Bookmakers Cocktail Club

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330 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Baltimore's #1 Drag brunch, previously located at Point South is now at Bookmakers'!! Join us every Sunday at 11:30 for a $35 bottomless buffet along with a wide variety of drink specials including $4 mimosas & bloody marys. Reservations Required,

We are cocktail and whiskey bar with an eclectic mix of American and Asian inspired food. We feature a extensive cocktail list that changes seasonally as well as a collection of over 500 different whiskeys! Our Bartenders are here to help you find the perfect cocktail or neat pour and are always excited for a challenge.
Our Old Fashioned is well known as one of the best in the city, and our seasonal list of cocktails featuring exciting and unique flavors that change with the season.

We feature a wide variety of specials throughout the week including:

$9 Burger & BLTS on Tuesday
Whiskey Wednesday featuring 1/2 off most whiskeys.
$6 Wings on Thursdays with any cocktail purchase

Live Music 9-1 every Friday Saturday.

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OT
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Drinks were great. Food was good with great portions. Desser was meh. We ordered beignets but got fried puff pastry instead.

C
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Sunday Drag Brunch was amazing!! Wildly entertaining, very personable with getting the entire room involved. Would highly recommend for a birthday/bridal party etc. Buffet selection was just okay (scrambled eggs, sausage, muffins, fruit)

OT
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drag brunch

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The customer service was smacking

JS
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time attending the Drag queen brunch and we WERE NOT DISAPPOINTED. Our table was ready when we arrived. Easy process to book reservation. Brunch food was hot, plentiful and good. Price was reasonable. Entertainment was outstanding. We really enjoyed the Drag Queens, all of them. We were there celebrating a friends birthday and it was a perfect day. We liked the interaction with the crowd, We will be back soon for another fun morning.

C
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food2service3ambience5

Everything was great except for the food. Dishes were wildly different sizes and the menu wasn’t all that accurate to what you got

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The taste of the food was outstanding and the portions were perfect. The only issue was associated with the food temp. Our appetizers and main course were not hot. I believe this was an issue with the server. We did return our main meal to refute and when it came back it was out. The manager stopped by to apologize and comped our drinks. I would definitely give this place another shot.

A
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb cocktails! Excellent appetizers. Will be back as often as I can.

A
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The show was amazing. The food & service could've been better but overall we enjoyed the show.

C
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My experience at Bookmakers was the absolute best. Was there for the Drag Queen Brunch and to celebrate my birthday. We were a group of 15 and enjoyed every moment. From beginning to end. The show was phenomenal. Kudos to the entire staff. Everyone was friendly, personable and very professional. Already planning another girls day out for the drag queen brunch.

KN
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Bryson was super accommodating to me from the first email about my event to when we got to the establishment. The ambiance is wonderful. The drag show was super entertaining. The brunch was good. The drinks were yummy. My whole party of 12 had the best time. Thanks for having us!

LS
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drag brunch was fantastic... the food, the drinks, the entertainment! So worth every penny spent!

Bookmakers Cocktail Club
Responded on January 21, 2020

Thank you Lisa! Come and see us again soon!

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AF
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Myself and my party really enjoyed ourselves!! Everything was wonderful!! I will be returning!! Thank you!!

Bookmakers Cocktail Club
Responded on January 21, 2020

Thank you Antoinette, we are really happy to read that you had a wonderful time with us. We look forward to your return!

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AW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the show every time! The performers are fabulous and everyone is so welcoming. Love how they get the audience to participate. By the time its over you've made new friends! The food is fabulous and the drinks...just keep on coming. The waitstaff are very professional and very attentive. Thank you...keep doing what you're doing...and we'll be back!

F
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I would 100% recommend the food and cocktails here. What I would not recommend is you being there past 9pm on a weekend night because they have live bands, and at least the one we saw was very untalented. We would have stayed longer, but the noise level and lack of quality of the band made us leave early. If you have a 6 or 6:30 reservation? Perfect.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience4

Terrible service - waiting too long

OT
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was really great- I would like to see a wider selection but no complaints.
Our server was not very warm or informative. I was hoping for a higher end experience. The restaurant felt more like a club with specialty cocktails, instead of an upscale food and drink experience. I would visit again but there is definitely room for improvement with not a lot of effort.

OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had a great experience - went for bourbon and some dinner. They had CYPB, so I had to have it. Food was very good too 😃

RS
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Avoid, the service was lackluster. The food just ok, better places in Federal Hill to try. Skip it.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. The food was amazing and the ambiance was perfect..

OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really great food and live music

B
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience5

Although we had a reservation, we were not informed ahead of time that we would not have a server to accommodate our party. We were seated but had to order our food and drinks directly from the bar. It was extremely inconvenient

GR
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The food at this spot is not worth eating. The meat in the chicken tacos was so dry it was like eating dust. The pot de creme I took home for my daughter was placed in a plastic container that smelled like spring onions. It was absolutely gross. I had wagyu steak which the chef overcooked. What a shame. I have to say the drinks were good but there are other places to go for interesting drinks and they actually have good food. The hummus was tasty so if you go try the drinks and stick to the hummus.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food is always great, but the service was very slow. It took over two hours to get appetizers, entrees, and dessert even though the restaurant was mostly empty.

TB
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Everything here was just ok. We had a hard time reading the menu because it was really dark. The cocktails we ordered were spirit forward and sweet, so not very balanced. The food (small plates) was just ok, not spectacular. As an example, we ordered the duck fat fries, and they came with three dipping sauces---one was an aioli, one was ketchup, and one was mayonnaise. Not very creative. Overall, we were uninspired by our visit and are unlikely to return.

OT
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience from start to finish. Staff was welcoming and attentive, fòod was delicious and the drinks were complex and flavorful. Even the mocktail was so good, I forgot I was forgoing alcohol. Blue crab deviled eggs and watermelon brulee salad were fresh and fulfilling.

MA
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

This place used to be a nice date night spot. Now it’s just a place to hang out in Fed.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, and drinks were fabulous! It was our first time and exceeded our expectations!

N
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Menu items too exotic

C
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wish we got the name of our server but they were fantastic! Made amazing cocktails and suggestions on the menus that didn't steer us wrong. Thank you for the great service, we will be back!

IP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my mom and sister here for Mother's Day, the restaurant was empty for the most part-we were the lone table. Our person was Jessica, she was the host, the server, and the bartender. She was lovely and queen of the up sell. All of her suggestions were spot on and delicious. She was very friendly but not invasive. Jessica was also very knowledgeable about the cocktails. We are definitely going back- it was good vibes and good food.

B
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Took a coworker out on a weeknight. Staff took care of us and had fun along with us too

J
Savannah
16 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the pleasure of dining here this past Saturday. Our server, Sawyer was fantastic. He was very knowledgeable about the menu and especially the whiskey selections. He guided us with ease and our entire experience was wonderful. The food is incredible and overall this was one of the best places we’ve been to in some time.

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Cocktails were top notch. Really nice live music. Highly suggest this place. We sat at the bar and really enjoyed ourselves.

OT
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Food was ok. Service was good albeit slow. Like the ambiance.

C
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is small but the food is all delicious. We ordered a few things to share and they were all very good. The food came fast. The chairs are comfortable. The staff is very accommodating. And of course the drinks are creative and tasty

OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Very limited menu but great place for drinks.

C
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Probably not the ideal layout for a restaurant. A few tables for two and several large (community?) tables. Sitting at the bar is an option. There was a private party upstairs, so I have no idea how the layout is up there.
I highly recommend the food. The charred octopus was flavorful and perfectly charred. The main ingredient of the Banh Mi sandwich was the pork belly, which was well charred and flavorful, also.

The main negative I have is that the cocktails took a lo-o-ng time before they came to the table. This wasn't just our table. It was the same thing for the table next to us. There was one bartender, but it wasn't too busy. I'm not sure if the group upstairs affected the bar service downstairs. The food service was good. Again, the waiter has to help out upstairs.

LA
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night!

S
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely unbelievable. Our server was a highlight of the night. The upstairs lounge was extremely special. Cocktails made to perfection!

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