Ellicott Mills Brewing Company

Ellicott Mills Brewing CompanyEllicott Mills Brewing Company
Ellicott Mills Brewing CompanyEllicott Mills Brewing Company
Brewery, Bar, Eatery

8308 Main Street
Ellicott City, Maryland, 21043-4601
United States

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yourefragile from District of Columbia

2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

Jun 14, 2014
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Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

3.64/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

May 15, 2019
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MTMx from Maryland

2.24/5  rDev -38.6%
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 1.25 | service: 4 | selection: 1.25 | food: 4

Like many others have said it is like having someone's home brew at a restaurant. Good food, mediocre beer.

Jun 18, 2017
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Ctb6582 from Maryland

3.51/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 2 | food: 4.25

Took the wife to dinner here. Tried to get in for our 20th anniversary but reservations were full. When we walked in the door, brew kettles were behind glass in the next room. It was a Saturday night, so I didn't expect the lights to be on in the brew room, but still. Blue Moon sign behind the bar. Hmmm...We were seated quickly but had to scavenge a beer menu off the table nearby. Double hmmm...the waitress confirmed my fears, only 2 of the 7 beers on the menu are theirs and they're brewed by DuClaw. Sooo...clearly the brew kettles are just for show. Disappointing, very disappointing. Food was good, but for a place with "Brewing Company" in the name...just a thought, but this area suffered a horrific flood about 6 months ago that may have impacted brewery operations.

Jan 22, 2017
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stevoj from Idaho

3.59/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

Nice location just on the edge of downtown Ellicott City. Old pub vibe, nice space with cellar and second floor seating. Four standard taps, four seasonals. Well rounded menu with a few German specialties. Pleasant surprise while passing through town.

Jun 24, 2016
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wossle from Maryland

4.19/5  rDev +14.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75

Feb 27, 2016
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Tomkob11 from Maryland

3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3 | service: 4.25 | selection: 2.75 | food: 3.25

Feb 02, 2016
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wisrarebeer from Wisconsin

4.14/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

The waitstaff was very friendly. My friend and I had the two bocks and mine was very true to type. Sesame ahi tuna was very tasty and enjoyable. I'd definitely stop back when in town.

Jan 30, 2016
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Mebuzzard from Colorado

3.34/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

Dec 24, 2015
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Bob_Rhoades from Maryland

3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4.25

Oct 31, 2015
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TominGermany from Germany

4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

My first impression was not favorable since they didn't open one time. However, the beer, the service once I got inside and the food made up for the late opening. I sampled four of the eight beers on tap and my favorite and their best selling was their Marzen. Plenty of room on the first floor where the bar is located with the main dining room upstairs. There is a free city parking lot close by and a stroll along Main Street is a great way to end the evening.

Aug 23, 2015
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jspaner from Maryland

3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

Vibe is fine, friendly but nothing special, mostly a slightly older crowd. Bar downstairs, dining tables upstairs. Quality is good, but again, nothing outstanding. Service is pretty good. Wait staff come by frequently to ensure you are well-cared for. Beer selection is lacking a bit, especially for a place that brews their own suds. Its mostly German style (Dunkel, marzen, bock, alt, etc.), which is OK, but greater beer selection would be better. Food is pretty good. I have dined here several times and never had a bad meal.

Mar 25, 2015
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Klebe from Maryland

3/5  rDev -17.8%

Sep 18, 2014
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MDHopster from Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Historic site bar, low key atmosphere. Not a typical bar, it focuses upon Bavarian brews and dishes with varying degrees of success. Beer focus is solely upon the their own on site brewed beers. Few hopheads selections exist, at times a complete absence of the style is present. The Batskellar features Bourbons and a bartender who had a very comedic side. Reasonably family friendly, not the adult social scene found at many bars. Not all dishes focus upon Bavarian and these vary in quality as well. Off menu items exist for those who frequent enough to know. In historic district, parking can be difficult on occasion. A local favorite but the Germanic influence doesn't seem to create a draw outside of the annual Autumn Oktoberfest and Halloween season.

Sep 14, 2014
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BigRizz62 from Maryland

3.24/5  rDev -11.2%

Aug 19, 2014
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briang01 from Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -11%

Jun 17, 2014
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wrightst from Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Jun 16, 2014
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Vogt52 from Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Jun 03, 2014
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JakeDebus from Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

May 22, 2014
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Bill2809 from Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -11%

Feb 27, 2014
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MarvinSnyder from West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Nov 03, 2013
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Whiskeyslinger from Maryland

5/5  rDev +37%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

I work in the area and have enjoyed a friendly relationship with Ellicott Mills Brewing Company for years. The employees enjoy visiting my establishment when they get off work and I enjoy visiting this establishment for a meal before work. The food is good, the staff is very friendly, and the service is also good. I recommend you stop in and give the establishment a try for yourself.

Nov 01, 2013
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avisong from Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Oct 30, 2013
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Boone757 from Virginia

3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Oct 18, 2013
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nickthetick from Maryland

3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I love historic Ellicott Ctiy and this place fits in there well. Old looking wood, exposed brick and a glass wall that encloses the copper covered brewing equipment. The hostess was sweet and we were seated quickly. The bartender, who was also our waiter, however; was pushy, rude and aloof. I ordered a beer flight and the sausage mixed grill and my girlfriend ordered the coconut shrimp. The food was reasonable priced and pretty good and the beer was quite average but not at all bad. We left without a growler because we felt it would be easier than trying to bother the bartender for it(the only time he was plesent and personable was when the check came out). We wouldn't go back, but not all of the bartenders could be that bad; or maybe this guy was having a bad day and we all have those. So if my friends wanted to go out (most of whome live in EC) I wouldnt say no way. Try it and you might have a better experience!

May 25, 2011
Ellicott Mills Brewing Company in Ellicott City, MD
Brewery rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 99 ratings