Of Love & Regret Pub & Provisions

Of Love & Regret Pub & ProvisionsOf Love & Regret Pub & Provisions
Of Love & Regret Pub & ProvisionsOf Love & Regret Pub & Provisions
Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

1028 S Conkling St
Baltimore, Maryland, 21224-5218
United States

(410) 327-0760 | map

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Rated: 4.35 by Daniellobo from District of Columbia

Dec 30, 2019
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Reviewed by dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5
Went to dinner with my long-suffering bride. Every so often I pick a winner, and I believe this was one of them. A very cozy, intimate, TINY, dimly-lit neighborhood bar with a great beer selection (although heavily skewed toward Stillwater offerings), a fantastic wine selection (read: happy wife), and incredibly good food. Yes, everything is pricey but you only go around once, so get over it. I had their crab cake sandwich (had to do it: it's Baltimore); she had their "Sweet Potato Noodle Stir Fry Dinner", which filled you up but made you feel relatively virtuous for eating healthy. Both were outstanding.
Staff were attentive, courteous, and informative, offering beer and wine suggestions that turned out to be spot on.
The decor is brick, old wood, tin ceiling, and (interestingly) linoleum floor - not particularly elegant, but comfy. Clientele was mostly slightly scruffy but evidently well-to-do Millennials (otherwise they couldn't afford to come here).
It's located in the Brewer's Hill section of Baltimore, east of Fells Point and Little Italy and right across the street from the former Natty Bo brewery. (No, you won't find any National Bohemian at OLAR.) A very classy, redeveloped neighborhood that is well-lit, well-policed, and apparently quite safe.
All in all, highly recommended.
Mar 13, 2019
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Reviewed by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75
Finally got to OLAR! After years of waiting it was worth it. The selection of beers were extensive, the tap list was nice and there was an even long vintage bottle/can selection too. The prices were a little on the high side for some things but when in the city I understand. The service was attentive and nice. The food was incredible. The smoked grilled meatballs were outstanding, I can't praise them enough! I liked the vibe of the pace a lot, dimly lit no TV's just very low key and chill with candles lit. I'd stop back when in the area.
Oct 05, 2018
Rated: 4.73 by DoubleDaisyCutter from District of Columbia

Dec 19, 2017
Rated: 4.35 by Boone757 from Virginia

Sep 23, 2017
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Reviewed by CraigTravor from California

4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75
This is one of my go-to places in Baltimore. Every week I am in town, I come here once. They have around 20 taps with some of their own stuff, some collab stuff, and some random breweries that are awesome as well. The bartenders treat you well and will help walk you through the drink menu, the beer menu, and the food menu. If you're a wino, they have the gas corking system that allows you to have one glass without buying the whole bottle.

For the beer, they allow half pours, which is nice when you are wanting to try a lot of their offerings. In addition, if you talk with the barstaff, they have an outstanding cellar with killer beers and vintages. Yes things carry a price, but you have to expect that when you're drinking a rare 2008 brew.

It baffles my mind when people see a place that is high quality and then bitch about the price. I realize some restaurants underprice their food, but I have no problem paying a little extra for food that is done this well.

get the Pork Shank.
Apr 13, 2017
Rated: 4.08 by Brian29 from Ohio

Apr 08, 2017
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Reviewed by mynie from Maryland

4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
Don't really know what's going on here. If you type "Stillwater Artisanal" into Google maps, it will send you here. But Stillwater is a gypsy brewer and so, by definition, doesn't have a full-on brewpub. So this is kind of like one of the Mikkeller and Friends locations, I guess.

The place is right across the street from the old National Bohemian campus, in the basement of a very old and bricky building that oozes charm. The decor is original if not entirely distinctive, the lights are warm and low, and the vibe in general is hip but welcoming.

They had about a dozen taps and a dozen bottles and a vast majority were either made by Stillwater or a Stillwater collaboration. They had a couple of other rare-ish beers from regional breweries and 4-5 ciders on tap, along with a large array of good, weird whiskeys and liquors. If you're a fan of old timey apertifs, you're in luck.

