Friendly place with a rock solid selection, a good mix of local and regional stuff, plus Belgian and other European top notch beers, and a handful from the west coast. A handful of bombers rounds out the list. Worth a stop.
Roasthouse sits innocently enough off the interstate in Frederick and would be easy enough to pass by as you gaze at the multitude of used car lots and dive motels. This place is a rare gem though offering a couple dozen fresh taps, solid food, and a great local atmosphere.
Has a feel as a place where beer geeks like to gather which for a beer geek is pretty cool. They have 20 crafts on draft split between local and national. We got there too late to eat but the menu sounds interesting. I’d like to go back at some point and spend more time there.
Neighborhood bar / sports bar vibe, but small, cozy and friendly. Tap list reflected a nice mix of regional and national craft brews. Good, solid, hearty pub grub. Definitely worth a stop if in the area.
Visited in early September 2015. A nice little place with a cozy atmosphere. A solid tap list, including a beer brewed by a small brewery in St. Louis - Civil Life. I visited Civil Life a few years ago and I don’t think they were brewing enough beer to distribute at all. Exellent Food! My wife and I met up with an old WVU college buddy and former next door neighbor here while en-route from Baltimore to Morgantown, WV.
Frederick/Baltimore/DC were my stomping grounds until moving to the tropics and warmer waters in 2007.
devman171 (164) Annapolis , Maryland | September 1, 2013| Updated March 27, 2014
Great bar in a slightly weird location. 20 taps with a nice selection, flying dog, stone woot, schlafly, Evo. Shots of beer .75 cents was different. I’ll be back
Stopped in for a couple of beers and some light food. Nice place, small, food menu is quite upscale with good quality-- not the normal pub fare. Beer selection is very good with a diverse 20 taps. Service was a little slow but the server was helpful and pleasant. Definitely will go back.
Have been back several times and think it is a great place.
nice place in lower Frederick (close to Flying Dog)... kind of in a weird industrial area - feels like this place should be in a more downtown setting. excellent food with 20 taps to choose from. when asked about their rotating bomber list, the service seemed to balk at my question of what was on it.... like who cares? they charge for samples which is kinda odd as well. definitely worth stopping in for a bite and a drink before / after touring Flying Dog.
This place is pretty straight forward. Twenty beers on tap and a couple more in bottles. All the stuff on tap is pretty high quality. The place is cozy with lots of craft beer signage hung up and some table tops made out of bottle caps. Staff were pretty friendly. Prices weren’t unreasonable except for the 75 cent shots of beer. 75 cents for a 1.5 oz. sample? Come on!
kassner (93) Wexford, Pennsylvania | November 17, 2011| Updated February 7, 2013
Is ambiance a beer diner. Small with a nice long bar. a few booths. the selection was only 20 taps but over half were beers I had never hhad , some I had never heard of. food was good and the bartender Jeff knowledeable and service was great. Just off the highway and will be added as my one allowable stop and beer between DC and pittsburgh.
2/13 Sorry to say must take the rating down. The selection seemed a little more typical, and that had been a strength, but the big kicker was the servise or rather lack thereof. essentially ignored bywith an empty glass and certainly no friendly conversation. It wasn’t busy but I got the distinct feeling customers should go away and not bother the barmaid..