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Alewife

Gastropub, Pub, and American Restaurant$$$$
Downtown Baltimore, Baltimore
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  • Bryce C.
    "Smoke burger won best in Baltimore and it 100% deserves it"(28 Tips)
    Rachel L.
    "The smokehouse burger with duck fat fries is a match made in heaven."(16 Tips)
    Sandra
    "Love their fish tacos, duck fat fries and great beer selection."(21 Tips)
    Rachel L.
    "Get the smokehouse burger and duck fat fries."(6 Tips)
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  • Scott C.
    Scott CoverSeptember 25, 2010
    Excellent food selection, the Ox Tail is phenomenal and has the benefit of being the least expensive entrée. If you get a chance, track down Chef Chad and spend some time learning his food philosophy.
  • Chris B.
    Chris BreezyMarch 1, 2014
    This is a good place if your a beer drinker. Service was so-so and not enough bar space. One beer for $5 during happy hour but no app specials? C'mon! My fried oysters were partially cold. Overall "6"
  • Lauren J.
    Lauren JohnsonMay 19, 2014
    Not impressed! Out of half their beers and cocktails and the food wasn't particularly good. Ordered the Weak Knee cocktail that was recommended and it was AWFUL! It was too strong and had no flavor.
  • Noah M.
    It sounds like stoner food, but the pork belly Mac & cheese fries were insanely good. Mac and cheese, collards and some old bay fries with a hint of rosemary.
  • Marguerite A.
    Marguerite AveryOctober 27, 2012
    Fish tacos are excellent with some crazy roasted corn salsa. Loud but good bc they are playing Phoenix - what's not to like? Cool space to boot.
  • Eric K.
    Eric KmetzFebruary 2, 2013
    Make a reservation for dinner...or take your chances trying to get a seat at the bar. Bartenders are friendly...but c'mon, don't ask for miller lite!
  • Michael M.
    Michael MaysillesApril 13, 2015
    Went back later in the day and I'm glad I did! Great atmosphere and great craft beer selection. Wish I had more time to try them all!
  • Michael M.
    Michael MaysillesApril 13, 2015
    Went today at noon and was disappointed to find them closed. The hours listed here are incorrect. Maybe will try again later. Sounds like a great place!
  • Lola
    LolaJuly 17, 2011
    Get the black bean burger and fall in love with their dill guacamole. Always impressed by their beer list - Arrogant Bastard was on draft!
  • Brian L.
    Brian LaceySeptember 14, 2014
    Smoke Burger. Do yourself a favor and enjoy the tastiest MF'in burger you'll ever have. Ever.
  • David W.
    David Wertheimer IISeptember 27, 2011
    Smoke Burger with Fries is pretty much the staple, but they also have other great foods too like the catfish tacos. Great service!
  • David B.
    David BouchardJanuary 22, 2013
    Great chill atmosphere. And I must echo what everyone else says. Smokehouse burger, duckfat fries, and a draft beer, or five.
  • Crystal G.
    Crystal GMarch 23, 2014
    a ton of great beers to choose from, but the food is overpriced and really not that good. the smoke burger, fries, and gumbo were blah.
  • Gregory S.
    Love the craft beer selection. $15 will get you four 5oz pours. The feral pig pork sliders were really tasty!
  • Victoria
    VictoriaMay 7, 2012
    If you order the burger the menu doesn't lie. This takes a LONG time. So if you're looking to rush out, order when you first sit down!
  • Erik B.
    Erik BurrissNovember 4, 2015
    An hour after our reservation time, on a Tuesday, and we're still waiting for our burgers to get to the table. Had to leave because we had theater tickets
  • BeerGivr.com
    BeerGivr.comFebruary 1, 2012
    Alewife accepts BeerGivr.com! Have your friends buy you a drink or an appetizer even when they are at the bar with you.
  • Leaf M.
    Leaf MushroomMarch 15, 2011
    the soup is to die for! If I feel like sweet, I will order the flourless chocolate cake which is perfect for 2.
  • Peter D.
    Peter DiPrinzioNovember 23, 2015
    Best beer selection in the city. Sips is unfortunately not on the list, but love seeing up on the bar. #vt
  • Rachel L.
    Rachel LFebruary 7, 2015
    The smokehouse burger with duck fat fries is a match made in heaven. Also they have a great beer list.
  • Wayne
    WayneFebruary 23
    The Wild Boar Sliders and the Smoke burger are amazing! One of my favorite craft beer bars!!
  • Jonathan D.
