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Niner's Canal Pub

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Niner's Canal PubNiner's Canal Pub
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Niner's Canal PubNiner's Canal Pub

Type: Bar, Beer-to-go

2 Pershing St
Cumberland, Maryland, 21502-3013
United States

(301) 777-1121 | map

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1/5  rDev -74%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

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5/5  rDev +29.9%

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4.01/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

A really nice local pub that goes out of it's way to cater to the craft beer drinker. A nice selection of on tap and bottled beers. The food's good, price is reasonable. We turned out for the special firkin of The Truth from Flying Dog Brewery of Frederick, Maryland. I am so happy to have had a great Imperial IPA made extra special for the event, and I got a glass to keep! Bonus ^_^/. A great time had by all. Prost!

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4.55/5  rDev +18.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

I was niner's first customer back in 2009. Followed him next door to his new place. More taps and now has a bbq wizard -MOBBQ- serving food. 30 taps available and a chalk board to show whats currently served. Great beer and great bartenders give a taste of beer before you choose. service is slow sometimes during a rush but be patient they will get there. Kid friendly-ask Wendy for a Shirley Temple, my niece loves them. Only drawback is no rootbeer on tap anymore. Happy hour 4-7pm and beer is a $1 off. Love this place. Is my go-to bar.

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3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

A return to the beer scene of the crime. First wandered in on a lark in mid-November before last, on day 2 of being open. Peeling away the old owner's pieces and play ("You can take down the 'No smoking' signs, if it's been a law in Maryland for 2 years now, I'm just saying", kind of stuff). Truth be known, owner Jason Niner is 47 feet tall, fought Rodan and has wrecked a city or two, just because. But now he's a bar owner. He may know boo about the biz but he likes beer and wanted to do this. So, this...

Deep narrow joint in a strip, holding an old straightish pieced wood bar seating a baker's dozen on swivel leather chairs, slight lip & a foot box, off to the left. Barback is a Formica & retro wood deal, with shelved booze over paneled mirrored backings to both sides of a worn center mirror, inlayed lighting over glass shelves of booze boxed on the end, and glassware shelved below. Flatscreens on the ends (Yankees vs Tampa Bay, currently 2 games up).

Old pressed tin ceiling now brown, but painted a thousand times before to be sure, and floors of white 2x2 tiles, with the every so often red ones intermingled. Walls are painted a pale green done with light tins & pub signage, and on the back wall, a large round bottle cap shaped Niner's Canal Pub logo piece with a center hop sporting the number 9 in it (Apparently, I'm the only one who knows it's a hop). Early on, J handed me a sharpie and said "Have at it", meaning you get to write something on the wall around the logo. I wrote something to the extent of "woohoo, craft beer in Cumberland, who woulda thunk?", but then douche a-bag Dan Gant wrote some inappropriatings (Hellooo), as apparently did many others, which would explain why it's all painted over now (he said he got tired of the daily editing). Also, a cool butterfly type dartboard set on the adjacent wall back there. Bathroom approach danger, love it. Buttercup lamp fan combos down center, and wall mounted bell lamps.

A pair of 6 seat table rectangular up front to the blinded windows, a half dozen raised roundies running the length of the wall across from the bar, split around some sort of fireplace for show piece, and a rear side room with a pair of small tables.

16 tap tower row over stainless steel off to the right of the barback. It looks like he's stepped things up some while I've been away, as the craft selections (Troegs Java Head Stout, DogFishHead 60 Minute IPA, Clipper City Heavy Seas Loose Cannon IPA, Wild Goose IPA, Magic Hat #9, Sam Adams Lager, Sierra Nevada Tumbler & Pale Ale, 21st Amendment Live Free or Die), hold more than ½ the total taps. The remainder, a mix of bill paying imports (Stella, Newcastle, Guinness), domestic things (Blue Moon, Yuengling, Miller Lite), and a root beer from Saranac.

Bottle cooler at the end of the bar with mostly good craft, 6 dozen micros (DogFishHead, Smuttynose, Ommegang, Stone, Rogue, Sam Adams, Victory, Lagunitas, Great Divide, Brooklyn, Southern Tier, River Horse, Bear Republic, Anchor, Flying Dog, Old Dominion, Oskar Blues, 21st Amendment, Pyramid), plus a couple of foreigners worth knowing (Sam Smith Imperial Stout, Ayinger Octoberfest), and some beers of the world (but not too much of that nonsense).

Wall mounted blackboards lists specials, which tonight is $2.50 drafts, except the Troegs Java Head Stout and Guinness, which go for $3. But I'll be pickin' at the bottle collection, as usual. I drunked all the Brooklyn Brown's last time around, so tonight I pulled a DogFishHead Indian Brown and then a Punkin, and wound down with a Smuttynose Old Brown Dog.

So, cheap drafts and the bottles aren't terribly pricey either. A corner (go get your own damn) popcorn machine helps with dinner most nights, and they get a good grown up crowd for the most part. I believe a local homebrew group now meets here, too. A very good thing for Cumberland, no man's land Maryland.

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Niner's Canal Pub in Cumberland, MD
Place rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 6 ratings