United States > Maryland > Silver Spring
jcos (53) Maryland | February 6, 2013
42 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 7/20
Warm looking place that actually was kind of cold in temperature due to all the windows(and I was at the bar). They have "their own" brews which canít possibly be made on site unless there is a big space I didnít see - it seems they sell White Marsh beers. Selection is mostly macro with a few craft standards. Pricing is fine for the area. Not really a beer destination. They do have flights of their own beers but I didnít get it as I drink flights quickly and had to drive afterward.
gsmitty80 (168) Washington DC | October 15, 2012
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
Old firehouse that is now a bar. Not crowded when I went. They have ambient LED lights at the bar that change color and it is mildly annoying. 3 local beers on tap that were mediocre at best. Server was cute, knowledgeable and attentive. Not a destination by any means but not a bad place for a beer.
GT2 (346) Riverslime, California | July 11, 2012
48 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 9/20
Interesting place..a hefty jaunt from the Silver Spring metro but very close to the "downtown" Silver Spring revitalized area. Interior is massive with sparsely place tables making the ambiance awkward and isolated. Place was very empty when I was there for lunch. About 4 tables and 4-6 people on staff. Decor was okay, relatively clean with some peeling upholstery. Menu is very large, a pet peev of mine with just about every food imaginable. Applebeeís caliber of offerings. Wraps, sandwiches, $15 steaks, burgers. Prices are not too cheap considering the odd location and lack of clientŤle. The $8 lunch special I had, Buffalo chicken wrap, was not bad though one half of the wrap had no buffalo sauce on the chicken. Home made potato chips were not very good- extremely over cooked. Essentially just fried oil. Service was okay even though there was 2 waiters for 4 tables. I was not given a water for instance. They had a $7 flight of tasters there with 4 4oz pours of their house beers, which are contract brewed elsewhere so this does not count as a brewpub as they claim out front. House beers were mediocre to sub par. Overall, a slightly interesting place that probably should be out of business unfortunately. Tap list including 5 house beers, 3 other micros like Flying Dog and Heavy Seas. Everything else on the menu is macro stuff: Landshark, Blue Moon, Yuengling, Stella, Shock Top, mostly random garbage.
dlovell2 (8) Columbia, Maryland | January 25, 2012
40 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 10/20
The outside has a really cool appearance. Itís a renovated fire station with a fire truck parked in the front. The inside is nice too with a big open feel. I really liked the house beers and they even had a pretty good selection of guest beers which included a lot of local Maryland brews. I like that they offer a sampler. The food was enjoyable. The Onion rings were amazing. The burger left something to be desired. The service was not very good though. The place was busy but not overly busy and the host acted complety stressed out and kept coming upstairs (we were sitting at the top of the stairs) would look around and sigh loudly and run back down stairs. We barely saw our waitress. She argued with me that Clipper City was a beer that they brewed, then told me she really didnít know much about the beer. Other than the sevice I overall liked the place and will give another shot in a few months.
Braudog (655) Hampton, Virginia | January 22, 2012| Updated February 27, 2012
52 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 10/20
Very well renovated old fire house, complete with a fire truck outside. We were misled to believe this was a brewpub although itís correctly listed here as a restaurant. Beers are brewed for them at Red Brick Station in White Marsh. They also had some quality guest taps. We just had a couple brews and a bowl of soup, all of which were good. Food we saw coming out was served in heaping portions and certainly looked and smelled inviting.
Block (29) Indianapolis, Indiana | September 8, 2011| Updated February 27, 2012
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
A nice place to stop after work. You can order a flight of four 4oz glasses of most things they have on draft for relatively cheap. Wings were great. Service was alright. Ambiance might be better as it gets later, but when I was there it was mostly people stopping by after work for a drink. A place I may go again if I donít find something different.
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