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Frisco Taphouse & Brewery

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Frisco Taphouse & BreweryFrisco Taphouse & Brewery

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 17
Beer Ratings: 35
Beer Avg: 3.7

Taps: 52 / Bottles: 150
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y

70 Ratings
Ratings: 70
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

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

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(Place added by: ScarletLady on 11-22-2005)
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Reviews by JednoPivoProsim:
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4.25/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$

Love this place! Over 50+ beers on tap. Has given me a chance to try a few new craft beers per trip before I seek out my next purchases at some of the local specialty shops.

The beer selection is fantastic. Electronic display lists all current (as well as "on tap" or upcoming) beer offerings. Yellow vs white script designates stronger beers that are served in (I believe) 10 oz goblets as opposed to pint glasses.

The food has been good. I have had the buffalo burger a couple of times. I come here for the beer though.

The big detractor (according to some of my younger coworkers who go there on weekend nights) is the tight parking out front.

Overall, the place is kid-friendly (which is good for me, or I'd never get out!) The wait staff are knowledgeable about different beer styles and have made several good suggestions. I'm proud that Columbia has a good taphouse that celebrates the craft scene!

04-19-2011 01:51:20 | More by JednoPivoProsim
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

07-03-2014 17:25:53 | More by Dougish
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

05-27-2014 21:52:49 | More by Durandal_777
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

05-04-2014 18:17:43 | More by Gww1864
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4/5  rDev -5%

04-30-2014 11:49:26 | More by bmur112
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4.58/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75 | $$$

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.

04-26-2014 02:40:56 | More by wrightst
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4/5  rDev -5%

03-31-2014 20:27:10 | More by Brewer_Coach
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3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

02-27-2014 17:50:55 | More by Bill2809
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

02-18-2014 23:28:02 | More by bcgeiman
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75 | $$$

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.

02-10-2014 15:37:47 | More by Clint_Yoho
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Frisco Taphouse & Brewery in Columbia, MD
93 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.