Lures Bar and Grille
Taps: 14 / Bottles: 22
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 14 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
4.7/5 rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
<Edit>I've been going to Lures steadily since it opened. All the things I initally like about the place have only gotten better. When I first wrote my review, Lures barely qualified for BA inclusion based on the tap list, now it's a real beer-geek heaven, with only Miller Lite and a Bud hefewiess remaining on as uninteresting choices. Even the food has gotten better, with more frequent daily specials and a menu that changes every so often. <end Edit>
I found Lures by word-of-mouth. A friend of mine said they had a bunch of really great beers, and the joint is like 4 miles from my house. I had to check it out. It opened in early summer 2008, so it's very new. It's in a slightly unusual location, a bit far away from Annapolis, but yet not exactly close to DC or Baltimore. The place keeps getting more crowded, so I'm guessing it's mostly locals, like me.
They do indeed have good beer here. Fourteen taps, with several 'reserved' for hopheads. Strangely, the beers rotate, but the breweries do not. Noteable taps include two Laginitas taps, one stone, two Sam Adams (soon to be one?), a Clipper city, Brewers Art, and a few other good breweries. The Stone is usually Ruination, the Laginitas is Hop Stoopid and Censored as I write this. The beer is very well cared for and has always been fresh.
The atmosphere is great. It feels like a beach house, is painted up in pastels and well decorated, and is a genuinely family-friendly restaurant, which makes it easy to get co-workers with small kids to attend happy hour. It has a large outdoor deck, lots of indoor seating, several bar high-top tables, and a artsy concrete bar with seating for about 10. Live music a couple of nights a week.
The food is fantastic. They have happy-hour pricing on several items, including just about the best seared tuna I've ever had. All the seafood is super fresh and delicious. The rest of the menu looks good, but I can't stop ordering the seared tuna to try it.
At the very least you are getting what you pay for here. It's high quality, so it might be a bit pricy for some. The staff is very friendly and service has always been superb.
07-17-2008 21:18:02 | More by sideshowrob
4.58/5 rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
I had heard ads for this on Annapolis radio and wasn't sure how it was spelled and found it here on beerfly!
Somewhat small and tucked off the road behind a flower shop, I stopped in while making my way to BWI to get my sister. Bar is small, maybe 10 to 12 seats right to the side of the dining area. Decent enough atmosphere, a pastel blue but somewhat sparse. That's fine-just doesnt grab you, which can be a good thing.
12 taps-all top notch stuff for the most part. The closest thing I saw to a macro was AB's Shock Top, which was selling quite well to the couple next to me. Brewer's Art, Lagunitas, Clipper City's Heavy Seas, Stone, etc as mentioned before. I dove right into the Old
Rasputin. For the area and as small as it is-exceptional in my book. Service was very friendly and attentive-and glad to see me as a first timer!
Would love to try the food but was on a short schedual. I was here about 40 minutes and had a great time. The other patrons and staff were great-I felt like I was in a Cheers episode and I hate Cheers. Great place-wish I lived closer but between going to the airport and the malls in the area with my wife I will be back.
02-14-2009 03:43:32 | More by lackenhauser
4.5/5 rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Visited for the first time in early July. Just minutes from the Annapolis mall, tucked behind a craft/flower shop (used to be Sputnik Cafe). It was an early Saturday afternoon, so the place was a pretty empty (but picked up around 4:30pm).
We talked with the bar manager, he's very enthusiastic about the beer and a friendly guy. I Love the Stone on tap!
Food was good. We also had the seared tuna, yum. But I was super excited that they have grilled german sausage, sauerkraut and pierogies on the menu - very good. Apparently they are adding daily specials to the menu like paella and a bison burger.
Ask for the half and half special concotion: Laginitas Hop Stoopid / Resurrection
07-31-2008 15:45:16 | More by argopelter
4.35/5 rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Great beer selection. Come for the beer, stay for the beer, come back for the beer. That's not to say the food is bad, but the beer is the real attraction here for me.
They have 12 or so taps and they're all good beers. From Stone Vertical Epic to Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout to Troegs Mad Elf and more, you can't go wrong here. They carry many different styles and I appreciate the lack of Miller Light and Shock Top. Way to not sell out. Kudos.
They also have a sampler for $8 that gives you four 5oz pours. It's a nice way to sample different beers on tap.
12-09-2010 23:32:00 | More by dlmccabe1
4.25/5 rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Hit Lures for a happy hour dinner out with the family. Fed a family of four for under $60 including beers for my wife and me.
Burgers were average in quality and price. The fish and chips were the best I have had on the East Coast. Delicious!
Big value was the happy hour beer prices. Half price from 4 to 7. This included the four, 5 oz sampler. That's 20 oz of quality craft beer for $4. The sampler choices had no restrictions and did not exclude belgians and other strong ales. Great opportunity to sample multiple beers at a fantastic value. Kids menu was top notch as well.
Service was fantastic. Waitress was very knowledgeable and attentive.
12-30-2010 20:22:49 | More by barondebourgogne
Lures Bar and Grille in Crownsville, MD
93 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.