Frisco Taphouse & Brewery
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Reviews by mltobin:
4.13/5 rDev -1.9%
I had planned on visiting Frisco Grille due to the information on this site. There was a concert down the road at the Merriweather that I was heading to later in the evening.
Anyhow, just of MD-175, tucked away in a strip mall is the Frisco Grille and Cantina. Upon entering, there is a hostess and a take-out counter for their tex-mex food. To the right are some tables and a small bar area. To the right of the bar, up for easy viewing is their LCD monitor that features their current tap list. The clientele are friendly and in high spirits here, great staff too.
A good selection of beers from the mid-atlantic area, as well as some other craft beers from other areas of the country. Legacy, Starr Hill, DFH, Avery, J.W. Lees, Otter Creek, and more all on draft when I went. The food looked great, but I did not have any.
If you find yourself heading to a concert, going to a business meeting, or whatever while in Columbia, MD, you have to stop here.
05-24-2009 23:10:24 | More by mltobin
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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.
04-26-2014 02:40:56 | More by wrightst
Frisco Taphouse & Brewery in Columbia, MD
93 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.