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3.77/5
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Place Score: 88
Ratings: 99
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: n/a
Taps: 25
Bottles: 20
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
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206 W Pratt St
Baltimore, Maryland, 21201
United States
phone: (410) 244-8900

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Formerly The Wharf Rat / Oliver Breweries Ltd.

Serves Oliver Ales (brewed on-premise) and guest beers.
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Reviews by hdf561:
Photo of hdf561
3.3/5  rDev -16%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3

This place has been staring me down for a few years.

Baltimore hosts Firehouse EXPO annually and I have been going for several years and always pass this place since it is right across from the convention center.

So finally we decided to hit it up for lunch. Overall it was not that bad, however the smell inside was so strong with the brewing being done on the premesis. It also made the inside very hot which was already a HOT baltimore day.

Overall the beers and food were average I hade the Blonde ale and it was good nothing special just a good beer. I also had the buffalo chicken sliders which again was good not great.

Overall I would go there again just not with kids.

More User Reviews:
Photo of John_Beeryman
2.79/5  rDev -29%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 1.75 | selection: 3 | food: 3.25

Good beer, ok food, horrible, ridiculous service.

Photo of malprep
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

On a business trip and wanted to stop in a cool Gastropub. Great location - right outside of the Convention Center and not far from Camden Yards. Had a real nice selection of craft beers, both local and out of town. To eat, had the crabcake/chicken sandwich. Cool creation and really enjoyed it. Staff was really nice but something did not click. There was a good amount of staff but always felt I needed to wait on everything. Wait for beer order, wait for beer, wait for meal, and wait for check (10-15 minutes after I asked for it). Really were not overly busy to justify. I would go back.

Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
3.24/5  rDev -17.6%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3

The bar tender was not the level of kindness I anticipate when leaving New York, but I try not to generalize. I don't want to deduct too much for that. I didn't order any food but I did have a couple beers. I had low expectations considering the sporty nature of the decor and the assumption that this place was mostly frequented by tourists after an Orioles game. However, I was pleasantly surprised with the first brew, "Sea of Spears," which was apparently a Red Wheat Ale. It smelt very hoppy and was more reminiscent of an IPA than any wheat beer I had, but it was actually a very good beer. This gave me high expectations for my next choice, an actual IPA, Draft Punk. This was not a good beer t didn't even have a scent. I didn't finish it. This was the kind of brew I've come to expect from run-of-the-mill brew pubs. Didn't feel a need to continue on after that and play the guessing game on what may be good or bad. This was a great choice because we then went to Max's Taphouse, which is my new favorite bar, hands down. If you're main goal is to find quality beer, skip here and go straight to Max's. They have an unbelievable selection.

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

New to the city so have been checking out all the new beer places... this place popped up on a Living Social deal so decided to check it out.

Went on a Wednesday night, patio and outside were chock full of people, bar was mostly empty... hey I'm good with that. Service was really quick and pretty friendly, with a nice beer menu provided. There was something like 10 or so house drafts, 5 house seasonal drafts, a few macro drafts (yuengling, bud light, sam adams), and 3 beers on cask at the time. Big variety of beers, but a lot of them in the "good, not great" category... but everything from cherry beers to imperial stouts. Typical bar food menu with burgers and sandwiches from $10-15 with a heaping side of fries. Pints ranged from $5-6, not bad for being brewed in house and some of the beers nearing 10% ABV.

Kind of in a touristy location near Camden Yards and the convention center, but definitely worth checking out.

Photo of MrGossett
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

The cask ales at this place are AWESOME. I had the Oliver's Extra Special Bitter cask ale and the Oliver's Winter Wolf Scottish cask ale. Both were fabulous. They were running a special on Yelp, so I got the first pint for free when I checked in on Yelp.

I had a Crab Cake Sandwich which was okay. The bar was really busy right at 5pm, which means the locals love it. Indeed, I asked for a recommendation from the guy who writes BeerInBaltimore.com, and he said "you can't go wrong with Pratt Street Ale House."

