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Dutch Courage, Baltimore, MD

Dutch Courage

4.9
4.9
322 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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Booked 7 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 322 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

Loved For

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Best Overall

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Best Ambiance

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Baltimore

    Best Overall

  • Baltimore

    Best Food

  • Baltimore

    Best Service

  • Baltimore

    Best Ambiance

  • Baltimore

    Best Value

  • Baltimore

    Fit for Foodies

  • Baltimore

    Healthy

  • Baltimore

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Baltimore

    Outdoor Dining

  • Baltimore

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. r

    rebecca

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    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!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. MS

    MarcS

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great cocktails and food in great atmosphere both inside and on patio

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The bartenders were very nice and worked well with you

  9. L

    Layla2389

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Cocktails, food and service were all great! Cute little place.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful place for a chat over a great cocktail. Always at its best no matter when I get there. Thank you

  11. MV

    MaraV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Everything was great--the cheese boards were perhaps a bit pricey for the amount of food you received.

  12. AB

    AriB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing cocktails and food as always! Menu choices never disappoint

  13. CH

    CatherineH

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great good cocktails nice people. Great place to go

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Get together with old coworkers and friends.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4

    Do not go if you have a vertical ID even if your are well over 21 because they do not accept them.

  16. TE

    TheoE

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brilliant restaurants. Epic cocktails, great bartender banter and excellent music. Food damn good well.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    It was first time here. We sat outside and had a great time. Cocktails were delicious.

  18. MM

    MariaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We couldn’t have enjoyed the service, craft cocktails and small plates more.

  19. e

    ellie

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    always a hit! love going here and happy to share it with a friend visiting from out of town

  20. TY

    ThomasY

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Would like more food options, cocktails are phenomenal, very balanced, and gin selection is bare none.

  21. M

    Mary

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Venue is terrific. Much needed change of pace in Baltimore. A place for adults who want to enjoy great food, converse and relax.

  22. S

    Sykes2nd

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    I always have a great experience dining and drinking at Dutch Courage. Going here you don't even need company because you can ride on the high of the crowd and the excellent staff. Just wish the Bar Seating was removed from reservations so it can be a true walk-in neighborhood joint

  23. ND

    NancyDrew

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely, attractive food and drinks in a great atmosphere.

  24. PD

    PigtownDesign

    Baltimore

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Meeting up with two old friends for cocktails and conversation. Wonderful, as always.

  25. NG

    NancyG

    Washington DC

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3

    Loved the cocktails - fantastic and our server was great at talking through which cocktail was a match for my mood. Food was yummy but I wouldn't go for the food, I'd go for the drinks and know that the food is tasty enough to allow you to try a couple of them! We sat outside and while nice to feel the sunny weather, the concrete floor leaves something to be desired. If you're seeking some romance, go sit inside instead (cute space). If you're a group and there is a nice breeze, sit outside. We had a wonderful time and I can't wait to go back!

  26. SM

    StevenM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always, great cocktails, food and service. The London Calling G&T is going to be my summer of 2022 drink.

  27. EE

    EEMM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Never disappointed with anything I’ve gotten there! Happy hour deals are fantastic- and plenty more to stay for!

  28. NL

    NickL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place is great! Amazing cocktails! And if someone in your group isn’t drinking they have true crafted mock tails. Try the N.A.groni you’ll swear you’re drinking the real thing. The service staff is very attentive and efficient. Their chef is on point. I was with friends and we split quite a few things. The duck wings! So good. Vegetable pot pie, bolognese, grilled cheese sandwich (we added prosciutto) smoked salmon mousse toast. All winners! Great atmosphere and they have a great patio for dining outside.

  29. KZ

    KristinZ

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic. Everything. From the drinks to the food. All high quality items that don't leave you feeling like death with over-richness when you leave. And did I mention it's pretty dang beautiful too.

  30. d

    deborahs

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Limited app and entree choices but delicious! Drink menu extensive Beautiful building, ornate and romantic outdoor area, too.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love the vibe and cocktails! I’ll definitely be back

  32. NG

    NatalieG

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I've been to Dutch Courage a few times now but it never disappoints. The food is amazing, the drinks are spectacular. They went above and beyond to ensure my mom had the best birthday dining experience!

  33. LD

    LindaD

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Drinks were wonderful, in vintage glasses that were beautiful! Fisherman's stew was outstanding.

  34. JL

    JoeL

    Baltimore

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the best spots in Baltimore! If you haven't been, get going!!

  35. SA

    SaraA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    as always a great time. heaters outdoors for chilly spring dates, amazing non alcoholic beverage menu, delicious and prompt food. service was awesome.

  36. n

    nutrina

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Like no other bar in the area in terms of selection, knowledge and willingness to cater to patron's preferences.

  37. FL

    FirstLadyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food2service5ambience5

    A neighborhood gem! We went for my husbands birthday and were greeted with half flutes of sparkling wine. Our server gave suggestions and was patient and kind. We didn’t eat outside but we will next time. The patio looked breathtaking. There were really cool antiques and furniture with bright colors in various spots to brighten the space. The food was ok. We only got appetizers.

  38. SH

    SteveH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great cocktails and light dinner at crowded bar - Reservations definitely needed for a Friday night!

  39. d

    deang

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Stunningly good place. The clean white lines and old funky space remind me somehow of Swan Oyster Depot in SF. Very friendly staff. When we were seated, we were told that the seats were reserved again at a specific time so we could enjoy ourselves and not be rushed out. There were so many people interacting with us it was hard to say who was who. But there were more friendly interactions in about 90 minutes than in months of dining in many places. This is a gin bar. While they have an impressively curated selection of non gins, the gin list astounded me with styles and producers I have never heard of. Plus they had a flight of three gins with a bottle I have been wanting to try for a while. I let the bartender know I liked Roku Corpse Reviver #2s but wanted something else in a similar vein. I wound up with a Nikka gin Last Word which really hit the spot. My spouse had a gin buck which was lively and balanced: a really good fizzy tall drink. And we had the aforementioned Tea Flight with three gins all infused with teas. The Drumshambo Gunpowder gin was delicate and highly aromatic, just my style!. The second gin packed a wallop of tea flavors. I don't remember the name and have had far too much gin to go to the website to figure it out. The third gin was just meh, but two were spectacular finds! This is a serious bar and the food was far better than I anticipated and the menu looked killer to begin with. We had a sandwich, roasted green beans, deviled eggs and tinned stuffed squid. All spectacular. The best part is that our visit came to less than $100 for a whole lot of booze and food. And the amazing service on top was even better than the food or drink.

  40. K

    Kodjo

    New Orleans

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Cocktails are wonderful. Verge on amazing. Wish I could walk to this place! Food is also excellent, despite its short selection. The Tom Kha is incredible, and the deviled eggs.

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 322 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

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Booked 7 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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