Cavernous place with lots of nooks and crannies, sone of them cozy enough for a midern place. Only a handful of Fordham and two Dominions on tap, plus some macros. Bar food was tasty. Nice happy hour specials, but only available at sests from which you can see the TV.
Ramshead Tavern is located in an old but revitalized section of Annapolis. Patrons have two options: enter through the main doors and grab a patio table or indoor spot, or take the narrow concrete stairs and enter the tavern, nearly on top of other people. The tavern is quaint and somewhat cramped, but serves its purpose. There were 6 house selections available along with several guest drafts, and a fairly large liquor collection. The service was average at best; I ran out of beer and water without getting asked for refills. The food came out way to quickly to be freshly prepared, so that worried me somewhat. Overall, a decent place to grab some beers and some average food.
Braudog (825) Yorktown, Virginia | November 11, 2007| Updated November 12, 2007
Visited with two other couple on a busy Saturday night, drinking at both the bar and with our dinners in the dining room. The beers, well, they all taste the same. The food well, it was just OK. The service was good at first, then steadily faded. Iím sorry, but I expect the wait staff in a brewpub to know beer, at least in basic terms. Instead, when my friend said she liked pilsners, our waitress recommended the Tavern Ale, probably their ONLY beer with any flavor, and a NW hoppiness, over a light beer and a lager. Unbelievable. What sealed it for me was the waitress reaching her arm thru my burrito to place someone elseís plate. Gross. Not that good, overall. A squandered location and beautiful brick building. (Brewery #454, 11/10/2007)
Dinner at the Rams Head on the way to DC. Parking was a bit of a challenge, but I eventually found street parking a few blocks away. Place was not too busy, but its so labrynth-like inside that I was never sure how many people were actually there. There is a bar room, a side room with tables, a back room, a basement "pub" an outdoor area, and likely more. They were setting up for live music when I was there; I would not say they had a "stage" per se (although who knows what lurks in the recesses of this place, more of a spot on the floor where the band sets up. Not super impressed with the service, but once I got someones attention it was ok. Their sampler flight is super cheap, with like 3 oz pours of each of their beers. Beers are kind of so-so food was pretty decent. Overall a good place to hang out.
Pretty cool bar in the Annapolis historic area that is quite the local hangout. Lots of taps- probably about 15 taps but lots of duplicates so really only about 8-10 beers on tap at any given time. This is the place to try a lot of the Old Dominion / Fordham beers, which are pretty hit or miss. Iím not sure on how frequently they rotate kegs but there seemed to be some seasonals and oddities on tap when I was there. Food is very nice- family style restaurant with some good stuff. Bottle list is existent, but didnít see anything of tremendous interest. 200 bottles on the list is really pushing it- not sure who put that there. 50 tops. No way 200 lol. This place is not expensive, especially compared to places in the area. If you are looking for a local hangout with pretty much only local beers on tap, this is really the place to go in Annapolis.
Nice pub...a lot of craft beer history (Iíve been coming here since the early í90ís)...with a stage and live music shows next door. I visited most recently in a unique way for me...came by boat to Annapolis for the first time. So we walked the town and I took my friends here to experience a place Iíve known for a long time. It was a lazy late summer Saturday afternoon...pretty hot...when we arrive the place was mostly empty. We did flights and appyís and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves...not saying the Ramís Head is always great...but it was more than enough for us that day.
Sort of cozy pub with different rooms and floors, fruiendly but not so quick service and a nice patio we didnít spend time on due to the heat. The food we had was nice, typical pubgrub, but the beers are rather uninteresting, or in two cases, close to bad. If only the beers were better Iíd recommend stopping by..
Spent a few hours in the nice outdoor beer garden. The beer was very good, and the waitress was knowledgeable. Food was very tasty as well. The atmosphere is great, nice relaxed and friendly. A great place to have a beer.
Nice little brewpub in downtown Annapolis. Selection was kind of weak as far as taps. 7 House beers, 3 Dominion, and 10 or so other craft beers including Hop Devil, GI IPA, and Hoegarden. Had the fish and chips was decent, but kind of disappointing based on region of country. Reasonable prices. Worth a stop.