The Wharf Rat

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The Wharf RatThe Wharf Rat
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

23 Reviews
Reviews: 23
Visits: 35
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: n/a
Taps: 40
Bottles: 25
Cask: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

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

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Reviews: 23 | Visits: 35
Photo of Terp96
4.36/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

This is one of my favorites. In the British lower class style, you almost feel as if you are on the docks in Jolly old England.

The beer selection is top notch and very English. They don't disguise it either.

The Wharf Rat in Fells point even has an open fireplace that roars on cold nights while you sip their Merry Old Ale or their Pagan Porter. Their 3 for $4 deal is a great way to sample their fine beers.

True English fare on the menu as well as the standard pub grub. However, I don't go here for the food. The beer and atmosphere is second to none. (567 characters)

Photo of SundeyPSU
4.83/5  rDev +17.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

This is a great pub. The beer is in fantastic. Hands down, I have not found a brewer that makes so many different styles of ale that are consistently this good across all styles. The Oliver line of beer is insane. They have a GREAT Irish Red, ESB, Cream Ale, Blonde, Porter, Iron Man Pale Ale, and list goes on. The food is typical pub food, which means it is perfect for drinking ale. The fish and chips are good. The Crab Dip is INCREDIBLE, and they make a great pizza. The atmosphere is a real time water front pub. The help is sometimes a bit less than friendly, but all the women servers are very nice. Either way, when you are there for their 3 beers for $4 deal (daily 10:30am to 7pm and all day & night on Thursdays) who cares how nice the staff is to you? (764 characters)

Photo of sideshowrob
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Great place to grab pint down in Fells Point, a bit off the beaten path perhaps, but well worth a visit. This place has obviously been around for a while, I'd guess the building is from the early 1800's, lots of rough woodwork, huge fireplaces, staircases to nowhere, and various nautical brickabrack. Very cozy.

I'm not sure if this place used to be Olivers brewpub, but all the beer is now brewed a few miles away at Warf Rat's "cheers" styled restaurant/pub on the main tourist trap strip at the inner harbor.

The beer selection is great! Lot's of interesting english-style brews on tap. They usually even seem to have some cask-conditioned stuff on the hand-pumps. A very good thing indeed.

Food is standard bar-fare, descent when sober, ever better with additional pints. Waitstaff/Barstaff are friendly and attentive. (833 characters)

The Wharf Rat in Baltimore, MD
91 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.