Max's Taphouse

BA SCORE
98
world-class

299 Ratings
Max's TaphouseMax's Taphouse
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

737 S Broadway
Baltimore, Maryland, 21231-3407
United States

(888) 675-6297 | map
maxs.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
98
Ratings:
299
Reviews:
183
Avg:
4.43
pDev:
7%
 
 
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5/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This is my first review but decided I should give it a go after being asked to by my bartender. Truly one of the better beer bars I have ever been to, this coming from a guy from Philly. The selection is great, and the staff was one of the more knowledgeable I have ever seen. We discussed different styles of brews, particular beers, and was even recommended nearby diner locations for my girlfriend and myself. The one we chose being phenomenal. I cannot say enough good things about my experiences with the staff.

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vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Max's Taphouse is by far the absolute best pub that I have ever been to, so far. Did a three day trip that included going to DogFishead brewery, DC and Baltimore. At Max's my brother and I met the owner who took us upstairs and showed us his bottle collection. He said he was trying to set the Guinness record for having the most number of beers in stock. Think he said he had over 2,000.
Took the Water Taxi to Fells Point and received a coupon good for a free beer at Max's just for taking the Water Taxi. Great deal.
While in Baltimore we went north of the city about 20 miles to Andy Nelson's BBQ to meet Andy Nelson who shares the same name as our father. This Andy played football for the Colts with Johnny Unitas and for the Giants with Y.A. Tittle. What a super great guy. Gave signed photos of him with the Colts, and free T-Shirts. I gave him a quart of Vermont maple syrup.
Max's is a must see for any true BA'er

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5/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Visited the establishment on a Thursday afternoon. The bar was almost empty with only one other table being occupied. The bartender asked us if we were there for food, beer, or both. When I answered yes, he gave me the on-tap and the food menu so we could get started. What a massive selection of beers. And then to see an ale from Scotland on cask? And then to have it served in the proper glass and at the proper temperature? Had I died and gone to heaven? We placed out food order which arrived as I was finishing my second beer selection. The food was excellent. The protion size was enough to be filling without being too much. I also ordered a six-pack to take along which the bartender was happy to kepp refrigerated for me while we continued to tour Fell's Point. It was the perfect drinking and dining experience.

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I absolutely loved this place. If travelling to Fells Point via Ed's Water Taxi, they give you some tickets for a 2-for-1 draft purchase at Max's. Take advantage! The service was fantastic and the bartender was consistently checking my progress to see if refills were needed.
70 beers were on tap during my visit...the bar is quite large with lots of room to move. The bartop has some laminated beer labels, which is pretty cool to check out and see how many you've tried.
While I was there, I had an Oakham cask-conditioned, as well as Rogue Chocolate Stout among others.
There are many different styles to choose from...almost any palate can be satisfied. IMO, this is the best beer bar in Baltimore. True, you don't want to stray too far from this area if you're wandering. But why wander? Just stay here and drink their selections.

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Max's Taphouse in Baltimore, MD
4.43 out of 5 based on 299 ratings.
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