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Max's Taphouse

Not Rated.
Max's TaphouseMax's Taphouse
BA SCORE
99
world-class

234 Ratings
Ratings: 234
Reviews: 163
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 9.8%
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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5/5  rDev +11.4%

sneth019, Apr 17, 2014
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MCress, Aug 17, 2014
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SicEmChris, Nov 20, 2014
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Ross_Miller, Apr 11, 2014
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Makea, Jul 30, 2014
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Dogum, Sep 22, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

This is my first review but decided I should give it a go after being asked to by my bartender. Truly one of the better beer bars I have ever been to, this coming from a guy from Philly. The selection is great, and the staff was one of the more knowledgeable I have ever seen. We discussed different styles of brews, particular beers, and was even recommended nearby diner locations for my girlfriend and myself. The one we chose being phenomenal. I cannot say enough good things about my experiences with the staff.

lessthanhadley, Jul 28, 2008
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

_RL_, May 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

Visited the establishment on a Thursday afternoon. The bar was almost empty with only one other table being occupied. The bartender asked us if we were there for food, beer, or both. When I answered yes, he gave me the on-tap and the food menu so we could get started. What a massive selection of beers. And then to see an ale from Scotland on cask? And then to have it served in the proper glass and at the proper temperature? Had I died and gone to heaven? We placed out food order which arrived as I was finishing my second beer selection. The food was excellent. The protion size was enough to be filling without being too much. I also ordered a six-pack to take along which the bartender was happy to kepp refrigerated for me while we continued to tour Fell's Point. It was the perfect drinking and dining experience.

tgbljb, Jul 22, 2007
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

pwoody11, Sep 15, 2014
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Csrsteel, Feb 14, 2014
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JakeDebus, May 22, 2014
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GeoffreyM, Oct 21, 2013
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duceswild, Oct 08, 2013
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bmur112, Nov 05, 2013
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oline73, Sep 17, 2014
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stuppy, Jan 28, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

I absolutely loved this place. If travelling to Fells Point via Ed's Water Taxi, they give you some tickets for a 2-for-1 draft purchase at Max's. Take advantage! The service was fantastic and the bartender was consistently checking my progress to see if refills were needed.
70 beers were on tap during my visit...the bar is quite large with lots of room to move. The bartop has some laminated beer labels, which is pretty cool to check out and see how many you've tried.
While I was there, I had an Oakham cask-conditioned, as well as Rogue Chocolate Stout among others.
There are many different styles to choose from...almost any palate can be satisfied. IMO, this is the best beer bar in Baltimore. True, you don't want to stray too far from this area if you're wandering. But why wander? Just stay here and drink their selections.

PudTinkler, May 17, 2004
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

ChrisInBaltimore, Nov 08, 2014
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davelarocque, Oct 30, 2014
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davidwhatshisnam, May 10, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.4%

Guden, Aug 04, 2014
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Max's Taphouse in Baltimore, MD
99 out of 100 based on 234 ratings.