Baltimore Tap House

BA SCORE
92
outstanding

14 Ratings
Baltimore Tap HouseBaltimore Tap House
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Beer-to-go

600 S Potomac St
Baltimore, Maryland, 21224-3907
United States

(410) 276-7553 | map

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PLACE STATS
Score:
92
Ratings:
14
Reviews:
12
Avg:
4.3
pDev:
9.77%
 
 
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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of SundeyPSU
5/5  rDev +16.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I found a GREAT place when I came across this bar. The owner, John Bates, used to tend bar at a place called Racers Pub which is known for their selection of great beers. However, Racers is in the county and I live in the city. John Bates brought that idea into the city within walking distance from my home. Thanks John!!! He consistently has a fantastic selection of beers on tap, and the bartenders are always friendly and knowledgeable. If you are lucky enough to go there when John is behind the bar, you will def' get great service and beer conversation. The only thing..., is that they do not actually have Growlers. They ARE working on offering them though, I was told. AND, you can take your own Growler and they will fill it up. So, that is a minor, very minor, con. It would be nice if/when they get a kitchen too. They do offer free bar snacks like pretzels to help soak up all that great ale they serve, but a kitchen would keep me there longer (if that is a good thing). I sadly have to leave when I get hungry, and walk to Canton square for a bite to eat when the time comes. Other than the lack of Growlers and a kitchen, this is hands down one of the BEST bars in Baltimore. The addition of growler offers and a menu would put it over the top!!

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Photo of BikeNick
4.47/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

This place features clean lines, 10 or so quality taps and very friendly service, what more can you ask for?

A very clean establishment with a nice corner bar atmosphere. The only negative is that there is no food. I might have stayed there all day on Sunday if food was available! The "large TV" to patron ratio is excellent; 4 large TVs to 14 or so bar stools.

Rogue Mocha Porter, Bear Republic Red Rocket Ale and Dominion Oak Barrel Stout were among the fine draft choices. A perfect place to start a day of bar hopping. Stay here untill you're hungry!! Then return for a night baseball game and a few night-caps!!

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Growler's Pub is a small, 13 seat corner bar in the Canton area with 10 good taps (except for Miller Lite... probably required for some of the local regulars). They offer 26 bottles which are all good except for Amstel Light, and included at the last time I was there: Rogue Juniper Ale, 5 Belgians, 2 American "Belgians", and 2 Canadian "Belgians" from Unibroue. There was a cider in there as well.

In addition, they had a very good Scotch selection and an OK selection of tequilas.

As far as the bar goes, it's not much to lok at, but it's clean! They've got a sports bar theme mixed with a display of growlers and some other brewerania. There are 3 tv's, a Golden Tee machine, a Mega-Touch on the bar, and a pool table.

There's no food but they do put out free Utz pretzels and have other snacks available for sale.

Overall, it's a pretty nice little place with a friendly group of regulars; and it's not too far from Mahaffey's.

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Photo of farHillsBrewer
4.3/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Relatively new pub opened by John Bates, former bartender at Racer's. Cleanest bar I've ever been in. John keeps his 8 taps loaded with high quality craft beers, including seasonals. On nitro, Guiness and sometimes Old Dominion Oak Barrel Stout, outstanding. Last visit I chose a Victory Hop Whallop over Sierra Nevada Celebration, because I had never had it before. Also found Brewewr's Art Resurrection, Clipper City seasonals and other tasty favorites. Definitely worth a stop. Pool table in the back, and usually one of John's vast collection of blues CD's on the box.
If it were closer, I'd be in there weekly. Pint's are $2.50, not sure if that's happy hour pricing.

Stop in and say Hi to John. You might be tempted to have another.

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Baltimore Tap House in Baltimore, MD
4.3 out of 5 based on 14 ratings.
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