Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant

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Gordon Biersch Brewery & RestaurantGordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant

Type: Bar, Eatery

1000 Lancaster St Ste B
Baltimore, Maryland, 21202-4631
United States

(410) 230-9501 | map

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Added by qchic on 12-07-2012

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 7
Reviews by DoubleSimcoe:
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3.66/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25

The wife and I spent New Year's Eve at Max's and then walked down by the water to see the fireworks. Baltimore sure is a magic place. As we were heading back to our lovely inn, we stumbled (literally) upon this Gordon Biersch. My first one.

Very corporate inside and out, looks like P.F. Chang's-meets-Tilted Kilt. Packed at midnight, January 1, but we still found room at the bar. They have 8 guest taps at this Biersch (of which two are nice: Brewer's Art and Union Duckpin) and 6 guest taps. Hefe, Pilsner, Marzen- the usual German suspects.

I can't complaint, though, my Hefe was delicious, and it came on a 21-oz glass. And we paid four dollars for each beer! Quick service as well despite the festivities and crowds.

I can't say I'll be back, but it sure wasn't bad...

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Photo of paresis
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Gavage
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

This is a typical GB establishment, except it overlooks the harbor and has open windows overlooking the street, and add to that some outdoor seating and the atmosphere is great. The inside is neat and clean, focued on mostly dark wood tones. Plenty of booths, tables, and a private dining area.

Interestingly we stopped in on a Tuesday, and they are running a $2 pint all day Tuesday special on all beers - so for $2 we enjoyed a few pints of the standard marzen, summer kolsch, and a brewers special pale ale which was pretty good. Food was good as in other GB's. Service was very friendly and talkative, and explained the beer styles competently.

Overall this was a great start to a bar crawl in Fells Point. GB produces a consistent product with a special beer or two to change it up.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Somehow I have never been to a GB in my life so finally decided to check the one out in Baltimore's Inner Harbor for lunch a few beers. It's located in a pretty upscale section, surprisingly for a chain brewpub restaurant. Went right when it opened, so it was pretty much dead.. but this was place was huuuge. The decor inside was beautiful as well with the large brew tanks looming at the far end of the bar. Also had nice outdoor seating areas and huge glass windows with great views of the Inner Harbor.

Anyway, ordered a flight of their 6 beers on tap for $6.50. Nothing spectacular, but also no duds either. They also had a little place mat they gave you to label the beers and give a little description for each one which was a nice touch. Food was typical bar fare but was actually pretty good and the burgers were huge for the price. A full pint was $4 or so and a 21 oz. beer was only like $5.75 so pretty good prices given the expensive area this place is in.

Won't knock your socks off, but if you're looking for a nice place to have a few fresh beers while looking out over the water for an affordable price, this is the place to go.

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Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of jjboesen
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Yeah! I get to write the first reveiw for this establishment. As we all know, Gordon Biersch is a national chain that specializes in German lagers -- with a Czech pilsner thrown in. Beer-wise, this location, which has opened recently in the Harbor East area, is no different from the others. The brews are brewed on-site and fresh if unremarkable. So, after a few hours luxuriating at Max's< I stopped in to check it out. There is a very active patio alive with tourists and locals. The interior is somewhat dark and minimalist. There is a large open bar area that opens onto the patio. The large dining room is dispersed with tables and busy with scurrying servers, with more than a few bringing GB's signature garlic fries (which I usually avoid as they overwhelm the palate and render it useless in tasting beer); that said, their Southwest Egg Rolls are excellent. They have a decent Happy Hour, so it should go gently on the wallet.

Look, Baltimore is a Beer Town, so there was going to come a time when the chains start opening here - in any case, I've been the rare Beer Advocate who has supported them, so long as brewers are given individuality. I suppose a Rock Bottom is not that far behind. It will never replace Max's, Mahaffey, Brewer's Art or Alewife, but then it is not supposed to.

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Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant in Baltimore, MD
3.78 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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