Photo of Daniellobo
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Nice pub atmosphere with a sturdy tap selection where their English style, and seasonal brews shine.

Finally had a chance to make it to the Pratt Street Ale House after having had many of their nice brews elsewhere. Staff was polite and accommodating. We had informal lunch outside, which worked pretty well. We were a couple of families with kids and they were very child friendly with predictable if fair kid pub food. Inside the atmosphere was of a modern exposed brick pub, rather luminous, with a strong sports vibe, more so being the opening day of the NFL season and with the Ravens playing around the corner.

Nice tap selection, with a couple of perfunctory macros and other common choices to satisfy mainstream needs. Then a nice offering of their ales, most of them on tap, with a few nitrogenated, and the flagship selections of ESB and Extra ESB on cask, with a nice pick of seasonal rare offerings closing the menu.

The server was eager and nice, but did not offer the special menu on time and we lost some time hitting regular stuff instead of the most intriguing offerings, both on the food front but more so on the beer one. Besides the cask ESB, which was truly notable, we tried the Draft Punk, and in particular the Sorachi Strongman Pale Ale, as well as the Juniper Batch 3500, which were quite stellar.

Food was pretty good pub fare, most everybody had a version of their burger, which were pretty pleasing, and also the crab-cake sandwich was had and apparently it was very tasty too.

All in all this worked great for our group. The beer experience was nice, including picking up a growler to take home. If you know Baltimore or want to really explore it there is plenty more to see and do outside of the tourist trap that is the Inner Harbor, but if you happen to be in that dynamic this is quite a jewel within walking distance of its core.

Photo of clayrock81
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Went before a baseball game crowd showed up (there were fans starting to pour in as we were leaving) so there service was attentive and knowledgeable - only downside was that they were in shift change and for about 10 minutes my wife and I felt like we disappeared. Clean, trendy, roomy - it has the look of a city sports bar and you'll pay those prices. However, the brews they make are pretty good, they have other beers and a full bar for people not into micros and I was surprised at how well the food is (got wings and pizza). Def worth a stop in and trying both beer and food.

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

The Pratt Street Ale House sits right at the heart of the "touristiest" area of Baltimore, the annoying and cheesy Inner Harbor. Right across the Convention Center, no less.

Perhaps as a result, the atmosphere is pretty average... lots of tourists and light-beer drinkers. Didn't see much of the interior as we were seated outside. Nothing spectacular here.

Didn't try food but looked fairly boring. Your standard pub menu, with salads, soups, quesadillas and burgers.

Service was alright, a little slow because the place was jammed but fine.

The beer is the star here, of course! 17 house brews on taps and 3 casks, all from the Oliver Breweries brand and all English style. If you like that, you'll be in heaven. I'm not a fan of British ales so didn't much care for the selection (it is undeniably good, though).

They also sell growlers, which is a rarity in Baltimore/Maryland (due to legal issues and murky legislation).

Beers of interest... an 8% "Bishop Indulgence Stout" I'd like to try next time, "Hot Monkey Love Batch 2" (an Old Ale), "Channel Crossing Vol. 2" (an Abbey brown ale).

Some good stuff, then, at least in name. Because when you have the beers, you realize they are decent, maybe good, but not great. They won't make you feel like you gotta run back to Pratt Street to try them all. They are alright fine.

I had "The Barrel Full of Monkeys Challenge", with three monkeys:

* My Monkey's Got Wood (an American barleywine aged in American Oak)

* My Minkey's Got Wood (the same beer, aged in French Oak)

* Hot Monkey Love Batch #2 (a Strong Ale aged for three months)

I appreciate that Oliver/Pratt are brewing interesting beers beyond the IPA/Brown/Stout typical lineup. But I was not impressed by these monkeys. They were all too woodsy, too hot and fairly one-dimensional.

That plus the off-putting location makes this my least favorite stop in the Great Baltimore Beer Trail.

