Ale Mary's

very good

12 Reviews
Ale Mary'sAle Mary's

Type: Bar, Eatery

1939 Fleet St
Baltimore, Maryland, 21231-3024
United States

(410) 276-2044 | map

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Added by Dithyramb on 04-04-2005

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Photo of Umbra
4.4/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Atmosphere: Explained pretty well by Dithy. They've since added some tables outside for the warmer weather. Bar can get smokey, but that'll be illegal here in B-more in a few months...

Quality/Selection--Have stepped up the last few months with really creative and rare brews on tap. Time before last allowed for a Rodenbach and a seasonal one-off, this last time was for Caracole. The only other place with that Belgian locally was Max's, and they have hundreds of taps, instead of 6-8. Only locals, micros, and quality brews on tap. Macros in bottles for those that need it. Fine selection of national micros and Belgians in bottle form at fair pricing.

Staff: Owners really know their stuff and it shows.

Food: Great, interesting pub grub with some twists. Reuben dip, cheese covered tots, and Krispy Kreme bread pudding will soak up the brews and ruin your diet at the same time. Gumbo recently beat out everyone else in Fells for an award.

Incidentals: Proper glassware for each brew (Brewer's Art and Belgian came in brewery glassware, nice touch). Offers samples, has beer events, and has good info explained in their up to date menu.

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Photo of joedon
4.08/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

I was a bit cranky with high expectations when I visited this place. It took a seemingly long time for the waitstaff to pay me any attention. Also, out of 18 customers in the pub, I was the only person not smoking!

Notwithstanding the above, I thought the atmosphere and service were pretty good. Very nice English old pub decoration with a elegant old walnut bar and lots of old-looking decorations in the dining area.

Very good beer list with about 8-10 craft brews on tap. (no macros on tap) Good selection of Belgians and other European beers in bottles. Also the local macros and BMC in bottles.

As I mentioned earlier, service started out spotty then improved greatly. The very hot waitress was making up for previous failures by offering my free samples and discussing the tap beers and their reputations.

I drank four tap beers: Resurrection Ale [Brewer's Art in B-more], Ale Mary [made for this pub locally], Holy Otter [also custom brewed] and Old Ruffian; a monster Barley Wine from Colorado. All were excellent. I could barely see straight after the last two but fortunately, I was walking/taking light rail back to my local residence.

For food, I had the crab cake sandwich which was outstanding. Also available was a Sunday brunch selection of mostly brunchy items as well as snack-appetizer choices.

The prices were quite reasonable; $5.00 for a full pint of barley-wine, etc.

I had intended to vist Max's after Ale Mary's but my thirst had been fully quenched so I will save that for my next Baltimore stop.

I would very much recommend this establishment. Despite the slow start, my visit here turned out to be very satisfying.

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Ale Mary's in Baltimore, MD
3.96 out of 5 based on 18 ratings.
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