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The Brewer's Art
Active Beers: 32
Beer Ratings: 1,073
Beer Avg: 3.85
Taps: 15 / Bottles: 50
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
1106 N. Charles Street
phone: (410) 547-6925
Set in a grand Mt. Vernon townhouse, The Brewer's Art offers many temptations for your palate. Our seasonally-influenced menu of European-style country fare features meats, fish, seafood, pasta, and vegetarian offerings. Dinner is served daily between 5:30pm - 9:00pm (later on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays) and light fare is available from 4:00pm - 11:00pm. Our creative pastry chef prepares our homemade desserts. In addition to brewing our fine beers on the premises, we offer a carefully picked selection of beers and fine wines from around the world, and one of Baltimore's best selections of scotches and spirits.
Hours of Operation
Mon-Sat 4:00pm - 2:00am
Sun 5:00pm - 2:00am
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 87 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Wha! I've not reviewed this place? It's one of the reasons I live so close. I love the dungeon basement bar with the various nooks and dim lighting, except when it's too crowded. Service from the bar remains efficient, even when packed. Beers are belgian-inspired, and while only a half dozen house brewed offerings on at a time, the seasonals change regularly, and are also tweaked if i'm not mistaken. They've also done some collaborations and offer casks sometimes. Nice selection of spirits, too. The food is amazing and creative, using local seasonal ingredients when possible. At least, get the fries. Prices are a bit high, but generally worth it. Check out out!
11-26-2013 02:34:08 |
More by qchic
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75 | $$
This place is a hidden gem in Baltimore. Went here on a Sunday evening to take advantage of their transit special (show a transit pass and get house beers for $3). This building and place is so cool, giving an older building a new lease on life. You won't find TVs anywhere here, just a nice place to relax with someone, have a few beers, and enjoy some good food. Beer was outstanding (had the Tripel and Resurrection) and served in proper glassware for Belgian beers. Their bartenders were great and took good care of us. This is a little different from most brewpubs, as they not only have their own beer (which is almost all Belgians) but they have other great beers available in bottles. Also, almost all their beers are available for purchase to go (all beers available in 750s while Ozzy and Resurrection are available in 6pk cans). The food is wonderful homemade European favorites, at least for the bar menu. This place is reasonably priced for the area and should be a stop if you are in the Mt. Vernon area of Baltimore.
11-02-2013 14:34:43 |
More by cyclonece09
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | $$
My girlfriend, my brother, and I went here at probably 10-11 pm on a Friday. You enter into a really nice bar area with minimal seating. There were probably 20-30 people here and there was nowhere to sit. But okay, we head downstairs. It's dark. There's a few small rooms to hang out in. It very much reminded me of a shitty frat house basement party with all the people bumping into you nonstop. The kids who made fun of us for smelling our beer was a nice touch too. We stayed til about 1-130 and it was a lot more enjoyable once it cleared out a bit.
I don't entirely understand the appeal of the place to be honest with you. The house beers were at best a little above average. They did have some good guest bottles though for reasonable prices. It was dark, loud, and very congested. However, with all this being said, I would visit again if in the area. It was a decent change of pace from my usual bars. I would say stay away from weekend nights and try to stay upstairs unless you like the frat party kinda vibe.
07-16-2013 14:54:04 |
More by mikeburd1128
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
The pub is in the basement, the lighting is so low it's nearly pitch black, takes some time for your eyes to adjust. Great atmosphere to enjoy their well crafted Belgian beers. I believe there's a bar and more upscale dining upstairs but we just hung out in the dark and had some great conversations about beer. Super chill place.
05-28-2013 01:33:07 |
More by Mantooth
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Visited November 2012:
Out of the gate, I have to say that if I lived in or around Baltimore, I would probably visit this place at least once a month. Upon entering, there is a bar area following by a dining room, with anther bar below. The upstairs bar/lounge had a great vibe, but had little room and since I was dining alone I ventured downstairs for a seat down there. It was dark and they were playing what appeared to be 70's/80's punk rock music, which I was digging. Took a seat, ordered a Resurrection and some scallops. The food was stellar and the beer was even better, possibly one of the best Dubbel's that I have had. Good friendly service, which was a little unexpected as I have the stereotypical waiter/waitress in my head back from my Philly days. Overall, a must hit for any BA.
