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The Brewer's Art

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The Brewer's ArtThe Brewer's Art
Based on:
51 Beers
1,816 Hads
Place Score: 94
Reviews: 91
Visits: 137
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]
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Reviews: 91 | Visits: 137
Reviews by cracker:
Photo of cracker
4.08/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

I like going to the Brewer's Art when I'm in the area for dinner or exploring the cultural heart of Mt. Vernon. The place has two floors which are distinctly different from one another. The main entrance (the '1st floor') is somewhat upscale with high ceilings, nice wooden fixtures, a somewhat fancy dining area, and a small adjacent lounge with a few comfortable sofa chairs etc. Downstairs is dark, more crowed and more of a 'bar-like" feel. In fact the clientele is quite distinct between upstairs and downstairs.

As for the beer, well you can't go wrong there. What's upstairs is obviously available downstairs. They have about 4 regulars (Resurrection, Ozzy, Proletary, House Pale) and one or two seasonals. Tiny Tim being one of the best IMO. All are Belgian style beers made on premise. Prices are phenomenal (under $4 for pretty much every draft). Growlers are available for $10 too. Sweet I say!!! Service is for the most part great even when it gets busy. They also have an extensive bottle list if you want to explore other Belgians, American micros, German pilsners, British ales etc.

The food is probably the only pricey thing there. I have dinned in the restaurant but prefer to just get some fries or eat dinner elsewhere if I have dinner plans. My suggestion is have dinner at one of the nearby restaurants (and there are tons) and come afterwards for drinks.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Barracudas
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

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

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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

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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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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%
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The Brewer's Art in Baltimore, MD
94 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.