Roasthouse Pub

Roasthouse PubRoasthouse Pub
Roasthouse PubRoasthouse Pub
Bar, Eatery

5700 Urbana Pike
Frederick, Maryland, 21704-7202
United States

(301) 418-6098 | map

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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 15
Photo of russpowell
4.37/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

This place was next my diiner place, so how could I pass?

Friendly warm vibe to the place

Beers were in nice shape

Friendly service, loved talking about the beer

Great & varied selection tap, good canned & bottled selection, about 20 taps

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Photo of popmartian66
4.7/5  rDev +14.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

I've been a regular patron of Roasthouse Pub for about 3.5 years now. It's conveniently located on MD Route 355 (Urbana Pike), and I typically stop in for a beer or two after my train commute from Washington DC. While Roasthouse offers many varieties of beers in bottles and cans the big attraction is their rotating 20 tap craft beer offerings. They offer a wide variety of IPA, saison, porter and stout beers, ranging from 9 oz. to 16 oz pours, often from local Frederick breweries but also from larger craft brewers as well. Two of the rotating taps are on nitro which can lend a different look and taste to the beers.

The food at Roasthouse is very good. The menu offers starters as well as salads, sandwiches, flat bread pizzas and hearty entrees at reasonable prices. Entrees are served after 5 PM daily. There is typically a daily special posted on the chalkboard at the bar. I personally have had their Pub Wings in Old Bay rub and their burger which have been quite satisfying.

The decor is not typical of a "pub" in the sense that there is not any dark wood characteristic of English-style brew pubs. It's more lighter in appearance and has more of a basement bar feel in my opinion.

The staff are very friendly and willing to answer any questions about their beer and food offerings. They also offer complementary samples of their craft beers as 2 oz pours if you're not quite sure about taste.

Happy hour is Monday -Friday from 3-6 PM and features $2.00 off craft beers on draft in addition to reduced prices on their Crab Dip and Pub Wings. Roasthouse no longer does half-off pricing on beer as part of happy hour.

If you love quality craft beer and great food you should make a point to visit.

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Photo of bubseymour
4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3

Been to the Roasthouse Pub in Frederick numerous times but finally decided to review it. First it is fine most all other times but Friday evenings after 5pm and Saturday evenings are very hard to find parking as the lot is very small. You sometimes can park in the motel directly behind it.

Food has always been just so/so as I've tried several different sandwiches. I did enjoy buffalo wings from them on the Oskar Blues tap takeover night a few months ago. They have 20 rotating craft beers on tap. usually a mix of local beers, decent regional and national / European offerings and some rarities that are hard to find anywhere else around Frederick. It probably is the best craft bar in Frederick as far as quality beer offerings. I like the fact they post their beers on the web, so I can see if a beer is tapped that I really want to go and try.

If you are traveling through Frederick, or are a beer enthusiast in Frederick, this is the place to go.

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Photo of Clint_Yoho
2.9/5  rDev -29.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 1 | selection: 4 | food: 3

I had high expectations going to Roasthouse for the first time after the Frederick Runnning Festival 5k with my family. My expectations were qucikly dashed as it took a long, really long time to get service.

Once we were finally served the waitress brought my mom a 1/4 pour because the keg kicked. This was fine because my mom is not a big drinker, what is not fine is that we were charged for a full pour (Really???).

When the waitress was ready to take our order she informed us they were out of house salad, crab dip, and glazed carrots, but not carrots.

Once our food finally arrived 2 out of 2 burgers were cooked to very rare when they were ordered at medium well. These were sent back and when they brought out 2 new burgers the were cooked better but one was originally ordered without cheese and both burgers had cheese. So a third time's a charm right? Well no this time the burger came out like beef tartar. She finally gave up and ordered the hot dogs.

Other than that the food was good especially the quinoa salad.

I wish I was the only person who had an experience similar to mine but the more people I talk to it is becoming apparent that mismanagement is really hurting a bar that has a good idea. The whole time there my dad kept saying they really need Bar Rescue to visit, because it will only take a few small changes to make this a great bar.

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Photo of Inspired
4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I discovered the Roasthouse Pub through some fairly random Yelp-ing for beer bars and what a discovery it turned out to be...I love this place!

Atmosphere? Well for starters, it's small (including the parking lot), but that's okay. I'd go so far to call it cozy, rather than small. There are TV's behind the bar and a couple on the walls of the dining area, but they aren't the focal point of the place by any stretch of the imagination. A sports bar this is not.

The food menu is small, which may be a complaint to some, but to me it's perfect. I think more restaurants should be doing this, keeping to the things they do well and omitting unnecessary filler. These guys have some killer roasted wings (with a sauce of the day that changes...well...daily) as well as a pretty innovative soup du jour and a killer burger of the day, which also rotates constantly. You want fries with that? Look elsewhere. This place offers a choice of either roasted potatoes or brussels sprouts (sprinkled with bacon), both of which are excellent.

