The Brewer's Art
The Brewer's Art

The Brewer's Art

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thebrewersart.com/
  • Phone: (410) 547-6925
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday & Monday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, Contemporary American, Brewery
  • Executive Chef: Ray Kumm
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Chase and Biddle
  • Public Transit: Light Rail: Cultural Center, 3 blocks west of us.
    Amtrak/MARC train: Penn Station, 5 blocks north of us.
    Bus stop(#3,11,61), Chase and Charles, 1/4 block south of us .
    Coming in 2010: Circulator Purple Line, Charles and Biddle, 1/2 block north of us.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking free after 6 PM.
    Attended garage at Belvedere Hotel, 1/2 block south of us.
    1017 N. Charles Street
A word from The Brewer's Art
Innovative cuisine in an historic mansion set in Baltimore's scenic Mt. Vernon neighborhood. Award-winning ales brewed on the premises, with carefully selected wines and spirits also available.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
The Brewer's Art reviews from OpenTable diners
167 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (115)neighborhood gem (88)vibrant bar scene (87)special occasion (77)romantic (55)hot spot (54)good for groups (36)notable wine list (20)late-night find (14)great for lunch (4)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Leed
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    The guys who ordered the hanger steaks were unhappy with their steaks. Edible but not as good as that cut can be.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, so so service
    cplotVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    The Brewer's Art is located in a beautiful old house. The dinning room is warm and inviting. The food was interesting and very very good. The beers obviously are made at the site and offer a number of choices. My only complaint was the service. We went before a theater event and found the waitress at first very attentive but after the initial contacts, she was not easily found and was not always helpful. It did get busy with the preshow patronage and she was one of two wait staff. The restaurant probably could use an additional person during those busy hours
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday Night
    LouisaVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Went on a whim. Sitting in the dining room is a completely different experience than the bar downstairs, which is incredibly festive in its own right. The food was incredible. One of the best meals we have had in a long time. The server was knowledgeable and enthusiastic, which added to the experience. Looking forward to returning soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Devine
    FirstBaltimoreVisit
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    This resturant is beyond outstanding. The food was meticulously prepared and delicious . It was so outstanding we considered a second visit, but with only one night left in Baltimore we opted for Italian . The wait staff is personable and intuitive, knowledgeable of the offerings. A must try is the brusslesprouts, they are the best I have ever experienced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Food and service were very good, but the restaurant is very noisy and the drinks, including wince by the glass, are horribly overpriced.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Food was outstanding
    baltisarahVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    This is a neighborhood gem, hip bar, vibrant scene -- yes -- all of that. But they also have an out of this world menu with a very knowledgeable and attentive staff to carry it off. Took a friend here for his birthday and it was THE perfect choice. Especially with it being a Monday when things in the city are typically dead. Brewer's Art still managed to bring it :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Glad We Took Their Advice
    PhillyBeerSnobs
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Ran into a young couple at Fels Point that recommended BA since we love Belgium beer...well we went for the beers but absolutely loved the food and the decor just added even more to our dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food rude service
    BmoreinBmore
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The food and the atmosphere are polished and professional. The caveat is that the upstairs bar area is maddeningly loud. Some professional sound proofing would resolve this easily. The bars are known for their solid brews and cocktails, but you shouldn't expect bar food. We had oysters for an app and steak frites and scallops for entrees and all were quite good. Our only complaint was that our server was rude. He virtually threw our food and drinks down after insisting that my steak shouldn't be served rare (the way I ordered it) because it wasn't a tender cut of meat. Paradoxically, he argued cooking it more would "firm it up." He then threw down my water on my dessert menu while I was viewing it. We left without ordering from it.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect spot
    Quinn
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Perfect spot to start, or end, your evening of "art" at the Meyerhoff or Lyric. Vibrant atmosphere, great service (thanks Corey!) and wonderful choices of food, wine and beer made for a great evening.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Phenomenal date night: perfect food
    audiswan
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We recently celebrated with a special date night out to Brewer's Art. The two entrees were both perfect: comfort food with an elegant twist that paired perfectly with the Brewer's Art own beer. I'm still dreaming of the parsnip-ginger puree that accompanied my pork tenderloin. Perfectly well-done. We chose to eat downstairs which added a fun ambience on a Friday night. Excellent restaurant, terrific food, and great atmosphere! Beer was perfect, per usual. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    foresthilljerry
