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The Wharf Rat

Not Rated.
The Wharf RatThe Wharf Rat

Taps: 40 / Bottles: 25
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y

29 Ratings
Ratings: 29
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 8.82%
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]

801 S Ann St
Baltimore, Maryland, 21231-3404
United States
phone: (410) 276-9034

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Reviews by mltobin:
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3.59/5  rDev -12%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | $$$

The Wharf Rat is located on South Ann St. in the Fell`s Point section of Baltimore. When I was there, they had 10 or so regular draught lines and 2 cask offerings. Half of these beers were from Oliver`s Brewing, which I believe used to owned by the owner of this establishment, but was sold off some time ago. Guinness, Bud Light, Hoegaarden, and others were also on tap. They also have small bottle list. The room is dark with a lot of bric-a-brac on the walls and graffiti covering the bathroom walls. A relaxed and unpretentious environment that serves up a good selection of Olivers and a small selection of guest beers. If you have never had an Oliver`s before, I would stop by The Wharf Rat.

06-08-2009 22:51:22 | More by mltobin
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

07-20-2014 19:08:02 | More by DrBier
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

07-06-2014 14:21:44 | More by AWB3
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4.16/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 2.75 | $$

Anyplace in the US that has four active beer engines is outstanding for me. The Wharf Rat had a delicious English IPA (which had a nice American hop kick), a quaffable red and pale, and a winter warmer that was spot-on--no lame spices, just the right mix of malt and hop. I enjoyed these four cask ales so much I didn't bother with the food--which if it looked better I might have. Not that it looked bad, and not that the staff didn't work very hard on the pizzas I saw made, but it just didn't look worth the distraction from the great beer. The service was outstanding as well, which we all know can make or break a place. Sean made sure I had plenty of water to "stay hydrated", was well-informed, and made the place feel warm and welcoming.

02-15-2014 22:28:21 | More by fulcrum
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

02-08-2014 23:14:01 | More by HarryPotHead
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

01-10-2014 01:23:40 | More by Metalmaniac915
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

12-01-2013 15:28:26 | More by snowghetto
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

11-11-2013 05:06:25 | More by BillRoth
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2%

10-09-2013 17:08:06 | More by AngusOg
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4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$

Wow, what a wonderful place. Very few bars feel so cozy right off the bat. This is the bar I would want to build in my basement. In fact, I plan on ripping off the plans for the bottle cap table. The selection wasn't diverse, but the quality was great, Best of all was the five taps on the 100+ year old hand pump cask system. Even getting my ass absolutely handed to me in pool didn't dim the glory. Great bar, great story, great beer. I would go back to Baltimore just for this place. I did order mussels which came cold, but upon pointing this out to the bar, he discovered the cooker was broken, took the food back and offered to replace it no charge, but our group was headed out so I will say I didn't try anything.

04-11-2012 02:48:19 | More by mdwalsh
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The Wharf Rat in Baltimore, MD
91 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.