! all the bouncers there are douches!

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★★★☆☆

I always have fun when I go with my girls. The music and crowd can be fun, however, they are weird when it comes to the guys dress code. esp if you're not a frat guy from UH. my guy friend could not get in because he was wearing puma shoes. the bouncer said he could get in if you had dress shoes on or flip flops, but NOT the steve madden/puma lookin tennis shoes....and i've been in there plenty of times before and seen white guys wearing new balance tennis shoes. i dont think it can get any worse than that! all the bouncers there are douches!

Pros: alcohol

Cons: douche bouncers

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i like pub fiction a lot. the music is good, there's always good looking people there. i love the lost boys band and it's a nice place to people watch. the thing i don't like is how inconsistent they are about dress code and it's so obvious it's racists against anyone who isn't caucasian. it's starting to remind me a lot of red door and i never go to red door anymore. if you're not caucasian, make sure you're wearing a button up collared shirt with dress shoes and non-baggy pants or else you'll never get in. if you're a big guy, then good luck, cuz no matter what pants you wear, it'll still be "baggy". i've seen people here with cargo shorts and flip flops, girls wearing cotton shorts and a t-shirt and flip flops get in, but when my friends come wearing trendy attire, pressed button up shirts and puma shoes, suddenly, they can't get in because they have tennis shoes on. i have a friend who goes out with me and there are time he can't get in because his pants are too baggy. he's a huge guy, what do you expect??? it makes me very sad how unfair the bouncer can be.

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★★★☆☆

i like pub fiction a lot. the music is good, there's always good looking people there. i love the lost boys band and it's a nice place to people watch. the thing i don't like is how inconsistent they are about dress code and it's so obvious it's racists against anyone who isn't caucasian. it's starting to remind me a lot of red door and i never go to red door anymore. if you're not caucasian, make sure you're wearing a button up collared shirt with dress shoes and non-baggy pants or else you'll never get in. if you're a big guy, then good luck, cuz no matter what pants you wear, it'll still be "baggy". i've seen people here with cargo shorts and flip flops, girls wearing cotton shorts and a t-shirt and flip flops get in, but when my friends come wearing trendy attire, pressed button up shirts and puma shoes, suddenly, they can't get in because they have tennis shoes on. i have a friend who goes out with me and there are time he can't get in because his pants are too baggy. he's a huge guy, what do you expect??? it makes me very sad how unfair the bouncer can be.

Pros: great place to meet people, great happy hour specials

Cons: very inconsistent, bias

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Great atmosphere and set-up. Loved the outside patio bar and more room in the place than we expected. Went on Wednesday night and really nice crowd. Beautiful people - boys and girls. For us - that was the problem. We are late 30s-early 40s - so we were a bit out of place. A few our age - but not many. If you are young and hot - great place to go. We are still hot - just not the young part. It was fun though and people were still friendly!! Easy to get drinks too!

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★★★★☆

Great atmosphere and set-up. Loved the outside patio bar and more room in the place than we expected. Went on Wednesday night and really nice crowd. Beautiful people - boys and girls. For us - that was the problem. We are late 30s-early 40s - so we were a bit out of place. A few our age - but not many. If you are young and hot - great place to go. We are still hot - just not the young part. It was fun though and people were still friendly!! Easy to get drinks too!

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I normally do not go to clubs, but half an hour until 2AM a friend of mine dragged my wife and me to this one the other night. It was absolutely horrible. The place is extremely crowded (even for a club) and its patrons are mostly jerks. Marching in and out of the restroom in a single-file line while people yell at each other would make anyone think of prison.

The only reason I am giving this place 2 stars and not 1 star is because it is a club and basically, no matter which club you go to, you will be surrounded by drunken meatheads and bimbos, have crappy club music pounding through your skull, and struggle to breathe. But this place just takes the cake. Way too crowded and way too annoying.

