Heavy Seas Alehouse
Heavy Seas Alehouse

Heavy Seas Alehouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://heavyseasalehouse.com/
  • Phone: 410-753-1403x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Mon-Thurs 5:30pm to 9:30pm full dinner menu. Bar HH at 4pm.
    Fri & Sat 12:00pm to 5pm full lunch menu
    Fri & Sat 5pm to 10pm full dinner menu.
    Sun Brunch/Lunch 11am to 4pm; 4pm to 9pm dinner
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Matt Seeber
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Call for details.
  • Special Events: We hold special dinners and tastings throughout the year and are also available for private parties.

    We have nightly specials and happy hour specials.

    Tuesday: Draft Day, $3.50 select drafts, $14 fills & refills

    Early Dining Special 5:30-6:45pm daily

    $25
    Warm Chicory Salad
    smoked bacon, blue cheese and a poached egg

    Grilled Flatiron Steak
    asparagus wrapped in prosciutto, creamy potato gratin

    House- baked Chocolate -Walnut Brownie
    served warm with vanilla ice cream am and brownie nibs

    9/18 Fall Style Beers $25 Tickets & info here-> http://heavyseasalehouse.com/product/fall-style-beers/

    10/2 Oktoberfest Tasting $25 Tickets & Info here-> http://heavyseasalehouse.com/product/oktoberfest-beer-tasting-prod/

