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Red Brick StationRed Brick Station

Type: Brewery, Eatery

8149 Honeygo Blvd.
Baltimore, Maryland, 21236
United States

(410) 931-7827 | map

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Reviews: 31 | Ratings: 44
Photo of mynie
3.39/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

I refuse to shop for cheap furniture while sober. Luckily, Baltimore's Ikea is adjacent to "The Avenue," a line of shops and restaurants that's like a bizarre combination of an outlet mall and those promenades they got outside of Universal Studios. Dead center of The Avenue there lies Red Brick Station, a venerable brewpub that's been around for at least 13 years, which is a long time by the standards of American craft beer.

Parking is scarce, but free. The building's facade looks like a regular chain restaurant that was built less than twenty years ago. There are big windows and a large patio beergarden where they play live music on weekends.

Inside, around 6 PM on a Friday, the place was asses to elbows packed. A table would have taken about an hour, but there were some seats the bar.

The bar's ambiance is that of a middle class sports bar. There are large TVs that play at low volume, a few dozen bottles of unexceptional liquor, and 6-8 house beers on tap.

The beers taste like they were made at a brewpub in the early 2000s. The styles were mostly conservative and English-influenced. Some had slight off nodes, such as a little bit of soapiness near the end, but all were drinkable. Beers are served in imperial pint glasses and cost only five bucks a pour, so there's nothing to complain about.

Overall, an okay place to stop if you're in the area. Not really worth seeking out, and you're probably not going to take any beers home with you, but it's all pretty good.

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Photo of PuppyClawz
3.28/5  rDev -13.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Red Brick Station is a short drive for me and not super expensive. For me the food is far superior to their beer. They make a really good Maryland crab cake. The place can get really crowded in the evenings because of its location next to a mall and being on an avenue type strip mall. The beers are ok, nothing spectacular. Tuesday is dollar beer night so you can try all their beers for about $6.00. Get there early though because it gets crowded quick.

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Photo of JOldewurtel
3.78/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

This used to be my Tuesday night spot. Always a pretty good vibe, and the beer is not too bad. As others have said, it's mostly just typical pub food.

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Photo of toti1972
3.36/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Pretty average place, very crowded for a tuesday night, later we found out why, not an outstanding beer selection, their homemade beers are ok, I have Daily crisis IPA and it scored a 3.35 for me, food nothing out of the ordinary but huge portions, good environment, service is not bad, not fast though but I understand for the amount of people. Overall I like the place, and for $1 a craft beer it's a must if you are in the area on a tuesday night. I'll come back.

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Photo of ConradKenney
4/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Pretty much straight 4's across the board. Food is good, but nothing special. Mostly typical Maryland pub/bar food. They had 4 or so year-round beers, and then typically have 2 or 3 seasonal/rotating beers. None of them will "wow" you, but they are definitely worth the try.

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Photo of crenegar
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

First visit to this place, I've seen their ads in Beer Rags for years. Strange location in a strip mall type place. First of all you absolutely have to be a fan of Ringwood yeast or you may be turned off by the beers (or think they are riddled with diacetyl). That said we had 2 beers each and were quite happy with them, reminded me of the old days when a lot of the Pugsley systems were prevalent here in the north east. Good quality traditional style British ales, not served too cold either. Food was average pub food, no problems here.

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Photo of nickthetick
4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 2.5

I arrived fairly early in the day, just a few minutes before noon; and was greeted at the door, showed to the bar and told where the bathroom was. When I sat at the bar it was only a short amount of time before the bartender was over. She was courteous and and explain the specials, the beers on tap and grabbing a menu and utensils. I ordered a buffalo chicken wrap which came quickly. It was very under impressive, but very inexpensive. Almost all lettuce, and only a few pieces of chicken and tomato. The beer was great, and the other customers in the bar were almost all funny older gentleman (all characters!). I got a pint glass to go which was wrapped extremely well in brown paper and in a bag, most places just toss you a glass and not breaking it is up you. I walked away very happy but only to go back for beer and give them a second chance with a dinner entree. The other lunches I saw around me looked unimpressive but everyone deserves a second chance.

