One Baltimore

I’ve been trying for weeks now to put my feelings about the riot into words but nothing I’ve written has felt right. I’m a cocktail blogger. I write about fun stuff not emotionally and politically charged events. What answers am I supposed to give? Truth is I can’t. But I can tell you about my experience, about my community.

My community, the 10 block radius I consider home, lies next door to where the chaos occurred. I watched it on T.V., like most everyone else did, in the safety of my living room. Sixteen stories high I trembled with fear and anger as I watched my city come undone. I remember pouring myself a glass of bourbon. It sat there all night. I was too upset to drink.

Bookmakers Cocktail Club

A cool marble bar top before an altar of booze. Shelves of inviting spirits beneath luminous archways. I sat upon a perfectly cushioned barstool not sure if I was there to make confessions or create them. Either way I new I had found sanctuary. 

Bookmakers Cocktail Club

B&O Brasserie

Cocktail Prices: $10-14

Address: 2 North Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland, 21201

I realized recently that I have been remiss in writing reviews of local bars and restaurants and I plan to correct that. To rectify my neglect I’ve decided to start with an establishment that has become almost home to my husband and I. To be honest I consider several bars + restaurants in our area home. But this one is practically in our back yard.

B&O Brasserie

Rye

STATS:

  • Cocktail Prices: $10 - $13
  • Address: 807 South Broadway, Fells Point, MD 21231
  • Hours: 5pm – 2am

I’ve been to Rye a handful of times but never really gave the bar a chance. You’d think a bar that prides itself on its craft cocktails would feel like home to me. And indeed I wanted to love it when the doors first open. But then something happened. That shy kid that I’ve worked so hard to shun showed up instead.

Rye

Wit & Wisdom

STATS:

  • Cocktail Prices: $13 - $15 ($6 Happy Hour Cocktail)
  • Location: Harbor East - Baltimore Four Seasons
  • Attire: Smart Casual

Wit & Wisdom has the most amazing view of the harbor. It was hard to not to get lost in the view.  The food and drinks here are equaled by the atmosphere.

Wit & Wisdom