American Tap Room Classic Grill

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Type: Bar, Eatery

7278 Woodmont Ave
Bethesda, Maryland, 20814-2951
United States

(301) 656-1366 | map

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Added by jjboesen on 09-26-2010

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by rhartogsq:
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3.3/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 4

This is for the Clarendon Location:

I agree with the previous review that is is run of the mill, but I would give it a touch more of a compliment. The beers on tap, for the most part, or nothing special. And what I mean by that, is the list isn't a must go to list. There are some good selections, Lil' Sumpin Sumpin, Loose Cannon, Raging Bitch, etc.
One thing I will give credit to is that they have between 1-2 casks at any given time. And trying the Loose Cannon on regular tap vs. cask is pretty cool.
The bottle list is ok.
I guess there are just no gambles with the beer list at this place.
The food is decent. I have had the sushi rolls (do the job), fish sandwich (good), awesome fries, Peking Pizza, and some good thai wings.
I really like the bar tenders and some of the cocktail staff. Aside from that, there have been some slow or uninformed servers.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of JamLand
3.31/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3

A chain, craft beer bar.

V: Not too different from a Chili's or an Applebee's

Ser.: Solid, nothing special.

Sel: Some decent local options, but also wasting taps on Bud Light, Miller Lite, Blue Moon

F: Please refer to my Chili's or Applebee's comment

When in Bethesda, there are not many good beer options, so you end up occasionally at American Tap Room. However, in no way should you seek this place out.

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Photo of srletend
2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Dougish
4/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of HuntDaddy540
3.53/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Photo of Daniellobo
3.18/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3

A bit of a run-of-the mill US casual place, with a fair if quite unremarkable selection of brews.

American Tap Room sits in the spots of the Old Austin Grill in Bethesda row, and in a way seems to support a similar role: i.e. the place to go when others nearby are fully booked for hours. Still the overall experience is fair, food, service, and atmosphere are acceptable and there is always a good brew to be had from the list.

The atmosphere pivots around perfunctory modern sports bar, trying to offer a bit of an upper touch to it but without much success. For a busy Saturday night the place was also quite crowded but one could find a spot here and there. Service was adequate if a bit overwhelmed, and the food was tasty if again a bit unremarkable.

The beer menu might seem decent with a generous list of bottles, and a handful of taps. But most choices err on the safe and predictable side, with plenty of macros and an abundance of light choices. A tap of DFH 60 saved the draft selection for me, and the DFH 90 would have been the clear main character among the bottles but they had run out of it...

Not a bad place, but not one I would recommend other than for circumstantial convenience.

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American Tap Room Classic Grill in Bethesda, MD
3.3 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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