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Reviews by qchic:
4.63/5 rDev +3.6%
Just another glowing review for Max's...
I visit semi-regularly for the stellar lineup of draft beers and enjoy taking in the view of all the bottled offerings behind the bar downstairs and upstairs in the lounge. Can't imagine ever being disappointed with the selection, and beers are always served in appropriate glassware. The experienced bartenders know what they're doing and aim to please as long as you don't come in acting like an arse. Weekend nights are full of light beer drinkers, so I suggest visiting on tamer weeknights to relax and appreciate this place. Some might complain about the lack of table service, but I'm pretty self reliant, so def not a problem for me. Cool fests throughout the year are becoming increasingly popular, and cool opportunities to sample the various offerings that Casey wrangles (don't know how he does it!). I prefer to eat elsewhere but the short menu could provides ok bar food in a pinch. A landmark in the craft beer world that one should visit when in Baltimore.
09-19-2009 19:01:27 | More by qchic
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3.89/5 rDev -13%
A great stop in Baltimore.
It's a dark space, kind of dive-bar-ish, lots of beer crap on the wall. Nice long bar.
The beer selection is huge and has quite a large variety. My one complaint is the huge lack of local beers. There were only 3 Maryland beers on the list, plus one from DC. There appeared to be some sort of Sierra Nevada tap takeover. I'm sure the list changes a lot, but the current list was a bit disappointing for an out of towner.
Service was OK. The bartender seemed disinterested, and gave the wrong beers to each person. He kept checking his cell phone.
08-13-2014 15:18:12 | More by shivtim
4.51/5 rDev +0.9%
My favorite bar always changing beer selection. a must hit in Baltimore it can get a bit busy and hard to get a beer, but they always have a tap beer list which is of great help. Also don't forget to move around to the 2 floors and the other tap rooms every one has different beers on tap.
08-10-2014 22:05:31 | More by dpc
4.97/5 rDev +11.2%
This bar rules. There's about 100 taps, hundreds of bottles, lots of beers I've never seen or heard of before. Many many high quality brews. They also have adjunct lagers for the less adventurous presumably mostly college crowd.
Our bartender was super knowledgeable about beer. We talked to him for a while about the different beers we've tried. He had us split two rare beers we'd never heard of for free. He brought us water without us asking to cleanse our pallets. I ordered the new Game of Thones beer, Blood and Fire and said it wasn't very good. He also agreed with me that only the first GOT beer was any good and these beers only sell because they're A. Ommegang and B. Game of Thrones. It's not often you get to speak with such a knowledgeable craft beer connoisseur as bartender. He even apologized for the price of one of our beers. I wish people in New York would feel bad about charging $7.75 for a fantastic imported IPA. We conversed with another guy we met at the bar and even he hooked us up with some sour stout that was absolutely delicious.
If you're looking for quality craft beer choices in Baltimore look no further. This place can't be topped. This is one of the best bar's/bar experiences I've had, period.
08-02-2014 23:13:11 | More by ArsMoriendiOU818
Max's Taphouse in Baltimore, MD
99 out of 100 based on 215 ratings.