Dutch Courage

4.9
257 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 257 people are saying
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MargaretW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely evening for me, great drinks and service. Definitely going to be back!

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SusanM
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks & food were excellent as always as was our server.

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Kisha
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went out with my friend for a dinner gathering. We enjoyed in a quiet setting room and ate some delicious dishes/drinks so far! We'll come back there again. :)

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DanielN
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, attentive service, and amazing cocktails!

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vipBrandon
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, it’s truly a neighborhood gem… the BEST cocktails in Baltimore, and it’s not even close!!

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JenniferM
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So much of the pandemic has been so difficult and date nights have been one of the many elements of regular life to fall by the wayside. That's why we were SO, SO GRATEFUL when we learned that Dutch Courage was still offering outdoor dining in the wintry weather. We made reservations for an outdoor table. Yes, it was cold and windy but that's because it's winter! The waitstaff positioned a heater as close to us as they could. The cocktails were marvelous. The food was utterly delicious. And we were so appreciative of a safe night out when so much of the world feels so scary and serious and hard.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. The best cocktails. Excellent service and atmosphere.

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WainyT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is incredibly delicious and the service is amazing. Outdoor seating is available, gorgeous decorations for the holidays. The chairs are padded and seating is spaced out, a huge plus right now.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, drinks, ambiance, drinkware, all wonderful

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PaulM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Cold night in the courtyard, but festive lights and heater made it perfect. Outstanding holiday cocktails, great food, and attentive service. We'll be back many times.

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Ping
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dutch Courage is my FAVORITE! Amazing drinks, service, atmosphere, everything! The staff really cares about your experience (and safety with COVID). I cannot recommend them enough. If you’re not sure what to order, they’ll help you find the perfect menu item or craft a new one for you!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome people and awesome food and drink. We will be back if we end up at UMD for residency!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dutch Courage I love you

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PaulS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dutch Courage is refreshingly authentic and funky creative. Top notch cocktails and yummy inventive food. Great place to meet up with friends or to enjoy a nice evening solo at the bar. A must visit when in Baltimore!

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OTempore
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second time here, and we had a really fantastic experience. The menu and cocktails were on point, again, and we especially loved how many non-meat options there were that were also out of this world tasty. #ThatPaneerPotPie

Ambience is always cute. We'll definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming, exciting new venue - libations are not limited to gin but this is also the place to go for an extensive gin selection. It's a nice addition to the neighborhood but might not be affordable for all. Staff (esp Danny) are friendly, enthusiastic, knowledgeable. Food: eclectic fare well-executed. For the holidays don't miss the Figgy Pudding.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Come here for the gin list, just make sure you eat beforehand.

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vipLarry
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Friendly and helpful bartender/mixologist. He explained drinks and made recommendations. Your reservation is for two hours, so plan accordingly.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always, love the holiday decor and themed menu!!

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vipdiner
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited for the first time. Server knew the cocktail menu well enough to guide me (because I'm not a gin guy). Got the pork belly... It was spectacular. Need to go back.

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nicka9
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Absolutely love this bar. Always bustling, but the waitstaff and bartenders are wonderful. Cocktails and food are consistently excellent and the staff make great recommendations if you're not sure what you feel like to drink. Dutch Courage is a gem and one of my favorite spots in the city.

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Squalor
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The new Gingle Bells menu is a hit. The team did a great job crafting the cocktails to fit the season.

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Nargles
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dutch courage is one of the greatest cocktail bars in Baltimore. Despite starting up shortly before the pandemic, they've managed to hang in there and consistently turn out brilliantly creative drinks and if that weren't enough their food is just as good as their drinks.

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vipLizard
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great places for cocktails and appetizers. The cheeses and prosciutto were delicious!

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Squalor
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious cocktails, phenomenal service, great food, and a welcoming environment, Dutch Courage went above and beyond to make sure my party had a wonderful night.

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vipBrilliant
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wow, amazing selection of gin and other spirits, lovely space and good food. We especially enjoyed the duck wings. Please consider better/fresher bread on the bahn mi, which is otherwise a great sandwich. We’ll be back when we’re in the neighborhood.

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luan37
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. I especially loved the steak tartare and the crème brûlée.

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JustinG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful as always

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great craft cocktails and Drew is the best waiter.

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LisaS
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food, and drinks weee top notch. Only complaint was the boards were a little overpriced for what you got but everything else was awesome!!

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JfromOG
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place. Great service, comfortable interiors, amazing drink selection and innovative food.

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ChrisG
Key West
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always great food and service, and amazing drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We love everything about this place. The only thing that throws one off from an incredible experience is the very standoffish hostess. She doesn’t acknowledge you when you come in, and almost seems annoyed that she has to deal with you. She if she needs to get past you for something she doesn’t even say excuse me - it’s just odd.

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KristenP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite spots in the city... great cocktails, stellar food and seasonal dishes

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

With the change of weather, many places haven’t adjusted to having a warmer environment inside. The ambiance and service were great but the cold draft posed an issue. We had a reservation and waited about 5 minutes to sit. I am excited to go back on a warmer day.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience1

Our outside table had no heaters. We asked to be seated near a heater and was told we needed a reservation even though we had a reservation. Then 2 of the reserved tables sat empty the whole time we were there. 😞

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Cecilia
Orange County
35 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Drinks are some of the best I ever had. Food is outstanding.
The place is beautiful, trendy and cool.
A bit pricey, but worth it.

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Jackie
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for cocktails and light fare. Interesting restored building with casual decor. Great service, inventive cocktails, delicious food from a talented chef.

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Sykes2nd
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A bonafide Gin experience. If you aren't overly familiar with it alllow the staff to walk you through with a tasting. Give yourself over to them and they will treat you right.

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vipJayhawk
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time coming in from DC for a birthday present for my husband—a concert at the Hippodrome. Dutch Courage was exactly what we were looking for: interesting place with great drinks and light snacks to relax before the show. Very friendly staff. Snacks were creative and tasty. It was a rainy night and we really just enjoyed the ambience and watching the rain out the windows of the lovely building. It’s a great Baltimore place. We will be back!

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 257 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.