The story begins in 1888 when 202, 204 and 206 W. Pratt Street were constructed. At that time, the port of Baltimore was still young and the surrounding neighborhoods quickly became home to many prominent merchants who wanted to live near their businesses. By the mid nineteenth century, W. Pratt Street grew along with the port. In the late 1940s, the building was acquired by the Pratt Furniture Company and remained as such until 1980 when it housed it’s first bar and grill, P.J. Cricketts. Then in 1992, the Olivers turned P.J. Crickkets into the Wharf Rat.
The brewery was added in 1993 and has created award-winning ales ever since, making Oliver Breweries Baltimore’s longest-running brew pub.
The building that has been home to some of Baltimore’s favorite bars now houses the city’s best ale house and brew pub, Pratt Street Ale House. Whether you’re looking for a great happy hour or nightlife spot, a place to enjoy delicious burgers, pizza and more or your new favorite sports bar to watch the game, Pratt Street Ale House has something for everyone. We also offer a private party room where you can host your next banquet, event or private party. And with our friendly and experienced staff, your visit to Pratt Street Ale House is guaranteed to be unforgettable.