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Dutch Courage, Baltimore, MD

Dutch Courage

4.9
4.9
356 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Global, International, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    (667) 309-7167

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Brian Schmukler

  • Catering

    Please contact us for catered events at info@dutchcouragebar.com

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact us for private events at info@dutchcouragebar.com

  • Neighborhood

    Charles Village

  • Cross street

    23rd Street

  • Parking details

    Meters active until 6pm Mon. - Sat.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 356 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Best Overall

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Best Service

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Best Ambiance

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Best Value

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Baltimore

    Best Overall

  • Baltimore

    Best Service

  • Baltimore

    Best Ambiance

  • Baltimore

    Best Value

  • Baltimore

    Fit for Foodies

  • Baltimore

    Hot Spot

  • Baltimore

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Baltimore

    Outdoor Dining

  • Baltimore

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great attentive and knowledgeable staff. Drinks are awesome! Food is over priced and extremely small portions.
  2. l

    lizh

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food menu is unusual, but everything we tried was delicious!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Nice place. Extensive liquor list.
  4. LD

    LaurenD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The drinks were delicious and the staff were IMPECCABLE! Every single person was kind and gave great recommendations when asked. I would highly recommend Dutch Courage.
  5. A

    Adam

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Dutch Courage. Drink list is cool and original but still accessible. Decor is very cool without being dark. The patio is great.
  6. GG

    GreggyG

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Incredible list of cocktails, many new but some wonderfully vintage. About the most astonishing spirits list I’ve ever seen. Somewhat limited food menu, but creative, interesting, and everything we ordered was delicious. Can’t wait to return.
  7. GP

    GenevieveP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have nothing but praise and gratitude for the staff at Dutch Courage. It was my birthday yesterday and we asked to move tables…twice! And then my family showed up unannounced and the staff moved us, again, to make us comfortable (and easier to serve). Pat our server..top notch…cocktails, food, and outside space? Spectacular! I will be back, for sure. Thanks DC!
  8. BL

    BronwynL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Most amazing signature cocktails and service. LOVE. My favorite place.
  9. J

    Jimmy

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My mom and I had a lovely co-birthday with a wide assortment of delicious things to eat and drink. This is one of my favorite restaurants for a reason.
  10. C

    Cyndy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Another great time at Dutch Courage last night. Our server, Patrick was the absolute best. He was so knowledgeable and was spot on with everything. And the white negroni suggested by him was amazing. All of the food was excellent and my two friends, who had never been before loved it as well.
  11. m

    mbplum

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely night at Dutch Courage Gin Bar… amazing drinks & charcuterie… beautiful surroundings, both inside & out… top notch service… can’t wait to return!
  12. M

    Mary

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This wasn’t just an evening out; it was an experience. The selection of cocktails and spirits was extraordinary. For spirits, we liked the choices of “taste” or “pour”. Innovative cocktails: lovely to look at and delightful to drink! The food menu isn’t for everyone, but we liked the abundance of small plate options. Looking forward to returning!
  13. JK

    JayK

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here. Super cool vibe. Service was great and the food and drinks excellent.
  14. K

    Kelly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place. The food and drink menu have such thought put into it incorporating unique, seasonal, and tasty ingredients. I don’t drink very much because drinking isn’t good for you obviously, but when I do want to cut loose this is totally the place to get an exquisite drink with quality ingredients. We usually choose to sit on the back patio because of the festive plant filled atmosphere.
  15. LT

    LynnT

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere was fun and our waiter, Sam, was a hoot!
  16. LB

    LuvBaltimore

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent cocktails!!
  17. A

    Amac

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unrivaled service, form the second you walk through the door until your last goodbyes. Always floored with the cocktail selection, and although I know my meal will always be good its always better than expected. Dont sleep on the tinned fish, and the deviled eggs with ramen crumble?! Uhm, yes papleaseeeee. I LOVE cocktail bars, but I don't drink- the N/A Cocktails were amazing, and the staff was able to help me out in selecting! The staff is unbeatable here. 10/10 everytime.
  18. SM

