Dutch Courage

5
98 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 over 100 bottles of Gin, Jenever, Old Tom and Barreled Gin, along with a full spirit selections, there is always something new to explore and help you discover your courage.

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 98 people are saying
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ToriM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Excellent cocktails at very reasonable prices. Knowledgeable servers who really understand the drinks. COVID-19 protocols carefully followed. Kind and friendly servers who are not overly familiar. Large patio with a tent in case of rain. Single-stall, gender-neutral restrooms. Fantastic music at just the right volume. Felt welcoming.

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MargoW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific outdoor dining experience. Couldn't ask for more. Great food, friendly service, and terrific drink selection. Being able to specify outdoor dining in the reservation made me really confident about my booking and experience during this adjustment period. Will definitely be back, because I need to check out the bottle bar!

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JenniferM
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been hesitant to eat out during the pandemic. This was only our second time in a year eating at a restaurant. The outdoor patio and adjoining sidewalk area felt safe and fun. The drinks were fantastic. The food was great. Overall, a lovely, lovely evening out. Thank you!

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Victoria
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cocktails were absolutely amazing and on point! Great atmosphere and food too!

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JanetH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The appetizers we ordered were delicious and well presented. Our cocktails were innovative and delicious! We look forward to going back again!
*note: We dined on the patio, and being early in the spring, the plants and hanging baskets of ferns looked a little sad. Understandable being it only the 1st week of April.

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Jess
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

A nice ambiance and good cocktails. I found that the food was very overpriced for what it was and what you got. The cocktails are expensive for their size as well. I would go back if I was meeting others for a drink, but I would not return or recommend that others must go.

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CwBbbb
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm a big fan of Dutch Courage and it is in walking distance of my house. The outdoor patio is beautiful and feels very safe during COVID. The staff is friendly and efficient. I even got to meet the owner and the chef on my last visit. The cocktails are always outstanding. The food has gone through different incarnations over the past year or so. In the past the portions were very small. This time the portions were substantial and had I known would have split the food with my dinner companion. I felt bad not eating half of my dish and it was something that would not heat up well if saved.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed eating outside on the nice evening and the new menu was delicious. It was a very pleasant evening with our granddaughter.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This has been one of the best outdoor setups of any place we’ve visited in the city. They have 3 heaters running, most of the area covered with a tent. They did not have side tent walls so there was plenty of ventilation but still kept away from wind with the stone and brick wall partly up the to tint. Cannot wait until the city opens up outside dining again to go back. They also have a bottle shop set up with a number of unique Gins. We bought a earl grey gin which was good.

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Sarah
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing ! Ambiance, cocktails, everything !

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Cherry
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dutch Courage has been one of our favorite quarantine go-tos! Besides having fabulous, creative cocktails and delicious small plates to share, their safety/Covid protocol is on-point. And their outdoor dining area is absolutely adorable- such great ambiance! If you can't dine-in, you can always just swing by their bottle shop, which has a wonderful selection of unique liquors to make cocktails at home. I highly recommend checking Dutch Courage out- you won't regret it!

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Goldenboy
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal ever eaten in the freezing cold!!

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RebeccaS
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kim was amazing! My new favorite spot in Baltimore. I’ve only dined out 3 or 4 times this year, and each time felt this risk wasn’t worth it. This time felt super safe, and even though it was cold, food drinks and service were outstanding. I don’t think I’d be back again this winter unless you added heaters, but once it warms up again will definitely be back:)

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vipjdd21218
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even as the weather turns colder, Dutch Courage has created an incredibly festive, cozy, covered patio to enjoy those great cocktails (including a lot of winter-themed warm drinks). Make a reservation & check it out!

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Kathleeno
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere here is so perfect, you won't even care you're in outdoor only seating. It is a holiday bomb, cheering up anyone's spirits - through lights and cocktail listing. The food they bring you is so comforting, like a warm hug of chicken and dumplings or the perfect winter cheese plate. There is also (THANK GOD) always a unique vegetarian option. I'm SO over places that have 8 amazing meat dishes and a "house-made veggie burger" that falls apart and tastes like baby food (in texture and flavor). Not here. Try a "crab cake" made of lion's mane mushrooms - so dang good!

