KPD (231) Michigan | June 28, 2011| Updated September 25, 2011
Just visited last week and went back 3 times in two days. Best beer bar I have ever been in. Selection amazing, staff great, food decent, ambiance was a real blast. On Fridays you get 32 oz drafts for $6 from 5-8. Saturday wandered into the 4th Annual "Rare and Obscure" beer festival. It was hard to leave. Absolutely great place canít wait to go back.
DiarmaidBHK (818) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | April 28, 2011| Updated November 24, 2011
I think Lew Bryson said something to the effect that experience of drinking a beer at Maxís is something close to perfection. Far be it from to disagree with the big fella. The place does feel perfect, entirely comfortable. it has a worn-in ambience. It could a lot of people without becoming oppressively loud. It feels entirely comfortable instantly. Like many great things, itís greatness is elusive but pronounced. they have over 100 taps all of them of great quality. they also have over 800 different bottles. The staff is knowledgeable, friendly, and super-competent. And the prices are very reasonable for the quality. (I had a Mikeller that I would have paid a kingís ransom to sample.)They also have 5 different beers on cask. What a fantastic experience. I will definitely be back.
We make a special trip to go here every February for the Belgian Beer festival that they hold and it is always an amazing trip. There are so many beers to choose from and the best part is that they allow you to get samples. I havenít been here on a normal day but it seems that they have an amazing list all year around. The bartenders are nice, informative, and quick, everything you could possibly want from someone behind a bar. It can be hard to find seats, but if you wait long enough, youíll be able to find a spot. I love this place and canít wait to get back.
This is my favorite place in the whole world. I make the trip down to Baltimore once a year just for this bar.
Great beer selection 120+ on tap last time I was there plus hundreds of bottles.
One of the managers is the greatest bar tender Iíve ever met, I just wish he worked there every night... not that the other bartenders arenít amazing, but heís one of a kind.
The food I did have was great, the tater bowl is amazing and my chourizo quesadilla was perfect.
The beer prices are incredibly fair and if you take the water taxi there you get a coupon for a free beer.
One of the best beer bars Iíve ever been to. I practically lived here when I used to live in Baltimore. 1200+ bottles and over 100 rotating taps. I had a De Molen Disputin on tap the other day along with some Saint Bock, Menage a Frog, Crooked Line and other bottles. Great place for beer.
wow, what a selection, both on tap and in bottles (which you can take out). went 2 times in 3 days. 12 screens, all tuned to sports. get the tater tots.
Pivoyager (91) Gaithersburg, Maryland | September 17, 2009| Updated May 9, 2014
In my opinion, one of the best beer bars around. Always great taps, which rotate frequently. Excellent service. Of course, it does have a sports bar ambience, one that attracts fratboys and douchebags on weekends. But, you take the good with the bad. IMaxís makes for one part of any Fells Point Pubcrawl.
Finally made the trip to check this place out. Parking is a little steep at the nearby parking decks but thatís Baltimore. We went early on a Saturday so no crowds, very long spacious bar and long table seating in the Baltimore/Maryland themed place. We were given a paper beer menu of the insane number of taps offered (80íish+ that day) and a short menu of bar food. Beer was excellent, food was decent and service was awesome and entertaining. Plenty of TVs to watch some of the Terps game that afternoon. In short worth a trip once if only to snag a very limited beer release or a hard to find import. I can only imagine how busy Maxs is at night, it was getting pretty full even in the early afternoon.