And if you're a fan of beer, you're in luck. Stillwater suffers from the same problem that drags down the scores of Mikkeler beers: the quality if somewhat inconsistent, yes, but also the prices of the beers is very high, and so often they'll sit on shelves for months or even years, and then when some sucker (me) comes along and shills out 4 bucks for a 12 ounce can, he gets kind of pissed because it's past its prime. Also, finally, while Mikkeller and Stillwater are both inventive, neither chases after the preferred style-of-the-moment of the American beer scene.

But here, inside a nice bar, the prices aren't as obscene as they are in a grocery (still kind of pricey for what are essentially house beers, though). And you're more or less guaranteed freshness, along with a friendly and knowledgeable description of what each beer is going for. The beer selection is vast and inventive and so if you have enough money you'll walk away very satisfied.

And that's really the only rub I got against the place: the price. I know it's a different area and going for a different vibe and an entirely different business model, but compare it to the Three Floyds Pub, where you still get a 20 ounce pour of most house beers for 6 bucks or less. Here, 10-12 ounce pours run from 7-10 bucks.

OFAR is a fancier thing for fancier people, and while it's well executed in that regard, it's still not *quite* my thing, even though I enjoyed myself very much. It's nice, is what I'm getting at, but its location and pricing put it out of most people's reach.
Feb 08, 2017
Rated: 4.86 by BubbleBobble from New York

Nov 15, 2016
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Reviewed by DoubleSimcoe from Pennsylvania

4.48/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25
I lived in Baltimore for a bit and loved it, and it is always amazing to go back and witness all the new bars and restaurants and general beautification of the city. Of Love and Regret is one of them.

Super cool place, tight and smart. Packed on a Saturday night but they have a second floor that is a lot emptier and nicer. Plus they have a little bottle shop up there too!

Let me tell you about the food- small and pricey plates but so incredibly good. Not your average bacon-wrapped dates, perfect Icelandic cod fritters (with the fluffiest batter ever), cheese balls… bar food, elevated. So good.

I had a Freigest Gose Atlantis (with seaweed) ) and a Stillwater/O.L.A.R. Cuvee 1 (golden ale aged in red wine barrel with wild yeast and pineapple).

The 27 taps are all rare and beautiful, including meads like the Mankana Coffee mead I had (from South Africa). 12 Stillwater handles, 5 Freigeist, 3 Monarchy and some ciders.

Knowlegeable service, cozy atmosphere, world-class joint.
Aug 25, 2016
Rated: 4.48 by Boxerjay from Pennsylvania

Jul 27, 2016
Rated: 4.09 by mig100 from Texas

Jul 24, 2016
Rated: 4.49 by StoutSnob40 from California

Jun 25, 2016
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Reviewed by socon67 from New York

4.8/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5
Stopped here from brunch while in Baltimore for the weekend. Place is a perfect blend of hipster, artistic, and craft centric. Music plays softly to allow good conversation. They have a chalkboard and menu listing 20 taps of Stillwater selections with a couple guest taps. The staff was no only very attentive; they know their beer and made suggestions. The pours were all in appropriate glassware. I went with a stout that was a collab with a Spanish brewery, as well as a Jester King\Stillwater saison. Both were outstanding. To eat, my wife and I picked the Venetian Eggs Benedict. The menu is eclectic, though really good. Can't imagine someone not enjoying a meal here. Afterward we checked out the shop upstairs and I got some bottles for the trip home.

Might be one of the best places I've ever gone for a beer. Perfect to bring a non-beer lover as the food and other drink options looked solid. For craft drinkers, this represented the artistic side of the industry. A tad pricey but well worth it for the experience.
Jun 06, 2016
Rated: 4.11 by Resuin from Massachusetts

May 07, 2016
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Reviewed by jackperdue from Maryland