They also have an incredible bottle bar inside, 10% off their whole selection of unique spirits and cans. On top of all of this, the owner here is a gem of a human being and each staffer brings to you warmth and kindness. They are fantastic.

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Rachel
New England
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful vibe on their outdoor patio, friendly service, tasty cocktails, and delicious food. Can't wait to come back!

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PatriciaP
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great night Food and drinks were superb, as was the service. It felt completely safe as well.

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PhillipW
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Thanksgiving meal without any of the cleanup.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection as always

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BRK20
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Excellent cocktails, great food. Amazing space.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I tried Dutch Courage for the first time for Sunday Night date night. The outside courtyard was gorgeous and the staff was attentive and friendly. I had a mock tail that was absolutely delicious and we are off the special Sunday menu. I had a chicken sandwich and my wife had a vegan sausage both were amazing. Would return to try their normal menu in a heartbeat.

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vipJoseph
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great evening at our favorite spot in Baltimore!

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StellaLuna
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot for cocktails. They offer a $5 happy hour cocktail on weekdays from 4-6, which is always something completely unique, and definitely worth trying. They have a great outdoor courtyard for social distanced drinks, and the staff is very kind and attentive. Highly recommend!

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AmandaM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to experience outdoors during the pandemic. Entire staff is vigilant about precautions while still providing a fantastic experience. Also, more importantly the cocktails are delightful.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrifc experience—really good spot and atmosphere! Took very specific precautions for COVID 19 and felt safe dining there

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MelissaK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and beverages were delicious, and I really appreciated the care the staff put into maintaining safety in regards to COVID-19!

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JoshG
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Service is spectacular! Cocktails are wonderful and the beer list is excellent. They do a great job with COVID precautions and we felt very comfortable. Thanks, Brendan and team!

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Lwslws
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing, the patio is beautiful and the drinks delicious. They take social distancing very seriously. It is the perfect place to enjoy a drink and the city - and I cannot say enough good things about the staff and owner.

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vipNHRBP
Baltimore
76 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a beautiful and well run place! So romantic. Our service was fantastic. The happy hour prices allowed us to try various items. Our server was so professional. Lovely place for a date. Can’t wait to return.

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vipjdd21218
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible, creative cocktails, delicious cheese board

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had a great time . It was very cold out but the warm drinks were great and they helped . This is my new cocktail spot .

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Jackie
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dutch courage has attentive and informed staff. The cocktails are Fun and delicious. The food is excellent. We had the Beef Dip Sandwich and the After School Snack Sandwich. The sandwiches came with a yummy slaw and were very good. The back patio is cozy. If you drive, parking is plentiful and safe.

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vipArturio
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious hand crafted cocktails!

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TaylorL
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Such a great trendy and cozy spot! My friend and I loved our cocktails and the appetizers we ordered. Our server, Kim, was extremely attentive and knowledgeable of the menu. I'll be requesting her next time! I highly recommend Dutch Courage.

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JoeB
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On par with Clavel and WC Harlan as the best cocktails in Baltimore or anywhere. Stylishly muted, unpretentious atmosphere.

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CwBbbb
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food, drinks, service and beauty of the outdoor space at Dutch Courage. The only complaint is the noise level - which is exceptionally high for an outdoor space. Turning the music down would be helpful.

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North
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Wish there was a better menu with more options on Sundays. Staff didn’t seem too concerned that patrons were rained upon while sitting in outside areas.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drink, and service!

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aliciac
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dutch Courage is my new favorite place to go! The outdoor patio area is decorated so well, it feel cozy and comfortable. We were treated well by every staff person we encountered and the food was outstanding! Particularly loved the fermented onion dip and the lamb gnocchi. I highly recommend Dutch Courage.

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PatrickR
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Decor, ambiance, service, food, drinks, yes please.

FAQs

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

Dutch Courage is rated 5 stars by 98 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.