Fin City Brewing / Hooper’s Crab House

12913 Ocean Gateway
Ocean City, Maryland United States 21842
brewpub (Fin City)  3 reviews
Lunch 11:30 AM daily; Bar weekdays at 3:00 PM, weekends at 2:00 PM; Closes for the winter.

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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
cheap  (245) Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania | July 10, 2017
OK, so we go into this easy to find place, with lots of parking, at the south end of ocean city, and ask where we find Fin Beers. They say you mean Sneaky Pete’s and they direct us out of the main building to this pier out back sticking out into assawoman bay. We walk to the end of the pier, which by the way has no hand rails, and there is this open air bar thing happening on top of planks that you can see the ocean saltwater thru large slats on the floor. The picture above is actually standing at the end of the pier, where Sneaky Pete’s is located, looking back at the main building. Lots of people having fun at this place on a sunny Friday afternoon. Don’t drop any thing here, it will fall thru the cracks into the bay! I ask the barmaid, who was wearing some really short shorts, for some samples of Fin city and she promptly fixes me up with a flight or 4 for $8, nice. Got good sized samples. Very nice atmosphere on a hot sunny day looking over the bay, you are actually only 20 foot off the water on stilts. Beers had no descriptions except for the name and, the bartender could care less about the difference between the styles. I think she even got a few of them mixed up. Good thing I can tell the difference between a wit and a IPA, heheh! This place is a real sailor’s hangout, tuff sailors. When I saw one of the drinks come back because it had a small bug floating in it, the barmaid promptly flicked the bug out with her fingers and gave it back to him. Then he promptly drank it, blinked his eye and ordered another! Impressive, made me want to get a bug in my beer! Overall really cool place to sample beers. Make sure you ask to go to the Sneak Pete’s Fishermans pier out back where they serve the Fin beers. They also have a bar inside the main building but I’m not talken about that place, it wasn’t manned when we got there.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
guzzler67  (91) Hanover, Maryland | September 27, 2015
Huge place on the bayside, just before the bridge entering Ocean City. Inside and outside seating. Inside was on two levels, filled with a lot of kitsch that seems to work for families and large groups. Good food selection, mostly seafood; not cheap, but not super expensive. Crabs seemed like the big draw, though we chose other options. Fin City, the brewery associated with the restaurant, makes a few fairly good beers, but the best were not available the night we were there. Note: they will offer you a stadium cup with half price refills, but I would steer clear. The plastic distracted from the taste, and when you want a refill, tracking down the waiter can be a challenge. Speaking of service, it’s middle-of-the-road. Not terrible but you won’t get a warm and fuzzy feeling. There is a bar adjacent to the dining room where maybe things are a little better. Is it worth a visit? Maybe for the food, but not for snuggling up with your favorite brew.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
jeremytoni  (179) Swedesboro, New Jersey | October 6, 2014
Decent brewpub with great seafood, and a selection of house brews.

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