Since it was founded over a decade ago, World of Beer has grown into an international chain with scores of locations. Its name makes clear that the focus is on beer (hundreds of varieties of beer, in fact), but if you stop by the Owings Mills location you’ll quickly realize that there’s much more to it than that. The food menu is also extensive, with options ranging from health-conscious soups and salads to juicy steaks and barbecued ribs. Standout dishes include the award winning mac and cheese bites, beer-battered shrimp tacos, and the Chimay burger with a side of loaded tater tots.
In addition to the food, WOB hosts weekly events that help foster camaraderie among regulars, including tap takeovers, Charm City Trivia on Wednesdays, and community charity fundraisers. Insider tip: download the WOB app to keep track of your beer tastings, get special rewards and discounts, and claim a free beer on your birthday.