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Taps: 41 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
1 Riverview Ave
phone: (410) 573-1996
(Place added by: sideshowrob)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 8
Reviews by BeerSox:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Not in the middle of nowhere, but not exactly on the beaten path either. Be sure to check the driving route before heading out. It's not difficult, but I can see people being easily confused. Parking right at the building is very thin, especially when it's busy, but there is a lot of parking along Riverview Ave. The building itself is somewhat plain on the outside, with a large sign with a red maltese cross. The place isn't hard to spot once you're on the correct road.
Going inside you're surrounded by a mostly wood interior. A long bar is on the left, along with booths on the right. Tables sit in the middle. A couple arcade games are toward the back, I noticed one was equipped with a plastic rifle. I never identified the game, but I don't think it was Pacman. Large widescreen LCD TVs are strung up around the walls - behind the bar and above the booths.
The place can get somewhat loud when it's busy, especially when the TVs have sports on and the college sports fans make it in. It can be about average for a bar when it's busy: you don't have to scream but it's not the best for a conversation. Still, I enjoyed the atmosphere. It's the perfect place to hang out with friends to catch a game or just catch up.
The beer selection was expansive, but nothing rare or spectacular. There was still a great selection of "microbrews" on the menu, local to Maryland but reaches out as far as California. There is also a draft section for imported beers like Guinness. Don't expect a Belgian Quad, they mostly have English styles (which is fine... not every bar needs to be a globetrotter). There is also a selection of the bigger domestics like Budweiser. I was a little dissapointed when about five of the beers I requested weren't available. I don't know if this is a regular occurrence, or if it was just bad timing. The price per pint was reasonable, with a little over $5 per glass.
The food is bar food. Fries, burgers, sandwiches, chicken fingers, etc. Nothing fancy but also very enjoyable.
Overall, a good place to come and hang out, and maybe watch some sports. There is a good selection of beer, but if you want something extreme or rare you're better off going into or up to Baltimore. To be fair, not all places need to be like that, and I think this bar serves its purpose well. Recommended.
03-22-2009 03:00:12 |
More by BeerSox
More User Reviews:
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Too far from the main tourist area to walk to, decent draft beer selection, good pub style food, attentive and knowledge staff. Parking lot. The interior design is nothing great, except all the patches on the walls. It is better than it looks from the outside.
04-15-2013 22:19:07 |
More by TheFunGuy
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$
Stopped by with some coworkers for lunch a couple of times and really enjoyed the pub food so we decided to head over for happy hour a few weeks later. Had a great time and really enjoyed the fine selection of brew....we ordered a couple of pitchers and sat down to kick off our weekend on a Friday night. Things were great until we got the tab....our pitchers were waaayyy overpriced....even by Annapolis standards! Can't remember what we were drinking but we were all expecting a tab that was about 1/3 lower than it was. And the pitchers were the small ones...not your usual "pitcher size pitcher" if that makes sense. And these were supposed to be happy hour prices too! Oh well, not a bad place....and like everyone else said above, the selection is pretty good, but if you stop by this local watering hole be sure to bring plenty of cheese!
11-24-2012 23:47:15 |
More by HarryPotHead
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
Bar with stellar beer selection dedicated to Firemen and Police Officers. Crowds range from firemen and cops to average joes to state legislators. A good friendly joint in Annapolis with no pretentious attitude. I'd estimate close to 150 beers available. Food is decent too. Try the Ladder 13, proceeds go to FDNY Widows Fund. Service is consistently good.
If you are in town on 9-11, stop by first thing in the AM for the annual toast. The bar offers specials all day,commemorative T-shirts and a Firemen heavy crowd. They offer a free champagne toast at the exact times the towers fell on 9-11 to all in the bar.
12-15-2008 01:27:14 |
More by BJDuty
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
I stopped in here Tuesday 7/17/07 for a quick bite to eat as I was travelling through the area. It has the quintessential 'neighborhood local bar' vibe. It is thoroughly decorated in Americana style, while Frampton followed by Don Henley followed by Fogerty set the mood for my visit.
There is plenty to do between all the TVs, dart boards and video games (Golden Tee, etc...)
There are approx. 50 taps lined up along the bar, which creates a rather impressive display. I am always skeptical about tap lines when I see something like that. With so many selections, I would have appreciated a 10 oz or 12 oz serving glass. Since only pints are available I sampled two of their offerings: DFH 60-minute and Brewer's Art Resurrection. There's nothing especially exotic, but its a nice offering. My DFH complimented my burger very well.
The menu is a rather limited list of bar-food staples. I did, however, have a very tasty cheeseburger and some really good broccoli-cheese soup. The service was friendly and attentive.
07-19-2007 02:31:00 |
More by guzzle211
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$
Heroes is a great little out of the way bar in Annapolis, Maryland. It is well off the main tourist trails, so most of the people that make their way here are locals or those who looked a little harder.
They have an impressive array of taps, about 50. They are all lined up on one single section of bar, so it is pretty cool to look down the line of handles.
The place is fairly roomy and pretty open, though it can get crowded on a weekend night. The food is average, typical pub fare. The service has always been friendly and helpful.
01-02-2007 21:09:58 |
More by beveritt
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $
I'm lucky to be living so close to such a rare treat... Heroes Pub - located in the "middle of nowhere" just outside of Annapolis. This bar has 48 taps with a surprisingly great selection, including local stuff like Brewers Art, Fordham, etc. I'm always a fan of Boddingtons on tap too.
They've got a great atmosphere in honor of our American Heroes, namely Firefighters, but also our military and sports legends.
The food and service is top notch and some "local food" specialties make it even better.
Dart boards, keno, and a handful of TVs make it a great place to watch the game and relax after a day of work. It's a different atmosphere than the downtown bars like Ram's Head, Davis Pub, Galway Bay, the Boatyard, etc... although they're all unique too - this is definetly a local hang. It's a small place with a great beer selection and the live music is generally pretty good and not too loud. If only bars in Maryland were smoke free.
09-07-2006 17:43:57 |
More by Hollister
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4
Heroes is a local hangout in Annapolis. The place is steeped in Fireman/E911 memorabilia. It's pretty far off the beaten path, and no tourist will accidentally stumble across it. They have two dart boards, live music on weekends, and a good barfood menu. The staff are all friendly and attentive.
The beer selection is pretty shocking for such an out-of-the-way place. They normally have several DogfishHead, Brewers Art and Fordam brews on tap, including the 90 minute IPA, DFH's Imperial IPA. A few of the other craft taps rotate, and there's usually something new to try. Taps tend to be Mid-Atlantic in origin. The place boasts 48 tap lines, which seems accurate. They rarely are out of anything. Only real complaint is that the taps are on the wrong side of the bar, and the beer list is updated about once a year. You need sharp eyes to see everything they have. For those familiar with the area, the tap selection is reminiscent of Max's, but a lot closer to home.
07-02-2004 00:18:41 |
More by sideshowrob
Heroes Pub in Annapolis, MD
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