Cliff (72) The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio | March 1, 2012
Its a brewpub outlet in an airport. Its outside the security area in the Southwest Terminal, so if you are connecting, as I was, you will have to go through security again. They had 7 house beers on tap plus Miller Lite, Yuengling and Guinness. Airport prices, $6.50 for a pint, $11 for the 7 beer sampler (probably 3 oz pours). A good place to kill time if you have it in the Baltimore Airport.
This appears to be a full-scale DuClaw’s and it’s located right in BWI Airport. Quite convenient if you’re spending any time in the Southwest terminal. The food is good - I wish I could say the same about the beer which I find to be mostly no big deal.
Decent for an airport brewpub, all things considered. Especially compared to the Good Island one in Chicago on my way back from this trip. You get 7 or 8 beer flight for $11 - pretty cheap for an airport. And some of the beers were stuff I hadn’t seen before around D.C. Food kind of sucks though - the Cuban sandwich I had was dry and a little drab.
Travlr (2464) Washington, Washington DC | May 10, 2010| Updated August 18, 2010
A step above your average airport bar. 8 Du Claw beers on tap, including two seasonals. They got rid of their Sam Adams on tap because of low volume sales, but kept the Miller Light for non-beer drinkers. Sample tray included 6 of their year-round brews. Sadly, no Du Claw bottles. Food was average, and prices were decent for an airport bar. Definitely wait here for any flights through BWI.
Addendum: they’ve ditched their rotating taps of seasonal DuClaw beers, opting instead for Miller Lite, Guinness and Yeungling, so I took a point off selection.
Nice little oasis when you are stuck in Baltimore airport. Just the main Duclaw lineup and macros on tap. Food looked good and the service was great. Nice if you are stuck for a couple of hours in an airport, but it is pricey.
This is located in the Southwest Terminal, BEFORE the security entrance. That sucks because you may not have time for a quick beer when the lines are long. They have all their flagship beers on tap, but gave up the three seasonal taps for Bud, Yuengling, and Guinness. I understand from a business standpoint that you have to cater to swill drinking travelers, but why not just offer them in bottles and leave the seasonals? Oh yeah, I guess providing a "tall" of Bud Light is more important that you better beers. But that’s business I guess. Now to the beer. I used to love Duclaw beers, and always stopped at the Arundel Mills location before returning to the airport. Now their beers seem to be more phenolic and are not as good. Not sure what happened - new brewer?. The bartender seemed to not really want to be working, and my service was very mediocre even though it was slow. Same with the Bowie location a few days earlier (employee hiring and training slipped too?) The menu is the same as all the other locations. Everything I have had is good, with the exception of the fries - they suck (unless you like thick and soggy).
Ambiance: Typical airport bar that seats a lot of people in a smallish space, several TVs around the spot but weird that it was outside security.
Service: Somewhat decent but typical of a place where it seems fast paced
Selection: 7 Du Claw beers on tap with 3 macros. The Du Claw beers were a typical array of IPA, DIPA, Porter, Pale, Amber, Blonde and Wheat...flagship du claw beers.
Food: Decent enough, had crab cake sandwich with side salad.
Value: Overpriced like most airports, beers were almost $10 each for 22oz pours, not horrible by any means
Overall, other than it being outside of security, I really don’t have any complaints...would rather have the hassle of going through security for a good beer than to drink a shit beer inside.
Not bad for an airport, but of course pricier. Decent food and 2 rotating taps along with their regulars. Quesadillas were good, though I was not a fan of Sweet Baby Jesus. Stop in when you are there if you have time before heading through security.
Just as others have mentioned, it’s exactly what you would expect from an airport bar in terms of atmosphere and service. Oddly it’s outside of security, so you have account for the time to go through security. Only 6 of the basic Duclaw beers on tap with a few other generic macros, though the 6 may be ticks if you’re not a local. Food was actually pretty good and fairly priced for an airport spot.