Basic brewpub situated among a new shopping area; granted, the bar area was much nicer than the restaurant portion. Service was only okay, especially since we were one of the few people there. Selection is primarily the mediocre house beers, but there are plenty to try. Food was pretty good and happy hour offers up some good food specials. Overall a place worth visting for the new ratings, but nothing special.
had a sampler of 6 / 4oz pours - you pick them. also had some food - very good. DuClaw has a nice variety of beer styles from low abv session beers to imperials to the high 22% abv colossus. nice diverse food menu. good service. great upscale industrial ambiance.
Went here on Sunday, September 4th, 2005. Came here specifically for the Repent Ale and drove here before going into DC. As mentioned, this is in a mall - specifically the Bowie Town Center. Nice building and interior. Deep booths and seemingly "private". Very clean. Staff was very friendly and attentive. Food was very good as well, especially the crab dip. Beers, were vey good. Asked and received some extra coasters as well as directions to my wife’s bank branch. Enjoyable place and friendly staff. Recommended!
jde123 (85) Washington, Washington DC | February 27, 2005
Nicer bar area than the Arundel Mills mall location, I did not like the parking at this location, but eventually found a space and made the trek into the brewpub where I sampled plenty of beer, eventually settling on the seasonal offering as my favorite. This DuClaw loaction doesn’t seem to run out of beer as quickly as others. Enjoyable.
A stand alone location (although it’s @ the Bowie Town Center) gave this place more of a local than Arundel Mills. No one just wandering in lost from the mall, you have to come in here by design. Sat at the bar, modern decor, friendly crowd & help, and a lot of people getting Growlers filled the day before Thanksgiving. Good beer selection when I was there, had 10 on tap. Food was decent & the place is non smoking!! I enjoyed it!
Located in a shopping plaza in Bowie Town Center, DuClaw Brewing Company offers a nice selection of locally brewed beer. Plenty of seating is available in the restaurant, as well as more tables and stools in the bar area.
Beers include their six regulars, as well as a varied selection of seasonal offerings. While their beers are not among my favorites, I do enjoy most of their selections, and the brews always taste fresh. DuClaw usually has a nitro-tap offering, as well, which is very cool.
Food is decent, and better than your average bar food. Service is prompt and friendly, though the vibe is more corporate than intimate.
Prices are reasonable, and DuClaw has happy hour specials.
Overall, this is worth a stop if you’re in the area. If you’re a native, you should definitely stop in, sample the beers, and support your local brewery.
biggcb (29) Harleysville, Pennsylvania | December 11, 2006
Nice setting. Good service. Average food. Average brews. As of October, is now smoke free.
BuckNaked (28) Ann Arbor, Michigan | September 5, 2005| Updated December 30, 2005
Located in what seems to be an upscale, nice strip mall (I didn’t check out the mall itself), the building is new and modern. Tall ceilings, clean bar, large booths provide privacy and space for a goup. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive, gave me a basic run down on their sampler beers, but didn’t stick around to talk about the beer - nothing wrong with that. I didn’t order food, but the menu was large and had many appealing options at reasonable prices. The beers on tap were the standard lineup, plus one seasonal. Nothing amazing about this place, but absolutely nothing bad about it either. A clean brewpub. I have to mention that DuClaw has the best graphics, by far, of any brewery in the area. Their website also speaks to this. Whoever is doing the graphic design is on the ball over there. Re-rate 12/30/05: stopped by with pailhead and ordered samplers - $7 for 10 beers is a hell of a deal, but the bar took a long time getting them out so the manager came by, apologized, and comped both of them for us! Very nice.
I went there recently and had a few beers at the bar. They now have growlers to go, which is an added bonus. They have a separate restaurant which is a decent family style place to eat. Extensive menu assures a special dish you will certainly enjoy. Attentive barkeeper, makes sure your glass never runs dry. I highly recommend this place if you’re looking for something different. They always have between 4-6 beers on tap, with seasonal specialties.
The brick facade doesn’t exactly do it for me, making me feel like I’m more in a jail cel, than even in a restaurant, let alone a brewpub.
Their selection is pretty much on track with what the brewery offers, which is good and they’re not too snooty to sell you a growler of what they have on tap.
Service can be sketchy, especially if you’re not sitting at the bar and the food is typical American-ish.