The Brewer's Art
Active Beers: 32
Beer Ratings: 1,081
Beer Avg: 3.85
Taps: 15 / Bottles: 50
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
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Reviews by Slatetank:
4.38/5 rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
A victorian style manor house with huge wooden doors that have some weight as you pass through them. The colors are muted and a relaxed bar area is the first spot you see. Couches and bistro style seating are a nice touch with surreal, dreamy art adorning the walls. Plenty of glassware and unique tap handles grab your attention at the bar.
The quality of beer and food is top notch - everything is freshly prepared and served hot. The beers are served in the appropriate glassware and a nice balance between pub food and fine dining is available. You can choose from well known beers from across the globe as well as ale made on premise.
The service was good considering the time I chose to visit - Happy hour. The place started to get busy right after we were served, but we were still handed the bill in plenty of time to make the door time at the concert at night. Not only was our server tending bar, but he was friendly and courteous about serving food as well.
The selection of menu items was fantastic. Mussels and Foie Gras as well as Rosemary frites and burgers on the menu. Seven different styles of ale were available and the Green Peppercorn Triple was a treat. The size of the servings were just enough to leave you stuffed.
The value was reasonable. The cost of well crafted ales and burgers was well within budget and everything was fresh and tasty. The option of top shelf Scotch, desserts made in house and personal sized pizzas was a delight. I would return any time I am in the area-Well worth the trip.
05-24-2007 19:04:08 | More by Slatetank
More User Reviews:
4.16/5 rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5 | $$$
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
4.14/5 rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75 | $$
This place is a hidden gem in Baltimore. Went here on a Sunday evening to take advantage of their transit special (show a transit pass and get house beers for $3). This building and place is so cool, giving an older building a new lease on life. You won't find TVs anywhere here, just a nice place to relax with someone, have a few beers, and enjoy some good food. Beer was outstanding (had the Tripel and Resurrection) and served in proper glassware for Belgian beers. Their bartenders were great and took good care of us. This is a little different from most brewpubs, as they not only have their own beer (which is almost all Belgians) but they have other great beers available in bottles. Also, almost all their beers are available for purchase to go (all beers available in 750s while Ozzy and Resurrection are available in 6pk cans). The food is wonderful homemade European favorites, at least for the bar menu. This place is reasonably priced for the area and should be a stop if you are in the Mt. Vernon area of Baltimore.
11-02-2013 14:34:43 | More by cyclonece09
3.57/5 rDev -14.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | $$
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
4.13/5 rDev -1.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
The pub is in the basement, the lighting is so low it's nearly pitch black, takes some time for your eyes to adjust. Great atmosphere to enjoy their well crafted Belgian beers. I believe there's a bar and more upscale dining upstairs but we just hung out in the dark and had some great conversations about beer. Super chill place.
05-28-2013 01:33:07 | More by Mantooth
4.25/5 rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
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
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The Brewer's Art in Baltimore, MD
93 out of 100 based on 91 user ratings.