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Alewife

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

48 Ratings
Ratings: 48
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 14.56%
Taps: 40
Bottles: 100
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ 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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Reviews by Sludgeman:
Photo of Sludgeman
4.43/5  rDev +7.5%

Visited on a Wednesday night (there was an Orioles Game down the street). Sat at the bar for dinner. It was not busy.

A - Good vibe. Clean and friendly. Your standard darkish pub. No real issues but I would probably not bring my kids. Seems more of an adult place. Looks as if lots of folks hit this bar on the way to an O's game, about four blocks straight down Eutaw.

Q - Beer in coolers or some down in the cellar. Served in proper beer glasses. No glass washing machine behind the bar (+).

S - Good attention from the bartender. Gave me tastes and talked beer with me. No compliants about the food timing.

S - Great but not overwhelming selection on tap and in bottle. Perfect. [Not 40 taps as per data above]. Common to rare. No BMC. Berliner weiss to RIS. Had three Catillions.

F - Food Menu is broad. Something for everyone. I had the catfish tacos - excellent, WOW!

V - Standard mark-up on bottles.

Sludgeman, Jul 11, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of wisrarebeer
2.75/5  rDev -33.3%

I've wanted to visit Alewife for awhile and finally got the chance. We specifically stopped by to sample a few beers they had on tap based on their website. When we arrived we were told the beers were no longer available and that approximately 5 taps were dry. We were also told that there were beers in the cooler that could be put on the taps but that they were waiting for the weekend to start tapping them. Very disappointing.

wisrarebeer, Nov 15, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +6.8%

jaymo18, Nov 06, 2014
Photo of qchic
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Good beer and food (and cocktails). Interesting building--old bank--which explains why it doesn't give me the warm and fuzzies. Loud, too, but I like the low light. The location can't help them, but I love me some Bmore and don't scare easily. I wish I was more compelled because it's around the corner from the light rail. Still, I recommend.

qchic, Oct 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Great food and equally matched draft list. Oh and LOTS of bottles. But then hey, who goes to a bar and drinks bottles when the tap selection is on point?

Klebe, Sep 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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1.5/5  rDev -63.6%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

Jackz29, Mar 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

tbeckett, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of slander
4.46/5  rDev +8.3%

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.

slander, Feb 28, 2014
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Alewife in Baltimore, MD
92 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.