And what of the beer? How about 20 taps of craft brews that seem to change constantly? I've been hitting this place once a week for the past couple of months, and while there are a few beers that seem to stick around for awhile, mostly the taps seem to rotate fairly often. A few examples of my recent visits...Global Warmer and Resin by Sixpoint, Fire & Ice by Brooklyn, Winter Ale from Blue Point, DirtWolf by Victory, Fat Dog Stout by Stoudts and Old Stock Ale from North Coast.

Prices for the food are very reasonable ($8 to $10 for a burger/sandwich with side). For the beers, you may run up your tab paying anywhere from $4ish to $8ish per serving (size depends on style), but if you come for happy hour (or certain sporting events), every beer is half off. Read that again my friends...half off! I'd call that extremely reasonable.

Yeah I dig this place and definitely recommend it.

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Photo of biobeer808
3.8/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Having just moved to the area, I stopped in for dinner and a few beers to check the place out. I stopped in around 8 on a Tuesday night. I walked in and chose a seat at the the bar. This is a pretty small bar, with a bar that seat about 10. The parking here is also an issue. I happened to get one the only open spot when I stopped in. There is a motel directly behind this pub so everything is pretty tight.

Being new to the area, I was excited to see the beer list. There was nothing super exciting. About a quarter of the beers could be had just about anywhere. None of the others were anything special, but all were solid choices. The service was good, but definitely not great. Even on a slow night sitting at the bar no one ever checked up on me. Every time I wanted anything I had to ask, and most of the time the people behind the bar seemed like I was inconveniencing them.

I was very happy with the food. I had the prime rib sandwich with red potatoes. It was VERY good. For dessert, I had the bread pudding. The pudding was borderline spectacular. The pudding was by far the the highlight of the night. I guess that says everything you need to know about the beer.

This is a very nice pub with a strong beer selection. The food is very good, but the beer is very overpriced for what you get. I understand smaller pours on high alcohol beers, but several 5% beers had smaller pours with prices in the 6-7 dollar range. This pub is definitely worth trying for the good food and good selection, but I doubt I'll be a regular.

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Photo of DustinSmall
4.55/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

I am a Frederick Native, and its outstanding to finally have a good brew pub that actually has some good beers aside from brewers alley and flying dog

The place is pretty small about 12 small tables and bar seating for 15, it a really chill and laid back place. Though there prices are a bit steep its good to actually see some great stuff on tap and im willing to pay the extra buck or two, The owner Chris is a real nice guy and really knows his stuff...The service is outstanding and i went to school with most of the people that work there so its a really good time for me...They have 20 taps and they rotate through different beers quite frequently...I was just there tonight and enjoyed Nugget Nectar they had just tapped the day prior, they also had a good assortment of DFH, Flying Dog, and Mikkeller beers....I love the food here its a bit pricey if u break into the entrees but they have some amazing sandwiches for great prices and the chef (Kevin) is a great guy and a good friend of mine...Overall its a great place to go enjoy acouple brews and some good conversation

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Photo of junjun1
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I visited this place, about 2 weeks ago, pleasantly surprised to find that Frederick had finally gotten its beer bar. For a city of its size and relative beer culture (Brewer's Alley, Barley and Hops, Flying Dog) its been long overdue. On to the bar...

Upon entering this small establishment one is given a choice, a seat at the bar, a wooden, new looking bar that seated around 10 or so, or a table, maybe about 8-10 tables in all. I sat at the bar with my fiance (soon to be wife!), and ordered a few beers. The tap list, though relatively small (20 taps) does rotate a bit, and offers a nice mix of local and national brands. I started with a 12oz pour of Old Rasputin, then had a 16oz Flying Dog Porter, and finished with a 12oz Victory Hop Wallop, all clean and no signs of dirty taps. I have to complain though, the prices were quite steep, with the Hop Wallop running me over 6-7 bucks, but I know this new place surely has some loans to repay...

On to the food. The chef, a young guy was out and about, brought us our food, and asked us how we liked it. Its nice to find a bar with a chef that cares about their food. The twice baked potato skins (skins filled with whipped potatoes) were amazing, the black olives stuffed with feta were also...amazing. The entrees looked good, though I passed on this occasion due to the steeper price on drinks. I did, however, partake in the dessert offerings, as did my fiance. She ordered the blueberry and peach cobbler (not really a cobbler, but a mini cobbler with shortcake bread, not crust), which was quite a letdown, though decent. I ordered the chocolate creme brulee, and well, its was amazing, just outstanding, needed a glass of milk though.

All in all, this place is good. Its good for Frederick and the area surrounding Frederick, and its good for the food scene. The chef is young, so I expected some bad with the good, but I was given some great food. Definitely stop by this place and partake in its nice tap selection and good food.

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Roasthouse Pub in Frederick, MD
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