Photo of 86sportster883
3.85/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Needed to kill an hour prior to the Stone T5 event at the Ale Wife, so I wandered down toward the Baltimore Convention Center and found the Pratt St. Ale House across the street. Since it was a beautiful afternoon, I sat out front and ordered a pint of cask conditioned Oliver's Best Bitter ($4.50) and the crab cake appetizer ($12.95). Outside, the music was mostly lame (when was the last time you heard, Little Willie Willie won't, go home, ...), flies swarmed my beer and the street traffic added an endless cacaphony of urban noise. That said, the early afternoon sidewalk scenery wasn't bad.

Always on tap: Pagen Porter (English-style Porter), Ironman Pale, Blond Ale, 3 Lions Ale (a strong English-style Brown), Amber Ale, Summer light, Dark Horse (an English style mild) and Irish Red.

Oliver Breweries' Seasonal Ales included Jacob's Summer Celebration (amber ale, 8.8%), Bishop's Indulgence (stout, 8%), and two different versions of Hot Monkey Love (a 10% ale brewed with honey).

Guest beers included Yuengling, Stella Artois, Sam Adams Oktoberfest, Guinness and Bud Light.

On cask: Oliver's Best Bitter (ok, but just a little thin), Oliver's ESB (smooth, flavorful and delicious) and the Dark Horse.

On nitro: Bishop's Brerakfast (oatmeal stout), Coventry Cream and 3 Spices Ale (described as an English-style Golden ale).

Photo of gabrielsyme
4.58/5  rDev +16.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

This place isn't anything out of this world, yet I can't help but love it. They specialize in English beers, which is totally my thing. Lots of good session otpions around ~4.5%, normally about 12-15 of their beers (they also have other brewers, and macros). And all the beers are $4.50 a pint. The food is typical American BAr/TGIFriday's, but decent portions and quality. I like sitting outside. It has never been too crowded when I was there. If you're in B-more and Brewer's Art makes you feel poor, hit this place up.

Photo of John_M
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Stopped by here for the first time since this place morphed into the Alehouse from its previous incarnation as the Wharf Rat. I have to say the new owners have done a nice job cleaning the place up, while keeping the sort of faux Brittish pub vibe. The place is not all that large, but the owners make the most of the space they have. There is an upstairs and downstairs dining area, with a decent size bar area in both locations (the upstairs bar is more modest in size and doesn't have quite the number of tap handles you see at the larger downstairs bar). There is also a large size patio area, which was in full use the day I was here. The place now has a considerable number of flat screen TV's for those who want to watch a sporting event with their pint.

Back in the days when this was the Wharf Rat, I typically could expect to see something like 10 or 12 Oliver brewing beers on tap, with several on cask. However, the day I was there I think the pub boasted close to 30 beers, with a decent number of guest beers in addition to their own strong line-up of Oliver beers. In addition, on this particular day there were another 11 or 12 beers on firkin for the ale festival. The alehouse also had what appeared to be a decent selection of bottled beer, but with the tap list they have, it's hard to imagine why I'd want to go with anything bottled.

I have to say that I've always been a fan of the beers from Oliver brewing, and I thought the quality was better then ever the other day. Hot Monkey Love and the Bishop's Indulgence were the standouts on this particular day, with the oak aged 3 lions decent.

As for the food, it's fine for what it is. We tried some nachos, wings, fries and a turkey club, all of which were decent and competently made. Don't expect a gourmet dining experience here, and I think most people will be satisfied with the food here. Prices are the norm for food in this area (nachos and wings both going for around $8 or $9). Service was good I thought. There was a considerable crowd, but the server did his best to make sure our orders were taken and food delivered promptly. My impression is that they could tell you the basics about any of the beers currently on tap, but not much more then that.

