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Nightlife Winners

Best First-Date Bar

The Brewer's Art

Frank Hamilton

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

Posted 9/16/2009

Question: Is a better first-date bar brutally loud or comfortably quiet? How 'bout both? The dim downstairs catacomb of the Brewer's Art is, by now, a first-date institution. Awesome food and awesome beers to impress your date (and not crush your wallet), a short walk from the Charles Theatre, the Lyric, and the Meyerhoff, and a layout full of secret, quiet nooks to get to know each other, and the chaotic, often near-deafening main bar area to rescue you when the conversation starts to get awkward, but neither one of you are ready to throw in the towel.

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Other Awards for Best First-Date Bar:

Peter's Inn, 9/17/2008

Illusions Magic Bar and Lounge, 9/19/2007

All Awards for The Brewer''s Art:

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

Best Local Beer, 9/20/2006

Best Restaurant to Bring Big-City Visitors To, 9/17/2003

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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