Taps: 145 / Bottles: 1200
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 178 | Reviews: 152 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by qchic:
4.63/5 rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3 | $$
Just another glowing review for Max's...
I visit semi-regularly for the stellar lineup of draft beers and enjoy taking in the view of all the bottled offerings behind the bar downstairs and upstairs in the lounge. Can't imagine ever being disappointed with the selection, and beers are always served in appropriate glassware. The experienced bartenders know what they're doing and aim to please as long as you don't come in acting like an arse. Weekend nights are full of light beer drinkers, so I suggest visiting on tamer weeknights to relax and appreciate this place. Some might complain about the lack of table service, but I'm pretty self reliant, so def not a problem for me. Cool fests throughout the year are becoming increasingly popular, and cool opportunities to sample the various offerings that Casey wrangles (don't know how he does it!). I prefer to eat elsewhere but the short menu could provides ok bar food in a pinch. A landmark in the craft beer world that one should visit when in Baltimore.
09-19-2009 19:01:27 | More by qchic
More User Reviews:
4.67/5 rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
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
Max's Taphouse in Baltimore, MD
98 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.