I really enjoyed my visit to the Pratt Street Ale House, and would probably stop by here on a fairly regular basis except for one problem. The location. The alehouse is located in the inner harbor area, nearby to Camden Yards, M&T Bank stadium (home of the Ravens), and all the inner harbor tourist stuff. As a result, traffic is often miserable and parking can be expensive. There are all kinds of lots nearby, but near as I can tell, none of them offer any deals or discounts on the weekends, and I've yet to encounter any bar, restaurant or store that will validate parking (Pratt Street Alehouse doesn't either). As a result, it may well be another few years before I ever stop by here again. A shame, but I just have a difficult time tolerating the nonsense and expense that goes with visiting the inner harbor (and so the alehouse).

Photo of Seanibus
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I like this place, though it is crowded and touristy given its proximity to the stadiums, the convention center, and the Inner Harbor.

It looks and feels like a crowded British pub, but of a fairly modern sort. Tables are a bit close together and it can get noisy. The service was extremely crisp and attentive and friendly. The food was quite good - tasty crab dip and a very worthwhile crab cake, if you want to do the whole Maryland crab thing.

The beers are good, if not spectacular. I was only able to try three of the dozen or so, but they seem to favor solid U.K. pub styles. I tried the pale ale, the hand-pumped ESB, and the 3Lions. The Pale Ale was unmemorable, but the ESB was exactly like the pub bitters I have had in England, and the 3Lions was tasty, innovative and memorable.

I recommend a stop here if you're in the Inner Harbor area.

Photo of glid02
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Stopped by here during a road trip over the holidays.

Atmosphere is good. There were two sections of the restaurant separated by a wall with wide doorways. Upon entering the left side has a good amount of tables and the right side has a few tables and a bar that runs almost the length of the place. There are a few TV's dotting the place along with a bunch of property out front that's probably populated with additional tables when it's not freezing outside.

Quality is good. All beers were served in tumblers with a good amount of head and at the proper temperature.

Service was good. There weren't a whole lot of people there and we didn't have to wait long to get our glasses refilled.

Selection was solid. Around 15 beers total with four on cask. Almost all of them were English-style so as long as that's kept in mind you'll find something you're looking for.

Food was alright. I had the crab soup and while it wasn't bad I wouldn't order it again.

Value was good. We had quite a few beers and even with tip it didn't hurt the wallet.

Overall I enjoyed this place a lot and I wish we had a place like that in Atlanta. Definitely worth a shot if you're in the area.

Photo of drabmuh
3.63/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Popped in here because I was visiting friends in Baltimore. This is a cute place that looks (at least the bar portion) like an old English pub. About 20 drafts (mostly their beer), several beer engines, a few nitro-taps (maybe 4), a lot of beer. The descriptions of the beers were not very good in the menus but we all found a beer that we could each enjoy.

We sat at a table in the bar area and the place was pretty dead, it was midday on a Saturday. We were waited on by the bartender, he was prompt and helpful and brought our beers in about 1 minute, seriously, the food unfortunately was a different story. It took FOREVER to come out and there was a mistake so they went back to the ktichen and it took another 20 minutes to get the corrected plate. Very bad service, no explanation, just "here's your food" no apology, I was pissed.

Food tasted fine, beer selection is good. Check it out if you want some English beers.

Photo of thain709
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I visited the Pratt Street Ale House sometime in October during Baltimore Beer Week. The afternoon I was there it was packed, but the service did not peril because of it. Our waiter was great; always smiling and very prompt. The food came out quickly and it was delicious. I had the nachos appetizer and a Oktoberfest specialty...bratwurst. Both were really good...and the service was great.

The beers were all English style, but that's not a bad thing. A great selection with about 20 or so taps. Everything from an ESB to an Oatmeal Stout. Cask versions and nitro taps were also available.

The place looked small from the outside, but it was rather big on the inside. There are two levels, three different bars, and lots of seating.

I had a very pleasant visit to Pratt Street and I will be coming back, one because of the service, and two because of the selection and quality of their beer.