11-26-2012 18:24:00 |
More by PhillyStyle
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$$
I go to The Brewer's Art at least once a month. It has an outstanding ambience. The basement is a dark bar with many alcoves, the lounge upstairs is great for relaxing, and the dining room is great for a romantic evening. The food is world class and the chef has never once disappointed me. The staff is pretty attentive and knowledgeable. I once ordered a beer and my waiter took a little long to get it to me and without me mentioning it he said it was on the house. The house brews are very unique. They have a great guest beer selection and also a top notch Scotch selection. This is definately a place to seek out when in Baltimore!
11-25-2012 20:12:26 |
More by Rickythejeweler
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
My advice to anyone reading this review is to a) check this place if you reside in/visiting Baltimore and like craft beer and b) get there early. The first time I came here with my wife at 9 PM you couldn't find a seat upstairs or room to even stand in the downstairs bar. Our second trip we arrived before 5 and waited to go downstairs which opens at 5 (and sidenote to any who hates small or confined spaces - the downstairs is a "dingy" basement with sparse lighting and no windows). We found two seats at the bar and very soon were packed in like sardines. The crowd is a mix of older people there for the food, which is really good and better than typcial bar food, and young workers/college kids. The beers are top-notch, which is the most important thing, really, and the selections of non BA beers are not slouches either. Get there early, grab some grub, drink a couple of beers and have a good time.
07-08-2012 18:36:01 |
More by clayrock81
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Wow what a cool place! My wife and I were in town visiting family, and my brother-in-law wanted to take us here. The basement area is like a sweet wine/beer cellar. Old bricks with a classic feel. Very dark and dungeon like but with seating hidden all around.
I tried nearly all of their beers and liked each one respectively. They all have a unique Belgian quality (and yeast) to them. They also have some guest bottles if one wanted to try others.
Food was VERY tasty bar food, I was quite surprised. It was reasonably priced and damn tasty. Get the olive oil and rosemary fries, they are delcious.
All in all, a must to hit in Baltimore.
01-09-2012 16:47:15 |
More by steebo777
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
While living in Baltimore for 2 months this past summer, I frequented this fine establishment, and partook many a time in its splendid fermented offerings. The beers speak for themselves and the cellar is an excellent place to hangout whether stag or on a date--the lady I was hanging out with at the time absolutely loved the place. Lot's of fun people, great service, excellent brews, and a very nice ambiance make for a wonderful suds-centric experience. A must-visit when in the Baltimore area; nothing against the city, but there isn't much else to do there, so why not spend an evening clutching the welcoming bar at Brewer's Art?
12-12-2011 02:39:58 |
More by Heavenisbeer
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
(Visited 01/2011 and again the following month): Brewer's Art is in the north side of downtown Baltimore on N. Charles street. Metered parking is pretty prevalent in all directions and there are garages here and there.
The brewpub is situated in a pretty row of houses that have to be a century old. There are different areas including a parlor and restaurant-style seating area, but my visits were in the bar downstairs. It is dark and has a stone wine cellar feel and features nooks and cozies and there is a small wraparound bar up at the front. There is a board listing what beers are on tap.
As for the beers available, the brewpub features 6 draught offerings, and has a sampler. The beers available on my visit were Ozzy, Resurrection, Capricorn, Cerberus, La Patroleuse, and Proletory Ale. All of the beers are well-executed. They also have a couple in bottles to take home (Peppercorn Tripel on one of my visits).
Bartender service on both my visits has been on point. One of the tenders was a wise-ass and asked me if I was ready for "a full beer" after my sampler, which got a laugh out of our group.
Food at Brewer's Art (at least the small plates and appetizers we tried) are good.
Overall this place is a must-visit in Baltimore.
09-04-2011 01:39:21 |
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