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Brewer's Alley Restaurant & Brewery

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Brewer's Alley Restaurant & BreweryBrewer's Alley Restaurant & Brewery
Based on:
26 Beers
445 Hads
Place Score: 89
Reviews: 47
Visits: 68
Avg: 3.98
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

124 N Market St
Frederick, Maryland, 21701-5422
United States
phone: (301) 631-0089

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @brewersalley

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Reviews: 47 | Visits: 68
Reviews by bonbini26:
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4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Came in for dinner 01-02-08

Atmosphere- Bar & Restaurant area were both pretty crowded, pretty mixed crowd from college kids to families with kids.
Service- Food and drinks came out quickly, staff was friendly
Selection- Pretty good selection, something for every taste and a lot of seasonal offerings along with a cask line. Everything from Oatmeal Stout, DIPA, ESB cask, Winter Ale, IPA, Weizen, Brown, Kolsch
Food- All the food was very good, no complaints here, esp. for a brewpub
Valve- Dinner was around $60 for apps./entree/beer for two. The flight 6 beers (8oz pours) was only $7!

Overall worth checking out if your in the area a lot of seasonal/limited beers is always nice to see to try something different.

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Photo of Mongrel
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

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3.23/5  rDev -18.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4.5 | selection: 2 | food: 4

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Photo of BMMillsy
3.71/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Fun atmosphere but very small and gets crowded a bit quick. Good choice of beers brewed there, but the food sucks outside of the pizza. Get there early to get a seat at the bar. They have regulars like their Oatmeal Stout and Kolsch pretty much always on tap. Go for the oatmeal stout. Neat giant beer tube taps for the table. Overall this is definitely worth stopping at if you are driving down Route 70.

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Photo of jjboesen
4.44/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

While visiting historic downtown Frederick during the July 4th holiday weekend, I paid another visit to Frederick County’s first brewpub. Brewers Alley is easy to find since it is located in a large brick building on the eastern side of North Market Street. According to the server, it once housed City Hall and a theater. Enter beneath the wrought iron archway and cross the patio into the entrance, where you come to the reception area. This is a large place with several dining rooms, but if the bar area is your goal, go through the door next to the reservation desk.

This is a moderate-sized area with high-tops and tables spread about; the bar is in the middle of everything. While quaint and comfortable, this room could probably do with some more natural light – perhaps larger front windows, so patrons can get a better view of bustling Market Street.

Although, advertised as a brewpub, Brewer’s Alley beer is made about 2 miles up the road at Monocracy Brewing. According to the server, they simply ran out of room for the brewing equipment – or did they just want more space for paying customers? Hmmmm.

The draft selection during my visits – once for lunch and dinner – consisted of a fruity kolsch, a crisp pilsner, the requisite pale ale, the mandatory wheat, oatmeal stout and a cask porter. The ones I had were well-crafted, tasty and fresh. Yummmm. In addition, they were all of moderate alcohol, and made great sessional quaffs. Another plus was the price: $4.00 a pint - minus a buck during weekday Happy Hour. Include some very attentive service along with an eclectic menu, which included some superb fish tacos, and Brewers Alley is a worthy goal should you find yourself in search of history

Frederick is a beautiful destination with plenty to see and do. Plus, the parking is plentiful ($1.00 on weekends). Will most certainly stop here again.

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Photo of Rushalt
4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Had the scotch ale first time for that style so wont review that other than i liked it. Had the calamari which was very good lightly breaded and well cooked the spicy aoli was my wifes favorite to dip it in while i prefered the marinara. For main course had lobster and steak, the lobster was cooked well as was the steak however the steak was under seasoned for my tastes. Finished with a root beer float the root beer was above average and the ice cream was delicious. Our waitress heather was the best that ive had in a restaurant to date, was attentative and knew a lot about the beer and food which She seemed to be giving opinions on and not just saying what they were told 2. Overall it was a very good night out with the wife and we are planning to return once the barleywine is in season.

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Brewer's Alley Restaurant & Brewery in Frederick, MD
89 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.