Stopped by after doing some shopping at White Marsh. Located among the many shopping destinations of White Marsh the inside has a firehouse theme with some windows looking into their brewing setups. Choice of seating is an island bar or dining area, we went for the island bar. Service was friendly, we did the samples and an appetizer. Beers were average with a few being bleh, appetizer was good though. Overall not a bad place, nothing exceptional but worth a stop if youíre shopping nearby.
Great place to order a fresh beer and eat a very nice meal. Some televisions showing sports. Plenty of outdoor seating and the inside seating is comfortable, but a touch loud. Their beers are solid, but nothing is really exceptional. Unlimited parking as itís located in a really cool, trendy outdoor portion of a very large indoor/outdoor shopping and entertainment complex.
This is tucked among boutique stores and big box stores in a large, sprawling shopping area. The place was not crowded at all on the Friday we visited, early lunch time. The beers were average with a few guest taps. Food was good, and prices quite low for the Baltimore area.
In a strip mall, but better than strip mall ambiance, more of a firefighters theme. We were met by the wonderful wafting odor of boiling malt as we entered. Food was decent pub fare. Good range of their beers plus a handful of interesting guest taps. Very enthusiastic and helpful staff.
Only been here twice, but neither was a particualrly good experience. The beers were so-so to poor, but I can work around that if thereís at least one solid offering in the lineup. There really isnít. The food was actually okay. I had some sort of pork chop thing that was pretty tasty. Both times I was there for lunch and the place was mostly empty. Sitting at the bar, the smell of old fryer grease is off-putting, reminding me exactly of the discarded grease barrel behind the old Roy Rogers I worked at as a teen. Good memories I guess, because I liked that job, but not a fun smell. The bartender was attentive, but like I said, the place was empty. In general, unless youíre dying to hang out at a suped-up strip mall, thereís no reason to visit here, in my opinion.
Itís a nice little brew pub in a mall, you know the style, looks like an Applebees but they have their own beer. Looks like they have a Mug Club too, for those interested. The beers I had were just OK, but I got pretty unlucky with the seasonals (Hefe and Blueberry). They do 5 standards and 2 seasonal rotating taps, plus 1 cask (didnít try the cask). The bartender was nice enough, and fairly attentive. Food was decent, but they refused to cook a burger correctly (well-done only, for shame!), so I had to change my order to something else (thereís no point in getting a burger if itís cooked like charcoal).
Anyway, in short, stop here if you need a quick meal and a beer, and your driving by, but donít go out of your way to go here.
I donít know what happened to my original rating, but I just returned from dinner and will enter a "fresh one." I donít get the chain ambiance except for the actual building. Inside has very basic ambiance with a fire house theme in the bar area. Service on every visit has ranged from slow to average. Same goes for the food. Steaks are ok considering the price. Wings are tough and overcooked for my tastes, and the steamed broccoli on this visit was nasty. Beers are average at best. Bar area seems to have a lot of local patronage. Overall, this is not really a place to go out of your way for. In fact, I would rather drive the extra miles to Bel Air DuClaw or just eat at PF Changs. Niether the beer nor the food, although not terrible, just does not do much for me.