Pratt Street Ale House

BEER AVG
3.73/5
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

206 W Pratt St
Baltimore, Maryland, 21201
United States

(410) 244-8900 | map
prattstreetalehouse.com

Notes:
Formerly The Wharf Rat / Oliver Breweries Ltd.

Serves Oliver Ales (brewed on-premise) and guest beers.

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BEER STATS
Beers:
88
Ratings:
922
Reviews:
337
PLACE STATS
Score:
88
Ratings:
117
Reviews:
75
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
7.85%
 
 
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Ratings: 117 |  Reviews: 75
Reviews by Nutleybeer:
Photo of Nutleybeer
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Stopped in here after a long day of drinking...wish I had done so earlier in the day. Wow, I have never seen a brewpub with such a vast selection of their own beers on tap. The menu looked like a menu for a beer bar. There were a lot, far too many to list...so, I won't even bother.

They did have a speciality listing of their own Coventry collection of beers on tap...I think these are newer.

They do have samplers, but apparently not available all the time, only up until certain hours (I think the beer menu said), and then you only get to try 4 or so of their offerings.

I had a stout, laced with a licorice flavor along with a Bier de garde...both were quite good. If I had the ability and the room inside of me, I would have stayed a lot longer and drank a lot more.

Went there on a Friday night...it is about a block between the Inner Harbor and Camden Yards. The drunken remnants of the happy hour crowd remained there...a bit loud and smokey, but that is fine. The bartender was very friendly...she struck up a conversation with us...knew we were tourists (was it that obvious?). She offered us tasting of the beers without even us having to ask. When I was considering the stout, she poured me a sample of one of their brown ales, just to try.

This is not a trendy spot...it is an old school style bar. There is a restaurant area and a decent sized section for outside drinking/eating, facing the Convention Center. There is another Wharf Rat in Fells Point, which apparently isn't as big and we didn't try.

Cool place. Nothing fancy, but decent beers...and a lot of them. Better than Capitol City, a few blocks away.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of TominGermany
4.43/5  rDev +12.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

The bar food was outstanding and the beer wasn't too shabby either. We went t five breweries with Pratt Street being the last on the list. It was a nice way to end the day.

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Photo of DoctorZombies
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Sports bar vibe with lots of big screen TVs; across the street from Convention Center and a block from Camden Yard baseball park. Oliver's Brewing makes beer (on site?) which is good with a nod toward English styles. The food is very good, from soups, salads, sandwiches and even fish tacos, all were tasty and reasonably priced. Large outdoor seating area. Other regional/national beers on tap too. And they have 3 or 4 cask beers on tap, with growlers to go!

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Photo of Timtac
3.23/5  rDev -18.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Photo of eluvah
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Staying at a hotel a few blocks away. The place had a nice crowd. I only tried one beer, the COVENTRY Cream ESB Nitro. It was so good I didn't want to try anything else. The selection was good for a place that sells its own beer. The fish tacos were ok, nothing great. I never had to wait for a beer so the service was good. Would recommend if you are in the inner harbor and don't want to travel walk to Max's or Alewife.

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Photo of Lucular
3.4/5  rDev -13.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Overpriced flights. Really noisy atmosphere. All of the beers had a sourish taste and not in a good way. I didn't get food but my friend's burger looked all right, nothing special.

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Photo of johnnnniee
4.03/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Sits across from the convention center in downtown Baltimore. A smattering of tables outside, bar against the right side wall tables to the left in two rooms. They had a dozen or so beers on tap with a couple of guest taps as well. Their beer was decent, nothing earth shattering, I tried a stout and a dark ale and both were serviceable. Friendly attentive staff even as an influx of beer geeks filled the place up for lunch. I had a pretty good chicken ceaser salad. Pricing was about what I would expect in a touristy area. I'd stop in if in the area again.

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Photo of GeorgiaBeerMoose
4.33/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of axxe
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of Tomkob11
4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of JOldewurtel
3.48/5  rDev -11.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Stopped here before a concert at the Royal Farms Arena. Really good vibe, with pretty good food... Service was just so-so. Thinking I caught them on an off night with service. Probably the go-to spot if your heading down to the arena

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Photo of Lettsgo3
3.39/5  rDev -14.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Not a bad place to drink if you are in the Baltimore area. Service was a little slow when I was there but the bar was packed. The selection is decent and the food was pretty good. Worth a stop in if you have time to kill.

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Photo of Iamjeff6
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of elkinbrown
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of dexterk1
3.59/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of markgugs
3.56/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of DoubleJ
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Watch out for bronies! A My Little Pony convention that was happening across the street sure added a little oomph to the area, and indeed the Pratt Street Ale House. Tables spilling out onto the street, and nearly all tables full. The ale house is large, and there is a second floor which me and my brother were taken to. Even on the second level, multiple rooms were found, giving each area its own feel rather than a single large potluck of drunks. There was even a small bar near us! Great activity going on inside and outside, and it looks like little has changed with the cosmetics since its opening.

I knew that I was coming for a good time based on its beer menu. Many of the beers are based on the British tradition, and there were 14 listed (but out of two). It's hard enough to find mild ale or bitter, so I was thrilled to find both styles being brewed here. In addition, there was an Irish Red, English Porter, English Strong Ale, and Oatmeal Stout brewed in house. I had the mild and bitter, and both light ales had enough flavor to keep me drinking without bloating me. To top it off, several guest taps were welcome to the scene (Bells, Unibroue, Yards, Southern Tier, DC Brau).

Crab mac n' cheese....yum. It came in a very generous portion too. Matching the food was the service, which came at a good pace, and plenty of checking up on our statuses.

Well, that was worth the hour drive from northern Virginia, now let's go back. But wait, there's more of Baltimore to see!

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Photo of JLaw55
4/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This place was pretty good, but it made it difficult to enjoy their beers because they were out of 6 of the dozen or so that they offer. Luckily I was able to try the Ironman Pale Ale, which was pretty tasty. Wish I could have tried their Draft Punk IPA though, or the Wheat Ale they offer.

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Photo of TBCE
3.3/5  rDev -16.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.25

Photo of micromaniac129
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of John_Beeryman
2.79/5  rDev -29.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 1.75 | selection: 3 | food: 3.25

Good beer, ok food, horrible, ridiculous service.

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Photo of poppollutesminds
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of greg4579
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of NathanMilesLund
3.57/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

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Pratt Street Ale House in Baltimore, MD
3.73 out of 5 based on 922 ratings.
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