Photo of InspectorBob
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

We were staying at the Days Inn so we didn't have very far to walk, an A+ for that. They had a good selection of their English style beers on tap, maybe 15-20. We were there around 4:30 in the afternoon, the place was kind of quiet, but when we left about 2 hours later, it was packed. The beers that I tried were all very good plus I had a decent size salad which was also very good. They also have seating outside for enjoying your beer on those nice summer days. If your near the Convention Center, you should check this place out.

Photo of bluejacket74
4/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Me and a buddy stopped at the Pratt Street Ale House on a recent trip to Baltimore (10/16/2009). We went there in the early afternoon on a rainy day so it wasn't crowded at the time. They have a pretty good selection of their micro-brewed English style beers there, I'd guess around 20 on tap (including some on nitro-tap) and then they also had 3 of their cask ales available. I tried their Blackfriar Stout, Pagan Porter and also had a Pumpkin Ale on cask. All of the beers I had there I thought were good. The service was good too. Since there wasn't a big crowd there at the time, the atmosphere was a bit quiet but nice. I'm sure it livens up there later in the day and on Orioles game days considering their location close to Camden Yards and the Inner Harbor. I didn't have any food there so I can't say how that was. Overall I thought it was a good place to go, I'd recommend stopping there especially if you like English style beers since that's what they specialize in. If you're in the area, you should definitely stop in. I know I'll stop there again on my next trip to Baltimore.

Photo of rfgetz
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Thanks to all the BA's who directed me to here on a recent trip to Baltimore...

Very nice, comfortable brew pub atmosphere. Seating outside, at the bar and the dining room. Nice, traditional dark wood interior. Nice amount of TV's.

The Oliver Brewing beers were top notch. The selection was fantastic with 3 cask, 3 nitro, 5 regulars and 3 seasonals on tap. Had 4 full pints and sampled 2 otheres and 3 were memorable.

Food was good, standard brew pub afair with a decent selection of sandwiches, appetizers and entres aailable. Service was good.

Overall, i wish a place like this existed in my area. Would love to go back on a future visit to Baltimore.

Photo of Dogbrick
4/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Not an exceedlingly clever name, but at least you know where to look. The bar is right across the Convention Center and close to Camden Yards, not too far off 395. As for parking, it is pretty scarce, especially on a weekend game day. I found a free meter several blocks away, but otherwise would have had to pay out the nose. Stopped in here before the Orioles/Red Sox game on 8/2/09, and the place was packed (looked about 50/50).

After passing the patio, the interior is divided into a bar on the right and table seating everywhere else. There is a lot of brick and an ornate ceiling with tons of fans (the place didn't seem to have A/C).

The beer selection is pretty good, with around 15-20 beers on draught. Most veer more toward English styles (all under the "Oliver's" moniker), including some that are hand-pulled. They have beers and they are nearly all available in large samples at 3/$5. They range from English Pale to ESB to Porter, with a couple unique seasonals. All of the beers I tried were above average but none were outstanding.

Service was about what you would expect in a place packed with baseball fans on a hot afternoon. I would have dinged this score a bit because at first I was told "no samples" on "Event" days but whomever the server asked changed their mind. He also had a pretty good grasp of the beers available.

The food at Pratt Street is pretty good. My fish sandwich was large and tasty.

Overall this brewpub is a pretty obvious place to visit given the proximity to other Baltimore sights and their beer/food quality.

Photo of morebeergood
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

First stop on our Baltimore pub crawl. After the Orioles/Sox game, we rushed over here in time to get a table outside. Nice corner table right on the sidewalk. Inside was pub-like and nice, but we prefered the outside. Service was great. Even though it was packed with a post game crowd, our waiter was fast and friendly. Pretty good selection of house beer. I tried three: the Imperial Brown, the Dark Ale, and the Blonde. Everyone at the table was impressed with the quality of these "English style" beers. They ranged from $5 to $5.50 a pint, not bad for a brewpub. This place is a great stop for some beers before or after a visit to Camden Yards.

