Sunday, 2 July 2006

Brewpub Review: Capitol City Brewing

Capitol City Brewing in Baltimore, MD
Rating: C

Atmosphere was nice. Very nice view of the harbor and Federal Hill. It was happy hour, so pints were $3 and appetizers were half-off.

Quality of the beers was hit or miss. I was a fan of the porter, and the bitter, but the APA was off the mark, I thought, and the taste of the Amber I tried from a friend's glass was unimpressive.

Service was good, prompt, helpful. No complaints.

Selection: All of the Capitol City standards were available, but they had "just" run out of the hefe weizen, so the only other non-standard-lineup beer was the Bull Run Bitter.

Food was very unimpressive. To be fair, they give free soft pretzels and the crab bruschetta we got as an appetizer was okay (if salty), but our entrees were... well, i'll say it: bad. We ordered the bratwurst and the seafood quesadilla. Both were dripping in oil from the cheap cheese that had been used. The quesadilla had nearly no seafood or vegetables in it - all I could taste was cheese and tortilla. Very disappointing, especially since it cost $12. Don't come here for the food - or order an appetizer (half price during happy hour) to share and enjoy that and the free pretzels.

Reviewed on: 07-03-2006 03:29:57

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