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Brew House No. 16

831 N. Calvert St. (Read St.)
Baltimore, MD 21202
Cuisine: Brewpub
A restored 1908 firehouse, Brew House No. 16 is a hot-spot with its pub food and artisan microbrews.
Openings: Lunch Tues.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.


Brew House No. 16 Restaurant Review:

Brew House No. 16 is a Hummel family affair with dad, Harry, the architect who polished the look of the historic firehouse by keeping the original mosaic tile walls and brass firemen’s poles. He then integrated an on-site microbrewery, open kitchen, bar and granite-top tables for an appealing atmosphere --- though at times decibel levels of friendly conversations can impose upon yours. The German-trained brewmaster is son Ian Hummel, who rotates full-flavored beers, such as a Paw Paw IPA, a harvest brown ale and a chocolate stout along with other local and international brews. Seasonal cocktails dot the drinks lineup, as does a limited selection of wines. From the pub menu, choose short rib poutine with hand-cut fries or the Roseda Angus beef Firehouse burger with roasted garlic aïoli, preserved seasonal tomatoes and smoked provolone. Step up to the more elevated dinner menu with starters of Brew House mussels or a Middle Eastern platter of hummus and couscous. And what is a Maryland restaurant without offerings from the Chesapeake Bay? Tilghman Island striped bass, ale steamed clams, toasted Israeli couscous, kale and habanero rum butter lacked the promised habanero heat, but otherwise had great taste. House-made breads and desserts round out the meal.

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