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Alewife is a gastropub in the heart of Charm City. We serve 40 taps of world-class craft beer, curated bottles and kick-ass food. Alewife is conveniently located directly across from The Hippodrome Theater, next door to the Everyman Theater, and a short walk from Oriole Park at Camden Yards, First Mariner Arena, The Baltimore Convention Center, and M&T Bank Stadium.
Baltimore, MD 21201
Hours of Operation:
W. Fayette Street
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
In addition to metered street parking there are three parking facilities within one square block of Alewife. The Avalon Parking Garage on Baltimore Street, the Hippodrome Parking Garage on Greene Street or the Apex Garage on N. Eutaw Street.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Alewife Ratings and Reviews
So disappointed in our visit. This used to be one of our favorite places to go as the food & beer list were always amazing. Sadly, we probably won’t be returning here as this visit (and one prior) were so disappointing. The beer list was not at all impressive or unique and didn’t offer a good variety of options like you would hope. We started with nachos which had very little flavor at all. The fish & chips and the chicken sandwich were nothing creative or memorable. Our bill was way too high for food & drinks that weren’t good.
Visited the Alewife before a show at the Everyman Theater. Food and drinks were very good. It was much quieter and slower pre-show for this performance than when the Hippodrome is having a show which made for very nice ambiance. Service and food were good as always.
Best shrimp taco ever! Went there for dinner before theater, outstanding craft beer selection and both her dinners were excellent. Would definitely return. Waitress very friendly and helpful. Only issue, she was the only waitress working and we had a little issue getting our check and we needed to leave for the show.
They had run out of the only 2 dishes on the menu I was interested in (stuffed acorn squash and kale salad), and the waitress didn't bother to tell me that what I wanted was unavailable until after I asked for it. I was looking for something relatively healthy so when the squash and salad weren't available (no other salad on the menu except an iceberg wedge -blech), I ended up getting the squash soup, which was watery and salty and tasted like it came out of a box.
Food was hit or miss. The 50-50 burger was excellent. The shrimp tacos were over-filled, only one had sauce on it, and there was way to much breading on the shrimp. The squash soup was very good. Service was OK. The tables were not preset with spoons and anytime anyone in the room we were in ordered soup they had to ask for a spoon.
I have eaten at Alewife before. The food is decent; the service could be much better. On this occasion, loud rock-n-roll music was playing during dinner hour (6:30). I like rock-n-roll, but this was loud, aggressive, in-your-face rock-n-roll, not suitable for background music for dining. It was so unpleasant that we left without eating and instead went to Forno's next door, for a much quieter environment where we could enjoy eating and talking to each other.
Interesting eclectic menu, but when we were there at 7:30p on a Saturday, they were out of every dish we ordered..... and the beers we wanted to order too :( Our host & server were very nice and polite, unfortunately there was a very rude waitress who bit my head off when I was looking for the bathroom. Very cool atmosphere, they just need to get their act together.
The service here was very good and friendly. The location when one is going to the Hippodrome can't be beat. The food was good, but not extraordinary. I do like the fact that this is a former bank. The one complaint I have is that my dining partner and I wanted to have a conversation and the staff seated a table of 7 with small children right next to us in a small room. The noise level was such that we could not hear each other.
This wasn't our first visit to Alewife but it had been a while. We went before seeing a show at the Hippodrome, and were very pleased that it was still a good time. We sat in one of the vaults right off the main room which was cool, and good for chatting. We told them that we were going to the show & they were great about getting us out in plenty of time. The food was really good especially the House French Dip and the Fish & Chips. We had a couple of stouts off the beer menu (which is big) and they were both good - but I don't remember which ones they were. We would definitely recommend them though. :)
Staff was very attentive. We ate before a show at Hippodrome and they were able to seat us, feed us and get us to the show in plenty of time. Restaurant was a tad dark and my French dip sandwich was ok. My husband had the lobster pot pie which he enjoyed and another in our group had shrimp tacos which he liked. Not the top of the line but beer selection was good and experience overall was satisfactory. Casual atmosphere. Very convenient to the Hippodrome.
