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About Alewife

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.

21 N Eutaw Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:
Tu-Fri 4PM-late
Sat-Sun 11:30AM-late

Cross Street:
W. Fayette Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 545-5112

Website:
http://alewifebaltimore.com/

Parking Details:
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.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Alewife Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

3.9

ambience

3.9

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

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Hot Spot (8)
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Cozy (4)
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Great for Lunch (3)
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People Watching (2)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 7, 2018

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Happy Hour
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 5, 2018

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 2, 2018

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.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 2, 2018

When we first got there it was not crowded, but service was still slow. At 7pm they were out of two appetizers and 2 beers that we ordered (order, wait........, then come back to say they're out...). Food was acceptable. BUT, 3 of us got sick that night.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We really enjoyed our pre-show dinner at Alewife. The service and food/beverages were very good. It put us in a good mood to start the night.

Tags: Great Beer, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent dinner! Potsticker appetizer was great and both the sausage platter and Monty (pork sandwich) were very good. Extensive beer selection. Service was very good even on New Year's Eve and at the end of a Raven's game when it was very crowded.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Late-night Find
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great beer menu. Great service. Perfect spot if you are heading to a show at Everyman Theatre or the Hippodrome.

Tags: Great Beer, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We enjoyed the fish & chips & wide beer selection. Nice pub like atmosphere & very attentive server.

Tags: Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Great Beer, Authentic
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Horrible wait staff; Horrible food; Intrusive music

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Super convenient to the Hippodrome. Great food and service, but it the noise level was very high. Hard to have a conversation at a table for six. Probably would not be an issue with a smaller party.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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. :)

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Our server was rude. Order was messed up and took a long time to fix. Very loud. I wouldn't go back again.

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·Dined on December 7, 2017

The food was great - our group had the 50-50 burger and nachos, we ate every bite! The atmosphere was warm & cozy, the service was terrific!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 5, 2017

My son and I had a great dinner there before a show. The burger is fantastic. Beer selection it very good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We made reservations for dining after a show at the hippodrome theater. We were seated in a quiet area, away from the bar. The staff was really nice and provided excellent service. The food was very good. We ordered fish & chips, and shrimp tacos.

Tags: Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Authentic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Double date to Lion King at hippodrome

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Fun, Quick Bite
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great place before a show at the Hippodrome. Giant beer selection.

Tags: People Watching, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Seasonal
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Disappointing dinner. Menu reads well, execution lacking. Couple of apps reminded of frozen food from Costco. Understaffed mealtime meant slow service. Dish clearing was an afterthought.

Alewife has slipped for unknown reasons.

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 22, 2017

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

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 21, 2017

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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Ate at Alewife before seeing The Lion King at the Hiipodrome. Very convenient location. Menu was much improved from our last visit, a couple years ago. More choices and better pricing.

Tags: Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 20, 2017

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.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 20, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Casual, Great Beer
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

It was a very loud and the staff seemed disorganized. Food was just okay and beer list was not updated on menu or chalkboard.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Awesome owner checked in on us to see if we liked the new dishes he was trying. Obviously cares a lot about the quality of his restaurant.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 16, 2017

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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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Good food, great beer list, fun atmosphere, good location for theater going, all in all a good time!

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