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Max's Taphouse

Max's TaphouseMax's Taphouse

Taps: 145 / Bottles: 1200
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
98
world-class

178 Ratings
Ratings: 178
Reviews: 152
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 8.8%
$$ - 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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SimplySinister

Florida

2.99/5  rDev -32.5%
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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sneth019

Maryland

5/5  rDev +12.9%

04-17-2014 12:29:58 | More by sneth019
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Ross_Miller

Maryland

5/5  rDev +12.9%

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Mirrorful

Illinois

5/5  rDev +12.9%

04-09-2014 18:44:47 | More by Mirrorful
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marlinsfan4

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

04-04-2014 13:10:15 | More by marlinsfan4
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

03-23-2014 22:43:31 | More by tbeckett
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MargaritaMags

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

02-28-2014 19:58:31 | More by MargaritaMags
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Tarps68

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

02-23-2014 05:27:27 | More by Tarps68
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ZagZagg

Pennsylvania

4.67/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$

Atmosphere: This place is rustic and filled with more beer paraphernalia than you can imagine. Signs, mirrors, quotes, tap handles, pictures, and displays. Just shy of cluttered, but brings a beer-orientated ambiance.

The layout is a high point with several different bars inside. The main bar when you walk in is the largest and probably the most generic. Plenty of light plays on the wooden interior. Towards the back of the downstairs theirs an area I’ll refer to as a ‘nook’, much more private with a much smaller bar. This area is low light and quite intimate. The upstairs houses yet another bar, but is split into two deck areas. The floor plan is slightly more open and seems more European than the main bar.

Atmosphere overall reminds me of Delirium Café in Brussels

Service: Bartenders seemed flustered, but that is to be expected during the festival. The ordering strategy was 3-4 oz samples ordered with flight cards. From what I could gather, everyone seemed friendly as they could be and knowledgeable as well.

Selection: My experience was during the Belgian Beer Festival. The quality was impeccable. The amount of beers on tap including the bottle selection was unbelievable. This is Max’s strong suit.

Value: The flight style samples were all $3.50 regardless of the beer, which afforded the ability to taste a lot of world-class beers. Overall, this place is at the pinnacle of the beer drinking experience. If you find yourself anywhere even remotely close, stop by.

02-21-2014 01:55:51 | More by ZagZagg
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bcgeiman

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

02-18-2014 23:31:07 | More by bcgeiman
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Max's Taphouse in Baltimore, MD
98 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.