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Frisco Taphouse & Brewery

Not Rated.
Frisco Taphouse & BreweryFrisco Taphouse & Brewery
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

78 Ratings
Ratings: 78
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%
Active Beers: 21
Beer Ratings: 54
Beer Avg: 3.7
Taps: 52
Bottles: 150
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

6695 Dobbin Rd
Columbia, Maryland, 21045-4755
United States
phone: (410) 312-4907

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap 

Notes:
Real-time draft list
 http://beer.friscogrille.com/ 

(Place added by: ScarletLady on 11-22-2005)
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Photo of MDHopster
4/5  rDev -5%

Good food, fifty usually well selected brews on tap. Hep even for the hop hound but a few choice selections of other styles. Good wait staff. Noise level high, poor sound system contributes to white noise effect. Parking limited compared to table/bar space.

MDHopster, Sunday at 02:10 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

oriolesfan4, Sep 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Brendanoconnor23, Sep 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

baerb69, Aug 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

bigred89, Aug 23, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev -1.2%

BigRizz62, Aug 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

reebtaerG, Aug 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Jack_Frost79, Jul 31, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Dougish, Jul 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Durandal_777, May 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Gww1864, May 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

bmur112, Apr 30, 2014
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4.58/5  rDev +8.8%

Frisco Taphouse, in my opinion is one of two beer gems in the Columbia / Elkridge area of Maryland. See the beer store Perfect Pour for the other. By gems, I don't mean to say the best of their kind in the area. I mean to say that it my travels, I've yet to come across any place like them. Central Maryland beer fans, you need to know how good you have it. One of the best brewpubs I have ever been to is Frisco Taphouse.

Frisco has almost everything in a tap house. Their own beer, good food and great beer selection. Routinely offering 50 taps of varying styles, you can always count on something you've never had, and something you know and love. the tough part is choosing which mood you are in. I've logged over 2000 beers and can depend on finding something new every time. I often show up and learn of a brewer new to me.

Service is good, and the bartenders are especially friendly and knowledgable. Not sure what a gueze is? Ask, they likely know.

The only criticism that the place deserves is their beer pricing. Although they often offer rare or generally expensive beers, you only know for sure what your beer will cost once you get the check. This includes the electronic board menus and the on-line beer list, both of which are always up to the minute accurate. Regulars get the "feel" for what they are in for, but everyone else is in for a surprise. And the prices tend to run high. I don't think they even have a happy hour. Oh, you can ask about the price ahead of time - it's just not listed for ease.

I choose my restaurants by beer first, food second, so these idiosyncrasies are very bearable, and merely keep the place from being perfect.

wrightst, Apr 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

Brewer_Coach, Mar 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

Bill2809, Feb 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

bcgeiman, Feb 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

While it might be a bit pricey, the food is really good and the beer selection is awesome. The bartenders don't push Push (their own beer) on you. They will give you a free taste of anything if you ask, and just ask how much a beer is going to cost if you want to know.

Clint_Yoho, Feb 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

hamrwolf, Jan 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

PolhillS, Jan 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

JandJMD, Dec 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Gatordaddy, Dec 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

sprestridge, Dec 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Boone757, Oct 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

kylehay2004, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of gillagorilla
4.06/5  rDev -3.6%

This place has gone through a lot of changes over the years, and even a lot of changes just within this year. They have knocked down a few walls that separated one area from the rest of the place, and they plan on expanding next door.

This was the first bar that I ever went to expressly to sit down and have a beer. I had been to bars before with friends, but they were all super local places for fundraising events or to pick up a special bottle. I had gone to try the Stone RIS at a Wednesday night Stone Tap Takeover. I've always met someone to talk to there while I drink. Wednesday brewery nights are the best and you get a some glass from the brewery to take home.

The atmosphere is very nice. It is well-lit and the layout is very broad and open.

I joined their Beer Club for $2 the first time I was there. I wish they had better perk intervals, but at 50 beers you become an "Official Member of the FBC" and get an FBC shirt. Then, at 100 you get an FBC mug to take home (I don't think they do that anymore), but you get all future pints in a 19 oz. mug (I don't think this counts for the yellow-colored drinks on their board, which are the specialty or high ABV ones).

Their own beers (Push Brewing) are decent and they sometimes collaborate with local breweries like DuClaw and Heavy Seas, among others.

The selection is excellent and they are displayed on 2 giant LCD screens above the center of the bar. They have 50+ taps, rotate often and have one of the best selections in MD. However, some of the pricing can be quite ridiculous, but some beers are also quite cheap, so it kind of balances out.

I haven't had any of the food, but I have looked at the menu and everything is quite pricey. They don't have any cheap finger foods.

Service is ok, but if you are the ends of the bar, it can be harder to get service. They are good at getting beers you might like though.

gillagorilla, May 17, 2013
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Frisco Taphouse & Brewery in Columbia, MD
93 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.