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Everything was great. The beer was great, the food delicious, dessert was very good. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for an outstanding crAft beer or a foodie looking for an outstanding meal. We had a celebration dinner and everyone in our party felt we had found a new favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and atmosphere
    Fred
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Enjoyed the food and atmosphere menu a little limited but what is available is a great variety seated after reservation time but service was quick
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • post-movie dinner
    BabaVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Had a delicious and beautifully presented meal. Might be nice to have an after-theater menu with a few lighter choices since the restaurant was certainly busy and well-located for after-theater or -concert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    We eat here generally once a month before attending an event at the Myerhoff. Food is always very good, with a periodically changing and creative menu. Beverages, especially the beer,really great selection, including the home brews! Service couldnt be better! A great way to start out the night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So-so, worth a visit
    mngordoVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    The bar scene revolves around some very excellent beers, so "beer people" will enjoy the scene. We are more martini-wine folks, and while the bartenders did their best and their martinis were decent, martinis are not their big thing. Menu had sufficient choices. Wife had veal porterhouse and I had the hanger steak, which was cooked exactly as ordered (medium) but was on the "tough" side for sure. My wife's veal dish was "good" and complemented by the very fair priced bottle of wine we ordered. If you've not had a meal there it's worth a try...and might suit you very well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worthy
    Maggi
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I love the old home re-do. It's very atmospheric, and in a nice area of Mt. Vernon. I have brought several groups (parties of 6-7), and everyone loved it. Very good food, and outstanding beers. Upstairs is more upscale, with big bar room at front, and smaller dining rooms off of that. Downstairs is a cozy and casual with small tables and bar- appetizers and small plate type options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous Dinner Experience
    BakersDozen
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I took a friend and their parents to Brewer's for a Friday night dinner and everything was excellent. Our waitress was knowledgeable regarding food, beer, wine, and after dinner drink menu items that enhanced our ordering abilities. Once ordered, the food arrived hot (or cold per the dish) in a timely manner and we were never rushed to finish our food or order the next course. Very attentive, the wait staff never left too many dishes, bottles, glasses on our table. Every dish exceeded the previous, starting with multiple apps including the pork belly, and ending with the best carrot cake I have ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We've been going to Baltimore restaurants for some time now and not sure why The Brewer's Art never appeared on our radar. But, wow, are we glad we found it! We started with two glasses of Resurrection Ale and some cheeses, got the Heirloom Carrot Salad and Crispy Brussels Sprouts after that, and then finished with the Pasta of the Day which was Goat Gnocchi; slow roasted goat in a butter sauce with some goat cheese on the top. Everything was outstanding and our server, Brian, was top-notch, explaining everything in detail and making what was essentially a four-appetizer conglomerate into a delicious and well-balanced meal. All of that along with the amazing bread and Ale-infused butter left no room for dessert. So we'll return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Above average
    Nate
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We went to Brewer's Art for our first wedding anniversary. Overall, this was a very pleasant experience, especially for the price. The service and the ambiance are great, the beer is top-notch. My only drawback was the preparation of some of the food, in particular the frites, which were overcooked and not that great. Otherwise, the mussels, charcuterie (sp?) plate and hangar steak were delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Terrific cocktail hour, GREAT meal. Truly enjoyed our evening entertaining friends at the Brewer's Art. Only regret is that we found ourselves having such a great time that we overstayed in the dining room!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a good meal
    firsttimer
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Love the beer selection and the entrees were top notch. We had the pork tenderloin and the stuffed squash. Both were excellent. You could cut the pork with a fork. The baked oysters were tasty, but arrived cold.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NewNeighbor
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Many times over...always enjoyable and delicious. Loved the new fall menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice, not far from Lyric Theater
    SMJ1949VIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We're not beer drinkers, but a lot of patrons were. We were there before a comedy show at the Lyric. Nice greeting. Good table, Salads were excellent. Service good. My wife had the duck and I had the steak frites. She did better. Good, homemade frites came soggy from the sauce for the OK stake. I asked for and got a separate plate of hot, crisp fries. Chocolate torte excellent. Cocktails interesting and good. They could improve by not making the food sound so cute. It's a better restaurant than its menu
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love.
