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Max's Taphouse

Not Rated.
Max's TaphouseMax's Taphouse

Taps: 145 / Bottles: 1,200
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
98
world-class

205 Ratings
Ratings: 205
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 8.52%
$$ - reasonable
[ 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 SimplySinister:
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SimplySinister

Florida

2.99/5  rDev -33%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$$

Max's Taphouse in Fells Point is not exactly typical of the bar scene in and around Baltimore, MD.

At first glance, it appears to be a well thought out pub. However, once an individual gets to take a load off and analyize the place- well, I think its probably all downhill from there.

First off, the staff are not the nicest people on the planet; though on some nights you can find a polite bartender. Most of the beers are served in improper glassware, and at incorrect tempetures.

The atmosphere of the place is what really gets to me. For the most part, it just doesn't seem to fit with the motif; its loud, proud, and a little overdone.

All in all, I love Baltimore. However, if I'm going after a beer, I'd rather got to any of the smaller, low key joints just around the corner even if they don't all have craft beer.

03-31-2010 03:27:20 | More by SimplySinister
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MaltLickyWithTheCandy

Maryland

4.43/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$$

This taphouse has a selection like I've never seen before. I've only had the opportunity to visit a few taphouses in my life, and the selection here is second to none. Just the other day, they had goose island bourbon county and succaba on tap, in the middle of July. At all times, there are over 100 beers on tap. The bottle selection is so extensive, that they can't fit it all on one menu. They also have events every once in a while where they sell/tap rare beers that are very difficult to find. The atmosphere can suck sometimes because it's in the middle of fells point, and drunken a**holes tend to walk in and gather on occasion. I've had the reluctant opportunity to almost brawl with someone there because i was quote "rubbing up on his crotch" even though he was so drunk, he couldn't talk straight or stand straight. Anyways, other than the annoying drunks, the service is reputable and the staff is very knowledgeable. Prices are a bit on the steep side, but that comes with the amazing selection.

07-25-2014 14:33:59 | More by MaltLickyWithTheCandy
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ProV1392

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

07-25-2014 01:48:24 | More by ProV1392
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

4.41/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25 | $$

Visited on a Wednesday for lunch. Sat at the bar. It was slow so great service. Was able to talk with all the bartenders and mangers et. al. Good insight to bar and beer business.

Vibe – Looks, feels and smells like a BEER bar. Definitely not pretentious. A Baltimore feel. Working class. Based on some discussions with the staff sounds like it gets quite crazy some nights. Rest rooms need some work for those who might be a little picky. Probably not a place to take your kids unless it’s off hours. 4.5

Quality – They clean all taps at the same time every two weeks. Say no more. 4.5

Service – Food was delivered quickly. Bartender was attentive and friendly. Knowledgeable and ready to give a recommendation (I asked about which of the Flying Dog cask options I should choose for my last beer.) 4.0

Selection – 60+ taps. An excellent selection. Something for everyone. Terrapin wake n bake barrel aged on tap. Also had a Flying Dog Doggie Style dry hopped citra cask. A couple hundred bottles in coolers. - 4.75

Food – Good bar food. Not sure I need any more than that. Had the Black n Blue burger. Nicely cooked. Moist. Tasty. Good fries. 4.25

Price – $$ - Good prices. Lots of happy hours and specials - 4.5

07-23-2014 19:36:30 | More by Sludgeman
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SCbrewpubfan

South Carolina

4.61/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75 | $$

Had lunch here about a month back on a Friday around 11am. We were taking in an O's game around 1:30, so we had some time to spare.
Took a couple of rounds for the bartender to warm up to us, but he eventually started really recommending good stuff. Can't remember the guys name, but he said he is usually a manager and just filling in today at the bar.
We ordered around 20 small pours in addition to lunch. The draft selection was top notch. Got to try a lot of stuff that I've never had before, and I get the impression that selection changes often. Lunch was decent, but certainly nothing to write home about. I had the salmon wrap which was fairly tasty.
The place was absolutely dead when we arrived, and there were only a few other parties at the bar when we left. I'd go back to this place in a heartbeat. Wish I could have made their rare bottle sale.

07-19-2014 03:37:48 | More by SCbrewpubfan
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GeorgiaBeerGuy

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

07-18-2014 05:14:47 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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Ejmac111


4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

07-16-2014 22:11:28 | More by Ejmac111
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

07-16-2014 01:37:05 | More by BeerForMuscle
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Jono0284

Maryland

4.8/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.25 | $$

Max's is a craft beer lovers dream. The selection is unparalleled in MD and could go head to head with anyone in the county. The staff is friendly and knowledgable and quick to offer help in your selection. The prices I have always found to be fair and even during beer events any beer can be served in a sample size.

This really needs to be a destination if you want to drink good beer and have a nice time. The food is ok (its bar food) but there are some gems on the menu like the Drunken Monkey Wings.

07-10-2014 17:50:22 | More by Jono0284
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AWB3

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

07-06-2014 14:22:30 | More by AWB3
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Max's Taphouse in Baltimore, MD
98 out of 100 based on 205 ratings.