United States > Maryland > Frederick
Travlr (1927) Washington, Washington DC | January 3, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Friendly place with a rock solid selection, a good mix of local and regional stuff, plus Belgian and other European top notch beers, and a handful from the west coast. A handful of bombers rounds out the list. Worth a stop.
BeerandBlues2 (821) San Diego, California | January 27, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Roasthouse sits innocently enough off the interstate in Frederick and would be easy enough to pass by as you gaze at the multitude of used car lots and dive motels. This place is a rare gem though offering a couple dozen fresh taps, solid food, and a great local atmosphere.
DiarmaidBHK (752) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | May 6, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Has a feel as a place where beer geeks like to gather which for a beer geek is pretty cool. They have 20 crafts on draft split between local and national. We got there too late to eat but the menu sounds interesting. Iíd like to go back at some point and spend more time there.
devman171 (163) Annapolis , Maryland | September 1, 2013| Updated March 27, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Great bar in a slightly weird location. 20 taps with a nice selection, flying dog, stone woot, schlafly, Evo. Shots of beer .75 cents was different. Iíll be back
strongpieman (133) Mount Airy, Maryland | May 28, 2012| Updated November 2, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Stopped in for a couple of beers and some light food. Nice place, small, food menu is quite upscale with good quality-- not the normal pub fare. Beer selection is very good with a diverse 20 taps. Service was a little slow but the server was helpful and pleasant. Definitely will go back.
Have been back several times and think it is a great place.
craftbeerdesign (120) Fort Collins, Colorado | July 5, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
nice place in lower Frederick (close to Flying Dog)... kind of in a weird industrial area - feels like this place should be in a more downtown setting. excellent food with 20 taps to choose from. when asked about their rotating bomber list, the service seemed to balk at my question of what was on it.... like who cares? they charge for samples which is kinda odd as well. definitely worth stopping in for a bite and a drink before / after touring Flying Dog.
Elwood (108) Leesburg, Virginia | May 20, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
This place is pretty straight forward. Twenty beers on tap and a couple more in bottles. All the stuff on tap is pretty high quality. The place is cozy with lots of craft beer signage hung up and some table tops made out of bottle caps. Staff were pretty friendly. Prices werenít unreasonable except for the 75 cent shots of beer. 75 cents for a 1.5 oz. sample? Come on!
kassner (86) Wexford, Pennsylvania | November 17, 2011| Updated February 7, 2013
58 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Is ambiance a beer diner. Small with a nice long bar. a few booths. the selection was only 20 taps but over half were beers I had never hhad , some I had never heard of. food was good and the bartender Jeff knowledeable and service was great. Just off the highway and will be added as my one allowable stop and beer between DC and pittsburgh.
2/13 Sorry to say must take the rating down. The selection seemed a little more typical, and that had been a strength, but the big kicker was the servise or rather lack thereof. essentially ignored bywith an empty glass and certainly no friendly conversation. It wasnít busy but I got the distinct feeling customers should go away and not bother the barmaid..
radio_nowhere (75) Maryland | September 14, 2012| Updated March 3, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
20 rotating craft beers on tap, whatís not to like ? Food selection is kind of slim with somewhat high pricing. Service has always been good for me. I try to hit this place once a month.
guzzler67 (63) Hanover, Maryland | September 7, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Pleasant place just south of Frederick. Looks like it may have been a diner in a previous life. Beer selections are on chalkboards on two sides of the seating area and can be difficult to read because of shadows and reflections. Once you conquer that, you will find some good choices with the prices prominently displayed. Very friendly staff. Food menu was limited but tasty. Worth a stop if in the area.
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