Backshore Brewing Company

Backshore Brewing CompanyBackshore Brewing Company

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

913 Atlantic Ave
Ocean City, Maryland, 21842-6689
United States

(443) 373-1224 | map

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Added by lackenhauser on 06-23-2013

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 19
Photo of ConradKenney
2.76/5  rDev -14.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5

Bartender was pretty chill. Beers are not that good, however. Bartender didn't seem to know a whole lot about the beers themselves or didn't seem like he really wanted to talk about them. But, given the location (Boardwalk), he is probably just used to people coming to get a beer and get hammered, not people who actually enjoy talking beer.

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Photo of dbauer78
2.95/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 1.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3

The location is the only thing that makes this place worth stopping at, it's right on the boardwalk and has an outdoor seating area that is very cool. The service was bad, unfriendly waitress. The beer was OK, I've had much better. Over all is not a bad stop but I think there's much better places around to spend your time and money.

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Photo of GJ40
3.64/5  rDev +12.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

A small but nice spot on the Ocean City boardwalk. They offered about six of their own beers including an IPA, Brown and a Wit. We had the IPA and Brown Ale. Both were good and flavorful. I especially liked their mason jar style beer mugs. They have a small bar and a nice seating area in front where you can soak up the beachside atmosphere. Worth a visit.

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Photo of lackenhauser
3.21/5  rDev -0.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3 | selection: 3.25

Right on the OC boards at 10th street. Next to Hammerheads, which this BA had no idea even existed. More seating outside then in-perhaps 6 stools at the bar-very narow space overall. Cool tap setup using 3" galvanized screw pipe fittings. Old wooden planks line the walls.

Found the beers to be a notch above average. The Downtown Brown had a definate spice(cinnamon) flavor going on. Thought the Stout the most solid of the offerings. A decent Kolsch and a dunkleweizen going on as well.

Service was ok. Nice girl there at the bar was more then happy to engage us in conversation but never offered to get us a drink. I just figured she was a friend of the bartender. Once the bartender asked us what we were having she started moving around to set us up. Also they seemed to have a lot of fun running around in rubber pig and cow masks to laugh at each other and patrons. Ok call me old and crusty, I just dont see what the point is/was.

For just having opened they had a decent selection. The brown and Kolsch were the most popular. They had a few food selections though we did not try them. I want to think the kitchen is tied to Hammerheads next door as they share a common space and doorways.

Overall an ok place. Do not expect to be overwhelmed-it is the boardwalk in Ocean City. Some tweaking of the beers and it will be an ok stop for a pint or 3. Great location for sure-would be very cool if they could progress into a real beer destination.

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Backshore Brewing Company in Ocean City, MD
3.37 out of 5 based on 55 ratings.
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