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Pub Dog Pizza & Drafthouse

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Pub Dog Pizza & DrafthousePub Dog Pizza & Drafthouse
very good

16 Ratings
Ratings: 16
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 13.42%
Taps: 11
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

20 E Cross St
Baltimore, Maryland, 21230-4036
United States
phone: (410) 727-6077

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Photo of Guden
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Guden, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of Jack_Frost79
4.03/5  rDev +2%

This place used to be called Thirsty Dog and dogs were allowed in. Very friendly neighborhood bar. Much more tame than others bars in Federal Hill. Their pizza is awesome - large personal pizzas and tons of different selections. They serve their own beer and you get 2 of every beer you order in 8 ounce mugs (so it's basically a pint, but it's unique and allows you to mix and match with a friend). I still love this bar. There is one in Columbia too, but I still prefer the Federal Hill location.

Jack_Frost79, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of mendvicdog
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

mendvicdog, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of JakeDebus
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

JakeDebus, May 22, 2014
Photo of xraysjb
4.88/5  rDev +23.5%

The Pizza and Salad is great here. Try the wing dog pizza, its the best. There is 3 floors in Pub Dog. shuffle board on the 3rd level. The bartenders are kool. They have growlers now. You can take mix bread beers home now. Cant wait to refill my growler.

xraysjb, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of Naugros
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Keep in mind that I haven't been a college student in more than a decade...or two. The place has a pretty "grunge" feel to it: dark, chaotic, a bit cramped even though it wasn't packed.

We ordered at the second-floor bar which was reminiscent of a Chinese take-out counter except with beer paraphernalia replacing the Year-of-the-some-animal stuff and went for a place to drink. We went up to the top floor where the tabletop shuffleboard is. It wasn't the shuffleboard that made me feel old, the kids were playing it, but the couple in the one corner attempting to suck each others' face off. Try not to read that as derision, just a little surprise tinged with a shade of green.

Anyway, two mugs of beer for $4.50 is pretty damn good and the beer was actually quite good. I never thought to take review notes, but I liked the Brown Dog and my buddy thought highly of the White Dog, despite the fact that put a slice of orange in the beer.

We didn't eat there since we had just had some of the best burgers ever at the Abbey Burger Bistro just down the street.

Naugros, Oct 02, 2011
Photo of CuriousMonk
3.41/5  rDev -13.7%

Located in Fells Point. A friend and I stumbled across this interesting place. It is long narrow and is two stories high I believe. They've got a pretty good beer selection, albeit very heavily weighted toward fruit-laced wheat recipes. Not my favorite, but if you're trying to please the most people you've got to tread the middle of the road. I get it. I've had all of their current offerings and my favorites are the Imperial Dog (a slightly less than double IPA) and the Brown Dog (a sturdy American Style brown ale). They've also got a very good oatmeal stout that they cart out during the winter months. Much better than the stout on their year-round offering.

One of the biggest complaints I have about the beer selection from DOG is that it's too safe. They have 11 standard offerings including 4 fruited weizens, a blonde, amber, IPA, double-IPA, traditional stout, an English style session ale, and a witbier. Where are the lagers? This place is very popular for their pizza from what I gather. I haven't tried so. Perhaps next time.

CuriousMonk, Feb 22, 2011
Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%

Blink and you'll miss Pub Dog, just another storefront in a crowded shopping-and-dining area of Federal Hill right across the Cross Street Market. There are so many pubs and restaurants around here (the beer-friendly Abbey Burger Bistro is next door to the Dog), you may be hard-pressed to choose one.

But Pub Dog deserves a chance. It might not look like much from the outside, or even inside by the bar, but look around and you'll discover a really nice, cozy and expansive townhouse, with countless nooks and crannies and booths and fireplaces. When the weather is cold outside, what a great place to hang out and be warm the Dog is! I like the third-floor room, with a shuffleboard and no people. My own little hangout...

We sat right at the bar and service was excellent, although it was an early afternoon/evening and the place was empty. Still, very friendly chicks, some of them almost passably hot.

Beer? 12 taps, all house-brewed. They are all pretty amateurish. We had the "Imperial Dog", which is billed as "an aggressively hopped Double IPA" and it tasted like an American Pale Ale with some mild hops. This will give you an idea of how the Dog works his beers. Nothing to get excited about. But they're serviceable! Their seasonal oatmeal stout was actually *good*.

The funny/weird thing is that beer and water both come in twos. Two small mugs of beer for four bucks. Two mugs of water for... well, nothing.

Food is mostly pizza, of course. Very good pizza! I've had other pizzas around B'more and they are pretty poor. This one my wife and I really enjoyed. Fresh, crispy, thin-crust, loaded with quality ingredients... and good price too, all of them under ten dollars.

Six beers and a pizza came up to 21 bucks. Talk about cheap!

I would come back. For the atmosphere, the yummy pizza, the shuffleboard, the cozy fireplaces and booths, and also for the beer, why not...

DoubleSimcoe, Dec 05, 2010
Photo of shivtim
3.28/5  rDev -17%

Stopped in to Pub Dog for dinner and drinks because it's really close to my friend's house in Fed Hill.
It's a narrow but large multi-level space. We went upstairs, where there are a few booths. Dark atmosphere; little metallic/copper paws in the tables. Nice touch.

There were twelve beers on tap, many of which were fruit flavored. It's pretty clear that the focus here isn't on producing good beer. It's more of a neighborhood joint that people go to for cheap local beer. It fulfills that role well. $4 for two mugs of beer... and yes, you have to order two.
Their IPA was ok; their fruit flavored beers ranged from bad to palatable.

Service was good - our server carried 12 mini-mugs of beer at once, and was generally friendly.

The pizza was good. Not fantastic, but still delicious, and there is a wide variety. I tried the Thai and the Baja Chihuahua.

Overall this is probably more of a place for locals instead of those visiting from out of town, but if you happen to be in Fed Hill it's worth a stop.

shivtim, Sep 16, 2010
Photo of david131
3.68/5  rDev -6.8%

I went to this place with some friends on a Friday for dinner. You are responsible for finding your own tables here, and it seemed like it could be chaotic later in the evenings. The beer selection was pretty standard, but they did offer a lot of mixing options. The beers didn't really stand out, but of the ones I had I enjoyed. I particularly enjoyed the idea of 2 beers for $4. The pizzas were fantastic, although a bit small and expensive. Once you get a table, the service is good, but it can take awhile before you see waitstaff again. Overall, the place was unique and made for a fun evening. Worth checking out.

david131, Mar 10, 2010
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Pub Dog Pizza & Drafthouse in Baltimore, MD
89 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.