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★★☆☆☆

I normally do not go to clubs, but half an hour until 2AM a friend of mine dragged my wife and me to this one the other night. It was absolutely horrible. The place is extremely crowded (even for a club) and its patrons are mostly jerks. Marching in and out of the restroom in a single-file line while people yell at each other would make anyone think of prison.

The only reason I am giving this place 2 stars and not 1 star is because it is a club and basically, no matter which club you go to, you will be surrounded by drunken meatheads and bimbos, have crappy club music pounding through your skull, and struggle to breathe. But this place just takes the cake. Way too crowded and way too annoying.

Pros: The bartenders

Cons: Everything else

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We went to Pub Fiction on Saturday 6-9-07. The place wasn't even crowded!! We got to the front of the line and the big white door guy with bald hair wouldn't let us in because he said my husband's shoes weren't apporiate! The shoes he had on were 500 Gucci loafers and the door guy wouldn't let us in!! There were people coming out of the club wearing sandals. Pub Fiction is racist because we are Asain! I would never ever go this boring place ever again! Go to Red Door or The Light which is walking distance!!

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★☆☆☆☆

We went to Pub Fiction on Saturday 6-9-07. The place wasn't even crowded!! We got to the front of the line and the big white door guy with bald hair wouldn't let us in because he said my husband's shoes weren't apporiate! The shoes he had on were 500 Gucci loafers and the door guy wouldn't let us in!! There were people coming out of the club wearing sandals. Pub Fiction is racist because we are Asain! I would never ever go this boring place ever again! Go to Red Door or The Light which is walking distance!!

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I hate this place!! We were there on 6-9-07 Saturday and when we got to the front of the line they wouldn't let my husband in!! He had 500 Gucci Loafers on and the white door guy with bald hair said no! They didn't let us in because we are Asain. There were people coming out with sandals on! I only went there to meet up with friends and i would never go back. Go to Red Door or The Light which is walking distance. This place picks certain people to get in!!

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★★★☆☆

I hate this place!! We were there on 6-9-07 Saturday and when we got to the front of the line they wouldn't let my husband in!! He had 500 Gucci Loafers on and the white door guy with bald hair said no! They didn't let us in because we are Asain. There were people coming out with sandals on! I only went there to meet up with friends and i would never go back. Go to Red Door or The Light which is walking distance. This place picks certain people to get in!!

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I went to this place to meet my wife with her girlfriends. as I waited in line for about 30 minutes I finally got to the door. Where the door man told me "Can't let you in wearing tenny shoes" I said, "That's fine, I live right around the corner, I'll be right back" so I went home and changed my shoes. went back, waited in line for another 30 minutes and the guy (black)in front of me(hispanic) was told that he can not go in cause his pants were too baggy ( I looked at the guy and he seems like a well educated person wearing a collar shirt, tucked in and not baggy at all jeans). So they guy says "you have to be kidding me" the bouncer then looked at the cop that was standing right there and they cop said go ahead and let him in. So now it's my turn and wouldn't you know it, the bouncer says to me "you can't come in, your pants are too baggy" I said "wait a minute I was just here 5 minutes ago and you didn't tell me nothing about my pants, you said that I can't come in with tenny shoes so I when home and changed them and now your telling me that my pants are too baggy, why didn't you tell me that before" he just said "sorry, can't come in". But this time the cop didn't stand up for the guy being discriminated on. So all in all, if your not the right colored male or don't look like you just came back from a photo shoot then you're not getting in. TRUST ME WHEN I SAY THAT I DON'T PLAY THE RACE CARD! But it was pretty plain to see. Needless to say, I had to call my wife and her girlfriends and we all left. This place does not deserve my money or yours!

