good grub and they sell bombers of Arogant Bastard
gsmitty80 (202) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | September 29, 2011| Updated May 22, 2012
Came for happy hour and waited for seat at bar. Service was slow and then they turned over and forgot i wanted food. Their beer is mediocre but its the only brewey around. Someone needs to change that.....
Update* Heard about their bottle list and 100 beer club and took a look at it last night. Nothing that i hadn’t already rated and nothing uncommon. I Bumped up my selection 1 point.
Ramshead Tavern is located in an old but revitalized section of Annapolis. Patrons have two options: enter through the main doors and grab a patio table or indoor spot, or take the narrow concrete stairs and enter the tavern, nearly on top of other people. The tavern is quaint and somewhat cramped, but serves its purpose. There were 6 house selections available along with several guest drafts, and a fairly large liquor collection. The service was average at best; I ran out of beer and water without getting asked for refills. The food came out way to quickly to be freshly prepared, so that worried me somewhat. Overall, a decent place to grab some beers and some average food.
Pretty cool bar in the Annapolis historic area that is quite the local hangout. Lots of taps- probably about 15 taps but lots of duplicates so really only about 8-10 beers on tap at any given time. This is the place to try a lot of the Old Dominion / Fordham beers, which are pretty hit or miss. I’m not sure on how frequently they rotate kegs but there seemed to be some seasonals and oddities on tap when I was there. Food is very nice- family style restaurant with some good stuff. Bottle list is existent, but didn’t see anything of tremendous interest. 200 bottles on the list is really pushing it- not sure who put that there. 50 tops. No way 200 lol. This place is not expensive, especially compared to places in the area. If you are looking for a local hangout with pretty much only local beers on tap, this is really the place to go in Annapolis.
Nice little brewpub in downtown Annapolis. Selection was kind of weak as far as taps. 7 House beers, 3 Dominion, and 10 or so other craft beers including Hop Devil, GI IPA, and Hoegarden. Had the fish and chips was decent, but kind of disappointing based on region of country. Reasonable prices. Worth a stop.
I had high hopes for this place, but I just can’t give Ram’s Head too much praise.
The service has never been great, especially if you are sitting outside.
The beer list is decent but not stellar. They have too many mediocre options on the World Beer Tour. Do you really want to have to drink Miller Light, Bud Light and other major American macro brews on the beer tour?
The biggest thing for me is the overall vibe, maybe this is a problem that I have with Annapolis in general.
It just doesn’t have that “warm” feeling you want from a neighborhood bar. I think a bar needs that hard to define vibe that makes you want to sit down and chill for the evening.
I have tried hard to be pro Ram’s Head, but I just can’t give it my support.
beer tour 09/20/08Ordered beer sampler, 6 beers, 5 Fordham, one Old Dominion. Light lager was surprisingly good, some hop taste and mild malt. Helles was similar in taste and nature. Copperhead was OK. Tavern ale had strong hoppiness, very good. Old Dominion stout was well done also. Food (Fish+Chips) was OK, lots of batter , not as much fish. My wife’s crab melt was pretty good. Outdoor location was very nice, and a beautiful night for it as well.
Hostess was busy with several tables, but kept up with all of us. A pretty good value....
Braudog (903) Yorktown, Virginia | November 11, 2007| Updated November 12, 2007
Visited with two other couple on a busy Saturday night, drinking at both the bar and with our dinners in the dining room. The beers, well, they all taste the same. The food well, it was just OK. The service was good at first, then steadily faded. I’m sorry, but I expect the wait staff in a brewpub to know beer, at least in basic terms. Instead, when my friend said she liked pilsners, our waitress recommended the Tavern Ale, probably their ONLY beer with any flavor, and a NW hoppiness, over a light beer and a lager. Unbelievable. What sealed it for me was the waitress reaching her arm thru my burrito to place someone else’s plate. Gross. Not that good, overall. A squandered location and beautiful brick building. (Brewery #454, 11/10/2007)