Dutch Courage

4.9
217 Reviews
$31 to $50
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Dutch Courage is a gin-centric cocktail bar located in the historic Baltimore neighborhood of Old Goucher. Whether you are looking for an adventuresome cocktail or need a cold beer, our staff has you covered. With 140 bottles of Gin, Genever, Old Tom and Barreled Gin, along with a full spirit selections, there is always something new to explore and help you discover your courage.
The Dutch Courage kitchen team lead by Chef Brian Schmukler has a variety of food for you to enjoy while sipping beverages. From delightful boards of cheese, charcuterie and tinned seafood to small and large plates, the food at Dutch Courage is always a culinary adventure.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 217 people are saying
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BrandiM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere! Chill Music! Food and service were pretty great. We came during a Tuesday night so it may be busy during the weekend but I enjoyed our visit very much.

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CharlesG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful space, not loud, choice of indoor, bar, or outdoor seating. The outdoor space seemed more lively, if that's what you're looking for. We sat inside. Meat and cheese boards are build you own, with each choice priced separately. We ordered prosciutto, goat cheese and gouda, and it came with candied figs, olives, orange marmalade and crostini. Everything was good. Entrees were burrata salad and sea scallops. Both were good, but seemed a bit pricey. If we were to go back, we'd probably just go for drinks and snacks.

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vipMattyMcF
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A fantastic and fun temple to gin. A great place to connect with friends.

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revkevredemption
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dutch Courage consistently delivers: great cocktails, great service, tasty treats. It's become one of my top go-to spots in Baltimore

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vipLLCoolJ
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor courtyard. Loved the duck wings and deviled eggs + gin drinks.

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MargeL
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and everything from cocktail to meal to dessert was wonderful.

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LauraD
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Had to go with a 3 stars for food as it truly was the best and the not so great. Pickled deviled eggs were not good but the duck wings were fantastic. The mushroom cheesesteak was seriously one of the best things I’ve ever eaten but the forbidden rice ramen was bland and extremely disappointing. Plus forbidden rice is black in color. I assumed what I’d ordered was going to be black rice “ramen style” with broth and veggies but it was just regular noodles. Same with the cocktails - the Eleanor, Hanky Panky, and 9 Lives were amazing. But the final drink in our foursome - Che Vuoi - be warned… it contains Italian spices and parsley and tastes like you are drinking

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ChrisYG
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance. Tasty fancy food. Amazing drink menu (will have to come back to try other gin drinks -- so many to choose from). A little loud for our taste and the menu could have a larger more accessible font for the visually impaired, but we had a wonderful visit and will be back.

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SandraP
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both dinners at Dutch Courage have been memorable for the delightful cocktails, ambience, and service. The dinner menu isn’t exhaustive but you can put together a tasty cheese, meat & seafood board a la carte. Their cocktails are all amazing. And when I went for a friend’s birthday last night, our waiter brought out champagne as we sat down. This is the place I’d want to take friends to for special events.

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ifgoldruste
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. So energetic and attentive. Delicious cocktails and the pastrami melts are so good! The fact that you can make a reservation for outdoor seating is so nice!

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Nick
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I keep coming back to Dutch Courage and introducing friends to this wonderful spot not only because the cocktails are great, but consistently some of the best service in Baltimore. The server and staff went above and beyond to make us feel welcomed

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rebeccag
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were incredible (we got beef carpaccio, duck wings, and scallops), and our server was so kind and considerate! It was a very special meal and we look forward to coming back to Dutch Courage again.

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BrigitteS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Dutch Courage is a cool spot on the cusp of Station North and Charles Village. It's a beautifully restored large rowhouse/brownstone building with curious objects decorating the interior and a beautiful outdoor patio in the back. The specialty is gin, with over 100! and the cocktails are creative and well prepared. The food was excellent, though a somewhat small selection (2 main courses, 3 sandwiches, and several small plates). We tried 7 dishes and enjoyed them all. The only room for improvement was the service. The waitstaff was polite, but did not present the menu, and the dishes all came out at once despite us requesting them to be coursed. Probably just growing pains of an excellent new restaurant!

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TabSrb
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our new favorite place! Can’t wait to go back and enjoy the outdoor seating and flights available on their menu.

