This is located in the Southwest Terminal, BEFORE the security entrance. That sucks because you may not have time for a quick beer when the lines are long. They have all their flagship beers on tap, but gave up the three seasonal taps for Bud, Yuengling, and Guinness. I understand from a business standpoint that you have to cater to swill drinking travelers, but why not just offer them in bottles and leave the seasonals? Oh yeah, I guess providing a "tall" of Bud Light is more important that you better beers. But that’s business I guess. Now to the beer. I used to love Duclaw beers, and always stopped at the Arundel Mills location before returning to the airport. Now their beers seem to be more phenolic and are not as good. Not sure what happened - new brewer?. The bartender seemed to not really want to be working, and my service was very mediocre even though it was slow. Same with the Bowie location a few days earlier (employee hiring and training slipped too?) The menu is the same as all the other locations. Everything I have had is good, with the exception of the fries - they suck (unless you like thick and soggy).
I can’t say this was a great experience. The place is located inside the Southwest Terminal at BWi so it looks like an airport. They have the typical 6 brewpub taps and assorted other BMC product. The foam on the beer rapidly dissapears and yet the bartender never waited for it to settle so I never got a full glass. The fries I had were cold I guess from sitting out to long. Somehow me asking for a bacon cheeseburger was interpreted as "please dip my bacon in a really shitty barbecue sauce." The beers were fairly boring with the brown ale being the exception. I won’t stop by here again and it’s doubtful now if I’ll ever visit any of the other DuClaw locations.
You can’t be choosy when it comes to beer selection in airports, and BWI is no exception. DuClaw is in the pre-security portion of the B terminal where Southwest resides, but you can walk the entire terminal from there. They had 6 selections of their microbrewed beer including the seasonal Serum Double IPA. Food looked good - I had the spinach salad with tuna. Worth a stop before you fly out.
This appears to be a full-scale DuClaw’s and it’s located right in BWI Airport. Quite convenient if you’re spending any time in the Southwest terminal. The food is good - I wish I could say the same about the beer which I find to be mostly no big deal.
Travlr (2951) Charlotte , North Carolina | May 10, 2010| Updated August 18, 2010
A step above your average airport bar. 8 Du Claw beers on tap, including two seasonals. They got rid of their Sam Adams on tap because of low volume sales, but kept the Miller Light for non-beer drinkers. Sample tray included 6 of their year-round brews. Sadly, no Du Claw bottles. Food was average, and prices were decent for an airport bar. Definitely wait here for any flights through BWI.
Addendum: they’ve ditched their rotating taps of seasonal DuClaw beers, opting instead for Miller Lite, Guinness and Yeungling, so I took a point off selection.
Nice little oasis when you are stuck in Baltimore airport. Just the main Duclaw lineup and macros on tap. Food looked good and the service was great. Nice if you are stuck for a couple of hours in an airport, but it is pricey.
Not bad for a beer-loving traveler stuck at BWI. Same brews as every other DuClaw location, plus macros. Didn’t try the food. Expensive, but not any more so than any other place at BWI. Worth stopping for a pint if you’re flying Southwest.