Birroteca

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PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

1520 Clipper Mill Rd
Baltimore, Maryland, 21211-2318
United States

(443) 708-1934 | map
www.bmorebirroteca.com

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Added by qchic on 12-07-2012

PLACE STATS
Score:
-
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
13
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
0.81%
 
 
Taps:
24
Bottles/Cans:
20
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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User Reviews
Reviews: 1 | Ratings: 13
Photo of mynie
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

Located in Meadowmill, a lovely, wooded area just abutting Baltimore's Hampden neighborhood. It's a very nice drive in the autumn.

It's also right near my gym. I showed up post-workout, maybe around 6 PM on a Friday. Wearing T-shirt and jeans and a little sweaty. Oh my, the stares I received.

The decor is surprisingly upscale. The bar has the dark, woody, and very polished feel of an inner city bar in an 80s sitcom. Like Cheers without the smoke, basically. And with lots of taps instead of just one.

The beer list is wide, and they provide take home and half pours. I'd say about 75% of the tap selections were from the region, including several from Waverly and Union breweries, which are both within walking distance of this pub. The prices are a little high, but they have frequent specials that bring them down to a more reasonable level.

Even though "Birro" is in the place's name, and even though they clearly care about their selection of beer, this is definitely a restaurant first and a beer bar second. The vibe is a little too upscale, and they think it's weird if you show up just to drink. Their main food offering are neapolitan pizzas that are expensive and not very good, and with the glut of dining options just up the hill in Hampden, it's hard to argue for coming here for a meal.

So... I dunno. It's certainly not bad. The surrounding area is very pretty, and if you're the type of person who owns a monocle (or an Acura) the vibe might appeal to you.

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Birroteca in Baltimore, MD
3.72 out of 5 based on 13 ratings.
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