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The Brewer's Art

Not Rated.
The Brewer's ArtThe Brewer's Art
Based on:
50 Beers
1,849 Hads
Place Score: 94
Reviews: 92
Visits: 139
Avg: 4.23
pDev: n/a
Taps: 15
Bottles: 50
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1106 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, Maryland, 21201
United States
phone: (410) 547-6925

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @brewersart

Place added by: BeerAdvocate

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
Email: [email protected]
Place: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 92 | Visits: 139
Reviews by Slatetank:
Photo of Slatetank
4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Jenebauer
3.88/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Everything was fantastic but it was strange there were only five taps. Relatively good selection of bottles but would have liked to see more than five beers on tap.

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Photo of elkinbrown
3.79/5  rDev -10.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Barracudas
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of thgreatrandini
4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Durring my trip to Baltimore, this place was a highlight. If u are near by, make it a point to stop in.

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Photo of BillRoth
4.06/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

First time; didn't know what to expect. Went on a rainy Tuesday evening and happy:surprised to see place pretty busy.
Upstairs was a Victorian laid out old world high ceiling home converted into a small street side bar; followed by small lounge; followed by restaurant. Classy, linen and formal lay out seating. Seemed like turn of the century Baltimore met a first class French/Belgian brasserie/restaurant.
Having said that...bar was noisey, lively, young and fun. Bar itself was small but well appointed with top shelf liquor and cocktails to complement the house brews and solid very good bottle list of only top notch breweries and beers. Good bartenders who took time to talk beer despite busy night with more cocktails than beer pours.
Then you went downstairs...
Dark...I mean dungeon dark. Can't see beer; can't see people; can't see food. Very cool Alt Rockin; still busy and noisey.
In both cases...it was about the crowd; not about the beer.
Menu was great/very interesting.
Had veal pate with fennel and mustard. Outstanding. And went perfectly with the seasonal Charm City Sour Cherry.
Hey, all in all this is a great place. Beers, food, people and upstairs all were set to make a great experience. Downstairs is just fun.
But fill either/both with a night time young city crowd and you just get a fun bar. Dig it if that's what you're into. Come a little earlier ... or maybe much later... and you will probably get a beer place.
Recommended for either.

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Photo of JArt
3.68/5  rDev -13%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Dduquette
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of Valencia
4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of tjk135
4.09/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Mhalaiko
4.26/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of John_Beeryman
4.01/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4

Great atmosphere, food and house beer.

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Photo of greg4579
4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

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4.23/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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4.28/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.6/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.6/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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The Brewer's Art in Baltimore, MD
94 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.