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Gastropub, Pub, and American Restaurant$$$$
Downtown Baltimore, Baltimore
  • The burgers at Alewife is a can't miss
  • 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)
    "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)
136 Tips and reviews
  • burgers
  • beer
  • casual
  • authentic
  • tacos
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  • Noah M.
    Noah ManionMay 14, 2016
    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.
  • Scott C.
    Scott CoverSeptember 25, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    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.
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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 B.
    David BouchardJanuary 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great chill atmosphere. And I must echo what everyone else says. Smokehouse burger, duckfat fries, and a draft beer, or five.
  • Gregory S.
    Gregory SchwenderJune 15, 2016
    Love the craft beer selection. $15 will get you four 5oz pours. The feral pig pork sliders were really tasty!
  • Rachel L.
    Rachel LFebruary 7, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The smokehouse burger with duck fat fries is a match made in heaven. Also they have a great beer list.
  • Rachel L.
    Rachel LFebruary 25, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The Smoke Burger at Alewife is the Best Burger in Baltimore - the duck fat fries are also amazing. Read more
  • Lola
    LolaJuly 17, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Get the black bean burger and fall in love with their dill guacamole. Always impressed by their beer list - Arrogant Bastard was on draft!
  • Wayne
    WayneFebruary 23, 2016
    The Wild Boar Sliders and the Smoke burger are amazing! One of my favorite craft beer bars!!
  • David W.
    David Wertheimer IISeptember 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Smoke Burger with Fries is pretty much the staple, but they also have other great foods too like the catfish tacos. Great service!
  • 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."
  • 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.
  • Bryce C.
    Bryce CalderoneDecember 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Favorite bar in bmore to avoid the crowds Come before 5 or after 730 on nights when the hippodrome has a show
    BeerGivr.comFebruary 1, 2012
    Alewife accepts! Have your friends buy you a drink or an appetizer even when they are at the bar with you.
  • Becca B.
    Becca B.September 15, 2013
    Great for late night eats ... All these people raving about the Smoke Burger ain't lying, it is ridiculously good.
  • Laura T.
    Laura T.November 30, 2015
    Great draught beer list. For food try either the smokehouse or black bean burgers.
  • 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!
  • 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"
  • 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.
  • Pat G.
    Pat GillihanMarch 7, 2014
    If it's your first time you must try the smoke burger! Soo good!
  • Jason K.
    Jason KellerDecember 3, 2012
    The smoke Burger is deadly good, highly recommended, the duck fat fries are a nice side
  • EatDrinkBrandy
    EatDrinkBrandySeptember 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Go for the amazing craft beer selection, stay for the awesome ambiance!
  • Leaf M.
    Leaf MushroomMarch 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    the soup is to die for! If I feel like sweet, I will order the flourless chocolate cake which is perfect for 2.
  • Louis R.
    Louis Reed IIIMarch 12, 2013
    Trivia Night on Mondays! Good selection! Smoke Burger is a winner.
  • Jonathan L.
    Jonathan LDecember 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Smoke burger is a can't miss. Th ai peanut wings are awesome too
  • 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!
  • Christina
    ChristinaOctober 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Smoked Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons. Comes with table side presentation
  • Rachel L.
    Rachel LSeptember 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the smokehouse burger and duck fat fries. Great beer selection.
  • Deven G.
    Deven GrevuousAugust 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Smokehouse burger and duck fat fries yesss. Cubano is great. And plenty of great beers to choose from
  • Cary
    CarySeptember 14, 2014
    Great beer list. If you're a serious beer geek avoid coming here right before a play at the theater next door.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Denise D.
    Denise DuttonSeptember 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    LOVE the do-wop they play during lunch! And the chicken salad ain't bad either. :-)
  • The Baltimore Sun
    The Baltimore SunNovember 30, 2012
    The Baltimore Sun ranked this as one of Baltimore's 100 best restaurants. Read more:
  • Sandra
    SandraDecember 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Love their fish tacos, duck fat fries and great beer selection.
  • Jari H.
    Jari HasanAugust 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Bean burger is also amazing, don't let the lack of meat shy you away.
  • Steven C.
    Steven CohenSeptember 19, 2014
    The Smoke Burger and fries is amazing. The portion is huge.
  • Dustin J.
    Dustin J.September 22, 2013
    Always love this place. Try the duck fat fries, they are primo.
  • Mike L.
    Mike LNovember 9, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Start a beer list and try their dozens of beers on draft with your smoke burger.
  • Marguerite A.
    Marguerite AveryOctober 27, 2012
    Local beer is Union Hamden on Rye - otherwise it's all regional
  • John R.
    John RybockDecember 5, 2014
    The burger with the duck fat fries, and good beet esel
  • Rachel M.
    Rachel MarieJuly 30, 2015
    Delicious cocktails & food. Try the duck fat fries!
  • 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. :-/
  • Staci C.
    Staci CousertApril 27, 2014
    Layla is awesome!!! She will make you ANYTHING you want--especially for this allergy-ridden girl!
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