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Best Restaurant to Bring Big-City Visitors To

The Brewer's Art

1106 N. Charles St., (410) 547-6925

Posted 9/17/2003

Did you know that every city in the Western Hemisphere says about itself that it's really as much a collection of small neighborhoods as it is a big city? People visiting our city, trust us, don't want to see our quirky (frequently filthy) little neighborhoods; they get enough of those back home. And they're only humoring us when we drag them to crab houses. ("This is fun, and so authentic. Thanks.") The Brewer's Art, however, is something that your big-city visitors don't have back home, and something that will truly stupefy them. If, for instance, someone in Manhattan tried to open a restaurant in a townhouse with the dimensions and character of 1106 N. Charles St., they'd have to charge $30 for a house salad, and you would never go there. Few places anywhere accommodate so gracefully such widely divergent settings and moods. The dining room, under the new and promising supervision of chef Ravi Narayanan, is Old World gracious; the adjacent bar is smoothly cosmopolitan; and the basement bar is grungily cool. Of course, the beloved homemade brews are formidable. When your guests come back to visit, they'll be guaranteed to say, "Can we go back to that place?"

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All Awards for The Brewer''s Art:

Best First-Date Bar, 9/16/2009

Best Gay Bar That's Not a Gay Bar, 9/19/2007

Best Local Beer, 9/20/2006

Best French Fries, 9/16/2003

Best French Fries, 9/18/2002

Best Brewpub, 9/18/2002

Best Brewpub, 9/19/2001

Best Brewpub, 9/15/1999

Best Brewpub, 9/17/1997

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