The throw of the dart took FOX 5's Will Thomas to Frederick as Barley and Hops was the place to be for "Will You Eat There?"
This place has been around for years that not only makes food, but it makes beer. Barley and Hops is not a chain or a franchise, but is locally owned and has been a fixture in Frederick since 1999.
What's on the menu?
Executive chef Jason Bogel told us, "I have a passion for food. It's embraced by southern flair. I grew up in Georgia." He describes the food as American fare, but is trying to get it more southern style.
- Shrimp and crab stuffed avocado: Shrimp, jumbo lump crab and cilantro covered with dressing
- Fried green tomato with candied bacon BLT: The bacon is made in house with brown sugar, anchovies and garlic. With jalapeno cornbread and chipotle mayonnaise.
- Big ole steak: 20 oz. ribeye steak, hand-cut and served with their own steak seasoning.
- Beer: Five are brewed in house, plus a variety of seasonal and specialty brews with up to 14 selections on at any given time.
For lunch, items are about $7 to $10. Dinners range from $10 to $15. Beers start at about $5.
The staff here proudly point out this is the only working brewpub in Frederick.
Customers told us:
"You can bring your family with you or you can get a good beer here too. It kind of covers all the bases."
"They brew their own beer. It's so flavorful and it just feels like a community. It's like a meeting place for everybody to come and hang out."
"They have a great beer selection. The food is always nice. The atmosphere is great and the service is excellent."
The must have
- Shrimp and grits
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Sunday-Thursday: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.