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Alewife

AlewifeAlewife

Taps: 40 / Bottles: 100
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

33 Ratings
Ratings: 33
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 7.23%
$$$ - a bit pricey


[ Bar, Eatery ]

21 N Eutaw St
Baltimore, Maryland, 21201-1718
United States
phone: (410) 545-5112

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @alewifebaltimor

Notes:
None, yet.

(Place added by: dankopp on 09-20-2010)
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Gavage

New Jersey

4.6/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$

A short walk up Eutaw street from the Inner Harbor area, you can easily see the Alewife sign from a distance. The building looks like an old bank building from the outside, but inside it has more of a dark wood and maroon colored walls. The bar is large and has an impressive lineup of about 40 drafts. There are also some other tables in the area where some people were eating while enjoying beers.

We pulled up some stools at the bar and had a hard time deciding which of the beers to have. The beer list covered numerous styles including some sours which is nice too see. Bear Republic, DFH, Heavy Seas, Allagash, New Belgium, and Weyebacher were a few of the breweries represented. The several pints we had were all very fresh which shows good turnover with the number of taps here.

Service was very good here - friendly and beer knowledgable - any question regarding the beer selections was answered quickly and accurately. We did not try any food here.

Defintely a must stop for any BA in the Inner Harbor area, especially if want a different mellower vibe to enjoy some great beers.

07-24-2012 19:43:09 | More by Gavage
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sneth019

Maryland

5/5  rDev +16.6%

04-17-2014 12:30:15 | More by sneth019
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Jackz29

Maryland

5/5  rDev +16.6%

03-30-2014 21:45:55 | More by Jackz29
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

03-23-2014 22:43:42 | More by tbeckett
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slander

New York

4.46/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75 | $$$

Not that one but the other one. Yes, Baltimore, for work at drink and now transitioning to at drink for play. Did the blind stumble about town but found my way, some way, anyway. Parked a sweet slander spot, fed the poser muni-meter wannabe, and assessed the shadybag factor (high)...

Old corner bank looking place in a not that great ‘hood. It is a beautiful fucking room though. Mad vaulted ceilings, tin pressed black with crown moldings, with a single center spiny, and squared drop hexagon paneled glass chandeliers. Blood red walls over black lowers with tall arched windows, some stained glass and an arched window forward where the door once was. White tiled floors with black diamond borders along the bar and slat wood floorings beyond. Framed wood balcony to the rear, the rails lined with garland & baby colored holiday lights and wreathes mounted below.

‘L’ dark wood bar with a framed panel base, and my feet left to dangle. Seating for 18 on hightop wood chairs. Row of 16 taps on the barback center and a pair of box towers along the bar with a dozen taps each. Tiered booze to both sides of the tower on the barback fronting horizontal mirrors, and glassware shelved countered and below, and more dangling from a slat rack lined with wrapping white. Large slanted horizontal mirrors above. Long drop baby spots in a row over the bar and fewer on the opposite wall, and lantern things along the bar.

Flats mounted in 3 corners, bright colorful art, and a blackboard listing tap selections on the far wall not even remotely updated or attempted. Neons in the front windows, and a Christmas tree where the door used to be. More art heavily packing the back room, and a baby faux fireplace there; it’s giving off some heat. I do not understander.

A pair of 8 stooled bar counter dividers off the bar and a baker’s dozen mix & match tables; highs and lows, singles and in rows, on the far side. Small back room with 10 tables and another small small small room with a single table there. And a handful of tables up there in the rear clock tower balcony.

40 taps, a mix of everything local (Full Tilt Berger Cookie Chocolate Stout & Baltimore Pale Ale), regional (Flying Dog Pumpkin IPA, DogFishHead Indian Brown Ale, 60 Minute IPA, & Sah’tea, Victory Golden Monkey, Prima Pils, & Headwaters Pale Ale, Yards Pynk, Troegs Perpetual IPA & Dreamweaver Wheat), New England regionals (Smuttynose Old Brown Dog, Allagash White, Black, Dubbel, & Tripel, Oxbow Farmhouse Pale Ale, Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale), Midwest regionals (Oskar Blues Old Chub, Boulevard Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale, New Belgium La Folie, Schlafly Pumpkin Ale), West coast regionals (Rogue Double Dead Guy, Ballast Point Sculpin, Stone Ruination & Double Bastard, Bear Republic Red Rocket, Grand Am, & Racer 5, Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout, Green Flash Double Stout & Green Bullet Triple IPA, 21st Amendment Back In Black), a handful of imports (Young’s Double Chocolate Stout, Monchshof Schwarzbier, Kulmbacher Eisbock, Schlenkerla Rauchbier Oak Smoke Doppelbock), and ciders from near (Millstone Farmgate) and far (Original Sin). I drank the Boulevard Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale, Oxbow Farmhouse Pale Ale, & New Belgium La Folie, You would have too.

And bottles, 64 of ‘em, by the look of things. They do a list, I looked it over. Priciest items are Firestone Walker Parabola, Bruery Tart of Darkness, & Oude Gueuze Tilquin a L’Ancienne, all at $45 a pop. Things look to be reasonably priced overall, although it’s hard to tell without my standardized price gauge (lovely) Orval.

Was looking for some din & done gave the menu a-lookin’ at. Something light me thinks; not too much, but enough. The blue catfish tacos (Potomac River blue cat, chimichurri, blistered corn salsa, chipotle cabbage slaw, sweet potato strings, one of those things makes some heat). They were perfect. I had been on the fence between them tacos and the smoke burger, airliner chicken breast, Maryland crab cake, & wild boar sliders, but I think I chose well.

We have been sucked into trivia night activities and we “guys at the bar” are not faring too well. Round 2, not much better. Caught a great meal, and would like to take in another. And the beer... Boulevard, New Belgium, & Oxford (fuckers!) Yeah, I’d do this again.

02-28-2014 16:59:38 | More by slander
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

12-05-2013 05:34:46 | More by Gatordaddy
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snowghetto

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

12-01-2013 15:26:33 | More by snowghetto
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Boone757

Maryland

4/5  rDev -6.8%

11-19-2013 03:04:49 | More by Boone757
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

11-11-2013 05:05:42 | More by BillRoth
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bmur112

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

11-05-2013 18:49:56 | More by bmur112
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Alewife in Baltimore, MD
94 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.