Dutch Courage

4.9
145 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 145 people are saying
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4.9
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLPie
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Neighborhood gem. Food and service were terrific. Nice outdoor patio.

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Alex
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my girlfriend for a birthday dinner and everything was fantastic, from the reservation process to the ambience to the attentive service. Food and cocktails were delicious and very unique - will definitely be back. Thank you!

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catward
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I love Dutch Courage! We bring our out-of-town visitors here to impress them. The service is consistently excellent and makes you feel special. It’s the kind of place where you can order anything and be certain it will be delicious. The space is also beautiful and the music is always great. It’s fine dining, without the pretense.

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vipAnitamd
Columbus
114 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love gin and this place was heaven for a Gin lover! Also have lots of great drinks for those who love other alcoholic drinks. The waitperson was very knowledgeable and brought us a flight of gins that were delicious. We ended up buying 2 of the bottles. Happy hour is a great deal but it’s a limited selection. We should have stayed to try the food but that’s for next time!

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vipRB3003
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Cool spot! Drinks and food were good. Atmosphere was ok.

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Lawrence
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Cocktails were good, the food was just OK. My wife’s food came out too early, and mine didn’t come out until much later. Our water pitcher never got refilled, and the server just asked us to agree that things were good. I would not have been as miffed if hadn’t been expensive.

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vipjdd21218
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great back patio to chill & have some fantastic hand crafted cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on the lovely covered patio. Our first time there. We had been wanting to check it out since we first saw it in Fall of 2020, and it exceeded our expectations.

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JamesC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dutch Courage nails it again. Always a great place for inventive drinks for any taste and delicious food, attentive service, and strong adherence to covid protocol.

Keep up the good work!

JL
vipJoeL
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent visit to Dutch Courage with excellent food and drinks, as well as owners who actually care about their customers.

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Lissahdee
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my first dine in experiences in a year and it was perfect! The outside area is adorable, and there were heaters to keep things comfy after sundown. Table service was attentive & quick. Cocktails were great. The food was from a pop up, but also great!

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SaraH
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved everything about Dutch courage! Just a great vibe. The thick crust pizza is amazing!!!!!

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vipincidentalmusic
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Big shout out to Phil! Thanks for taking care of us.

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SarahM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live in the neighborhood, and are beginning to venture out for treats, now that we're fully vaccinated. Friends had recommended Dutch Courage to us, and we were very impressed -- not only with the snacks and cocktails (the daiquiri and Jefferson Sour were delicious), but with the spirit and ambiance of the business, which has not only survived, but found an appealing niche during the pandemic. Shout-out to Kim, our bartender, who took the time to answer my question about the extraordinary and varied glassware (I peeked at every table) purchased by the owners in flea markets and antique shops. The back garden seating area is lovely, too. We'll be back soon.

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GenuinelyTina
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I met up for a post pandemic get together- first time since 2020!! We had Pat Turner as our server and he was so helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly! I brought my menu home to share with my roommates and cannot wait to come back!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best time! The bar is being extremely covid conscious still. Be sure to make a reservation for the size of your party. The service was excellent, as were the drinks and the food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
149 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only thing that I would suggest is that they make an option for bigger plates. I would’ve been happy to pay for a larger tuna plate option. If we had been ordering only small plates and sharing them, the size would’ve been OK. But my husband had a sandwich and I ordered the tuna plate, and it was really not sufficient for me.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were knowledgeable and friendly. Outside dining space was lovely. We had a great time and would definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dutch Courage is a breath of fresh air in the Baltimore food scene. Our server, Kim, was attentive and knowledgeable about their eclectic drink menu. We did not eat, but they had light fare finger food that I’d imagine pairs well with your cocktail of choice! They have certainly created an inviting neighborhoody atmosphere with an original cocktail menu. We will be back!

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Matthias
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I loved it here. A variety of great seating options and creative cocktails. The hot ham and cheese was dang-near perfect. Everyone on staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Recommend sitting on the sidewalk cafe-style tables on W 23rd if you're into that sort of thing. Definitely coming back.

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Cory
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cocktails are always wonderful and the beef carpaccio was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent! Servers were very knowledgeable, and helpful when making a selection. Drinks were fantastic! Maybe I should have gotten something other than the Kale salad; next time. Beautiful outdoor dining space!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic cocktails served in vintage glasses added to the ambiance. Food was great and service spot on. Will be back.

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Jackie
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice spot on North Charles for cocktails and light fare. The patio is very inviting with planters full of flowers and herbs.

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BethR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience! Very friendly, accommodating staff, delicious food, and lovely setting. We will definitely return.

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CriselleA
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place for cocktails and snacks/light dinner! Can't wait to come back for their summer cocktails. Patio was lovely. Service was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Bottle shop had great gin and other spirits available as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place for tasty food and great drinks!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the set up in the back area outside the restaurant. Will definitely go back. Nice to see Covid protocols being taken seriously.

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GreenmountWest
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous and adventurous drink menu, tasty snacks and wonderful service!

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Mollie
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I love the outdoor seating at Dutch Courage, and I appreciate the effort to seat us at the driest table possible despite all of the rain!
The cocktails are amazing, I would say that the food options seem really pricey: I was surprised that the olives were $8 and we only received a small dish, not quite worth the cost.

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KarenD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely cocktails and atmosphere. Felt safe with COVID protocols . Wait staff wonderful ! We will be back

KD
KateD
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place to safely enjoy company over exquisite cocktails! So grateful to have this spot in the neighborhood!

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Likka2
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was delighted by my experience at Dutch Courage. The cocktails were well balanced, the spirit selection was impressive, the food was delicious, the service was friendly, the space was lovely, and their COVID precautions were reassuring.

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notsosuburban
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A GEM! Inspired cocktails, friendly atmosphere, SAFE protocols and an overall great time!

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PamJ
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely birthday celebration with delicious cocktails and an attentive, charming and knowledgeable server!

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KTJohns
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Interesting drinks! The food was a little over priced, but delicious. Would go back again!

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Jaclyn
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and cocktails — highly recommend! As a gin lover (have 50+ different gins in my collection) when I discovered a gin bar opened up near me I was over joyed!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything! The drinks are phenomenal, food was delicious, and service was on point. Love the patio they’ve created at Dutch Courage and can’t wait to come back!

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ToriM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
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
3 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!

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 145 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.