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Max's Taphouse

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

244 Ratings
Ratings: 244
Reviews: 168
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 ChappyCubsFan:
Photo of ChappyCubsFan
4.44/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

From the perspective of a West Coast visitor, it's the best beer bar in town. Located right in the heart of Fell's Point, it's a large rustic beer hall with lots of great beer memorabilia. They had a fairly long bar with a well diversified inventory of taps, featuring several regional beers. The beer list just went on and on. It's impressive what they keep on hand in their huge refrigerator. Beers from everywhere, and some very good Belgians too. We didn't eat there, but in retrospect, maybe we should have. Crabby Dick's across the street was a complete disaster. I can't believe we left such great service and beer at Max's on Broadway only to walk across the street for a crab dinner and service nightmare.

We enjoyed the humor of the bartender. She was not only friendly and efficient, she was fun and loved to joke around. One of their t-shirts read, "You can't drink all day if you don't start in the morning." This is a place you could spend many hours enjoying the good beer and service. The patrons were all very friendly.

More User Reviews:
Photo of PA-Michigander
4.6/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Clint_Yoho
4.85/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

The beer selection is awesome. The fests they have especially Belgian Beerfest are awesome. The bartenders are awesome. I just wish the food was awesome. It is your standard barfare.

Photo of HankFinkel
4.65/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I live in the Pittsburgh area so this is not a regular stop for me. This was my second visit to Max's. Went last year (2014) for the Belgian Beer Festival and enjoyed it so much made a return visit for the 2015 Festival. Found the entire staff to be extremely friendly, especially notable considering the huge crowds they bring in for the festival. Really enjoy the atmosphere, located in a great area (Fell's Point). Can't wait for next year's event though I would really like to come back when the crowds are not as massive. Definitely worth the trip.

Photo of slasich
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Knapp85
4.31/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5

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%

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Max's Taphouse in Baltimore, MD
99 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.