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vipJordanW
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time at Dutch Courage was great. My friends and I were impressed by the breadth of the cocktail and liquor menus. We got a flight of gins and especially loved the 'Earl Grey' Corgi.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had 2 cocktails, the lepentauer cheese, Beef carpaccio, sardine bread and some prosciutto. All were great, but the carpaccio was the winner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Amazing drinks. Food is beyond incredible. Bartenders are the best. Get seats at the bar, you won’t be disappointed.

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KathleenD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints!!! The food, service and drinks are right on!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Went for a cocktail while waiting for my train to come in; the bar staff was hospitable, and the cocktails were complex and tastyyyy

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Baltimore must. Top of the line cocktails and great food.

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AllysonH
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Outstanding spirits and drinks menu. Really enjoyed all 4 of the beverages that my husband and I ordered.
The food menu needs to be expanded a little - all of the dishes are expensive and the number of selections is very small. I liked my entree, but didn't find anything that I really was enthusiastic about ordering.
Gorgeous patio and indoor seating.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best bar/restaurant in all of Baltimore!

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Lauren
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great cocktails, very good snacks. Minimal dinner choices but the cocktail list makes up for it.

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sharonA
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful cool unique find! Very fun. Bravo DC

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vipGregS
Baltimore
52 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great unique drinks, good food and outstanding service.

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FrancesW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

As usual, superb ambience and service! Was a little disappointed that the "bun" Ban Mi envisioned as a sort of large dumpling turned out to be a huge sub sandwich -- too much bread, but otherwise everything was delicious and served promptly and graciously! With mask etiquette firmly observed! Thank you!!!

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StephenDiaz
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was not surprised by the high quality of the cocktails as I have heard so many things going in. However, the food was absolutely delicious. Do yourself a favor and order the Duck wings.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great drinks! Food is a little pricey for what it is.

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Jackie
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly hostess seated us right away. Very busy server came right to the table and answered our questions. Our drinks came out quickly. We placed a food order and it arrived surprisingly fast. Dutch Courage was busier than I've ever seen and the quality of drink, food and service did not disappoint. Highly recommend the Duck wings.

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RoxanS
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Grilled cheese and Talley Man drink were well worth it. Bartender was great. We were only allowed at the bar, which is weird because several tables/seats were open all evening and I know it wasn’t for social distancing measures. Overall, I’d definitely recommend. 🤩

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Was seated at a bad table outdoors by the entrance even though so many tables were available, which ruined the experience

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KarenD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific. I wanted to try a Ramos Gin Fizz and it wasn't a disappointment. I'm not a hard liquor drinker but I want to know what to drink when I do. Brennan, one of the owners, suggested we try Bolls genever. It was perfect. Now if I want to drink gin, that's what I'll order.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience, the drinks and food were amazing. The staff and ambiance are both charming. Very much recommend for a chill place with nice vibes and upscale yet welcoming drinks.

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vipnbeats
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Drinks are amazing!!!!! They made us special drinks all based on our likes and dislikes. They really know there stuff!!!

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vipJoeL
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dutch Courage is the best!! Eric, Brendan, Kim and the rest of the staff never fail to take care of us in an excellent manner. Outstanding drinks and food.

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WhiskeyWriting
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great evening celebrating a friend's birthday! We had lots of great snacks and cocktails. The cocktail menu is always well-curated and the food options are fun!

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Taylor
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We made a reservation for the Dutch Courage patio, as it was raining when we spontaneously decided on a date night. Dutch Courage is one of the few Baltimore City restaurants with a fully covered patio in the event of rain, and we felt more comfortable eating/drinking outside given the pandemic. The drinks were amazing, the bar snacks were good. We loved chatting with Kim, our server, about the menu. We even asked if the bar staff could make a custom tequila cocktail based off of another rum-based drink on the menu -- and Dutch Courage delivered. Highly recommend for grabbing drinks - Happy Hour, pre-dinner drinks, nightcap. It's clear the team knows what they're doing and provides a level of service to match.

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MargaretD
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well crafted cocktails, attentive service and just the right amount of food for a light supper. The courtyard felt quite safe, covid-wise.

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AmyB
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Their cocktails are always on point!!

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RacerX
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the visit. Converted from a classic large townhouse in Baltimore the minimalist decor combined with touches of vintage elements made for a fun and very “Baltimore” eclectic atmosphere with an open and airy feel. The staff was helpful and the food and drinks were great. I appreciate that our server was able to help us build from our initial order with drink suggestions and food suggestions that helped us expand our experiences. I look forward to returning.

FAQs

Dutch Courage offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (667) 309-7167.

Dutch Courage is rated 4.9 stars by 217 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.