    MovedFromCBus
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Brewer's Art was an amazing surprise. We are new to Baltimore and were so pleased with the food, craft beers and atmosphere. Everything was absolutely delicious and the service was fantastic. I would go back in a heartbeat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We really enjoyed our dining experience here. The food and wine were delicious.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Saturday Night!
    Pamela
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I had dinner here with friends before attending a concert at Metro Gallery. The food was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food as Good as the Brews
    MartyVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    A wide array of beautiful craft beers, paired with wonderful foods. Lamb neck was fabulous, as was the heirloom tomato salad. My friends had two of the fishes and enjoyed them as well. Server was a beer expert, in addition to highly knowledgeable about the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too Noisy
    MissRumphius
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The food, service and selections are very good but the resturant is so noisy you can't hear your table mates. Something needs to be done to limit the noise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrific food and drink
    RexspecsVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Had an excellent meal and terrific drinks. It was crowded, but the staff didn't seem at all flustered and the service was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More than beer: great food!
    FromDC
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We've now been here twice for dinner and the food is outstanding. We had swordfish with kale, striped bass, and duck breast - all the dishes were delectable. The appetizers also were outstanding (butter lettuce salad and heirloom tomato salad). We also enjoyed the restaurant's draft beer. There is a lively bar at the front of the restaurant, but if you venture further inside, you'll have a wonderful dining experience in beautiful rooms.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful birthday dinner!
    Meme
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    My son took me to The Brewer's Art for my birthday, and we both enjoyed delicious appetizers, entrees, beer and wine. To top it off, the chocolate torte was served with a lit candle. It was a memorable evening for me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Food!
    AmyT
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We hadn't eaten a Brewer's Art in several years...the food was excellent. The building is gorgeous and very interesting. We dined with 6 of us and could have a nice conversation without any difficulty across the table. The service was excellent. What a lovely evening! Will go back here for our next BSO evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dinner44
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Brewer's Art offers it's own brewed beers. which are quite good. We particularly enjoyed Ozzy and Resurrection. We went for a late, light supper. Had salads (the butter lettuce was excellent) and then shared four small plates (appetizers). The Buffalo Bresaola was a unique combo and very well done. The heirloom tomato salad also was quite enjoyable. The swedish meatballs, mushrooms,and fettucini were overwhelmed by a heavy stroganoff sauce. The Art Cheeseboard was fine ... but nothing to write home about. Our server was attentive and very helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food & Great Beer Made Here!
    stevez
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I have been here for their house brewed beers many times, 2nd time dining. Food was excellent, but perhaps a bit light on the portions. Entrée selection was somewhat limited, however, I imagine this allows them to concentrate on perfecting their offerings, which they certainly do. 2 negative aspects of our visit combined to become an irritant. The noise level was more than "energetic". I would have called it a battle to tune it out. And then comes the lovely waitperson with the softest voice possible. Even after asking to repeat, I was still not sure I got it. I cannot think of another place that has equally great food and beer made on premises, and will continue to return on my annual business trips here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A real gem
    Chill
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Unique experience. Solid food and true craft beer. Classy setting. Can't wait to return. A bit pricey though!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but noisy
    Emmagirl
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Brewer's is a great place to meet up with friends for drinks and to have an awesome meal. It's only downside is the dining area is super noisy. I felt like I was shouting the entire meal. The food was so good I would go back but only during off-hours.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What an amazing find!
    mark
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Our server, Rachel was absolutely the greatest! She was cheerful and helpful. We plan on telling ALL of our friends about this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place in Baltimore
    Chipper
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My wife and I had dinner here recently on a Saturday evening. It's an old restored mansion in the Mt. Vernon area of town. The cocktails were perfect, the appetizers inventive and delicious, and the entree's were both top notch. Our server was attentive and friendly and the beer (I had a Belgian Ale) was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our first time - overall good
    coop
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Our critique is that we felt rushed at first, after our drinks and salad arrived practically at the same time, service was timed better. However, the Ceasar salad was soggy and too salty. I would not order it again. Our Steak Frites had great flavor but a bit tough. The potatoes were good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Solid place for good beer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food at Brewer's Art was good, but not great. Some dishes were outstanding, but others were only ok. There were elements that were fantastic, but there were also elements that were bland texturally or flavor-wise. Brewer's Art also brews their own beer, several of which are very good. They also have a fantastic beer list. Overall I'm glad we dined here, but I'm not sure we'd go again.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic