United States > Maryland > Baltimore
stanthebeerman (5) , | April 23, 2013
10 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 1/15 FOOD 1/10 VALUE 2/10 OVERALL 1/20
Nothing to write home about...
Small selection of beers on tap in "dive bar" atmosphere.
Kitchen consists of microwave and small oven behind bar.
Parking also challenge for no reward.
downender (271) Bristol, England | December 26, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited on 6/12/2012. Great value on the day with the three 10 oz beers for $6 including a couple of brews from Dogfishpoint, and the pizzas being half price on a Wednesday. Service was cheery, which was commendable given the barmaid was cooking and serving beers at the same time. Great atmosphere, with a mixture of tourists and locals popping in for a pint. Well worth visiting.
BVery (370) Burnsville, Minnesota | November 25, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
I see I forgot to rate this place - visited here in July 2005. I remember a very cool wood-themed atmosphere, good food, and my first encounter with Oliver Cherry Blossom beer as I was first getting into craft beer.
sonnycheeba (95) Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland | November 24, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Block off the main Fells Point strip of bars, so it tends to not get crowded aside from trivia night. Good thing since the place can get cramped quickly given the layout. Beer selection is good with a handful of cask beers, typically reserved for ales from Olivers/Pratt St. Good happy hour specials and decent food choices (fantastic hush puppies).
MrChopin (100) Baltimore, Maryland | November 6, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Lights and coloring remind of Christmas and Bergman’s Fanny and Alexander. Really chill vibe except on trivia nights. Three different sets of taps in one small, cramped, oddly divided floor. Decent food, decent service, small number of taps support locals, occasional surprise. Decent if curt service. Within walking distance of most Fells Point hot spots, though surrounded by residence.
Velkyal (70) Charlottesville, Virginia | September 17, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
This is just my kind of place, wood everywhere, hand pumps, a good draught selection, friendly staff and a proper pub atmosphere. For me, this place is what beer is actually all about, socialising.
Travlr (1256) Washington, Washington DC | February 18, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 13/20
Jam packed on a Saturday afteroon. A good place for family, if you know what I mea, wink wink, nudge nudge. Tap list heavy on local stuff. Pizzas are good, other food is OK. Worth a look.
BeerandBlues2 (547) Hanover, Maryland | November 13, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
This is a quaint pub in Baltimore that has a nice cask selection along with other beers. The place is rather dark on the inside, but I did not really mind given what it is supposed to be. The staff is nice and attentive. On Friday’s you can get 3 10oz cask beers for $6; that is an amazing deal in my book. I must stop by again and try their food. This location is about 2 blocks from Max’s, so stop in and give ’em a try.
Pivoyager (82) Gaithersburg, Maryland | October 5, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Wharf Rat is your definitive "waterfront tavern," even if it is more than a few blocks from the water and a 5 minute walk/stumble from the beloved Max’s (see my review).
It has a dark interior, low lighting with plenty of wood; upon entering, is a very small bar area on the right opposite a few rickety but well-worn tables. Off to the side is a poolroom. There is another larger bar/dining area in the back. Throw in some muted TVs (always nice) and some interesting music, then you are ready for a pleasant quaffing experience.
The Rat offers a veddy fine selection (16 taps) of Oliver’s British ales and some good lagers, including several casks of the former. They range from Manchester Cream Ale (think Boddington’s), a smooth pour stout, a bitter and an Old English Ale (think Old Peculiar) all served in room temperature in a bloody imperial pint glass. And ... if this isn’t enough, the prices are very reasonable. During my recent visit, a pint of their Merry Ale went for $4.00.
Note: the Men’s Room is literally at the end of the front bar.Certainly convenient. The Wharf Rat must be included in your Fells Point pubcrawl.
Incidentally, the photo iactually depicts the Pratt Street location, which is now the Pratt Street Alehouse.
lefossoyeur (12) Montreal, Quebec | August 10, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Dark pub visited on a sunny and hot saturday afternoon. Cozy atmosphere, typical pub fare, their own brewed Oliver Ales are worth the try if in the area. was happy to see three beers on cask that day. Rest of the beer menu is a little thin but interesting (some specialty Heavy seas beers). Staff was professional and kind.
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