Brewers Alley Restaurant and Brewery | Frederick, Maryland
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Brewers Alley Restaurant and Brewery
Exceptional based on 50 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

124 N Market St
Frederick, Maryland United States 21701 [ print map ]
301 631 0089

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Hours: Mon - Tue 11:30 AM - 11:30 PM; Wed - Thu 11:30 AM - 12:00 AM; Fri - Sat 11:30 AM - 12:30 AM


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Monocacy Humulus Lupulus Rex 68, Brewers Alley Maibock 54, Monocacy Riot Rye 84, Brewers Alley Bourbon Barrel Aged Oatmeal Stout , Monocacy Brewtus 80, Monocacy XB1 42, Brewers Alley 1634 Ale 48, Brewers Alley Hefeweizen 65, Brewers Alley Oatmeal Stout 83, Brewers Alley Nut Brown Ale 41, Brewers Alley IPA 54, Brewers Alley KŲlsch 54, Brewers Alley Two Loves Chocolate Ale , Brewers Alley Best of Show Guardian Thistle , Brewers Alley Resinator 90, Brewers Alley Four Score And Seven , Brewers Alley Scotch Ale 76, Brewers Alley Three Kings Spiced Ale , Brewers Alley Czech Mate Pilsner 24, Brewers Alley Opera House Pale Ale 31
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50 reviews for Brewers Alley Restaurant and Brewery
 Ambiance  79%
 Service  74%
 Selection  68%
 Food  74%
 Value  70%
 Overall  74%
 Rating  81%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm  (95) Cincinnati, Ohio | June 18, 2014
Interesting place... On a trendy street in town. Nice-looking inside, but a bit too busy and loud and trendy for me, you know? I found a corner in the bar where I could do my work in peace, though. I got a sampler of their 6 flagships, which came in tall fancy tasters in this nifty wooden holder thing. Bartender was happy to give me samples of the rest of the beers on tap, too. I thought they were solid. I had the fried pickles, which were some of the best Iíve ever had. A little on the expensive side, but itís a trendy-looking place in a trendy area... Easy free WIFI, just ask the staff for the password. Neat place.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
Pivoyager  (83) Gaithersburg, Maryland | July 25, 2013
While visiting historic downtown Frederick during the July 4th holiday weekend, I paid another visit to Frederick Countyís first brewpub. Brewers Alley is easy to find since it is located in a large brick building on the eastern side of North Market Street. According to the server, it once housed City Hall and a theater. Enter beneath the wrought iron archway and cross the patio into the entrance, where you come to the reception area. This is a large place with several dining rooms, but if the bar area is your goal, go through the door next to the reservation desk. This is a moderate-sized area with high-tops and tables spread about; the bar is in the middle of everything. While quaint and comfortable, this room could probably do with some more natural light Ė perhaps larger front windows, so patrons can get a better view of bustling Market Street. Although, advertised as a brewpub, Brewerís Alley beer is made about 2 miles up the road at Monocracy Brewing. According to the server, they simply ran out of room for the brewing equipment Ė or did they just want more space for paying customers? Hmmmm. The draft selection during my visits Ė once for lunch and dinner Ė consisted of a fruity kolsch, a crisp pilsner, the requisite pale ale, the mandatory wheat, oatmeal stout and a cask porter. The ones I had were well-crafted, tasty and fresh. Yummmm. In addition, they were all of moderate alcohol, and made great sessional quaffs. Another plus was the price: $4.00 a pint - minus a buck during weekday Happy Hour. Include some very attentive service along with an eclectic menu, which included some superb fish tacos, and Brewers Alley is a worthy goal should you find yourself in search of history Frederick is a beautiful destination with plenty to see and do. Plus, the parking is plentiful ($1.00 on weekends). Will most certainly stop here again.
62
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
sonnycheeba  (142) Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland | June 10, 2013
Good location in the middle of downtown Frederick. Layout and design of the place was pretty nice, but nothing great. Always a few house beers to try, but Iíve never found any of them to be particularly good. Food on the other hand is solid and I especially like the pizza. Overall a nice place, just wish the beers were better.
80
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
devman171  (121) Annapolis , Maryland | May 12, 2013
Nice brewpub downtown Frederick, good selection of beers and samplers, good pizza and bar food.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
lilannie  (9) Adamstown, Maryland | May 10, 2013
Came in for a late lunch on a Tuesday afternoon maybe 3pm ish. Tom our waiter/bartender had some good recommendations, including the BBQ brisket sandwich with spicy slaw. Slaw was quite tasty. Had the wedding alt and kolsch biers. Preference for the alt over the kolsch. Quiet bar area with lots of windows for watching. Parking all on the street or in the public parking areas--good luck finding any street spaces on the weekends! Asked Tom about the MD growler laws, he says the growlers they fill have to have a flip top lid and silver handle--if itís got that kind even with a different logo theyíll take it. If you donít have one of those types, you can get one there for a $15 deposit and fill it for an extra fee (I think it was $10). On the plus side, if you bring it back you get back your $15, so you donít have to keep collecting more growlers.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83  (169) Fairfax, Virginia | February 16, 2013
Stopped by here for a late lunch - was still super busy even after 2pm. Bar area up front looks nice and rustic. Waitress was quite nice, service was quick and food was pretty tasty.

Iíve tried to track down the growler laws of MD, but I couldnít find anything specific regarding them. We were a bit taken aback that they would not fill our growlers - even more-so they would "exchange" our growlers with brand new growlers of their own. Couldnít fill our twist-tops and we werenít about to give up our specialty flip-top growlers and didnít really feel like purchasing brand new bottles for a few pours. Quite disappointing in that respect and coming from an area where every local brewery and virtually every local brewpub fills outside growlers... feels like a huge step backward. I wonít knock them for this, especially since theyíve accepted the loss in growler sales.
62
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
BMMillsy  (73) Florida | December 8, 2012
Fun atmosphere but very small and gets crowded a bit quick. Good choice brewed there, but the food sucks outside of the pizza. Get there early to get a seat at the bar.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
radio_nowhere  (60) Maryland | September 9, 2012| Updated March 3, 2013
Been here many times living in Frederick, heck, had my wedding rehearsal dinner here upstairs! Located in downtown Frederick in a older building adds a nice atmosphere. It can be dark and noisy at times but thatís because of busyness. Beer is always great, bring a growler! Food is good too, wood oven pizza recommended.
62
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
Elwood  (102) Leesburg, Virginia | July 16, 2012
Iíve stopped by here many times over the years but for some reason never got around to rating it. The beer selection is limited to the six or so beers they have on tap with four flagships always on tap. In my opinion the beers range from decent to poor, with nothing thatís really outstanding. The food is good, but overpriced for what you get. On the plus side, the beer is reasonably priced at rough $3.50 a pint and they let you do tasters. Rather surprising considering this isnít D.C. Service can range from superb to almost non-existant. In other words, there is a lack of consistency all the way around. All in all I would say this is more of a tickerís place than a place I would come back to consistently.
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  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
bth122  (18) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | May 13, 2012
Located in what seemed to be in the heart of old historic Frederick on the main street. Beautiful area. It was lobster night and it was pretty crowded. Service was good. Large place. The beers exceeded my expectations. This is absolutely worth checking out if you are in Frederick.

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