Was well impressed with 4 casks on! Had 3 beers on a packed out Friday night, the staff excelled under pressure. Although not cask, Beware the Beast Man at only 3.8 abv was very tasty. A 2 minute walk from Camden station.
Looking at the exterior and the typical chain brewpub feel, I expected the beers to be mediocre and boring. I was pleasantly surprised with a solid seasonal selection and an above average IPA. I also really like the beer names. We sat outside for the first round and enjoyed some sunshine in December and a crazed homeless heckler. The second round was at the bar. Service was great at both.
Large place with a generous bar area, dining area, and a separate bar area perfect for hosting events. During the warmer months, thereís a large seating area out front, which is nice even if the view is mostly Baltimore traffic. Inside glass walls provide views of the brewing area downstairs which includes some nice vintage equipment. Beer selection is love it or hate it based upon your feelings towards the Olivers/Pratt St house beers, which make up the majority of the offerings. Some are featured on nitro or hand-pumped casks. Food is solid with good burgers and thin-crust pizzas. Tensd to only get crowded when there are events across the street at the convention center.
MrChopin (100) Baltimore, Maryland | November 6, 2012| Updated December 10, 2012
Been here a few times now, each certifying my luke-warm feelings more than the last. Heavy brick vibe, plenty of walls break place into bar, restaurant, museum(?). The beer always disappoints and Iíve never gotten past rampant faults like DMS, diacetyl, autolysis rampant. Ate only once, so-so suburban crab pretzel. Thankfully offer a ton of seasonals, but no small-size pours. And service is weird, servers juggling us all over despite never leaving bar area. Will invariably return, but my mind is made up.
Stopped in here with a few ratebeer people for our guys night our pub crawl. Service was odd, we had three to four different servers. Decently knowledgable about the beer on tap. Big minus for the place was that you cannot order sample sizes/small pours of their seasonal and specialty beers, only of their preset "light" and "dark" 4x4oz tasting flights. Food was large plate, upgraded Chiliís style. Had a stuffed cheese bagel with cream cheese and lump crab meat. Filling, heavy. Beers on tap were aplenty, maybe 20+ different house beers. But the quality of said beers was extremely low. Nearly every one was undrinkable, very chemical and almost toxic tasting with a few that even tasted like super glue. Some of the worst beer Iíve ever had in my life...and 15 in a row at that. Needs to hire a new brewmaster. Ambiance is typical English/Irish pub. TV/sports bar almost. Biggest plus was that it was mad cheap, $25 for trying 11 beers or so.
Came here a total of three times throughout a weekend that my wife where my wife, sister-in-law, and I came down to Baltimore. As they were doing Otakon and I was not, it left plenty of free time to explore Baltimoreís beer scene. And as a result I started the main chunk of my time at Pratt after dropping everyone off. My initial bartender was a bit ill-informed as I asked if they did samplers and was told no, but they did double halves of two beers for something something. So I ordered small pours, and then got a more competent bartender (one of the nice things about the place is that because of the large space and crowds, there never seemed to be less than three bartenders on at a time, and all will service you if you catch their eye). So I eventually switched over to doing sampler flights of 4x4ozs at a time (reasonably priced) and made my way through the tap list. In terms of food itís a step above (but not the largest step) the typical bar/brewpub fare. I got the daily starter of a local heirloom tomato salad and coupled that with a quesadilla. The salad was decent enough, but nothing to write home about, which is a touch sad given the greatness of farmerís market heirloom tomatoes at that time of year. Overall though, service is pretty solid, food is good, and beers (with 16 on tap and a cask or so) run the gamut style wise and offer a good variety. While this might not be the reason to go to Baltimore, itís definitely a place to visit once youíre there.
Probably my favourite place to drink during my weekend in Baltimore. Very nice beer, superb service and a chilled relaxing atmosphere. Great place to drink beer and watch the game, they even put on the Liverpool match for me, which was much appreciated. Heartily recommend this place.
Nice location in the inner harbor - typical American brewpub - faux British pub - large televisions on all the walls - menu of standard pub fare of middling quality - fairly good selection of mostly British-style ales - they seem to excel at the session styles - servers left no impression one way or the other - attentive enough - prices were fair - worth a stop if in the inner harbor.