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Top 25 Places to Drink in Baltimore



Photo of Dutch Courage cocktails by Joanna W. on Yelp

Yelp’s Top 25 Places to Drink is a list unlike any other “best of” out there. Sure, you’ll see your obvious local favorites on the list, but it’s also chock full of hidden gems and off-the-beaten-path joints like back alley speakeasy, WC Harlan. From swanky cocktail bars to corner coffee shops — find them all in Yelp’s Top 25 Places to Drink in Baltimore.

Did your favorite watering hole make it into the top 25? Let us know on Twitter and Instagram @YelpBaltimore. Remember, we only know how good a spot is if you take the time to review it. So share your thoughts on Yelp, and maybe your favorites will be on next year’s list! 

Topping this year’s best drinks list is Sagamore Spirit Distillery, a sprawling waterfront property complete with signature cocktails and distillery tours.

Pro tip: You’re going to want to make a note of these spots, so we made it easy for you. For great businesses at your fingertips, get the Top 25 to-go. Follow this collection on Yelp.

1. Sagamore Spirit Distillery (Port Covington, MD)

Photo of rye whiskey flight by Steve M. on Yelp

Cuisine:  Distilleries

What they’re known for: Rye whiskey

Yelpers say: “Sagamore Distillery has amazing rye whiskey and a great campus to relax and enjoy the weather overlooking the Baltimore port. I was not previously a huge rye whiskey fan, but I really like what Sagamore has to offer. The staff there is also really friendly and our tour guide really made this brand worth learning about.” –Amanda T.

2. Corner Juice Bar (Canton, MD)

Photo of Mega C boost smoothie by Maura B. on Yelp

Cuisine:  Juice bars

What they’re known for: Smoothies

Yelpers say: “I have single handedly deemed Corner Juice Bar the best in Baltimore! Everything on their menu is delicious. Since my first juice, I’ve completely fallen in love with their menu including the Açaí Bowls and Parfaits, which are to die for!” –Tee B.

3. Brown Mustache Coffee (Annapolis, MD)

Photo of iced coffees by Andrea R. on Yelp

Cuisine:  Coffee and tea

What they’re known for: Coffee and adjoining bookstore

Yelpers say: “Cute coffee shop tucked in the back of a quaint bookstore. Great backyard garden space with tables to sit and enjoy!.” –Devin D.

4. Bean Rush Cafe (Crownsville, MD)

Photo of latte by Dorinda M. on Yelp

Cuisine: Coffee and tea

What they’re known for: Gourmet coffee and loose leaf tea

Yelpers say: “Awesome local coffee shop! I stopped in for a pick me up and Bean Rush had so many handcrafted coffee and tea drinks to choose from. The Iced Honey Bee latte (honey + toffee) was delicious! They have milk alternatives (soy, almond, oat) and food/bakery items.” –Kate S.

5. Dovecote Cafe (Reservoir Hill, MD)

Photo of coffee by Cupsey Cakesy D. on Yelp

Cuisine: Coffee and tea

What they’re known for: Coffee and peach upside down cake

Yelpers say: “Set in the heart of Reservoir Hill, this hidden gem is a mecca of vegan food options, groceries, herbs, and other delectable items.” -Greg S.

6. Dutch Courage (Old Goucher)

7. 1157 Bar and Kitchen (Locust Point)

8. Suspended Brewing (Pigtown)

9. Lost Ark Distilling Company (Columbia)

10. Snake Hill (Highlandtown)

11. RegionAle (Canton)

12. Chesapeake Bay Coffee Co (North East)

13. Little India Cafe (Glen Burnie)

14. Good Neighbor (Hampden)

15. Seoul Pub Sushi Chicken Beer (Ellicott City)

16. The Tilted Row (Bolton Hill)

17. Barfly’s (Riverside)

18. Harry’s (Riverside)

19. Vin 909 (Annapolis)

20. WC Harlan (OId Goucher)

21. Sapwood Cellars (Columbia)

22. Kitsch Cafe (Tuscany-Canterbury)

23. Le Comptoir du Vin (Station North)

24. Clavel (Old Goucher)

25. French Twist Cafe (Sykesville)

Methodology: This is an all-time list of the Top Places to Drink in the Baltimore area according to Yelp. We identified businesses in the coffee & tea, cideries, bubble tea, brewpubs, breweries, beer, wine & spirits, meaderies, kombucha, juice bars & smoothies, tea rooms, wineries, bars, beer gardens, coffee shops, beer hall, wine tasting rooms, and distilleries category on Yelp, then ranked those spots using a number of factors, including the total volume and ratings of reviews. This list looked at businesses in and around the Baltimore area. All businesses were marked open on Yelp as of June 24, 2022. When available, all businesses on this list have a passing health score as of June 24, 2022.

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