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Photo of bigfnjoe
3.64/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

This seems like more of a casual dining restaurant than a brewpub, but we stopped by anyway for a drink. It was jammed on a Wednesday night at 7 PM, which was a little weird...but whatever. The bartenders were very friendly and took care of us very well. We each got one beer....one friend got their stout, which had the mouthfeel of Guinness, but with flavor. My other friend got their blueberry seasonal, which looked a little odd from when I saw the bartender getting it...it seemed like she just took their light beer, put some blueberry syrup and blueberries in it, and served it. They may have done the same thing for my watermelon ale, which had a HUGE watermelon garnish on it. Regardless, it was solid....even if the flavor was just from the garnish as opposed to the beer itself. I'd like to come back again to try more beers and see what exactly is going on here.

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Photo of beerNdarts
4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

This is my regular place, I love RBS.

A- Average restaurant atmosphere with a fire station sort-of theme. Lots of open space, not really my style but it's still nice.

Q- See selection.

S- Sitting at the bar theres never an issue, table service in the bar area can be slow if it's busy. Never sat in the regular dining room.

These guys get a 5 for service because they give great deals on kegs for my kegerator, and just treat regular customers very well.

S- Average only because, being a microbrewery, they only serve what's made on-site and a few "guest" beers. But thought the selection is less, the quality of what they serve is very good.

F- I LITERALLY have never gotten a single menu item here that I did not like, and only a couple of times have gotten something I didn't think was awesome. This isn't standard pub-grub, everything is good. Highly recommend the beer-battered chicken tenders, red-hot burger, and bread pudding or banana creme brulee.

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Photo of JT2875
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Went there last night to meet up with some friends, one of which was celebrating his birthday. RBS is located in a high end mall area with plenty of parking though you might not get a spot near the pub.

I haven't been here in 5 years (when I first moved to MD) but upon entering you pick up a firehouse theme, a large bar, and large eating area. There's also a patio area with tables.

We sat at the bar and I ordered a beer sampler @ $6.00 that came with seven 4 ounce beers all placed on a "map" which described each beer. All the beer was low in ABV one was around 3.6 and the highest was 6.1. All in all the beer was good and I went with a stout.

We all split four different appetizers which came out quickly and were quite good and reasonably priced. The main dish (fish and chips) was great as well and went for $13 but a generous serving.

After 10pm beers are only $2 but having to work the next morning we decided to pass. It was a great experience and if I find myself at the mall or shops again I will certainly stop by.

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Photo of damndirtyape
3.63/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Visited on 09/20/10.

It's a very non-descript place inside a suburban sprawl shopping area. The area outside the place has plenty of sidewalks and parking, but otherwise from the outside of the place you'd never guess that this was a brewpub.

Atmosphere: Big open seating place - nothing special on the atmosphere of the place. The brew kettles and brewing operation is visible from the entrance, but other than this, there isn't much that distinguishes this place from any other general restaurant and bar.

Quality: Beer quality is above average - nothing special. There are the 5 normal beers on tap and for the night I was there, two other specials - a Hefe and one other one at the end of the keg (Gunpowder pale ale if I remember correctly - I didn't try it).

Service: The server was good and attentive - as was the other staff in place. No complaints here.

Selection: As mentioned - there are 5 normal beers covered and two rotational beers available on tap when I was there. Okay for a small beer joint.

Food: The food was indeed good. The appetizer of crab cakes was tasty (as it should be in Maryland - any place with bad Crab Cakes in MD is to be avoided at all costs) and I was happy with the meal (stout marinaded sirloin sliders with sweet potato fries). Everyone else at the table was pleased with what they got.

Overall - nothing special, but okay.

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Photo of MikeFromMarsPA
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Visited the first time back in March of 2008 and again on Monday. I definitely preferred the first visit due to the beer selection. I seem to recall a barleywine and an oak-aged stout back then, and a watermelon lager and a blueberry lager this time around. The beer is generally competent, and in some cases flirts with excellence, when the good ones are on tap.

