Pub Dog Pizza & Drafthouse
Ratings: 16 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by davestar:
4.18/5 rDev +5.8%
Thirsty Dog is a breath of fresh air on busy Cross Street. Maybe it's the fact that it's sandwiched in amongst obnoxiously busy places (McGerks, Mad River, etc) that explains some of my fondness for Thirsty, but it is definitely worth checking out. As other reviews mentioned, the $3 beers are served in pairs of small mugs. There's a selection of ~10 brews on tap, with an emphasis, I think, on beers more palatable to the ladies (Blueberry, Peach, etc).
The single-serving pizzas (available 'till 1:30am) are a welcome addition to the beers. A handful of Hoppy Dogs and a chicken pesto pizza is a great way to end the night.
11-09-2005 21:07:25 | More by davestar
More User Reviews:
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.
07-31-2014 15:21:57 | More by Jack_Frost79
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.
08-14-2013 19:38:04 | More by xraysjb
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.
10-02-2011 17:07:51 | More by Naugros
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.
02-22-2011 22:19:49 | More by CuriousMonk
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...
12-05-2010 03:39:04 | More by DoubleSimcoe
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.
09-16-2010 03:07:46 | More by shivtim
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