5/5  rDev +15.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Stopped in after viewing Brewmore Baltimore where the brewer for Stillwater Brewing and owner of OLRPP was highlighted. I've know some of his beers for years and finally had the opportunity to stop in. The outside is nondescript but as soon as you walk in you know its a great beer bar. The beers were awesome and the selection was a combination of Stillwater beers and some guest taps — all great. I didn't have any food but from what I could see and from conversations with others there, everything is done first class. Definitely due another stop (ok, many more). Yup, if I lived within walking distance I would have a great problem.
Mar 08, 2016
Rated: 3.93 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland

Nov 18, 2015
Rated: 4.44 by Glenn_Cole_BTBC from Illinois

Aug 25, 2015
Rated: 4.21 by markgugs from New Jersey

Aug 20, 2015
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Reviewed by JArt from Pennsylvania

4.86/5  rDev +12.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5
I visited Love and Regret for the first time while on a business trip and ended up there nearly every evening. I absolutely love this place! The bartenders are friendly and super knowledgeable about beer. The place is really relaxed, and the quality of beer is amazing.
Jul 09, 2015
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Reviewed by ConradKenney from Maryland

5/5  rDev +15.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5
The bartenders are both very passionate about the beer and the food. And they should be, as everything here is fantastic. My wife and I go here about 2-3 times a month for brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. The brunch menu is fantastic. The menu is limited, so you know everything on it will be incredible. A few things on the menu will change now and then. Weekly burger special and steak & eggs special. Typically have 15-17 Stillwater beers and another 10 or so guest beers. Small "bottle shop" area on 2nd floor.
May 25, 2015
Rated: 4.41 by Devman171 from Maryland

Apr 06, 2015
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Reviewed by qchic from Maryland

4/5  rDev -7.4%
The people behind this place have put forth some effort. I'll agree that it's expensive, so I don't get there as often as some other beer spots. Burgers are still a decent value as they are epic with adventurous toppings. Beer taps are half Stillwater, half quality guest beers. No crap here. The bartender was really into his craft and educational when things were quiet. Recommended, for sure.
Oct 30, 2014
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Reviewed by Klebe from Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
Food exceptional quality for bar style. Beer selection will bring out the adventurer in you I promise. Location is on the small side, as most places in the area tend to be. Get there early and enjoy what the creators behind Stillwater have dreamed up for your tasting pleasure.
Sep 18, 2014
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Reviewed by DougA from Virginia

5/5  rDev +15.7%
I highly recommend Of Love & Regret. The beer, food and service are top notch. A nice mix of Stillwater's beers and a wide variety of other beers, ciders, mead and cocktails. The vibe is fun but relaxed. Exactly the opposite of begging for a beer in a plastic cup at a loud and crazy Max's. The bartenders know their stuff (but don't flaunt it), clearly have a passion for the business, and take the time to talk with you about what you're experiencing. It's not the cheapest place in Baltimore nor the easiest to get to but it's the one place I would not want to miss when going downtown and the experience is well worth the effort.
Aug 19, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by Guden from Maryland

Aug 04, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by Makea

Jul 30, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by DrBier from Pennsylvania

Jul 20, 2014
Rated: 4 by beerjamieson from Pennsylvania

Jul 12, 2014
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Reviewed by Jono0284 from Maryland

2.48/5  rDev -42.6%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 1 | food: 3
I feel like the points I gave this place are misleading - it is much worse. The parts are far superior to the sum of the whole. The food is good but was expensive. It is also small (but with some of these Baltimore places that is to be expected) so can not fault them for that. The issue I have is with the beer and wine. This is supposed to be the home of Stillwater yet the prices are higher than the other area bars and the pours are less. If you look at the menu you can stomach the cost but once you see the oz no way. I also feel like the beers are just the normal beers. Again, other bars, get better selection of his collaborations. We also had a glass of red wine, which is also on tap. The section was non existent (basically red or white) and the cost was high. In addition, the red was cold (not cellar temp but cold) it is stored in the same place as the beer.

This place is a complete waste of time and money - can't say there was much love but certainly a lot of regret.
Jul 10, 2014
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Reviewed by Slatetank from Pennsylvania

4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5
I came here for my Birthday for Brunch on 6/29/14.

