Old Town Pour House - Gaithersburg

4.3
311 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Top tags:
  • Great Beer
  • Live Sports
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
Old Town Pour House - Gaithersburg has a heavy focus on craft beer, offering 120 draft handles with 90 local and global beers, and a knowledgable and passionate staff. The menu is developed by VP Executive Chef Paul Katz and features American classics with a twist.

The restaurant and bar has 7,966 square-feet of indoor space, with an additional 1,511 square-feet available outside on the patio.

The Gaithersburg location showcases our popular copper-inlayed bars and tables, custom-milled dark woodwork, high ceilings, and operable windows opening up to the outdoor patio space.

Guests are invited to enjoy any and all sports games with the expansive audio/visual system including numerous HDTVs and 3 large 110" video walls.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American, Gastro Pub
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 2am
Friday : 11:30am - 3am
Saturday : 11am - 3am
Sunday : 11am - 2am
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Phone number
(301) 963-6281
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Wine
What 311 People Are Saying
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OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The hostess sat us very quickly. Our server was very attentive and to all. The manager is very personable. All have good smiles!

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RW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

I've been to Old Town numerous times and never had an experience like this.

First, we had a dinner reservation for a party of four. Not a bar reservation. Yet, we were seated at a high-top table right behind the bar, with TVs dominating our field of view. How do you have a dinner conversation at this table?

Second, I've been here during sporting events before, but the TV volume made conversations (by the bar) difficult. It had the ambiance and echo of being in a stadium or arena. Unusual given my previous experience.

Third, we requested a new table away from the bar. Either intentionally or not, we were seated at a high-top table (again, we had dinner plans - I don't usually sit bar height for dinner)...in the dark. Literally. The bulbs or wiring was bad in the overhead lighting above where we were seated. The hostess said at least we wouldn't have the glare of the TVs. Yes, we're in our 40's, but the menus were unreadable without pulling out our phones.

The good
The food was good. We got The Works appetizer for the four of us then the couples split appetizers for dinner (very good). Finally, the dessert was great.

Clearly the beer selection is a big draw for this place. Unfortunately, a specific beer on the wall (one of my favorites) was kicked, but remained on the wall and I was notified after (what seemed like) a long time after ordering. The female members of our party felt ignored by our waitress (ignored twice at drink orders).

We first came to Old Town on the second night of soft-opening a couple of years ago and had been back at least 8 times since (and it's about a 40 min drive from our house), enjoying each visit, but this one. There are too many other choices and we will likely not return.

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ME
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Good Beer Garden atmosphere. Bobby, our waiter, was unobtrusive but always there when we were thirsty.

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d
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

To say this place is overpriced would be going very easy on them. There are other places around this that are a better value for your money and similar service and food offerings. Go to Ted's Bulletin right next door for better food, and Coastal Flats for a better bar. The Pour House shamelessly charges way too much for cocktails and doesn't list their prices so buyer beware, you will get gouged here and the food is nothing special. I think this place is struggling to be relevant at the Downtown Crown and it should be gone in the next year, if it were up to me, it would be gone now.

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AK
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

I’ve been to Pour house several times. This was first time I had a bad service. The place was empty. I ordered iced tea but got a warm tea with no ice. Took awhile to find our server to order a glass of ice. My shrimp(shrimp taco) was not fully cooked, was not opaque like my friend’s taco.

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KJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

loud with all of the tvs playing sports, but food was great. the five of us in our party had a cross-section of food and everyone agreed it was very good.

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H
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

This place would be so much better with decent service. It has all these great tvs but no sound playing for any of the sports games. It does not make sense - do you want to be a sports bar or a night club? pick one

The been list never changes except for a few limited rotationals on a list that they always seem to be out of. The rest is mass produced fake "craft" beer.

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AL
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

One meal was incorrect, and didn't re-arrive until after the others finished dining. No apology, something quick to eat or drink while waiting, and didn't seem to expedite the replacement. Meal was ok. Beer selection good, but priced higher than others in area. I think it falls into the area of I'd go if a bunch of friends were going, but wouldn't plan a meal there again.

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A
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

This place offers a good ambience. Menu is good as far as a sports bar goes. Variety of craft beer selection. The waiter was excellent. However the manager who was controlling the programming of sport games was not cooperative to put the local sports team's live game (Washington Wizards vs Toronto Raptor) on the large screen. I was pretty shocked that a college football game from Mississippi was on all different screens. After 20 minutes of waiting, he eventually managed to stream the game Wizards game on two of the small tv screens in the middle. I explained to him if he could at least offer one of the large screens to stream the local live game which is pretty much expected from a local sports bar. ( so that we can hear the game as well) He refused. For that reason, I rated the place lower than expected.

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JG
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Seated right away (thanks Open Table!). Service was very prompt and attentive throughout the evening. Food choices were great, food itself was delicious and well-timed. Awesome beer selections! Lots of TVs for sports. Biggest complaint was the noise -- on a busy Friday evening, the place was packed and we had to raise our voices to be heard.

