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The Brewer's Art

Not Rated.
The Brewer's ArtThe Brewer's Art
Based on:
50 Beers
1,852 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]
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Reviews: 92 | Visits: 139
Reviews by slander:
Photo of slander
3.76/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Still no crab smashing but there's dinner to be had yet, so I'm holding out some hope. But first, one more brewpub, hooray!! Seemed closer than it actually was, so it's a good thing that we opted to drive, even though there were like only 3 parking places in all of Baltimore and we had secured one of them and were now giving it up. And as to securing another one, Ed doesn't have my Jedi parking spot skills, but I am in the car so things are promising...

Long, deep, collection of rooms. Up front, a 7 seat straight marble top bar, with a tower of 6 taps. 2 tiers of booze on the mantle of the marble fireplace barback, and booze and glassware to both sides over a center mirror there. A sprawling chandelier dangles from the ornate ceiling above and 3 framed paintings on the walls. 3 bar tables running the large front windows overlooking North Charles, plus a couch and giant guy seating. Through to a small room with pillars and leather couches around a side fireplace, and a few tables dotting the staircase down to the basement bar. And beyond, to a pair of rooms holding a dozen tables each with lavish ceilings, book shelves, psychedelic expansion prints (like you were looking through a kaleidoscope), and a brewroom behind glass to the rear. One of the rooms has a great Rodenbach print, and trophies, awards and books displayed. The lounges and dining rooms are nicely framed and arched, very polished and upscale.

Down-a-stairs, a "V" shaped basement bar seating a baker's dozen, with adjacent bar counters and a side cave nook through brick archways where lie benches and stools for a dozen plus, and 10 tables in a side room, and side side room. It's all brick and low lighting down there. 6 taps on a single tower, booze on the barback, and a large unit with glassware and wines off to one side.

Wall mounted lampage throughout, some beer signage here and there, a blackboard displaying tap selections, and 3 more with the bottled selections. Nearly 100 bottles listed, roughly 1/3 of them Belgian, another 1/3 of them Euro & UK, nearly 2 dozen US micro, including the Hammer & Lunacy (hooray!!), and the remainder being various beers of the world, ciders and N/A's.

6 house taps. The Ozzy, a Belgian Tripel, came in at 7.25%, a nice dry flavor, lightly carbonated and slightly hoppy; the Resurrection, an Abbey Dubbel at 7%, too damn sweet, but tasty though; the Beacon Ale, a session beer at 4.8%, a low hoppiness Pale Ale, nicely balanced; the Wein, their 9th Anniversary beer, ahhhh, dry, very nice; the Sluggo, a Summer session beer at 3.5%, was butterly awful; and the Wit Trash, 4%, with a good deal of orange peel, tasty, a very good Wit. I liked the Wein and the With Trash the best. I was kind of hoping for the Jeannie Trippelhorn Green Peppercorn Tripel but it was not to be.

Anyway, we did the sampler and it's beginning to get kind of crowded, plus there's crabs to be smashed one can hope, so...

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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.