My first visit to Alewife. I picked it because of its proximity to the Hippodrome. The beer menu is extensive. The food menu was short, BUT our party ordered the fish & chips - it was exceptional! Crispy, light batter with flaky fish and good fries. We also ordered the fried chicken sandwich. It was very good. My favorite was the Monty. Pulled pork on sour dough toast was delicious. The side of pickled cabbage stole the show!
Good service & cozy dining room made for a very nice pre-theatre dinner.
The server was very busy with multiple tables making him inattentive, but he was friendly despite seeming a bit overwhelmed. The food was tasty but the fish and chips arrived at the table cold. Great selection of craft beer, would recommend this place for drinks.
Reservation made this easy! Food was good -- shrimp tacos were great, pepperoni pizza mac could've used a bit more pepperoni. Service was fast. Easy for pre-show at the Hippodrome. It's a bit loud in the seating area, so just be prepared for that. Overall, great atmosphere!
Excellent selection of craft beer. Interesting menu options, but very tasty, not your run-of-the-mill burger place. Service was outstanding .... Prompt, attentive and not intrusive. She recommended a excellent beer based on what I tasted/drank earlier. Across from the Hippodrome. Easy to find, parking near by and made sure we were ready for the show. Would drive the 40-45 minutes again just to eat/ dronk here.
We popped in before seeing a show at the Hippodrome with our two kids. The food was delicious and the service quick and responsive. They change the menu often and we were not disappointed with the selections. The steak frites were incredible, and were cooked perfectly. My son had the pepperoni macaroni and cheese and we all enjoyed the fried burrata.
Quick dinner before a show at the Hippodrome. It has been some time since we have been to Alewife and there have been menu changes. We were hoping for a simple burger and cocktail and we had to pickle through the menu to find something so simple. The French Dip was good but came with no side. The Chicken sandwich was good, too, but it felt like we were settling since we didn’t find what we were craving (and remembering from prior delicious visits). And then the biggest disappointment - no dessert!! We saw another table order the nachos and they looked delicious.
We were seated right away. The waiter was knowledgeable of all the food and drink. He had a lot of tables to manage, but did a fine job of staying on top of our needs. Had the best manhatten here! I strongly recommend trying one of their creative cocktails. One person had the felafal burger and I'm not sure if it was as good as expected. I had the monty which was amazing. Strongly recommend.
Nachos for appetizer was good. Food for entrees were bleh.
Fish in fish & chips was "wet and slimy". Chicken sandwich was described as tasty like paper. Picked the restaurant because it was across the street from Hippodrome. Not a great choice for food. Didn't try the beers ; we were there with the kids
The Alewife has interesting bar food.....quirky and pretty tasty. However....most everything is deep fried so it ends up being quite heavy. I would love to see a few more healthy options as we always go pre-theater and the heavy food is not the best when sitting for hours afterwards, at the Hippodrome. The atmosphere is interesting and the service is always good.....a nice neighborhood spot.
Coming from the DC area during rush hour, we got stuck in traffic and missed our reservation. Not wanting to miss dinner before the show at the Hippodrome, we asked the hostess if there was any chance we could eat in the half hour remaining before the curtain. The accommodating hostess, superb server, and speedy kitchen got us fed and out the door with time to spare. The food was excellent. I only wish we'd had the time to enjoy it at a leisurely pace instead of gulping it down. I will definitely return to Alewife the next time I'm in Baltimore.
Went there before show at Hippodrome (across the street). Great selection of brews, and excellent appetizers (we didn't order entrees). Service was excellent. Had curried acorn squash soup, some potstickers that were unlike any we've ever seen (they were fantastic), and nachos with fresh jalapeno slices, where everything was very fresh and delicious. Shared a flight of beer and had two more--all fabulous. Will definitely go again.
Pre-theater....food was so delayed coming out, we had to wolf it down in order to make the show. I understand the crunch, but pre-theater is their bread and butter,so they should have it down by now. Waiter was apologetic, and took off 15%, but it wasn’t his fault.
Pot stickers were good, butternut squash soup was awful, lobster Mac and cheese was amazing!
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