Other than that, it's a typical place in a suburban mall parking lot. Expect atmosphere, food, and service on par with your local Applebee's. That's not to say it's bad in the slightest... it's just not going to be hugely original or different.

While other places in the Baltimore area probably stand out better in terms of their beer and their atmosphere and overall experience, this place is still worth a visit. I'd aim for sometime other than summer, though, unless you're a fan of the fruit beers.

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Photo of jgasparine
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This place is in the middle of urban-sprawl-central... which is not my cup of tea. This place is heavily trafficked by tourists and non-beer people. All this takes the atmosphere down a lot for me.

Now the beer. Despite the initial impressions of atmosphere, the beer is actually quite good here! You're not going to find any high-octane Imperial brews here, but if you appreciate high-quality lower alcohol craft beers, then this place is for you. The Brewer here seems to always deliver big, bold flavor and a full mouthfeel, while still managing to keep the alcohol at a manageable level. One I got past my prejudices on the location, I found that this is a place that I can always rely on for some of the best beer in Baltimore!

Occasionally you will find another beer geek bellied up to the bar... which is nice. The food is pretty good, which is also a plus.

The bottom line for me- this is a must-do... and if locals give it a fair shot, they'll find that it can consistently deliver great beer at a great price.

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Photo of Imstillthegman
4/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

It had been years since my last visit here, so when I found myself right there at the mall I made sure to stop in. Decent place with lots of seating, both inside and outside. Good size bar with with over two dozen seats and some tables in that area as well. Dining room is has another 30 tables or so. Fire house theme that isn't overbearing...as a matter of fact it's not really prominent at all. Service is good and quick and seemed to know the beers fairly well. The food was good, also. The burger was a little small, but the fish and chips is enough for two people. The beer was above average. I had their IPA and a Dunkle Weizen. Both were tasty, however, I felt their IPA could use a little more oomph. I would visit here again if I am in the area with family.

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Photo of HopDerek
4/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Red Brick Station/White Marsh Brewing is a brewpub with firehouse inspired theming, even though the place is just in a modern strip mall area known as "The Avenue". The place is split into both a bar area and dining room as well as an outdoor patio section. Each place can hold a good amount of people, the bar alone around 30. Parking is free, though sometimes difficult to get a spot close to the restaurant.

Besides a few Domestic bottles, the place also has around 7 of their own brews on-tap at all times; 5 staple beers ranging from a light lager to an IPA to a stout. 2 of the taps are seasonals that vary throughout the year. I've had several of them, most of them are pretty average, but better than most domestic bottled offerings.

Food-wise the place has a wide range of offerings, and lots of them are appealing. From sandwiches, wraps, and salads to burgers, BBQ, steaks, seafood, and pasta, there is definitely something for everyone to enjoy. Prices are very reasonable, and service is good.

While not a place I rush to every month, it's definitely an enjoyable place for dinner and beers at least a few times a year when I find myself in the area. It may not have the most extreme beers on the planet, but it's a good place to meet up with friends who aren't "that" into the whole microbrew scene yet.

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Photo of Gavage
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Only about 1 mile from I-95 exit 67B. It is located in one of those upscale shopping malls. There is plenty of outdoor seating for the warmer months, but inside there is a large pub area and a seperate dining area to the right. The pub area had a large rectangular bar that could seat upwards of 30 people. Nice open view with plenty of glass overlooking the shopping area. Loads of firemans gear is used for decoration here.

Beer wise they had 7 on tap, 5 of the house beers (IPA, Golden Ale, Light, Red, and a Stout) with a special high hopped Amber and a Scotch Ale. The beers we sampled were fresh and of decent quality. Beers won't blow you away here, but are solid for the experience.

Food was really good, especially the fish and chips. The bartender was prompt, friendly, and knew the beers.

