The Brewer's Art

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BEER AVG
3.82/5
The Brewer's ArtThe Brewer's Art
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

1106 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, Maryland, 21201
United States

(410) 547-6925 | map
www.thebrewersart.com

Notes:
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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BEER STATS
Beers:
47
Reviews:
653
Ratings:
1,899
PLACE STATS
Score:
94
Reviews:
92
Ratings:
145
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
6.62%
 
 
Taps:
15
Bottles/Cans:
50
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 92 | Ratings: 145
Reviews by woodychandler:
Photo of woodychandler
5/5  rDev +18.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

The front of the building is a completely nondescript facade with a couple of heavy doors that one must pass through to get to the stained blonde wood door that serves as the entrance to this establishment. As you pass through the doorway, if you look back, you will see that it is a faux-Grecian temple archway. The bar is directly in front of you, with the huge picture window overlooking the street to your right. The bar is marble and behind it is a bas-relief sculpture, mirrors, and an operable marble fireplace. Another Grecian doorway to your left leads you into a lounge with comfy sofas, yet another marble fireplace, marble columns for supports(!), and a combination of squash and sunshine-yellow paint on the walls. It all feels very warm and relaxing, like being at home, in one person's opinion. The next room is a dining room with eggshell-white and dark-brown walls in a home library-type setting. The brewhouse is all the way aft in this room, visible through a couple of glassed-in doors. From here, you can use a stairway into the basement, which has a laquered bar, brick arched doorways, a subterranean entrance, wood slat benches and even a hidden back room. This place bespeaks Belgium in America in a way rivalled only by New Belgium BC in Fort Collins, CO. I rave about this place every time that it comes up in conversation and I am overjoyed that it exists in Charm City. I had an opportunity to visit yesterday on a bus trip from Mount Joy, PA and my enthusiasm was enough to cause a couple of people to choose here over Fells Point.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of jophish17
3.94/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of spacebear09
4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Budlum
3.94/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Tomkob11
4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.94/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of Iamjeff6
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

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
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Baltosteve
4.28/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of KevinMiley
4.6/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of thezach
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of Dogum
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of jrfehon33
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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The Brewer's Art in Baltimore, MD
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