Best Bars With A Rotating Beer Menu In Baltimore
The Brewer’s Art
1106 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, Md. 21201
A top-notch, upscale brewpub, The Brewer’s Art has a regularly rotating beer menu packed with innovation and imagination that keeps guests on the edge of their seats. The current season lineup includes full-bodied, malty treats with a deep golden color like La Petroleuse; smooth and refreshing hoppy ales like Monument Ale; and an herbal, honey, slightly floral brew called Tiny Tim, among a long list of original beers that demand tasting. Of course, if you haven’t tried Ozzy, rated No. 1 on the Baltimore Sun’s Top 20 Beers in Maryland list, then be sure to add this revered brew to the top of your tasting menu upon your next visit. Also, keep on the look out this spring for the Charm City Sour Cherry, a tribute to Baltimore and just one of the many highly-acclaimed seasonal beers available through The Brewer’s Art.
2706 Dillon St.
Baltimore, Md. 21211
Maffey’s has been named Canton’s Best Beer Bar and for good reason. Maffey’s Pub features taps that rotate every single day, in addition to a varied selection of import and micro bottled beers and a hand-pumped cask, which conditions the beer to peak flavor. Maffey’s 100 Beer Club speaks to the variety available for taste testing, including seasonal drafts like Delirium Nocturnum and Southern Tier Krampus. There’s never a problem finding a good drink here. Customers rave over the specials, especially the happy hour, which consists of three beers for just $6. There are plenty of excuses to arrive early and stay late.
737 S. Broadway
Baltimore, Md. 21213
www.maxs.comMaryland’s largest selection of local and imported beers can only be at one place – Max’s Taphouse. This legendary bar has rights to brag with 140 rotating drafts and approximately 1,200 bottle beers in stock; a list that does justice to any beer enthusiast. Serving five hand-pumped cask ales is their specialty: Flying Dog K9 Crusier, Oliver’s Katyusha, Harviestoun Bitter & Twisted and Yards Thomas Jefferson Tavern. Or stop by on a Tuesday for their beer social to sample exotic beers at discount prices while listening to guest speakers – no matter when you visit, be prepared to drink until you’re tapped out.
The Phoenix Emporium
8049 Main St.
Ellicott City, Md. 21043
The Phoenix Emporium is your neighborly corner bar with all the comforts one would expect, including rotating seasonal beers. On any night of the year, the bar is home to more than 160 bottled microbrews and imports from all over the globe, but with the list constantly changing, you never know what you might be drinking. Some current winter seasonal microbrews on the menu are Anchor Christmas, Harpoon Winter Warmer, Rogue Yellow Snow IPA and packs-a-punch Troegs Mad Elf. On the imported side, choose from Corsendonk Christmas, Delirium Noel and much more. There is even a “99 bottles of beer club” for visitors interested in expanding their tastes and knowledge. The Phoenix Emporium is a fun and memorable way to record all the different brews you can consume here.
Cat’s Eye Pub
1730 Thames St.
Baltimore, Md. 21231
A Fells Point bar through and through, Cat’s Eye Pub carries a new draught system serving 40 of your favorites on tap with several that are changing seasonally. Choose from a variety of lagers, ales and stouts ranging from the conventional to those with a twist like their presently featured Red Hook Winter Ale. When a tasty brew is combined with this pub’s live music, a highlight of Friday night’s happy hour, visitors are in for a real treat. Happy hour prices run from 3 to 7 p.m. and it’s a great deal with $2.50 domestic bottles, $3 domestic drafts and $4 import drafts.
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