United States > Maryland > Ellicott City
Drake (572) Free Union, Virginia | September 14, 2013
58 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
Brewery restaurant in a strip mall with the decor you would expect. Plenty of parking. Did not try the food. Our server was very friendly and eager to help. They offer a sampler of their house beers and the quality was average, with a couple of flaws. They were out of one of their beers and served us a "seasonal" which was really a guest tap. I get the impression they donít really have any seasonals. Might be worth visiting once if youíre in the area.
BeerandBlues2 (803) San Diego, California | November 24, 2012
46 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 9/20
I am somewhat cautious of shopping center breweries, and this one is no different. The place is nice enough, but appearance is dark. The food is average, and well, they serve their own beer. There is no need to seek this place out, for what my opinion is worth.
Travlr (1885) Washington, Washington DC | September 3, 2012
54 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 11/20
Everything about this place screamed "generic" to me. Itís in a strip mall, like many American places. The menu was straightforward pub food, and I had the white chili which was bland. And the beers were safe and inoffensive. It also looked like the eight choices hadnít rotated. You had to have all eight on the sampler, which was too much. Better to skip this place I think.
strongpieman (130) Mount Airy, Maryland | August 29, 2010
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
I didnot spend time in the bar area... just the restaurant. Service was excellent although the waiter couldnít offer much about the beer. Food was decent but bbq reminiscent of Famous Daves. Beers were average to above avg. Was a good place to bring the family. The bar area looked large and music was being set up. Would recommend trying.
arventresca (32) Charlotte, North Carolina | August 23, 2009
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
In a plaza in Ellicott City. Had some wings and sampled the beers. Not bad. Others in the party liked the food. A nice time was had by all.
themadmumis (11) Westminster, Maryland | December 26, 2007
42 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 6/20
Went on a Thursday night, coming back from Maryland Home Brew in Columbia. Stopped at the pub and enjoyed a meal and a brew... nothing too special just another brew pub with ícraftedí brews. I canít find much on their brews and I didnít sample anything that stands out. If youíre in the area, check it out.
Aurelius (133) Tallahassee, Florida | December 9, 2006
44 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Clean. Crowded on a Friday night. BBQ was OK, but indistinct and somewhat bland. Beer is bland to bad. Service was dodgey and beer-ignorant. The sampler included ísome DFH aleí according to the waitress, and Blue Moon. Prices were OK for the food. FOR GOODNESS SAKES IF YOUíRE IN THE AREA AND WANT TO GO TO A BREWPUB, DRIVE 1 MILE DOWN TO ELLICOTT MILLS BREWERY!!!!
beachbum25 (76) Powellville, Maryland | December 3, 2006
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Found this place quite enjoyable on a Friday night. Was quite crowded, but we got a seat in the bar right away. Four beers on tap; tried two. They were pretty good, solid but not great, certainly better than BMC stuff; food was good pub grub. Ribs were very good, fall off the bone tender. Wings & Chili were good also. I donít think I would go here just for the beer, but if you are looking for a good place to eat with some beers you can enjoy, Iíd definately recomend this place. Live music on Saturdays, had a DJ when we were there playing classic rock-was a little loud.
TheBeerLover (32) DC Metro Area, | April 18, 2006
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
BBQ and beer? Can it get any better? If you like good craft beer, and some pretty tasty BBQ, Bare Bones is a wise choice if you find yourself in the Ellicott City, MD area. Iíve visited this place on a few occasions, and have always been impressed with the quality of the craft beer, and choices. You will find a solid line up, and some nice rotating seasonals. BBQ has always been delicious, and BBQ and good craft beer is a match made in heaven.
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