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Central Avenue
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Heavy Seas Alehouse
Heavy Seas Alehouse is a place where sailors tell stories but pyrates make legends! It is high time fans of Heavy Seas Beer are able to experience Baltimore’s best and locally owned craft brewery in its own ship. Our menu features fresh and seasonal ingredients that we source locally whenever possible. The dishes are simple in appearance with bold and assertive flavors that stand up to the intense beers we are known for…ARRRRGGGHHHH! The Alehouse is located in the Tack Factory building and combines the charm and character of the historic space with the bold industrial elements reminiscent of the Holland Tack Factory that occupied the building for more than 90 years.
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Heavy Seas Alehouse reviews from OpenTable diners
61 reviews since April 29, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (26)good for groups (25)fit for foodies (16)vibrant bar scene (16)great for lunch (13)kid-friendly (11)special occasion (9)late-night find (6)great for brunch (6)great for outdoor dining (6)hot spot (5)romantic (4)Show More
  • What a great bar should be
    dvandreliVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I come here whenever I'm in town. Timmy the bartender is awesome, he remembered me from 3 years ago when I used to live here. I always talk about the awesome beers, food, service, and ambiance when I think fondly of one of my favorite bars in the world!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing special
    Justanotherguy
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Went there for a special occasion. Neither the staff nor the food made us feel special. Normal fair. Similar to Houlihan's, with less choices. The positive is that it is off the beaten path.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Yum!
    KateK
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food here is delicious and so are the beers! Service was a little slow, but worth the wait!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memories
    Mandy
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Invited an out of town friend there for dinner with our kids and everyone has an amazing time! Very well done!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wow
    hawk
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Had a great time love there beer and there restaurant. very friendly The food was very good and filling.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will definitely return
    Phoenix094
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Overall experience was great. Server was a little slow on drink refills and one member of the party with special dietary needs had difficulty worth getting her order for correctly, but they fixed it quickly. The fries are a must have, the smoked paprika really sets them apart.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud
    ChrisVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    You are looking for a place to have dinner conversation, forget about it. This place is very noisey. The food is not bad, but nothing special.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good beer cocktails, food just ok
    jdd21218VIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Always loved this place - we were there for its opening night - but this visit was really disappointing. Limited Monday menu wasn't noted on opentable, so a special dinner with mom turned into just oysters & apps - and waited almost an hour for those in a mostly empty bar. Friendly server, slow kitchen. It's good for what it is, but don't make our mistake of giving up reservations at Woodberry Kitchen or Brewers Art & thinking that this is in the same league.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious cocktails
    cocm
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The beer cocktails are delicious. Had a pretty good meat and cheese plate. My husband loved his burger. I had the scallops meal, which was ok although a little over-salted. That's probably what I get for ordering fancier food in an alehouse though--seems like the more casual bar-type food is better. Service was great. Had a delicious beer float for dessert, which they specially concocted for me from ingredients from two other desserts. Restaurant is decorated well with a really cool courtyard with games and picnic tables. We will return, although I'll order differently next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food great service terrible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    the food is always great and the beer fantastic. but on July 4 service was terrible. the waitress must have been also covering tables outside but she would disappear for long periods of time and forgot drink orders, etc. then we had to track her down to get the check.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday delight!
    FoodieWannabe
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    I came here for my birthday with 9 other people and had a great time! The food was pretty good, the only issue we had was that the bacon was forgotten on two of our burgers. The service was mediocre, the restaurant was basically empty yet our server would go missing for long periods of time. This is my second time coming to Heavy Seas and I really do like it, obviously the beer is great and the atmosphere is very fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Repeat customer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Heavy Seas is very convenient to where we live, and it is consistently good. We loved the duck poutine last time we were there, and were kind of sad that it wasn't on the menu any more, but we got the BBQ pork poutine, and it was also very good. For an entree I had salt roasted salmon; it's a very solid dish, with potatoes and asparagus and mini-squashes to accompany the fish. My friends both had burgers, and really enjoyed them. It was pretty busy, but not too overcrowded, and the waitstaff was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great find
    MMSGrandmaVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Bar atomsphere, but definitely not bar food. I had salmon that was delicious. Enjoyed the place.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday celebration
    EDawg
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I must say I was impressed from the start. First, management did a great job in fitting my group of 15 in without restrictions on my group is too small nor too big. Booking parties that size can be challenging in Baltimore. The food was delicious. Kobe burger was great. Service - just ok! Waitress's was a bit spacey. Nice girl though. Overall, definitely try this one! Tip- parking garage is across the street! 4 bucks, best deal in town :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique Cocktails but Limited Menu
    bohbecca23
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Though a limited/specialty menu, the food is tasty and there are very unique cocktails to sip on. It would be nice to a have a wider variety of food available on the menu and at a more reasonable price - I was disappointed in paying $4 for the "mixed greens," which arrived on a VERY small plate, but the mussels and onion rings were very delicious. The specialty cocktails seemed a tad over-priced (almost $9 for not that large of a glass), but were good. Our waitress did hook us up with a free round of shots (for 4 people) since we were there for a bachelorette party.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Beer, & Service
    Jesse
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Went out to eat for a "night-before" Father's Day dinner. Great seating option outside in the courtyard with the kids, so they wouldn't bother anybody. Food was delicious and the beer, well always tasty. Had a great night out with the family thanks to some excellent service at Heavy Seas. Not the first time we've been there, and it definitely won't be the last!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Date Night Spot
    Oklahomagriffins
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Read about Heavy Seas in the local paper and promised my husband I'd take him there for dinner. Great service, great beer selection( my husband's favorite part). We went during the week so it was not busy so our service was swift. We had the mussels --delicious. And the lamb chops and the salmon --all delicious. Would definitely return but will stick to the nights during the week. Since it's a bar I'm pretty sure it gets kind of crowded on the weekends. One small issue... We wanted to order dessert and we were told that the kitchen was closed and it wasn't even 10 o'clock. I thought they didn't close until 12mn ?!! Overall a great place just the same.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cool, historic place!
    VacationCarl
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Kobe burger was great, just a tad expensive. The Heavy Seas beers are what brought me in and they did not disappoint. Cool, historic building.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great followup to the brewery tour
    bensmom1113
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Me and my husband decided to go to the Heavy Seas Brewery Tour and realized they have their own restaurant too! Food was great! Service was great! Will definitely go back in the future!
    Special Features:
    romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great beer!!