The place is easy to find up on Brewer's hill across from the Natty Boh tower. The sign is visible on the corner and the parking is available on the street.
We walked in to a mostly empty place a little before noon. We were greeted in a frienly manner and seated in a sunny spot by the window. The menu for brunch is nicely varied and my wife and I both enjoyed breakfast items -I had the Bavarian benedict and she had the frittata with sausage and cheddar. The atmosphere is nice- sort of trendy and open with a modern/rustic theme with some farm type items deorating the windowsill.

The beers were all great and the selection is nice incorporating a good amount of house made beer and some imports/hard to find stuff too. The have the upstairs bar/bottle shop which carries a lot of great lambics and stillwater bottles. I would recommend this place since the food, service and beer are all top notch I had a great time sampling beers and cocktails.
Jun 30, 2014
Rated: 4 by yourefragile from District of Columbia

Jun 14, 2014
Rated: 5 by JakeDebus from Maryland

May 22, 2014
Rated: 5 by bcgeiman from Maryland

Feb 18, 2014
Rated: 1.5 by Metalmaniac915 from Maryland

Jan 10, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by Gatordaddy from Maryland

Dec 05, 2013
Rated: 3 by snowghetto from Maryland

Dec 01, 2013
Rated: 4 by bmur112 from Maryland

Nov 05, 2013
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Reviewed by AngusOg from North Carolina

4.74/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25
I'm not really sure why, but for some reason i kept thinking i wasn't going to like this place that much. After finally checking it out last night, i can't think of too many reasons not to like it.
The place has a nice rustic look to it, exposed brick, wooden bar, a few framed Stillwater labels gracing the walls. It has a tidy look, and everything from the bathrooms to the bar were spotless The place is small, and when we first got there around 7 pm (on a Friday) it wasn't too crowded, but that quickly changed. Still, even though it was pretty filled when we left, it never felt over-crowded.
It has about 23 drafts (i think), about 10 of them Stillwater. All the selections were high quality; imported craft, Belgians, ciders, lambics, wine and 1 iced coffee. There is a bottle shop on the second level, and you can take your drinks and peruse the shop, which is nice. There is another small bar up there too, i think they call it the "lounge", and has another 5 or so draft lines with additional selections. The selection of the shop is small, but just like the draft selections, is all well thought out and high quality. Beside all the Stillwater selections, some Evil Twin, The Bruery, etc, Belgians, Italians, lambics, ciders, and meads. There is wine and spirits too, but i didn't waste my time looking at that. The bottle prices as expected from a bar are marked up, but i didn't think it was too outragous. Example, Tart of Darkness, $25. They actually had all the Fifty Fifty Eclipse variants for $28, which is even less than i've seen at any store. Of course, that was reason enough for me to buy one.
The service was top notch. Everyone was friendly, helpful, and knowledgable and seemed passionate about what they were selling, whether that was beer, food, cider, etc. It never seemed like it was a bother when we asked questions about things, and they would take a few minutes to thoroughly explain things.
The food was very good. We had the duck mac and cheese to start, and i had the fish and chips, and my wife had the burger. Everything was super tastey.
The place is a bit expensive, but everything is super quality. Because of that, it's not the kind of place i would be able to come to on a regular basis, but i would definitely come back once in a while; the overall experience was awesome. My wife also commented that she enjoyed it and would like to come back again. So we will probably be back some time in the future when we have another night out without the kids. i would recommend this place,as long as you not looking for a cheap night out.
May 25, 2013
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Reviewed by wisrarebeer from Wisconsin

4.74/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5
Stopped by Love and Regret for the first time and absolutely enjoyed my experience. If you like Belgium beer, and especially saisons, this is the place! Great selection of Stillwater beers and some other higher-end products (Embrasse oaked). The atmosphere is relaxed with exposed bricks and is very airy. Quality of beer is absolutely top-notch and the food was well-made (I had a veggie burger and my friend a perfectly made hamburger). A little bit pricey but you get what you pay for. Service was stellar from Ryan and the gang -- they really took care of me and were very attentive.
Mar 20, 2013
Of Love & Regret Pub & Provisions in Baltimore, MD
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