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Max's Taphouse

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Max's TaphouseMax's Taphouse
BA SCORE
99
world-class

239 Ratings
Ratings: 239
Reviews: 166
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: n/a
Taps: 145
Bottles: 1,200
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

737 S Broadway
Baltimore, Maryland, 21231-3407
United States
phone: (888) 675-6297

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @maxstaphouse

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Reviews by Arithmeticus:
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4.85/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

Wow, this is one of the best beer bars I've been to. I've been twice, both in the afternoon, before any crowds descended.

The restaurant is set in historic Fell's Point, right off the square, giving it a wonderful ambience, much like inner harbor Annapolis and other classic old seaside urban settings. Enjoy your beer at one of the tall metal tables fronting the plaza.

Walking in you'll notice in a crossbeam a wonderful quote, "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." The main bar extends down about eleven big-screen TV lengths, fronting batteries of spigots and six double-doored fridges. Several rooms lead off the main bar--upstairs by the wooden indian, the game room off the side, and a hook to the main room in the back

Decor: dark wood floor, brick walls, floral patterned ceiling tile; paraphernalia scattered around the various rooms; draft handles for window crenellations.

Now the beer. When I went there were 102 beers on draft. Not a dog in the bunch. The Maryland beers are set in bold, in case you wish to go local. All prices were very reasonable. I had an astonishing set of beers, for about $5 each, including Heavy Seas Plank I. The food I had on my first visit was ok, but the mediocrity is not difficult to forget once you get into the hops of the place.

Make Max's a part of your beer journey in Balto.

More User Reviews:
Photo of wilhelm_phoenix
4.58/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of PowhatanBrewer
4.66/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 2.5

Could only stay for one beer but excellent beer selection.

Photo of Brandonparrent
4.43/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

had a great time. one of the best sections I've seen/had. can't wait to come back.

Photo of Baltimore_Adam
4.6/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3

Great place, nice vibe and great bartenders, but sub-par food keeps it from getting 5s across the board.

Photo of cyclonece09
4.8/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Baltosteve
4.8/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of SicEmChris
5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Antoine
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Great atmosphere to have a drink and watch a game. Plenty of space which is rare for pub in Fells Point. You feel a real sense of community and belonging.

Photo of ChrisInBaltimore
5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of meb3476
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of davelarocque
5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Tommy126
5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of cp45
4/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of needMIbeerinMD
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of yemenmocha
4/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Dogum
5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Afroman
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Klebe
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

The exceptional level of beer served up cannot be denied, will not be denied. The service on the other hand does range from on point to conjuring up the scene from the Seinfeld episode "Soup Nazi". Depending on the bartender/server, just know what you want and ask no questions. Sure, you could blame this on how ridiculously busy they can get, seeing as they are in the heart of Fell's Point and are pouring the best beers town. The reality is however, after numerous visits with different groups, we still have had questionable service at times and it just is what it is. Would I go back? You betcha.

Photo of oline73
5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of daryk77
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Amazing selection of beers, best place in MD imo. If possible be sure to attend the legendary Belgian beer weekend in February, one of the greatest events in the DMV area. Constantly changing beer list, never know what you may find.

Photo of pwoody11
5/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of kevintaraross
5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of MaximumYuks
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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Max's Taphouse in Baltimore, MD
99 out of 100 based on 239 ratings.