    Jonathan DodsonAugust 27, 2013
    Expect to drink large quantities of good beer. If you're eating, have the Smoke Burger or Blue Catfish Tacos.
  • Jake L.
    Jake L.November 18, 2011
    Get the smoked Burger with stone smoked Porter. Then get the flourless chocolate cake with the oatmeal stout! Heaven!
  • Becca R.
    Becca R.September 15, 2013
    Great for late night eats ... All these people raving about the Smoke Burger ain't lying, it is ridiculously good.
  • Rachel L.
    Rachel LFebruary 25, 2015
    The Smoke Burger at Alewife is the Best Burger in Baltimore - the duck fat fries are also amazing. Read more
  • The Baltimore Sun
    The Baltimore SunDecember 9, 2013
    Baltimore's Best Bars 2013: "Alewife will satisfy any beer lover with its rotating list of 40 draft selections." http://bsun.md/1hIiS0N
  • Bryce C.
    Bryce CalderoneDecember 1, 2011
    Favorite bar in bmore to avoid the crowds Come before 5 or after 730 on nights when the hippodrome has a show
  • Bill A.
    Bill AdamsJanuary 2, 2012
    If you're British and happen to see "Fish & Chips" on the menu, remain British by not ordering that item. :-/
  • Deven G.
    Deven GrevuousAugust 16, 2011
    Smokehouse burger and duck fat fries yesss. Cubano is great. And plenty of great beers to choose from
  • Laura T.
    Laura T.November 30, 2015
    Great draught beer list. For food try either the smokehouse or black bean burgers.
  • Sandy D.
    Sandy DavisJuly 16, 2011
    $1 off drafts, $2 off food M-F 4-7, try the black bean burger--better than most veggie burgers!
  • Christina
    ChristinaOctober 17, 2011
    Try the Smoked Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons. Comes with table side presentation
  • Jason K.
    Jason KellerDecember 3, 2012
    The smoke Burger is deadly good, highly recommended, the duck fat fries are a nice side
  • Greg B.
    Greg BondJune 28, 2011
    First time here and it's already my favorite place. Dozens of draughts and the duck fat fries are a god send.
  • PJ W.
    PJ WascherJune 7, 2015
    As a fan of sour beers, this place is awesome! Very creative tap list.
  • Trolly
    TrollyNovember 4, 2013
    Great selection, cool aura, good service. If I lived here, I'd be a regular.
  • Denise D.
    Denise DuttonSeptember 20, 2011
    LOVE the do-wop they play during lunch! And the chicken salad ain't bad either. :-)
  • Andrew J.
    Andrew JacksonJune 24, 2011
    The Pan Seared Salmon is AWESOME!!! A great treat for penny pinchers like me!!
  • Pat G.
    Pat GillihanMarch 7, 2014
    If it's your first time you must try the smoke burger! Soo good!
  • EatDrinkBrandy
    EatDrinkBrandySeptember 27, 2013
    Go for the amazing craft beer selection, stay for the awesome ambiance!
  • Chris M.
    Chris MooreFebruary 7, 2015
    Best tap list in Baltimore - great if you are in the area, but it'll be packed before a big event at the arena.
  • Shannon K.
    Shannon K.September 16, 2011
    The burger is amazing. Stay away from the fish and chips which were less than stellar.
  • Kevin T.
    Kevin ThompsonJune 30, 2015
    Wouldn't call this place a gastropub... tried the wings and sprouts. both were disappointing
  • Louis R.
    Louis Reed IIIMarch 12, 2013
    Trivia Night on Mondays! Good selection! Smoke Burger is a winner.
  • Mike L.
    Mike LNovember 9, 2011
    Start a beer list and try their dozens of beers on draft with your smoke burger.
  • Deb L.
    Deb Lakowicz-DrambyJanuary 28, 2012
    Yucca fries are time consuming! (pictured fries aren't Yucca, they are duck fat)
  • Jonathan L.
    Jonathan LDecember 2, 2013
    Smoke burger is a can't miss. Th ai peanut wings are awesome too
  • Jari H.
    Jari HasanAugust 5, 2012
    Bean burger is also amazing, don't let the lack of meat shy you away.
  • The Baltimore Sun
    The Baltimore SunNovember 30, 2012
    The Baltimore Sun ranked this as one of Baltimore's 100 best restaurants. Read more: http://bsun.md/QSSKF5
  • DrinkBaltimore.com
    DrinkBaltimore.comOctober 6, 2011
    Check out the Happy Hour: $1 Off All Drink and $2 Off Entrees! Read more
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