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Taps: 12 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery, Store ]
105 E College Ave
phone: (443) 859-8412
(Place added by: lackenhauser on 01-02-2010)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 13 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I love places that can do both beer and food well. This is one of those places.
They're located near Salisbury University in a nondescript stripmall-ish building. But once you step in the door, you get a sense of their commitment. They have a bar on one side and a bottle shop on the other with varied seating in between.
The tap list is solid with several from the local Evolution and several other great choices. We went with the Evolution IPA to go local. But I was very tempted by the Ballast Point Dorado.
And the menu is fantastic with some great pizza and wing options. We went with the Asian sesame wings and a white pizza with chicken and roasted garlic. Both were very good.
Good beer and good food! This is definitely a place I go back to.
10-06-2013 11:16:36 |
More by GJ40
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75 | $$$
Maybe i'm just cheap but the food is a little pricey, however the pizza and wings are worth every penny. The beer on tap is always different and they have plenty of weekly specials. The seating is a little cramped when it is crowded which is a good sign they are doing something right. They have done what they can to expand the seating so I can't complain, they are balancing an pizzeria with an ample bottle shop. Their wine/bottle shop has a good selection at comparable prices.
09-06-2013 00:15:27 |
More by mkdzimiera
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5 | $$
Pretty nice, laid back and fun atmosphere,
The service was great, out bartender was really helpful. When we first got there he would talk to us like we did not know much about beer, explaining more basic things to us. Once he saw that I knew a lot, he got a lot more in depth. Good adaptation.
They have a lot of the local beers, and a few others. Not an insane selection, not many bottles. Pretty much all good beer though. Plus, nitro and firkin.
The food was amazing. Their pizza is great, some of the best crust I have ever had.
Overall, can't wait to go back.
06-23-2013 21:53:03 |
More by MrBoh
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Fairly easy to find, near campus, with plenty of parking.
Atmosphere is open and kind of industrial/woodsy on the bar side. 12 taps going, with lots of EVO as expected. Pizza dominates the menu, with several interesting offerings. Crab and roasted asparagus was incredibly good.
Friendly, unobtrusive staff that seemed to know and care about their product.
Well worth a stop if you are in the area. Nice bottle shop in the same storefront (what a great concept) and good coffee to boot.
Make sure you check out the men's room. Well decorated.
01-11-2012 17:54:30 |
More by beer2day
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
A pint or two at Evo and off to Specific Gravity. No food on my mind, just beer.
Atmosphere: Despite two separately labelled entrances, the bar and store are one conjoined room. The restaurant to the right includes a full bar with 10-15 beers on tap. The bottle shop side focuses on wine and beer with beer on the far left wall and coolers.
Quality: Plenty of slate and stonework, along with an unfinished floor, gives the place an industrial feel. Servers greeted me but it tok a while for someone to ring me up.
Service: People were there but a little harried. I had a few minutes to contemplate my purchase before someone arrived to ring me up. I received no help while shopping.
Selection: Good selection, Locals are plentiful, including Eastern Shore, Stillwater, Evolution and Dogfish Head. A few Firestone Walker and New Belgium bottles were around as well. I went with a bottle of Stillwater/Mikkeller Our Side, an Eastern Shore St. Michael's Ale (no, I didn't learn my lesson) and a Sahtea.
Food: Wood ovens and pizza were a speciality but I didn't eat.
08-26-2011 03:07:10 |
More by akorsak
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Visited July 2011:
If I lived in the area, this would be my regular hang out. I visited on a Wednesday evening and the place was packed, I actually had a tough time finding a seat. The place had a very nice buzz to it. The service was good and the food was much better than I had expected. I tried a couple of the apps and 2 different pies and everything was well made and very good. As for the beer, I was focused on trying the Evolution beers since, as far as I know, have not made it to Atlanta yet. I tried the Exile ESB as well as the Primal Pils. Both were served appropriately and very tasty. Overall, a very good selection of beers and very good food with reasonable prices. If I ever find myself back in the area, I will make a point of stopping in.