The wife and I were very happy with the break from the drive on I-95 to enjoy a nice lunch and a few pints. We'll definitely stop here again next road trip.

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Photo of Umbra
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Atmosphere: Your run-of-the-mill brewpub setup, with more restaurant area than bar. Loads of light wood, with a more strip mall feel that has the White Marsh main street to blame.
Quality and Selection: You get quality brews for sale here. I'm not knocked out by their regulars, but really like their seasonal selections. There are usually 6-7 of their own on tap and one "guest tap." Of the group of regulars, I don't mind having several stouts.
Service: Bar staff is good most of the time. Waitresses not so much on the restaurant area. They've caused us to just about miss a couple of movies across the street with inattentiveness.
Food: Pub grub, not bad, not great, decent and better than nearby Chili's.
Overall: You have a limited selection out here in White Marsh. This is the only brewpub in the area and only one of a less than handful that will give you quality micros.

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Photo of danadeny
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3

This is a fairly large restaurant / brewery. During dinner time it gets packed being located in a large shopping area. We came during happy hour where I believe the brewpub beers are $1 which is a great deal. The happy hour does not apply to the guest tap beer. The food is average, seems like a typical big chain restaurant food. I tried the beer sampler which is a good value; the number of beers brewed is pretty decent. Some beers were well done and some beers were average. If I am in the area and need a beer or food I would choose this place.

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Photo of Ig0r
3.48/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

I had dinner here on a short trip to Baltimore; this place was recommended, but I didn't know what to expect of it. It's certainly located deep in the heart of a suburban shopping area. While I was dining I saw at least three local-security SUVs drive past.

I had an appetizer and a steak while I was here. The food was very good and the prices were comprable to the food quality. Unfortunately, I found the beer (what little I had) to be quite poor quality.

The selection board had around eight different custom brews. I had an unremarkable brown ale to start the meal but when I received the "cask ale" that was on the specials board, I was very disappointed. Not only was the color very light and clear, but the taste was thin and watered-down.

The prices were good for a brewpub but, for whatever reason, the cask ale I got was very disappointing. It may have been because the resteraunt was full and the waitstaff was busy, but the cask ale taste was a real turn-off.

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Photo of tugdriver7
4/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I had tried RBS beers at Maryland's Oktoberfest and, when I found out they served what local publications call "the best fish and chips in Maryland," I thought I'd give it a try. They weren't kidding. The fish & chips are fantastic. Really great. But since this is a beer review, I'll do that. See the list of beers for individual reviews. An inexpensive sample tray gets you 5 "regular" brews and 2 seasonals. Great choice. And a surprising mix of styles. I was impressed with the quality of the stout and IPA, and their American wheat ale is pretty good with food. A lot on the menu besides F&C; and I see myself heading up there again soon. Too many beers--er, I mean great menu items to try.

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Photo of DarkerTheBetter
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

I stopped by during a Baltimore pub-crawl with a few Philly BAs.

The building itself is located in a strangely synthetic, Disney Land-esque mall complex complete with quaint streets meandering here and there. I expected to see Mickey running around. The forced “I’m here to shop and have fun” was a bit disturbing, but being that we turned in on “corporate drive” (no joke) it all seemed to make sense. The building is brick with a lovely outdoor section covered by a green canopy as per the photo.

Inside was also brick themed with some rather attractive arches over the main dining room that reminded me of European bars in basements, or perhaps like the Brickskeller in DC. We headed over to the spacious bar that was adorned with red mug-club mugs and several tap handles. I grabbed the Irish Stout and was duly impressed. Also, their Mai Bock and Blueberry beer were exceptionally satisfying. To complain a bit, the lighting was eclectic if not disorienting, much like a casino carpet. Don’t look up, it will boggle the mind with all the track lighting, hanging lights and gaudy chandlers. However, a look upward will also reveal the patches from various fire departments and full sets of firefighter suits hung from the ceiling. It’s a shame that such a noble focus is kept so far out of view. Lastly, I must say that the way the wood working meshed with the brick was very attractive and comforting.