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★☆☆☆☆

I went to this place to meet my wife with her girlfriends. as I waited in line for about 30 minutes I finally got to the door. Where the door man told me "Can't let you in wearing tenny shoes" I said, "That's fine, I live right around the corner, I'll be right back" so I went home and changed my shoes. went back, waited in line for another 30 minutes and the guy (black)in front of me(hispanic) was told that he can not go in cause his pants were too baggy ( I looked at the guy and he seems like a well educated person wearing a collar shirt, tucked in and not baggy at all jeans). So they guy says "you have to be kidding me" the bouncer then looked at the cop that was standing right there and they cop said go ahead and let him in. So now it's my turn and wouldn't you know it, the bouncer says to me "you can't come in, your pants are too baggy" I said "wait a minute I was just here 5 minutes ago and you didn't tell me nothing about my pants, you said that I can't come in with tenny shoes so I when home and changed them and now your telling me that my pants are too baggy, why didn't you tell me that before" he just said "sorry, can't come in". But this time the cop didn't stand up for the guy being discriminated on. So all in all, if your not the right colored male or don't look like you just came back from a photo shoot then you're not getting in. TRUST ME WHEN I SAY THAT I DON'T PLAY THE RACE CARD! But it was pretty plain to see. Needless to say, I had to call my wife and her girlfriends and we all left. This place does not deserve my money or yours!

Pros: Girls can get in just fine.

Cons: Men of color can't.

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This is a pretty cool bar from Sunday through Wednesday, with really good beer and food specials. On Thursdays the yuppies begin to move in, and they're in full force by Friday and Saturday nights when the drinks cost 3 times as much. I think they're instinctively attracted to lines and expensive drinks. There's some pretty girls there most of the time, but most of them seem like the ex-sorority girl type. It's an official Aggie gameday hangout, so watch out if you're a Longhorn. But besides the weekends, this is a really cool place to hang out after work. Here's the good times to go:

Sunday nights - free grilled burgers and sausages - haven't tried, but I will soon
Monday nights: $4 pitchers, everything on the food menu is half price
Tuesday nights: $2.50 25-oz beers, half-price food menu again
Wednesday nights: 30 cent wings, $10 buckets, and they usually have a good band and a better crowd (but not too big)

Thursday nights are alright, and there's more girls, but the beers go up to $3 each I think
Friday and Saturday nights: forget about it - $4 beers, long lines, lots of douchebags

They do have a pretty good beer selection (bottle and draft), and they serve Lone Star too, so I guess it's not too pretentious of a bar. I haven't had any problems with the bartenders. The food isn't gourmet, but it's good enough for me. Overall, it's a good bar for about 4 1/2 days a week.

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★★★☆☆

This is a pretty cool bar from Sunday through Wednesday, with really good beer and food specials. On Thursdays the yuppies begin to move in, and they're in full force by Friday and Saturday nights when the drinks cost 3 times as much. I think they're instinctively attracted to lines and expensive drinks. There's some pretty girls there most of the time, but most of them seem like the ex-sorority girl type. It's an official Aggie gameday hangout, so watch out if you're a Longhorn. But besides the weekends, this is a really cool place to hang out after work. Here's the good times to go:

Sunday nights - free grilled burgers and sausages - haven't tried, but I will soon
Monday nights: $4 pitchers, everything on the food menu is half price
Tuesday nights: $2.50 25-oz beers, half-price food menu again
Wednesday nights: 30 cent wings, $10 buckets, and they usually have a good band and a better crowd (but not too big)

Thursday nights are alright, and there's more girls, but the beers go up to $3 each I think
Friday and Saturday nights: forget about it - $4 beers, long lines, lots of douchebags

They do have a pretty good beer selection (bottle and draft), and they serve Lone Star too, so I guess it's not too pretentious of a bar. I haven't had any problems with the bartenders. The food isn't gourmet, but it's good enough for me. Overall, it's a good bar for about 4 1/2 days a week.

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i have gone to this pub a few times, and the times i've made it inside, it was a lot of fun. but the waiting and powertripped bouncer make it not worth it. they really do enforce racial profiling, even when its not crowded. i went w/ two other girls on a saturday night-- all of us asian girls. they made us wait in line for 30min, but we were the only ones in line! there was no wait for others to get in. that was slightly confusing, but i shrugged it off. i went again last weekend on a friday at 930pm (no lines, not even crowded inside), this time i went w/ an asian guy and girl. they let us girls in, but they wouldnt let the asian guy in because he was wearing tennis shoes. we didn't fight it, we just stepped aside and waited a bit. we saw about 5 white guys w/ tennis shoes walk in. so we asked the bouncer why he let them in and not us. he said it was because their shoes were Diesel, not real "tennis shoes." so we said fine and left. as we were walking away, a white guy with Nikes gets in line, shows his ID and walks right in with no problem. How blatant is that?