07-27-2011 23:52:04 |
More by PhillyStyle
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
The atmosphere is very relaxed, and maybe what you might also call "cheap chic." My wife and I heard about this place in Salisbury that has fresh-made pizzas and craft beer--which, on the Eastern Shore (Delmarva Peninsula) is a big, big deal. So, clearly, we had to go.
I don't know anyone in his or her right mind that can turn down a fresh made pie, which, believe me, is hard to find in the rural south. Add to that the possibilty of some craft beer selections, and you've pretty much got a de facto winner.
The service was very good. When we were there, they had a host of EVO beers on tap, along with a few other choices. I had an EVO ESB (okay, nothing terribly impressive), and attempted to order a Brooklyn Concoction, and proceeded to get into a debate with our server over whether I really wanted it or not. She ended up only allowing myself and my wife to each have a sample of it--I tried and tried to order a full glass to no avail. You can argue that is bad service, but I have to admire a server that sticks to his or her guns (incidentally, Brooklyn Concoction is certainly... different). The server was very familiar with both beer and food selections.
The quality of the food was a bit better than mediocre--our pizza was fresh made, but burned on the bottom (New York/ thin style), and very, very greasy (which isn't totally bad). But the quality of beer selection was pretty good. I found some Buffalo Bill's Orange Blossom Cream Ale and some St. Barnardus, which really, really made my weekend. They also had selections from Stone, DFH, Oskar Blues and more.
It's difficult to argue against the value of a commodity that is rare in one's neck of the woods, so I would say that, despite any shortcomings, Specific Gravity is a total godsend.
07-22-2011 18:51:49 |
More by Kuromaru
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$
OK! My 2 cents!
GREAT selection of craft beer, and constantly rotated. Food is good, but the pizzas are small for the $$.
The biggest downside: PRICE In this small town I can't really see paying $7 for a pint of Hopslam, or similar brew. Of course you usually can't get these kinds of beers on tap anywhere else in town. Maybe it is just me, I have difficulty spending about $35 (with tip) for 4 pints, two each for my wife and I. Another minus: when it is busy it is very noisy, with just 3 long plank tables, and metal walls and ceilings there is no sound absorption.
Pluses: They do have EVO for $3 for happy hour, 3-7, and that is less expensive then the brewery!! Also the place is clean!
For DFH go to Flavors Italian Grill downtown, they usually have 4-5 on tap there, but the bathrooms are consistently pretty filthy, such that my wife won't go there anymore.
02-25-2011 20:41:17 |
More by glmccready
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
After having a couple at Evolution Brewing Company we had some time to kill so we cruised over to Specific Gravity for some wings, pizza and another pint. the Selection of Beer is very good with no crap on tap and the atmosphere is casual and relaxed. I took a stroll around the bottle shop which is connected to the Pizzaria which had a very decent selection of Brews including Lagunitas, Stone, Brooklyn, Evolution, Dogfish head and many others.
Our service was very friendly and quick which was exactly what we needed and the Black and Blue pizza was served hot. The steak was so tender and the blue cheese was mild and tasty w/ a nice addition of onion. The wings were cooked well and the Honey Chipotle sauce was sweet with a minimal amount of heat. I would come back based on the beer selection alone, but the food and service were what sealed the deal
09-21-2010 18:44:56 |
More by Slatetank
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
First of all let me say that this place is smack dab in the middle of a college town where craft beer in general isnt huge. However, this place is awesome, its owned by the owners of Evo, a pretty legit brewery in delaware. They have 12 craft beers on tap which alternate from time to time. Very diverse selection too, with everything from stone self righteous, to ommegang chocolate indulgence, to magic hat wacko. All of the employees were really nice and a lot of fun to talk to. It was a really chill place with a great atmosphere, great people, great music, great beer, and great pizza. What more could you want?
05-11-2010 02:13:49 |
More by mjw2808
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