Braudog (893) Yorktown, Virginia | July 13, 2010| Updated July 14, 2010
Visited for a mid-week dinner and some beers in July. My first impression was all the way positive -- good service, awesome Buffalo burger, impressive offerings on the 20 or so taps. There were 4-5 I’d not had! I was all happy until the bill came, and I realized each beer was $7 or more! Are you kidding me? So for 4 beers and a burger, my tab was almost $60.
Very nice restaurant with quite a few craftbeer taps...worth visiting when traveling back and forth between DC/Baltimore and Annapolis. The food is very good...especially the seafood. The beer selection is pretty decent given this is first and foremost a restaurant. It can be a little hit or miss on whether you get some harder to get varieties of styles you like when you visit or if they are more run of the mill. The best place to sit is on the patio out back if the weather allows. Biggest challenge as others have mentioned...the place gets very crowded and in my experience they underestimate the wait times (could be unintentional...but do it often enough and you can’t really say that’s the case). Definitely worth checking out if passing by and the place isn’t too crowded.
Stopped in for dinner. Had the sampler which you get to pick 4 5oz pours from the taps for $8 which is a pretty damn good deal. Had the Black and Blue burger which was $11 and was pretty good. Had about 15 taps which werevery solid. In seems like they rotate there taps often. Service was very good. Awesome beer garden with live music.
For the guy who stated all his beers were over $7 I wonder what he was drinking. I think all of the Mikkeller single hops were on tap then, which you would expect to be over $7 a draft as they retail for about $8 each in bottle shops. Anyway, this is a nice little bar that is all micro taps.
gsmitty80 (202) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | August 27, 2012| Updated October 22, 2012
Nice atmosphere with a large patio. It is a very southern and on the water feel. Great food menu with lots of good food. Beer selection had about 8 beers on tap and maybe 20 select bottles. They did a good job and i would say the selection is top notch for the area but i wasn’t blown away in comparison to other bar/restaurants. I will have to go back to comment on the rotation but defiantly worth a trip if you get there and can find parking which is most challenging. Go during off-peak hours. Beers are over 6 dollars which is accurate and reflected in value.
devman171 (164) Annapolis , Maryland | December 31, 2012| Updated August 2, 2014
my favorite beer bar in annapolis area. great rotating taps and samplers are available. Solid lists
beachbum25 (81) Powellville, Maryland | June 10, 2009| Updated March 20, 2010
Nice looking place, very easy going feel to it but it is SMALL. They have outside seating but it’s not undercover so if you get there on a rainy Friday afternoon (like I did) it fills up fast. @ 14 rotating Micro taps, JIll’s (Lagunitas) Pils was a real winner. Food was quite good, lots of variety & price options. Live music scheduled on the weekends, although there was none w/we were there probably due to the rain-looks like they set up in the outside area. Be sure to get there during happy hour-ALL drafts 1/2 off & there are food specials. I’ll defiantly go back here w/I’m in this area; hopefully on a nice night w/we can sit outside & hear some good music! ***Note to owners*** You need to get that outside dining area under cover! ****Update**** Has become my favorite place in the Anne Arundel Co area when I’m on the "Western Shore" - when I can get in! Avoid Fri/Sat if possible, particularly in off season w/outside dining area isn’t open.
I have been here a few times over the past year or so. It’s the best place in the area to find delicious beer on tap. The owner and staff are super friendly! Service is excellent and personal. The food is delicious with a great selection of local style seafood dishes. It’s a very family friendly place, but there’s a good mix of patrons. While they may not have a ton of taps, I never have had to worry if they’ll have anything that I’ll enjoy. I’m glad that Lures is here, and I wish them continued success!
It’s new’ish inside, & the decor is very clean & fresh. I want to know who they keep in the room over the fire place. There are 2 comfy chairs in front of the fireplace, but it doesn’t look like they’ve got any plans to use it for heat anytime soon. Large, open room for all seating & the small’ish bar. Couple of flat panel TVs over the bar. They’ve got a large patio, which looks like it’d be great for warmer weather. Even so, they’ve got plenty of propane heaters out there.
Food was great. Rockfish bites batter was just about perfect. The "Lure’s Special" was a good sammich, in my book. Wife had the crab salad sandwich, which was full of lump backfin. Servers were prompt & polite, even though there were only a couple of them working.
Selection when we went included Rasputin, Green Flash Hop Head Red, Ruination, Hairy Eyeball, & several others. As far as quality tap selection in the Annapolis area goes, this place is probably it. Best part is that happy hour is half price on ALL drafts.
Treadyroc’s description is well done. I would want to emphasize how congenial the owner and bartenders are. The draft selection is not huge (12?), but well chosen. A hop lover will be happy to note that they always have a few different handles devoted to his favorite flavor. The atmosphere and food are fantastic. Most importantly, the keg lines are very clean. This is exactly what Annapolis needed.