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★★★☆☆

i have gone to this pub a few times, and the times i've made it inside, it was a lot of fun. but the waiting and powertripped bouncer make it not worth it. they really do enforce racial profiling, even when its not crowded. i went w/ two other girls on a saturday night-- all of us asian girls. they made us wait in line for 30min, but we were the only ones in line! there was no wait for others to get in. that was slightly confusing, but i shrugged it off. i went again last weekend on a friday at 930pm (no lines, not even crowded inside), this time i went w/ an asian guy and girl. they let us girls in, but they wouldnt let the asian guy in because he was wearing tennis shoes. we didn't fight it, we just stepped aside and waited a bit. we saw about 5 white guys w/ tennis shoes walk in. so we asked the bouncer why he let them in and not us. he said it was because their shoes were Diesel, not real "tennis shoes." so we said fine and left. as we were walking away, a white guy with Nikes gets in line, shows his ID and walks right in with no problem. How blatant is that?

Pros: nice atmosphere inside, fun people

Cons: racial profiling before getting in the door

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I just moved to Houston Jan 1. Not knowing anything and being used to Austin and Dallas night life I wasn't expecting to have fun in Houston. I went out with some people from work to Pub Fiction and had the most amazing time. It was full of young professionals like myself. It is hard to find a place that isn't filled with college kids. The environment is mixed. There are two bars, lots of seating and room to stand. There are a couple of pool tables, large TV screens, a dance floor with a great live (cover) band, patio with live music, and two sets of bathrooms! I have gone on a date and gone out with the girls and had a great time in both situations. If you like the more unique-hole in the wall places where you can sit and "listen" to other people talk-this isn't your place. If you want the option to dance and meet attractive, young professionals-this is your place!

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★★★★★

I just moved to Houston Jan 1. Not knowing anything and being used to Austin and Dallas night life I wasn't expecting to have fun in Houston. I went out with some people from work to Pub Fiction and had the most amazing time. It was full of young professionals like myself. It is hard to find a place that isn't filled with college kids. The environment is mixed. There are two bars, lots of seating and room to stand. There are a couple of pool tables, large TV screens, a dance floor with a great live (cover) band, patio with live music, and two sets of bathrooms! I have gone on a date and gone out with the girls and had a great time in both situations. If you like the more unique-hole in the wall places where you can sit and "listen" to other people talk-this isn't your place. If you want the option to dance and meet attractive, young professionals-this is your place!

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On Friday Jan. 26th, I took 2 professional football players (who happed to be black) to Pub for drinks & a good time. I have never experienced ANY kind of problems before. I really LIKED to go to PUB, but this time we were made to wait in line for over 30 minutes while others walked right in (white). We were not dressed any different than the others, jeans & collared shirt WITH NO BLING!!! We were then asked for our ID's (like we look 20 or something) by the little skinny "bouncer" Gallagher. When one the players held up his ID the little asked him to let go of his wallet, he simply said no cuz he had a significant amount of money in it, and that's when he kicked them out of line. He said we were being belligerent while a guy behind was barely able to stand up on his own walked right in. I have never been so embarrassed in my life. They used any small excuse to not let them in. Red Door gave us the red carpet treatment. I will NOT go to Pub ever again!!!! I will make sure that no more of our clients go there as well. Big Loss Pub, big loss.