    SMcG

    Portland

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    A great bar with good food in the middle of Baltimore. We sat outside (under an awning), but the inside looked elegant. There is an impressive menu of cocktails, mostly gin-based, but with some other standouts, as well as a long list of other spirits, wine, and beer. The food menu is simple and tends toward boards and pre-prepared tinned fish and meat, but there's also a great lamb sandwich. The service is very friendly and attentive as well. Highly recommended.
  19. L

    Lauren

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dutch Courage is a true gem. Great cocktails, great food, excellent service. I especially appreciated the attention and care of Heath (behind the bar) and Andy (front of house). If you are looking for a cocktail crafted to your unique tastes, spend an evening at Dutch Courage.
  20. M

    robinM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    So delicious and beautifully plated - the servers were all kind, knowledgeable and accommodating. Some of the best gin I have every tasted, and the backyard patio seating was beautiful. The only issue (which was beyond their control) was construction occurring next door that was very loud. Everyone apologized for this. Would definitely come back here!
  21. JC

    JorC

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service is always exceptional, super friendly and informed staff, orders arrive quickly!
  22. J

    Juliab

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow-fabulous food and drinks. Staff friendly, but still professional -lovely ambience. Really outstanding.
  23. AR

    AndreaR

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Nice atmosphere. Tasty drinks. Will definitely return.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner and first time there, 10/10!!!
  25. GF

    GillianF

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience as always! Lovely staff and delicious food but the drinks are the standout- beautiful, original and tasty. I love the decor and it was a great place to celebrate a birthday and engagement with friends.
  26. AJ

    AshleyJ

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So good. Great snacks, great drinks, excellent service.
  27. SV

    SarahV

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing everything! The Picante Maria may be my favorite cocktail of all time!
  28. PR

    PatrickR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, Dutch Courage delivers one of the best cocktail experiences in the city. We always enjoy the back patio seating which was very comfortable despite the warm temperatures of the day. Eric and his team were welcoming and the libations exceptional. A great spot!
  29. BV

    BarbaraV

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great cocktails, always a guarantee. Thank you so much!
  30. F

    Freddy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic cocktails, great atmosphere, try the Japanese Breakfast
  31. s

    stuffedrobot

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal cocktails and food and great service!
  32. NA

    NATTY

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous little cocktail bar situated in a really cool old home in a newly up and coming area (on the way to gentrification now) in Baltimore. Outside streets can be a bit dicey- like much of the city- check your surroundings, keep your head down, and you'll be fine. Inside, the bar is lovely and curated, and the waitstaff, which appeared to be entirely male when I was there, is kind and knowledgeable- and ready to help. From the minute I spoke with the host to check in to the minute we got and paid the tip, the service was wonderful. The drinks were also great- try the 50/50 martini. You won't regret it!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great drinks and service
  34. A

    Anaamika

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server - Patrick - was wonderful in every way, from his friendly and attentive service to excellent drinks and nibble recommendations. We look forward to going back and spending some more time on their beautiful patio sipping cocktails.
  35. r

    rebecca

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food and creative and unusual drinks as always! Since COVID, we are always looking for outdoor dining that has a more comfortable set-up than just tables on the sidewalk, and Dutch Courage passes the test! We miss the beef carpaccio that was on the menu last fall, and hope it will return someday!
  36. BV

    BarbaraV

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service and excellent cocktails. Delightful time on the back patio, will continue to meet up at this great gin bar. Thank you for all you do at the Dutch Courage as well love to visit.
  37. B

    Bonnentente

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Unique experience! And a bit earthy in the heart of Baltimore... We will be back!
  38. C

    Catherine

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an mazing experience all around, from the cocktails to the vibes!
  39. j

    jdd21218

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect time of year to chill on the beautiful patio. Creative cocktails, every one of them exceptional, and perfectly sized little plates from charcuterie to soy brined deviled eggs. Friendly and lovely place.
  40. C

    Crawford

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    WHAT A MEAL! The bartender made this out of this world amaro cocktail at the end… blew our minds. Can’t wait to come back.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

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 356 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Dutch Courage

2229 N Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218-5777

Additional information

  • Cross street

    23rd Street

  • Neighborhood

    Charles Village

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Global, International, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Meters active until 6pm Mon. - Sat.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Brian Schmukler

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (667) 309-7167

  • Catering

    Please contact us for catered events at info@dutchcouragebar.com

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact us for private events at info@dutchcouragebar.com

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