Growlers of Gaithersburg | Gaithersburg, Maryland
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Growlers of Gaithersburg
Good based on 19 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

227 East Diamond Ave
Gaithersburg, Maryland United States 20877 [ print map ]
301 519 9400

Hours: M-F 11:30AM-1AM, Sa 11:30 AM-2AM, Su 10:30AM-1AM

Mayor: Drake (1) | Taps: 12 |

Growlers of Gaithersburg

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Beer Available At Growlers of Gaithersburg (arranged by most recent)
Growlers Funked Up Brown IPA , Growlers Wet Bandit Winter Ale , Growlers Up In Smoke , Growlers 1879 Porter , Growlers Diamond APA , Growlers Summit Amber , Growlers St. Nick , Growlers Brewers Reserve Lambic , Growlers Log Town Golden Ale , Growlers Break-in Pale Ale , Growlers Nut Brown Ale 44
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19 reviews for Growlers of Gaithersburg
 Ambiance  77%
 Service  66%
 Selection  62%
 Food  71%
 Value  68%
 Overall  68%
 Rating  70%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
harpsm  (12) Maryland | February 11, 2015
UPDATED REVIEW: Growlersí beers have come a long way since my first review more than 6 years ago. Quality is much better (though not all beers are winners), and they offer more beers on tap than they used to, including many interesting seasonals and big ales over 9% ABV. Regular prices are about $5-7 per beer, and happy hour gives a $2 discount. ORIGINAL REVIEW: Iíll be blunt - Growlersí beers are pretty poor. Many have off flavors or other apparent defects. Still, they keep enough beers on tap that there is usually something decent, and they rotate the selection often enough that thereís often something new to try. And with drafts as low as $2.50 or $3 at times, itís hard not to call it a bargain. Growlers gets a mixed crowd of 20- to 40-somethings that seems to lean toward the dressed-down local crowd. Overall, itís a pretty good local joint, but the beers are not worth going out of your way for, in my opinion.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 2/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 9/20
Drake  (552) Free Union, Virginia | February 11, 2015
Downtown style brewpub. Decent sized bar was about 3/4 full at 6PM on a Tuesday. Nearby parking garages. Decent burger. cooked to my specifications. Customer service was awful. I didnít even see the bartender for about 10 minutes, she was frequently absent and when she was present she was pretty unfriendly. She even chastised me when I put a glass where she did like it. Two beers were drinkable, but the rest were abjectly horrible. Diacetyl bombs or overly astringent. Definitely not a beer destination.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr  (1719) Washington, Washington DC | December 15, 2013
Interesting old building. Long bar in the front room, tables in the next room. Really friendly and helpful staff. Beers were OK. Pizza was decent enough. OK place.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
GJF  (44) Mount Vernon, Iowa | August 7, 2013
Incredibly OK place. I so want good beer when I visit family here in Maryland, and this is a place Iíll go to in a pinch, but not that Iím itching to go to.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
MadRobin  (4) Silver Spring, | June 18, 2013
What a difference a new head brewer makes! Previously, I had found their beers mostly mediocre. Now they brew a very interesting and varied selection of quite good beers. The food has always been decent and prices are reasonable for the area. What was once a "why bother" spot is now my "go to" spot when in the Gaithersburg area. Overall, a most welcome improvement.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
argo0  (221) Washington DC | June 2, 2013
Lots of variety with 12 taps, but unfortunately not much stands out. The service is decent. The food, like the beer, is adequate, but nothing special.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
GT2  (629) San Diego County , California | April 17, 2013
Shocked to see such low reviews. This place is right in "downtown" Gaithersburg, which has 2 stop lights. Driving in here beware there are a butt ton of traffic cameras and speed cameras. Parking is decently ample at the free public lot behind the building. No meters. Inside is a very beautiful New Orleans style high wooden beams, mirrors, chandeliers. There is a downstairs bar and seating area, middle floor loft, and a roof deck. Roof deck was packed when I was there on a Tuesday early evening. Beers on tap were of decent quality. I didnít get any major off flavors or brewing flaws mentioned in previous ratings. More than 8 taps- at least 6 static house beers on tap and then another 6 specialty seasonal taps. I ordered a flight, which gets you 6 house beers and you donít have to do their 6 static taps- you can sub in some of the specialty stuff for an extra $1 or something. Bartender was quick, pleasant, but probably not a beer expert. Was slightly unclear about their Pale Ale versus their IPA after pouring, but these are the same color so is understandable but very annoying to me a beer rater. Didnít try the food, but it was clear this place has a full sit down lunch and dinner menu with servers and hostess. So a big more formal than you might think. They do have growler fills, surprise, of their house beers. Donít think they have any guest taps here. Would come back and would urge you to give this place a shot. Doesnít deserve a 2-star rating. Maybe they finally hired a competent brewer.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
gsmitty80  (193) Washington DC | December 18, 2012
We went on a Friday night and they had a band that was playing that was doing well until they had one of their girlfriends come up and scream into the microphone. Young crowd with an outside patio and large bar inside. About 8 taps of beer and honestly the first one i drank was very bad and i had to stop drinking it. I saw saison on the board and ordered it, i didnt see above that it said Lemon Pepper. Needless to say i wasnít prepared after a heavy night of drinking at Dogfish head and had to switch to bottled swill.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 10/20
BeerandBlues2  (759) Hanover, Maryland | December 3, 2011
Growlers is conveniently situated in the middle of Gaithersburg, with street parking all around the area. The interior dons high ceilings and a narrow area, but there are 3 levels. The place is very loud as sound caries very well and there is nothing really to absorb it. The service was rather slow. I tried an appetizer, and it was average. The prices are quite high for the beer; maybe this is a Montgomery County issue though. The beers were hit or miss; the Broken Shovel Stout was the best.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
Block  (29) Indianapolis, Indiana | September 6, 2011
The beer was better than the venue. Open spaces and another safe place to take the family. Nothing too spectacular. The beer selection was solid with eight beers for the flight at the time.

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