Outside looked like we were initially in the wrong place, like a building from the 1950s that youíd expect to be incredibly dusty and full of old former union dock workers who are clasping their 35 degree cold fizzy yellow beer.
Wrong. The inside is a nice (though low-light) establishment, with a nice long bar and a huge community table. We were seated there. Plenty of room, so we werenít smashed up against each couple on either side of us. Service was quick, waiter was very nice. Beers were good, and food was quite excellent.
Cool corner spot in Brewerís Hill. Nice looking bar and eating area. Good vibe. Bartenders are spectacular. Very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and attentive. Good selection of Stillwater beers plus imports and some good, similar American breweries. 20+ options on tap, more on a higher end bottle list. Food menu is short, but everything is good. Price can be a bit on the high side, but you are getting a quality product. Big bonus is the bottle shop upstairs which is a bit pricey, but stocks some great stuff.
The bar is laden with wood and a rather rustic feel throughout in a rather safe neighborhood with free parking. The service was excellent, we got there just as the bar opened on a Tuesday and it was empty. The selection was great, lots of Stillwater but a lot of guest taps as well. The food was okay and the value wasnít the best, but this was a nice stop.
Stopped here for dinner on friday night Feb 15th (1st day of maxs belgian fest). Bar looked like nice size bar. Maybe 20+ seats? Not a lot of tables but I think they have a backroom and upstairs which I didnt see. Friendly server who was knowlegable about the beers. Close to twenty beers on tap. Food was solid... I had a burger. No complaints about the food or beer. Pretty cool place to have a brew just a little on the pricey side.
Stopped in just for the newly opened bottle shop upstairs. Every employee i ran into was very friendly and helpful. The place is beautiful, not necessarily what youíd expect from outside. I didnít have anything to eat...but it looked good and prices seem fair for the fare. Bottle selection was small but obviously carefully curated. They also said they got wiped out by a wave of shoppers the night before and were busily restocking. Lots of nice little gems, beer, wine and spirits. Prices are a little high. Saw some Stillwater bottles for more $ than I see on other shopís shelves. But I wasnít looking for Stillwater stuff, I picked up some Evil Twin and Perfect Crime. Canít wait to have a chance to go back and sit down, have some things off the taps and try the menu.
A really nicely warn place. Really like the upstairs space, though I only browsed the bottles to go. The food / menu was fairly eclectic, but matched the beer list quite well. The beer was quite food friendly, or at least potentially so if you know how to choose things. The brussel sprouts were the highlight of a really tasty sampling of what the menu had (all good: baked oysters, grilled cheese sandwich, fried catfish, deep fried chickpeas, charcuterie and cheese plate, and mussels in Saison). The service was more than solid; wasnít pushy, or insecure, able to recognize a knowledgeable beer person, and just talk shop / make small suggestions here and there seamlessly, I would love to come back to here quite a bit more often, and will given the opportunity.
As a warning to frugal consumers, this is truly a no-expense-spared quality establishment, so if youíre concerned about money when you go out, go elsewhere. The decor is more akin to high end wine bars Iíve visited. Narrow, 2-floor space with minimalist, clean wood furnishings and exposed brick walls and overhead ductwork. Classic, painted ceiling tiles and overhead fans add an old-world Belgian bistro feel to the joint.
The tap list is about half Stillwater offerings and the guest taps are very selective, rare and tasty. The bottles are equally selective and rare. I hadnít tried anything that wasnít excellent! There are no cheap spirits either. At the upstairs bar, Fernet Branca, Chartreuse and Schlenkerla Helles Schnapps are on tap!!!
While we only ate off the late night menu, we looked at the other menu and I can say that the food we had was solid. Gastropub fare, mostly. Nothing that adventurous, but no typical pub grub either. Presentation was kind of boring and seeing a bottle of Frenchís Yellow Mustard and Heinze condiments kind of takes away fine dining cred.
Service was friendly and staff members were passionate and knowledgable. It seems they all are working to create a pub that has everything they want to eat and drink without compromise. Even the glassware is step above most nice beer bars, with delicate, elegant stemware as the standard go-to for everything they pour.
This might be my favorite new place to imbibe!
Sits on top of Brewerís Hill (just use the Natty Boh face as a lighthouse). Definitely like the interior styling with a lot of dark wood and industrial accents. Taplist is around 20, but all are solid. Most are Brianís own Stillwater offerings, which is never a bad thing. Guest beers are extremely well selected and are beers rarely found in the area. Bottle list offers up more rare offerings including hard to find Stillwater barrel-aged beers. The food when I visited was fantastic. Creative, artisanal selections with unique ingredients that are very delicious. From other recent reviews, it seems that the chef and menu have changed which is unfortunate. More expensive than other places, but worth the money.
neat building. exposed brick, dark wood tables, stillwater posters, some other random garbage. about 11 stillwater beers on tap. food was pretty good. laid back atmosphere. some talking heads music playing. nice place. would return for sure.
Walked into Of Love & Regret after ten on a Thursday night. Dark and inviting with a lot of dark wood throughout and some framed poster sized Stillwater labels on the wall. Not a huge crowd at that time of night so we sat at the bar and perused the menus. Turns out we had missed the kitchen being open, and not by much, but the menu did look nice. Current menus are available on their website, but the majority of it was sort of classed up pub fare with a gastro pub twist, featuring starters like mac & cheese with smoked pork butt, duck tongues, beef tartare, crispy pig ears and moving into entrees such as sou vide steak, chicken two ways, and various fancy burgers and sandwiches. The draft list was the reason to be here however as six of the twenty taps were various Stillwater beers, ranging from the more common stuff like Stateside and Premium, to somewhat harder to find this like Kapoostje, As Follows, and the Mikkeller collaboration. The remaining taps ran a gamut from Anderson Valley, Victory, and Smuttynose to more obscure beers from Evil Twin and The Perfect Crime. Prices on pours do come off as a touch high with some of 10 ounce pours coming in between $7-9, but pints of the less rare things (Victory Braumeister, Schneider Original) were $6-7 which is fairly common now. There are also some Stillwater bottles on the menu, including some hard to come by things, but prices seemed a bit high for me. Service was excellent and the bartender while we were there (Ryan) was incredible. As it was relatively slow he had plenty of time to chat about beer and that man is quite knowledgeable and very passionate. Overall a great experience and Iíd certainly stop in again the next time Iím in Baltimore.