Photo of CrazyMacHarris99
3.33/5  rDev -15.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 1.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Stopped in here while visiting my brother in Baltimore. They serve Oliver Ales that are brewed on-site. The atmosphere was good. There is a long bar on the one side with some table seating. There are a couple other dining rooms but we sat at a table at the bar. The place was packed due to the end of the Orioles game. We were able to get a table right away. Our waitress was great but I was not impressed with the rest of the wait staff and bartenders. A lot of them were more interested in talking with regulars and friends and it took awhile to get drinks from the bar. At the end of the night I ordered a growler to go. When the waitress brought it to the table, the cap was loosely screwed on and beer and CO2 was leaking out. I cleaned it up myself and we left. When we got back to the car which was a 10 block hike, I noticed that the growler was only half full. If you advertise and sell growlers to go, you should know how to fill them!!! The beer and the food were great for what they were. The appetizers were well made and tasty. I would go back but I would make sure things were done correctly before leaving.

Photo of zymurgy4all
4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Great Ale house to visit if you are in the area. A great selection of beers of their own and others. 20 taps 4 nitro and 3 cask English beer engine tap brews. Service was good and got better when i mentioned i homebrewed beer. I highly recommend stoping by if at the Baltimore Convention Center (directly across the street) or going to a game. It is also great if you like real English cask ales. Steven the head brewer is English and uses ringwood yeast for all their beers. If you want to talk to the brewers, then go during the day--they are not there in the evening.

Photo of Umbra
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

We stopped into the place a few times this week to imbibe prior to some actual Orioles wins. The outside vibe is completely the same, except for new tables and umbrellas (and waitstaff from what I could tell). I'm unsure if they pull are the tables out for big games, but lets be honest, it will be another year or two before O's fans have that issue to contend with. The inside is revamped, with the floors and ceilings getting dolled up. The inside is bright and airy, with loads of teevees in most of the bar areas. The dining room has most of the old setups, with a sprucing up happening. We didn't wander upstairs yet to see how those "dining rooms" have changed. So far, it is looking good. They even moved the taps behind the bar.

Quality was spot on. Our group ran the gamut (from summer light, to seasonals, to the Coventry ales). Not a spoiler in the mix. Cask was fresh and tasty. There does seem to be a bit more emphasis on the "guest taps", but these aren't the focus.

Service was affable and prompt. It seems like a couple of the gruff old timers might have left with the shake up. Our waiter/waitress this week knew the beers and had a good grasp.

Selection: Same as before, with a few more macros mixed into the taps. This is still an awesome mix of English brews and 1-3 cask ales. Where else you gonna find that in these parts?

Food was good pub grub. The nachos were dry, but the crab dip was chunky. Sandwhiches, wraps and stuff seemed to get a sprucing up themselves from the old resto's take.

Overall: Lunch and 4-5 brews ran $30 per person with grats. There is ample (pay) parking, good brews, and close to downtown; including the stadiums.

Photo of beermanWV
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

I stopped by with a few friends while on a business trip. We sat in the outside patio area which is between the front sidewalk and front door. There was about 10-15 tables out front, with a hostess out front. The inside has a good British pub character that is dimly lit, not too clean (but not dirty), lots of wood, and with a worn in feeling.

This place is located very close to a lot of things- directly across from the Baltimore convention center, close walking distance from the Inner Harbor, very close to a lot of big hotels, Camden Yards, and the football stadium.

The hostess on the sidewalk got out attention. Service was good, nothing outstanding. My waitress was knowledgeable about the beer selections.

Selection was good for a brew pub. Two beers on cask. A variety of styles with an emphasis on English styles which makes the Warf Rat unique and relevant. I went during happy hour and took advantage of the 3/$5 deal which was great.

Food was good, but not outstanding. I had the chicken cheasapeke, which I would probably order again but the Warf Rat isn't a place that I would specifically seek out for the food.

Worth a try if your in downtown Baltimore. Very convenient if your at the convention center, inner harbor, nearby stadiums, or the downtown hotels.

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Pratt Street Ale House in Baltimore, MD
88 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.