Canada > Nova Scotia > Halifax
ben4321 (238) Hoboken, New Jersey | July 31, 2013
54 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 3/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 9/20
This place seems like the kind of place you’d want to go from the outside, but once inside it isn’t very impressive. The beer selection was pretty decent, with local micros being the major attraction, but the food and service and overall feel just weren’t very quality.
AdamHeenan (10) | October 29, 2010
8 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 1/15 FOOD 1/10 VALUE 1/10 OVERALL 1/20
The worst meal I have ever eaten!
The kitchen staff must have been heavy smokers because both mine and my fiancees sandwich tasted of cigarettes. Our server was a very nice young girl and even she said ’off the record’ that she refuses to eat at Maxwell’s because of the extremely dirty conditions of the kitchen.
The beer was extremely overpriced and we heard a rumour that salvage the trail ends of pitchers and brew masters to re-serve.
This place almost ruined my experience in Halifax.
Atheist_Peace (24) Halifax, Nova Scotia | May 21, 2010
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 11/20
I really like the vibe here and the service is pretty decent but far too many of the beers are subject to aging issues and they’re priced insanely. Typical mark-up on already expensive stuff seems to be at least 300%. An ultimately failed attempt at a beer bar.
mabel (211) Toronto, Ontario | April 25, 2009
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
Visited on a quiet Monday afternoon back in November, this has a fun rockin’ music feel going on for a local student bar. Reminds me of typical English bars with it’s central hub of a bar and perimeter tables on wooden floors. Service is friendly but slow and forgetful. Didn’t try the food. Beer selection was out of date but had a few interesting bottles available. I’d like to see it on a busy Saturday night packed with students, but at the same time not. Could be a fun local.
Beershine (705) The Sunshine State, Florida | September 27, 2008
50 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 9/20
First thing I noticed was the unsightly signs adorning the sides of what is obviously a character building. WTF? Big, laid back wooden place with lots of tables and a pretty raucous vibe. They really play bad music here! A few of the draughts were tasting off. I got the sense immediately that in spite of a pretty long list, this is not a true beer bar. More of a watering hole that happens to have a decent selection.
glennmastrange (66) hobe sound, Florida | January 25, 2008
42 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 8/20
They were out of most of their better beers and the Propeller IPA they served up was way past it’s freshness. The food was okay, and the service wasn’t bad, but you could tell the staff didn’t really want to be there. There are much better places near by to be spending any more time here.
Gethinbeer (120) Nova Scotia | November 11, 2007| Updated September 8, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
The place has improved a lot over the last year. Many local craft brews on tap. The fish and chips are the best in town. Overall a decent spot to drink.
EKGoldings (14) Radford, Virginia | September 26, 2007
36 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 3/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 6/20
The last place I’d revisit in Halifax ... there are too many nice bars to waste your time here.
albert007 (13) Penobsquis, New Brunswick | July 10, 2007
34 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 6/20
Yep. Free peanuts are good, beer is too cool, glassware sucks, service is poor: I have left thirsty due to being blatantly ignored by bartenders. Food is mediocre to not bad. The place has potential with new management. I do have to commend the staff for putting up with me and my drunken friends after our regular Propeller Brewery tours
jimsteele (5) Oswego, New York | June 5, 2007
36 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD 2/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 5/20
Disappointing. Much as I love Canada and Halifax in particular, sixty taps in Canada just doesn’t mean much, as it’s all Canadian-brewed and with little in the way of microbrewed or craft beers. So I really didn’t find much variety at The Maxwell’s Plum at all. The place was loud, and the food menu was as generic as they come, as was the fish & chips. It’s possible to do worse, but easy to do better.
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