American Food

Downtown Baltimore: Alewife

Unfortunately, Alewife is now closed.

On a Friday evening for dinner, my friend Nicole and I were looking to grab a burger and a beer and just catch up. If you’re looking for a burger in Baltimore, many are familiar with Abbey Burger which is constantly being written up as the best burger in Baltimore. And if you want plenty of options, that’s a great spot. But when you’re craving a a great burger, and you don’t feel like building it yourself, Alewife is worth a visit. It’s also one of the many spots in Baltimore that I have a City Dining Card for.



After sitting down and looking over the impressive drink menu, seriously this place is worth a visit for its beer list alone. My friend and I each decided to get the burger. I got it because I know how awesome it is, she probably got it because I hyped it up all day long. The Smoke Burger is 11oz of beef topped with smoked gouda, gruyere, bacon, caramelized onion, and chipotle aioli on a brioche bun. And if that burger isn’t amazing enough on its own, it comes with a side of duck fat fries. This burger is so juicy and packed with delicious smoky flavors. It’s hands down my favorite burger in Baltimore.

The Smoke Burger

The Smoke Burger

Inside The Smoke Burger

Inside The Smoke Burger

If you’re looking for a notable beer list and a great burger, I’d highly recommend Alewife.

Alewife is located at 21 North Eutaw Streetdowntown Baltimore.

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  1. Love the smoke burger, but it still comes up short against the crosstown burger at Hamilton Tavern. Definitely add it to your list to try.


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