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★★★☆☆

On Friday Jan. 26th, I took 2 professional football players (who happed to be black) to Pub for drinks & a good time. I have never experienced ANY kind of problems before. I really LIKED to go to PUB, but this time we were made to wait in line for over 30 minutes while others walked right in (white). We were not dressed any different than the others, jeans & collared shirt WITH NO BLING!!! We were then asked for our ID's (like we look 20 or something) by the little skinny "bouncer" Gallagher. When one the players held up his ID the little asked him to let go of his wallet, he simply said no cuz he had a significant amount of money in it, and that's when he kicked them out of line. He said we were being belligerent while a guy behind was barely able to stand up on his own walked right in. I have never been so embarrassed in my life. They used any small excuse to not let them in. Red Door gave us the red carpet treatment. I will NOT go to Pub ever again!!!! I will make sure that no more of our clients go there as well. Big Loss Pub, big loss.

Cons: Horrible, skinny little bouncers with power trips.

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This place is fairly decent for happy hour. I don't get the whole race thing, being I'm Hispanic and our group included 3 Asians, 3 Indians, 1 black, 3 whites, and myself. But, I'm sure it happens based on the reviews. The drinks are cheap, the service is quick, and you can get some fairly ok bar food at cheap prices as well. I have a standard to never go out to a place I go to for happy hours; so maybe the place is different on the weekends or late at night. Midtown is generally dominated by young, sheltered recent college grads. There is attitude here, and yes it is unecessary. Just remember, they are not very cultured or experienced in life and you won't be offended. It is what it is.

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★★★☆☆

This place is fairly decent for happy hour. I don't get the whole race thing, being I'm Hispanic and our group included 3 Asians, 3 Indians, 1 black, 3 whites, and myself. But, I'm sure it happens based on the reviews. The drinks are cheap, the service is quick, and you can get some fairly ok bar food at cheap prices as well. I have a standard to never go out to a place I go to for happy hours; so maybe the place is different on the weekends or late at night. Midtown is generally dominated by young, sheltered recent college grads. There is attitude here, and yes it is unecessary. Just remember, they are not very cultured or experienced in life and you won't be offended. It is what it is.

Pros: location, prices, drinks

Cons: sometimes, the crowd

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I think this is definitely one of the best if not the best bars in Midtown. I've lived in Midtown for 3 years and when this bar opened I knew it would be a new favorite. Thursday night always has great bands and I especially love the 80s band! Friday and Saturday nights are always happenin nights to go. It's not as pretentious of a crowd that you would find at say Red Door, but the clientele is still hip and could possibly rub some the wrong way. Personally, I've never really felt that way though. The food is great! I go there on the weekdays and weekends to eat. They have great wraps, wings, sandwiches, and pretty much everything! The waitstaff is also very friendly and the service is great. The only day that I have been where the service wasn't so great are Sundays. I think they don't have enough people working for the number of people that are there. Other than that, it's a great bar. It's not going to be a romantic & quiet type of place, but most places aren't like that in Midtown.

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★★★★★

I think this is definitely one of the best if not the best bars in Midtown. I've lived in Midtown for 3 years and when this bar opened I knew it would be a new favorite. Thursday night always has great bands and I especially love the 80s band! Friday and Saturday nights are always happenin nights to go. It's not as pretentious of a crowd that you would find at say Red Door, but the clientele is still hip and could possibly rub some the wrong way. Personally, I've never really felt that way though. The food is great! I go there on the weekdays and weekends to eat. They have great wraps, wings, sandwiches, and pretty much everything! The waitstaff is also very friendly and the service is great. The only day that I have been where the service wasn't so great are Sundays. I think they don't have enough people working for the number of people that are there. Other than that, it's a great bar. It's not going to be a romantic & quiet type of place, but most places aren't like that in Midtown.

Pros: service, large space with plenty of seating, food, atmosphere, & drinks!

Cons: Sunday service, gets crowded easily on big game nights

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I don't know why this place is called Pub Fiction. Perhaps the name Loud Poser Bar Fiction was taken. I would imagine the only kind of fiction its patrons read would be Versace catalogues and Sports Illustrated.

