United States > Maryland > Baltimore
BOSSbrewer (48) Arkansas | November 23, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
This is a fantastic place, though it was crowded every time I stopped in. About 40 beers on tap, though a few were out. Numbers of rarer things that I’ve not seen elsewhere. Food was good and service was fast. The bartender knew beer and that was nice. Great place and a great atmosphere, though slightly hipster.
Blairgus (87) California | November 21, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
20 nov 2013. Great place. 20-30 craft taps including some special limited releases. Food was great, as was service. Prices were a little high for Baltimore but still less than what I pay in California.
blipp (93) Newark, New Jersey | October 20, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Medium sized bar with plenty of table seating. Very uncrowded on the Friday evening I went. The tap list is average, lots of readily available stuff, but a few interesting selections. The food was a touch on the expensive side, but really good, so I left feeling like a got my money’s worth.
t0rin0 (990) Do Not Resuscitate, California | September 15, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Visited July 2011.
It was an interesting drive down here from Brewers Art. When you make this trip you end up going through some slightly run down looking neighborhoods but Alewife is a bit past all that. Inside is a large room with a lot of tables and a long bar that wraps around on one side. Plenty of taps to be had. They did give out plenty of samples to pick from and I found some good ones. The food looked good but I wasn’t hungry. Prices were good, so was the service, and even the clientele were friendly people.
devman171 (97) Annapolis , Maryland | April 24, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Very cool bar and atmosphere, chalk board draft menu has the usual craft beer items, some nice surprises.. Hop Betty martini was nice, and the smoked burger is great! Easy place before an O’s Game!
jonas (29) Garching b. München, Germany | April 22, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Cool location, the old teller room (?) comes across as a temple of beer: Wooden surfaces, high ceilings and impossibly tall blackboards with the quite impressive beer selection. Unfortunately the big room also has a bit of an echo, which makes it loud. Friendly and efficient staff. The smoked burger with duckfat fries was great.
radio_nowhere (45) Maryland | January 12, 2013
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Lunch here while visiting. Kind of a unassuming place in a old brick building. Inside has hardwood floors, high ceiling, high windows and most importantly a tall menu of beers on tap (~40). Waitress knew her beer and offered samples. Food was very good, I did fish & chips with duck fat fries. Pricing was very fair. Nice place, hope to come here again.
NachlamSie (531) Denver, Colorado | December 7, 2012
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Alewife is right in the middle of shady, grimy Baltimore so an absolute top-notch beer and food restaurant is quite strange to find. Alewife is in an old building with spiral staircases, an old wooden bar and tasteful paintings and decor. The beer selection is fantastic with locals and rarities. I only ate smoked tomato soup and grilled cheese, which was sensational. I wish I had been hungrier because this menu looks palate-blowing. I rode the MARC up from DC. The prices at Alewife and Baltimore in general are a little more friendly by comparison.
Loineshawn (237) Massachusetts | November 9, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
tight old brick building. high ceilings inside. used to be some sort of insurance building according to the printing on the window. real nice hardwood floors. solid tap list. food was fine. nice place.
j12601 (285) Poughkeepsie, New York | October 29, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Another stop during a nice long weekend in Baltimore. Somewhat empty when I came in during the early afternoon on a Friday, though a crowd did slowly develop. Sat at the bar and had a couple of beers. Selection was pretty solid, not the level of taps that I’d see later that night at Max’s, but the 16-20 taps there did seem well selected. I recall there being a couple duplicates in terms of styles, but overall there were at least ten different styles represented, ranging from things like one Dogfish Head’s newer releases (Positive Contact in this case) to the Lost Abbey/New Belgium brett beer. The bottle list was not all that crazy, though it was sizable. A few guys who came in after I had been there for a while seemed to be working on earning a t-shirt or something by trying a large number of bottles over the course of however long. One of the guys ordered a bottle of one of the Mikkeller single hop beers which I don’t think has had a new batch made, so if it’s that last batch, those bottles of IPA have been sitting around for nine to ten months at least. Ended up getting a grilled cheese and smoked tomato soup while there. The smoked tomato soup was incredible. Service was quick and friendly (though again it was mostly just me there for a while). I’d certainly stop back the next time I was in Baltimore.
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