The Wharf Rat - Fells Point

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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Davetopay  (15) Leesburg, Virginia | July 2, 2009
Remember the show Homicide:Life in the STreet? This was one of the bars they used as a set. I have been going here for years. The selection of beers is always changing, I always end up with a heaping plate of steamed mussels that satisfies, and the 3 for 3 specials are killer. Yeas, it is divey, like it should be. The staff can be a little rough around the edges, but in a place like this, you arenít there for the staff, you are there to pound beers and enjoy the company of your friends. This is the location you go to if you want to get away from the touristy crap in downtown. A lot of stuff in Fellís Point has changed in the last 15 years, but it seems the Wharf Rat never will....and that is a good thing to be able to count on.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
auerbrau  (307) Ithaca, New York | December 31, 2008
We ended up here after a confusing and underwhelming evening in Baltimore, never really find a place to settle in and appreciate the scene. This was the stop that put us over the edge, demanding a cab out of town. It attracted me with cask beer and wore me out with red lights and too much pirate decor. I think in a some way I might appreciate this place if I was in a more succumbing mood, but this place just felt ugly and worn, over-decorated and un-inviting. The service was curt. The beer fine. The atmosphere coarse. Meh.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
HoppityHop  (58) New Jersey | September 28, 2008
A satellite location, with a good selection of Oliverís amazing English style ales. This place has a jukebox, is close to all the other great Fells Point bars, and has that dive bar vibe that some of us love. However, if youíre looking for a meal and trying every beer they make, I would suggest going to the main location near Camden Yards, especially if youíre with the wife and kids. Then again, theyíre close enough together to hit íem both with the #10 bus!
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
Stine  (205) Minneapolis, Minnesota | June 1, 2008
Comfortable, grungy english pub atmosphere, complete with vague urinal scent, wood and bricks, and fry grease on the floor. Good bar service. Wide selection of english style nitro drafts and handpulls, for the most part well put together and interesting. Food is typical english pub offerings tending toward seafood. Freshly prepared grease bomb. Altogether this place is a really unique stop amongst american brewpubs, and they pull off what theyíre going for pretty well a homey, authentic pub experience with some solid, unassuming interpretations of english styles to drink. Really glad I was able to visit.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
guzzler67  (77) Hanover, Maryland | May 18, 2008
Relaxed atmosphere, great ambiance, and a little less hurried than many of the busier Fells Point bars. Beers, for the most part, are English styles, including an ESB and best bitter that I crave as I type, but the brewer is doing other things as well. Nitros and cask conditioned selections also available. The 3 fer special is usually available, so you can get a good sampling on the cheap. Decent food, including a tasty oyster poboy. If you are in the area or doing a pub crawl, this one should be included.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
TheCaptain  (39) Lancaster, Pennsylvania | April 28, 2008
Itís a quiet little place nestled in Fells Point Baltimore. So far I have been there twice and itís been relatively quiet with not many people, though both times were in the afternoon. Pretty laid back staff and we could sit were ever we wanted. Food was bar fare and not a huge selection but good. Beer very well crafted and all there own. Iím sure this place gets packed at night on the weekends for the beer and atmosphere alone. Reminds me of an old sea side chanty home.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
coldbrewky  (79) Hippetown East, New York | July 29, 2007
Elbow bumping tables but great cask conditioned ale. Food takes some time but is decently priced. A Fells point must. Tip well up front and you wont be forgotten.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
kwoeltje  (86) Manchester, Missouri | April 14, 2007
A bar atmosphere - hardwood tables, not a lot of ambiance. Bartender friendly enough. All their own beers, but a nice diversity of syles. Unfortunately they were out of several I wanted to try. Food selection heavy on fried seafood. Took over an hour to get our food, but what we got was good.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch  (263) Vero Beach, Florida | October 25, 2006
Just a stoneís throw from several other beer bars and brewpubs. I sometimes hit the place after an Orioles game. Decent food. Lots of their own brews on tap (12 or so). Most of them tend to be bland, boring English styles. Most are very well-done however. Inside seating only. Not smoky. No reason not to stop by when in Fells Point.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 13/20
BŁckDich  (215) McCall, Idaho | October 10, 2006
Wow, this place was interesting. If I were a sailor coming back to port to slam a dozen pints and talk about me lass back home, this be the place Iíd come. Woody, antique stuffs cover the walls. Limey scallywags fill the place. Tons of their own beers on tap. Nice sampler thing. Came here in a rush and left in a rush, but I still got a pretty good feel here. Nice.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
BigSkyman007  (1) | August 27, 2006
A Baltimore Tradition...One of my favorite places to grab a beer on a nice Saturday Afternoon in Baltimore city. Bartenders always make you feel welcome there. Food menu is limited, but the food is very tasty. Have an impressive selection of their own microbrews on tap, and the 3 beers for $4 deals canít be beat. It has a very old school, port bar feel, but thatís what gives it its ambience. Check it out!

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