Don't go here expecting any kind of warm atmosphere. Don't expect to be able to hold a conversation except by shouting into the ear of the person immediately next to you. The seats are uncomfortable, presumably selected for perching rather than actually sitting.

They serve food, which looks decent, but provide no table space suitable for eating.

The valet service hogs all of the parking lot. So you have to pay someone to park your car in spots that you could easily park in yourself, had they not blocked them off. There is on-street parking, but be careful about being towed. The valet signs are mounted on City of Houston construction signs.

The Guinness is cheap at $4, and the bar service is efficient and quick. They appear to have a reasonable selection of beers on tap, especially for this type of venue.

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★☆☆☆☆

I don't know why this place is called Pub Fiction. Perhaps the name Loud Poser Bar Fiction was taken. I would imagine the only kind of fiction its patrons read would be Versace catalogues and Sports Illustrated.

Don't go here expecting any kind of warm atmosphere. Don't expect to be able to hold a conversation except by shouting into the ear of the person immediately next to you. The seats are uncomfortable, presumably selected for perching rather than actually sitting.

They serve food, which looks decent, but provide no table space suitable for eating.

The valet service hogs all of the parking lot. So you have to pay someone to park your car in spots that you could easily park in yourself, had they not blocked them off. There is on-street parking, but be careful about being towed. The valet signs are mounted on City of Houston construction signs.

The Guinness is cheap at $4, and the bar service is efficient and quick. They appear to have a reasonable selection of beers on tap, especially for this type of venue.

Pros: Cheap Guinness, fit waitresses

Cons: Loud, full of posers, no parking.

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Having been going here since it opened, Pub Fiction is a good bar, not a great bar. The service is good, selection is good, and the food is good, but it definitely suffers from a split personality. If you're a weekday, after work, happy-hour goer (my personal choice), you'll find it has an upscale professional atmosphere, good staff, not too crowded with no lines and some easy parking. On a Friday and Saturday night however, all bets are off. Lines will be around the block and the place will be crowded, so plan on waiting and standing up most of the time. I've not had any issues with the bouncers, so I can't comment on that perspective. If the pub had dancing and a unique atmosphere I could understand the wait, but in general, with no dancing and an average atmosphere it's not worth it (the wait, that is.) Do yourself a favor, if you can make it during the week for happy-hour you'll enjoy yourself, otherwise, go at your own risk on the weekends.

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★★★☆☆

Having been going here since it opened, Pub Fiction is a good bar, not a great bar. The service is good, selection is good, and the food is good, but it definitely suffers from a split personality. If you're a weekday, after work, happy-hour goer (my personal choice), you'll find it has an upscale professional atmosphere, good staff, not too crowded with no lines and some easy parking. On a Friday and Saturday night however, all bets are off. Lines will be around the block and the place will be crowded, so plan on waiting and standing up most of the time. I've not had any issues with the bouncers, so I can't comment on that perspective. If the pub had dancing and a unique atmosphere I could understand the wait, but in general, with no dancing and an average atmosphere it's not worth it (the wait, that is.) Do yourself a favor, if you can make it during the week for happy-hour you'll enjoy yourself, otherwise, go at your own risk on the weekends.

Pros: Good after work bar, parking and valet, upscale crowd.

Cons: Crowded on weekends, average atmosphere.

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Some of my friends and I headed out to Pub Fiction last night and we had such a good time. We didnt experience any problems - No line, no waiting for drinks, we had a place to sit near the stage, the band was fun, and there were a lot of cute guys around. If you are a girl, don't listen to the other reviews, it is a really fun place for a group of girls to hang out.

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★★★★☆

Some of my friends and I headed out to Pub Fiction last night and we had such a good time. We didnt experience any problems - No line, no waiting for drinks, we had a place to sit near the stage, the band was fun, and there were a lot of cute guys around. If you are a girl, don't listen to the other reviews, it is a really fun place for a group of girls to hang out.