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l
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and decor. Service was a little slow but it was a Saturday night during prime time dinner and college football playing on the tvs. They were packed in pretty tight inside. They do have outside seating as well if you are looking for a more quite and you can still see tvs playing the games. If you are looking for craft beers they have have an ample amount but if looking for standard cheap bar beer look elsewhere.

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S
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have fun every time we visit. Service is always excellent, food is consistently good, and lots of sports to watch. And, cannot forget the beer choices. Something for everyone.

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l
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Sat outside, very comfortable. Just needs more lighting

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E
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is by far my favorite sports bar. I would be there every Saturday and Sunday for football if I could. The food is great. But, the beer selection is what really tops it all off.

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AC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Noise level worse than usual resulting from an impromptu additional person at the party next to us. Unfortunately the gentleman was very LOUD resulting in a headache for me trying to focus on my friends' conversation. Definitely not somewhere I would come for a romantic date or to have quiet conversation.

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ML
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

We made a reservation but when we arrived they did not have a table for us. In addition when we asked if the beer was served in a pint glass he said yes, when really each beer arrived in a 10oz sniffer. The server then told us that was 16oz!!!???

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LD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent as always. Sat in one of the horseshoe booths for the first time--Benches were terrible and need replacing.

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PO
Washington DC
88 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

UNHAPPY - 16.00 Burgers? WTF they are okay not that special, not waygu beef and overpriced, cmon man! Also the happy hour selection of beer is really weak. Smoked chicken wings are excellent. I thiink they were really understaffed at the bar area, had to flag down my bartender waiter for EVERYTHING, refills on water, nice but too busy, should have had 1-2 more wait staff on that bar.

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CN
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were yelling a bit trying to hear each other. Otherwise everyone enjoyed themselves.

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T
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Tooooooo loud. But great food & staff! Can’t hear the servers. They can’t hear me!!

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NJ
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time sitting outside. Our waitress was very accommodating when part of our party couldn’t make it. She was also very attentive to our food and drink needs. The menu has enough variety that everyone can find something they like to eat.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Waitress discouraged the cocktail someone in our party wanted, killing the mood, so none were ordered. Hamburger appears to be from a frozen patty (any brew pub should be better than that; should be freshly hand-formed from grass-fed beef), they forgot the bacon for the burger, and then never delivered it after informed of the mistake. Burger had taste of chili powder; the cook apparently wasn’t careful with utensils. Fish tacos were struggling at best. Wings were decent, and filet sliders were good. Overall, pretty weak performance.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The waiter was great and the outside seating was nice.

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LM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

It was a great night out so crowded. I would have given a 4 rating since drinks and food were good. 3 rating given since service was slow due to the busy section. We will definitely go again and we appreciate that we were able to bring our dog.

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p
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Less than stellar, the staff was not very attentive , it wasn’t super busy and it took 40 minutes for 3 burgers and a flat bread . I am not sure why they felt the need to crank up the music at 7:45 to the level that made it a struggle to hear someone across the table. Doubtful I will go back for food

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F
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Floor was covered in food scraps from children. Service was non existent, burgers came out cold (eventually). Really was not the experience we were hoping for a tap house. Very disappointed for a date night.

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MB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice location quiet afternoon ... nice selection

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OT
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The service and selection of beers and ciders was impressive. But I wasn’t super impressed with the food. Not a lot of healthy non-bar-like choices. But I suppose that’s their thing. The duck nachos was really good. The mussels were not the most flavorful, but still nicely cooked.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Appetizers came out soggy

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Way overcooked my Impossible burger, asked for no cheese and it came on a brioche bun (which isn’t vegan - this is a plant-based burger and they have no way to order it fully plant-based - i.e. no dairy/eggs), and the place is super loud.

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JA
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I like the helpful servers who encourage you to taste before ordering your beer/cider

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SM
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location and not really crowded like other restaurants in the area as they seem to space tables out more.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great as usual but the menu needs to be enhanced. More vegan or pescatarian choices would be great.

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PW
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant. Food is great, and my husband likes the beer choices. I had an awesome Mojito. We’ll definitely keep going back!

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S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Loved the outdoor seating but we were lost in the shuffle from the start. Had to go to hostess stand after waiters walked passed us with no contact for 10-15 minutes. Doesn't compare to Coastal Flats across the street but we wanted to try out something different. Food was just okay. Ribs weren't very tender and the salad that we asked to come out before but came with the meal spent a little too much effort on looking creative and not much on substance. Fries were really good!

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AG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and service.

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VD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jared is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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T
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Love the food. Could us better appetizers tho. Great service. Drinks. A bit noisy but the energy was great!

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k
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Only came to try the variety of beers. Great selection. Staff was helpful in the selection process. Good active crowd. Overall, a nice evening.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

My credit card was compromised within an hour after leaving. Could be coincidence, but I’m guessing not.

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