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Dutch Courage, Baltimore, MD

Dutch Courage

4.9
4.9
391 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 Alec Jacobson 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 20 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 391 people are saying

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

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  1. TF

    TomF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Cool atmosphere. Bartenders were phenomenal - very congenial, talented and service oriented. Did only light fare, boards, which were tasty, but can't comment on the entrees. Drinks were great, however. Definitely will go again.
  2. JO

    JfromOG

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best bar in Baltimore. Maybe my favorite on the whole east coast!
  3. I

    India

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Friendly staff as usual
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Date Spot!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent and creative cocktails - great food and service
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect !
  7. MW

    MWTW

    Baltimore

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    NYE neighborhood bar crawl. Excellent service by Andrew. Delicious charcuterie boards and specialty cocktails!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    So... I've never had such a horrible experience. So bad that I had to create this yelp account to share it with everyone so they don't basically go flush money down the drain like I did. Out of the 7 specialty cocktails we got, Ide say the only one that was worth trying was the "gin-gle all the way cocktail".The rest were not good at all, unless you like the taste of pine-sol. We had a party of four and we're sat alone in a tiny room with old furniture and a table we had to bend over to eat at. We got two of the steak entrees, one chicken pot pie and one smoked Atlantic char. The steaks came out mid-rare (server did not ask preference) and the potatoes were literally boiled, chopped in half and thrown on the plate. The 26 dollar Atlantic char filet was a 4"x4"x1/4" thin sorry excuse for a entree that also came with the plain potatoes. The 22 dollar chicken pot pie had two inches of puff pastry sitting on top of a bowl of inedible soup that had 1 single rectangular cut of chicken that was about 2"x2"x3" long.... So overall the food and drinks and ambiance were all trash. The hostess was awesome! She was polite. The Server named Andrew however must of been having a bad day. I've been to many many many restaurants in Baltimore and the surrounding areas but I've never experienced such a rude, disrespectful, arrogant server. After we got our food and we were all disgusted, all I asked for was some salt and pepper, he never brought it to us after displaying an attitude about the simple request. I paid the 260 dollar bill, giving the horrible server (Andrew) a 20 dollar tip even though he was such a jerk he deserved nothing. He returns to the table once we're ready to leave and slams down two tiny dish's containing a dash of salt and a dash of pepper and walks away. Like seriously? Needless to say we will never be back and hope to see andrew working at McDonald's were he belongs.
  9. m

    mmrohrer

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I went to Dutch Courage for the first time with my siblings, husband, and his sister on New Years Eve. We had an early dinner in the tent which was still decorated for Christmas and was very cozy. There were some puddles from the rain but overall it was still pleasant. Two people ordered the Leftovers Cubano sandwiches and really enjoyed them. My sister in law loved the chicken pot pie and I ordered the smoked arctic char which was delicious. My sister had the vegan cornucopia bánh mi but wasn’t a huge fan. We also shared the St. Stephen cheeseboard which was a bit underwhelming for the price but do recommend getting the snack basket. Everything was from the festive Gingle Bells menu. All in all we highly recommend checking this place out but maybe go on a nicer day if you sit in the tent or try to get indoor seating! Our server was lovely and overall we really enjoyed the whole experience.
  10. S

    Shel

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was great and staff delightful. Fun spot that we will return to.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our family enjoyed Christmas Eve dinner at Dutch Courage and hope to return again soon! Excellent service and tasty small plates for everyone.
  12. BV

    BarbV

    San Antonio

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent cocktails and atmosphere. It is always special to go there!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    What a warm and whimsical place. Three of us had a great time in a holiday celebration.
  14. SB

    SteveB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Holiday decor on point. The salmon spread on Motzi bread was spectacular. Eggnog to go - will be a hit on Xmas.
  15. j

    jdd21218

    Baltimore

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding holiday cocktail selection
  16. JL

    JoeL

    Baltimore

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dutch Courage is always great Gingle Bells makes it even more special.
  17. MT

    MacT

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food and great drinks! The atmosphere is very fun. The staff are all very nice and knowledgeable. Service is on the slower side, but everything else was so great you barely notice. Will definitely be coming back!
  18. KH

    KristenH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was great, food was exellent, drinks were fun, bar tenders were hysterical and entertaining. Great to see and have time to chat with Brendan and Alex!
  19. VK

    VondaK

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved our evening here. The staff was welcoming and friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. The ambience was amazing!! The prices were great. We will definitely be back!
  20. BV

    BarbV

    San Antonio

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    such a great place- best spot in town for a cocktail and a little nosh!
  21. A

    Alan

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great spot with great drinks. Perfect spot for conversation, as it's not too loud, not too quiet.
  22. KH

    KimH

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Very good. Disappointed no entrees on menu - online said there werr
  23. BH

    BirthdayHubby

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best cocktails in bmore!
  24. KD

    KathleenD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great service, drinks. This is one of my go to spots. I would like to see a different happy hour food menu, more variety
  25. JS

    JennyS

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Loved my cocktail -- cumin sacrifice. Really good. Plates are small, but food is excellent. The cook comes up with creative flavors and dishes. We sat outside on a warm fall evening. It's tented so noisy, but a nice energy. It's on the expensive side, but if you want a fun, hip place to go out with friends or on a date - this is a great option!
  26. CM

    CarleyM

    Baltimore

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat at the bar and it was lovely! Bartenders so helpful and friendly and food came quickly and was delicious. Incredible cocktails!
  27. DR

    DavidR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always! Fantastic cocktails, wonderful service, great atmosphere.
  28. b

    betsyw

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks one of our favorites in Baltimore!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Solid spot. Loved the experience from the greet to the goodbye
  30. E

    Elizabeth

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gin lovers paradise! And even if you don't love gin you'll find a cocktail for you here. Incredible selection of gin and spirits, knowledgeable and friendly staff in a cool and cozy setting. Will keep coming back to see what other concoctions the staff invent to blow our minds and palates.
  31. AM

    AndrewM

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a perfect experience for the price
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an absolutely amazing time!
  33. I

    India

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was nice
  34. E

    Evelyn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, drinks and appetizers. I appreciate that the value is also reasonable.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

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

    lhbalt

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Nice place. Extensive liquor list.
  38. 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.
  39. AF

    AshleyF

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great cocktail bar for date night! The charcuterie is amazing!
  40. 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.

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 391 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 20 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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