    epicurejane
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    A wide selection of unique beers that you won't find anywhere else. Had the cask beer which is not listed on the menu, but the waitress was excellent in recommending them. When I first tried chocolate stout with another brewery, didn't like it coz it was kind of bitter but heavy seas' chocolate stout is surprisingly smooth and with a lot of layered flavor. Hush puppies were great. Definitely coming back for their burger and beer special on Thursday night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food to match beer selection
    Staceyf77
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I went to Heavy Seas Alehouse with my husband and in-laws to celebrate multiple May birthdays. The food was excellent. I got the Kobe style burger. Others got the Kobe style burger, regular burger and cuban sandwich, and they raved about their meals as well. Our server that evening was great. She was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and took great care in explaining the Heavy Seas beer selection to us. I highly recommend checking this place out!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thursday night dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    We have been to Heavy Seas before. I really like the vegetarian platter, even though I'm not a vegetarian. We also ordered the duck poutine, which was really good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First and last time here.
    spark
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    There was no hostess when we walked in and had to wait to be seated when the restaurant was empty. The food did not reach our expectations--not even the slightest. Crab cakes were flat and burnt, risotto was gross and the French fries served were all burnt pieces that tasted old. For a place that wasn't even busy, the food was very poor and the service was very slow. I will not be coming back here and will not recommend coming here either. If I could I would give it ZERO stars.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Paired!
    ChuckY1955
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Knew the name for the beer, but learned lots about great food on first visit, which will definitely not be the last... Oysters spectacular. Kobe beef burger, smoked gouda, jalopena bacon... Just spectacular. The Peg Leg stout every time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 37 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 175 reviews are from the Heavy Seas Alehouse reviews archive.
  • They've Had Better Nights...
    HappyFunMilesVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    I've had some truly wonderful meals at Heavy Seas, but they missed the mark on our most recent visit. Our server was badly overmatched, at one point pulling out her pad to take our order, then darting off to another table. She was perpetually apologetic, lamenting that "this was the busiest night we've had in months." My wife loved her rib-eye steak. They know how to do meat at Heavy Seas. My mom enjoyed her vegetarian plate, but noted the onions came out cold. My "house-made spaghetti"? Not so good. My expectations were part of the problem- I was expecting a plate of pasta. Instead, I got what was even announced by the runner as a bouillabaisse. I've had better meals at Heavy Seas. Hopefully just an off-night, not the start of a trend.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Easter Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Food was very good; just what we wanted for an Easter Brunch. Service was a little slow; might have been the Holiday team.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • monthly kids brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We went for an Easter Egg hunt as open table write up stated good for kids brunch on Easter. One of the servers told us that once a month they plan a kid friendly event. She said in May they were planning an ice cream social. It took a long time for the food to arrive, but that may have been due to the egg hunt.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Family friendly
    Keelbry
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We went to Heavy Seas for Easter brunch and had a wonderful time. The staff gave us a friendly welcome and immediately brought us to our set up table. The waitstaff was knowledgable about both the food and beer menues. The food was excellent, very we'll prepared, generous without overbearing portions. The kids menu was especially exceptional. The chicken fingers were freshly prepared and the grilled cheese was made on delicious multigrain bread. My kids loved participating in their Easter Egg hunt! We will definitely be back!!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not that great
    Motiv8r
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    I was expecting something like an Iron Hill or Victory. Not close to either in terms of service and food quality, but their beers are great!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meetup place
    JManucci
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Great to meetup with friends for a casual dinner and some good beer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great. Service was
    annon
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Food was great. Service was slow and our unknowledgeable. I think he may have been new? ?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Mover
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Had previously enjoyed a mid-afternoon stop here on a Sunday afternoon. While we enjoyed the eclectic mix of patrons and quality of the food, service was slow and the noise level was much to high to be able to enjoy a conversation. It also made it very difficult to hear our waitress. Granted, we are probably in the upper end of the age group there that night, so noise was an issue for us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great burger
    Ruxton4dinnerVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Table was ready when we arrived. Server was knowledgable and attentive but not too much so. Fun, not very expensive meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As always the bar is jumping,
    TimboVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    As always the bar is jumping, the beer is excellent, great food and the parking easy. Will come back often.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This place ROCKED my world
    onourway2BWI
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    My family and I were looking for a fun yet laidback place to eat on our way to a hotel near BWI. This place was amazing. Their beer selection was limited but what they had on there they did well (HIGHLY recommend the Heavy Seas Small Craft Warning Über Pils). Not only was the beer great, but the food was OUT OF THIS WORLD. The onion rings (which we got as an appetizer) were as big as doughnuts and just as delicious. The burger was seriously the BEST I've ever had with a very high quality meat. The Cuban sandwich was also great, although my husband and I split each of those items and he was seriously regretting that he had to part with half of his burger). Ambiance and atmosphere as well as the architecture of the building were great.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More than just great bar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    As we dug in to our meal, we had diner's remorse. We saw several meals being served that we must return to try. Oh yeah, the beer is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beer Great, Food Okay
    Tracy
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We love the environment and the beer, plus it's very kid friendly and the staff is usually very nice with our kids. Sandwiches can be hit or miss. Either pretty good or just eh. We really enjoyed the food our visit before, this time it was okay. The beer and child friendly environment is a solid 4 stars.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasantly Surprised~ dinner for 4
    mom22
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Made a last minute reservation for an impromptu Valentine's Day dinner....first time at Heavy Seas and frankly, none of us are beer drinkers so we weren't sure what to expect. Ordered Margaritas from the bar that were horrible, but our waiter was gracious and realized that the bartender left out a key ingredient. He was great, and fixed things quickly. We ordered a bunch of appetizers to share... Had the meat/cheese plate, raw oysters, steamed mussels, hushpuppies. Everything was delicious and we even ordered 2 more rounds of oysters & another meat/cheese plate. The combination of delicious food and truly exceptional service made it a surprisingly great evening. Would definitely go back. Wish I got the waiter's name. He was awesome.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Night Out
    BabyIToldYaSo
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We had an amazing time. There was a wide variety of foods on the regular menu and a lots of fun drinks.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good management but
    SassyCupcake
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I went and found that the lines to the taps were dirty. It left a butter taste in the beverages. Waiter was nice but forgot 1/3 of my meal. Manager was nice and comped an item off the tab. Overall, it is a rough neighborhood, and if you werent going for the beer, you probably shouldn't
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic