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Beer Available At Maxís Taphouse (arranged by most recent)
Goose Island Sofie Paradisi 98, Perennial Aria 78, Burley Oak Waffle Stomper , Burley Oak MOB Barley , Olivers Modern Life is Rubbish , Smuttynose Bloom , Prairie Artisan Ales Somewhere 96, Stone Espresso Imperial Russian Stout 100, Perennial 17 93, Perennial Fantastic Voyage 98, Oxbow Freestyle No. 30 (Birthday Ale) 63, Oxbow Saison Noel 77, Oxbow Sasuga Saison 91, Stillwater FÝrty FŚŚve (Premium 45) 42, Elysian Backhanded Compliment 70, Stillwater / Monkey Paw - Bekantan Saison 77, Beer Here Kama Citra 97, 21st Amendment Dub Step 64, 21st Amendment Hendrikís Russian Imperial Espresso Stout 76, 21st Amendment Personality Crisis
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3fourths (1082) StraŖgiech, Germany | July 22, 2006| Updated November 20, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Solid beer bar, one of the best in the DC/Baltimore area. Solid regional taps, lengthy beer bottle list, a lot of local Maryland brewers, though the quality of their offerings is a different concern. Regardless, the people here were very welcoming, knew a lot about beer in general and what they stocked, and were friendly. Right down the street from DuClaw brewing. Worth walking to if youíre in Baltimore proper.
Travlr (999) Washington, Washington DC | February 2, 2010| Updated February 18, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 16/20
Revised review. Huge place, unparalleled selection. 130 working taps, 1/3 rotated during festivals. The bottle list is easily the best Iíve seen in the United States of America, and some staff have been known to pull out bottles that are not listed. Bottle list includes a lot that are stored at room temperature, so you can have them chilled to your taste, although some staff wonít/canít fetch them if theyíre busy. Friendly clientele was mostly locals, and a few beer travelers. Avoid Saturday nights unless you enjoy barely legal children doing shots and drinking the cheap macro stuff, which Maxís has in abundance. Great place overall.
DiarmaidBHK (523) Pennsylvania | April 28, 2011| Updated November 24, 2011
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 20/20
I think Lew Bryson said something to the effect that experience of drinking a beer at Maxís is something close to perfection. Far be it from to disagree with the big fella. The place does feel perfect, entirely comfortable. it has a worn-in ambience. It could a lot of people without becoming oppressively loud. It feels entirely comfortable instantly. Like many great things, itís greatness is elusive but pronounced. they have over 100 taps all of them of great quality. they also have over 800 different bottles. The staff is knowledgeable, friendly, and super-competent. And the prices are very reasonable for the quality. (I had a Mikeller that I would have paid a kingís ransom to sample.)They also have 5 different beers on cask. What a fantastic experience. I will definitely be back.
BeerandBlues2 (458) Hanover, Maryland | November 13, 2011| Updated November 24, 2011
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Maxís is one of the best beer bars in the U.S. It took me a few visits to get used to the pub style service, but I now embrace it wholeheartedly. The taps are fresh and change often. There are usually 4 - 6 cask beers on. Their staff are super friendly and helpful as well as beer knowledgeable. The food is excellent though you can also walk across the street, buy a Brick Oven Pizza, and bring it back. The atmosphere is super laid back though it can get really packed on the weekends. This is a must-stop if you are in Baltimore.
Lubiere (412) Ottawa, Ontario | February 22, 2009| Updated November 24, 2011
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
I really loved this place. Most taps are top notch classics or rarities. Had 3 Italian beers of interest (Birrifico Trol, Grado Plato, Nora), as well as some heavy hitters (barley wines, strong ales). Bottle menu has some rare offerings too. The menu was typical pub fare. The place is big, with a local tavern look. Bartender was knowledgeable and friendly. If you take the Water taxi day pass, they will give you coupons, one of which will give you a 2 for 1 (applicable on most beers, including most of the imports).
Drake (392) Ivy, Virginia | September 12, 2012| Updated November 24, 2011
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 19/20
I FINALLY made it here. And Iím glad I did. Low key atmosphere with a long bar and lots of tables. The bartenders were very friendly and helpful. The draft list is impressive and the bottle list is simply intimidating. Prices are solid all around on food and beer. The food was tasty. Parking is a nightmare. Incredible bar.
Theydon_Bois (372) The íSham, England | August 27, 2012| Updated August 28, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Dropped by on a Tuesday afternoon - 22/05/12. Pretty busy and free hot snacks available for an hour or so. Great selection, 100 + on tap. Service was good and the bar tenders both knowledgeable and happy to chat and give the odd sample. Right in the heart of the old harbour front tourist area so no excuse not to visit even if you are with your other half!
GT2 (346) Riverslime, California | December 8, 2010| Updated May 25, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
A massive dive bar in Baltimore Harbor in a semi sketchy but fun area. The tap list is world class and the bottle list is quite extensive ranging from things like 3F Hommage and Nogne O Dark Horizon 1 if you have the money to dish out. This is a great place to try lots and lots of odd, local, or small batch beers that will kick in a couple of days. It is the prime location for big beer events because it is a large place, has a lot of staff, and has quite possible the most amount of taps Iíve ever seen besides Alewife and Churchkey. There are always over 30 taps going, the 70 listed here might be an overstatement but I wouldnít be that surprised. Food is your typical bar food. Service Iíd say is good, but you really need to but your way into the front of the bar to order anything since this place is a legit nighttime spot and not some hole in the wall for beer nerds.
Ungstrup (345) Citizen of the universe, Denmark | November 4, 2006| Updated May 25, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
I really love the location of this bar, right down to the water - I have to come back to Baltimore soon, I really enjoyed the feel of the city, and then it has some great beer spots. Big room, wooden planks, a bit worn, but the bar is very long and lined with taps, and with even more bottles on the card, I could stay for hours (maybe days?). But thereís also a lot of distractions ie. lots of smoke and tvís. I found the service solid, without being exceptional.
notalush (279) Denver, Colorado | September 24, 2006| Updated May 25, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
I both loved and hated this place - whatís to love? - well, they have about 100 taps, mostly filled with quality offerings, coming out of the bar and walls down the whole 50 foot stretch of bar space - they also have an impressive bottle list, and all the bottles are nicely displayed in glass-front fridges all over the bar area (and even in the back) - whatís not to like? - itís a freakiní sports bar! - televisions everywhere, music blaring, drunked fat men playing drinking games and making lots of noise - in short, I didnít know what to make of the place - itís like someone took the bar at applebees and crammed it full of great beer - worth the stop for the beer, but get them in you quick so you can stomach the place.
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