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Max's Taphouse

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

245 Ratings
Ratings: 245
Reviews: 169
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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Ratings: 245 | Reviews: 169
Reviews by coldriver:
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4.14/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Visited on day 4 of our June 2011 Northeast pub crawl. For lunch time it was already well-populated - you get the feeling that this place gets wall to wall later on.

Huge tap selection (as well as bottles) including many local brews I've not seen elsewhere. Great updated menu was a plus and our server was knowledgeable and attentive. Sat next to an older gentleman who's lifetime goal is to sample 10,000 beers (he's up to 8,800) and he was going wild with the selection. Great vibe - lots of friendly laid back types enjoying great beer.

More User Reviews:
Photo of onthabay
4.86/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Great staff, great selection of brews on tap & bottle selection! And the food is pretty damn good as well!

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.

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Max's Taphouse in Baltimore, MD
99 out of 100 based on 245 ratings.