Food was all right, but we only had appetizers. The Hummus platter was acceptable, but the pile of shredded onions was out of place. The fries too were just so-so.

Our bar tender was efficient but not too talkative so I couldn't gather his beer knowledge. He did fine by my count.

Is that dude smoking a cigar? That’s lame. So much for smelling my beer. Take that atmosphere rating!

Over all, this place was pretty cool with some crisp, refreshing beers and a decent atmosphere to chill in. I’ll have to get more into their full menu next time as that may round up my overall take on this establishment. When it comes down to it, it’s proximity to 95 makes it a very reasonable stop when passing by.

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Photo of NolanGTI
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4

A nice find for when you are travleing along I-05...I stumbled onto this place. Pretty solid 'chain' brewpub like interior (even if it isn't actually a chain). Nice bar area with ahnging mugs and medium wood bar. Service was good, not great. Bartender was bit uninformed but quick enough and got our food out on time. The selection is solid but not overwhelming. Most importantly the beers were well crafted if not otherworldly. I had the English IPA and the wife had the Barleywine. Both solid offerings. Tasted the wee heavy as well, not bad out of the handpump. Worth a stop.

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Photo of akorsak
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Red Brick is located in an up-scale strip mall meant to evoke the main streets of yesteryear.

Atmosphere: We sat on the patio, allowing for a certain amout of people watching on a lazy Sunday afternoon. The entire restaurant is done to a firefighter theme.

Quality: Food was good and waitstaff was prompt. The place strikes me as a nice neighborhood bar.

Service: Fast at times, service was acceptable. The waitress did hover a bit too much at times, but nothing that was dealbreaking.

Selection: Red Brick had 7 of its own beers on tap, as well as a guest tap of Hoptical Illusion. Of their seven, I had two (see reviews herein in my profile) and took a growler of the third. Good inexpensive beer.

Food: An excellent array of pub grub, this is one of the more comprehensive menus for a brewpub. I found the nachos and quesadillas to be especially good.

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Photo of tgbljb
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Visited on a Thursday afternoon about 5:30PM. The establishment was only half full, so we had no trouble being seated. The waiter arrived promptly and took our drink order. My beer sampler was a bit slow being served because the waiter said the bar area was very busy. Our food order was taken in an appropriate time frame. The waiter almost forgot my wife's soup and had to be reminded. She barely had time to finish it before the main course arrived. The food was good and tasty. We had a good dining experience. There is one thing that was dissapointing (and I have experienced this same dissapointment in many of the brewpubs I have recently visited). I feel that I am at a restaurant that just happens to also brew beer and that the food is the primary thing. I've been spoiled by other brewpubs I have visited (such as Victory) where the beer comes first and the food (while it is excellent) is something to eat but your primary enjoyment is the beer. Just my thoughts.

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Photo of Dithyramb
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Located within the modern main street/strip mall White Marsh area, Red Brick Station has a good-sized location in a new hotspot. They should be happy that they are directly across from a Lowe’s, making it easy for people to drop by before or after the movies or the mall.

The atmosphere is straight-up cookie cutter brew pub. The food was pub grub or fancy pub grub. Not bad, if all you want are sandwiches. The best atmosphere would be located at the bar, since there isn't much to be had while at the tables. There will be an older bartender that knows what he's doing and a chalkboard that is updated enough to know what is on tap.

The beer has been trickling out to other locations little by little, so I decided to give them another gander. Selection isn't bad. They have your everyday IPA, brown, etc. and a couple of noteworthy seasonals that come out. Their everyday brews are sessionable and passable. Some of the seasonals and all the one-offs I've had are very good.

Place has improved. Waitstaff has increased in age and knowledge of what they have. Last two times haven't seemed rushed.

Overall: Average place that I would only frequent for seasonals if it was within the city limits. Noteworthy since there isn't anything else beer-wise up in these parts. If forced to reside in White Marsh, this would probably end up as my local.

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Red Brick Station in Baltimore, MD
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