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So here's how a night at Pub Fiction will pan out for you: you will wait in line at least half an hour, get inside and get a drink from a bad bartender, then you'll stand there, maybe take in something on one of their TV's, and sweat a lot while being surrounded by a bunch of dudes. I don't get the popularity. It is incredibly generic. I have been in there before when they've actually had house music pulsating through the speakers inside while a band was playing some generic rock on the inside stage at the same time! Don't go here unless this sounds like a good experience to you. The general ambience is very bland as well.

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★★☆☆☆

So here's how a night at Pub Fiction will pan out for you: you will wait in line at least half an hour, get inside and get a drink from a bad bartender, then you'll stand there, maybe take in something on one of their TV's, and sweat a lot while being surrounded by a bunch of dudes. I don't get the popularity. It is incredibly generic. I have been in there before when they've actually had house music pulsating through the speakers inside while a band was playing some generic rock on the inside stage at the same time! Don't go here unless this sounds like a good experience to you. The general ambience is very bland as well.

Pros: good location

Cons: drinks, ambience, generic

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OK yall, I'm sick and tired of everyone bitching about the lines at pub and saying that they are being discriminated against etc. This is cr*p. If you show up looking like you just rolled out of bed or like a leftover Warrent roadie, you're not going to get in. Period. This isnt different than any bar in midtown. Its not about race, or looksits about IMAGE. How you present yourself.

Arguing with the door guy isn't going to help, saying you're going to 'call your lawyer' isn't going to either. If you want to look like hell and roll up to a midtown bar-- try The Wet Spot.

This is a great bar run by an honest staff.

Here is a clue people, take a shower, iron a shirt, put on some REAL SHOES (imagine!) and stop yo bitching

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★★★★★

OK yall, I'm sick and tired of everyone bitching about the lines at pub and saying that they are being discriminated against etc. This is cr*p. If you show up looking like you just rolled out of bed or like a leftover Warrent roadie, you're not going to get in. Period. This isnt different than any bar in midtown. Its not about race, or looksits about IMAGE. How you present yourself.

Arguing with the door guy isn't going to help, saying you're going to 'call your lawyer' isn't going to either. If you want to look like hell and roll up to a midtown bar-- try The Wet Spot.

This is a great bar run by an honest staff.

Here is a clue people, take a shower, iron a shirt, put on some REAL SHOES (imagine!) and stop yo bitching

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Well I am sure glad I read the reviews. I went there before but could not get in because the bouncer said that my id was not mine. Belive me I was furious after waiting in line for about 35 minutes. I was going to give this place another try but you know what I'm not!!! Thanks everyone for reminding me what an ugly place this is.

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★☆☆☆☆

Well I am sure glad I read the reviews. I went there before but could not get in because the bouncer said that my id was not mine. Belive me I was furious after waiting in line for about 35 minutes. I was going to give this place another try but you know what I'm not!!! Thanks everyone for reminding me what an ugly place this is.

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lets get tot he point people... if you are not white... it is hard to get in the door! lets go back and read some of the comments from different folks. playing the race card? no. i am actually white but my friend couldn't get past the so called bouncer at the door. Did I mention he is a cardiologist!!! Racism, bottom line. When the management or the bouncer ends up on his operating table maybe the medical feild ought to take a second look!

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★☆☆☆☆

lets get tot he point people... if you are not white... it is hard to get in the door! lets go back and read some of the comments from different folks. playing the race card? no. i am actually white but my friend couldn't get past the so called bouncer at the door. Did I mention he is a cardiologist!!! Racism, bottom line. When the management or the bouncer ends up on his operating table maybe the medical feild ought to take a second look!

More about Pub Fiction

Pub Fiction has 50 flat screen TV's inside and outside, pool tables, 2 full bars, outside patio seating, chef-inspired menu, weekend brunch menu, private parties, bottle service, DJ's, live music entertainment, events, drink specials, etc.

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The folks behind the former Bar Houston add their upscale neighborhood pub to Midtown nightlife. Catch the latest sports action on more than 28 TVs in the contemporary lounge area or head to the adjacent room for a…

 

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