Bookmakers Cocktail Club

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Baltimore / Friends / Lifestyle / Restaurant Review

Wednesday afternoon, I snapped a few pictures at Bookmakers Cocktail Clubs opening in the Federal Hill neighborhood of Baltimore and I wanted to share the photos with you.

View from the front door of Bookmakers.

View from the front door of Bookmakers. Location: 31 E Cross St Baltimore, MD 21230

I’ve been anxiously waiting for this bar to open all summer! I LOVE living in Federal Hill, but honestly I don’t really hang out that often socially in the local bars.

*Here are a few reasons why Bookmakers is an awesome addition to Federal Hill*

  1.  I appreciate the charm that Federal Hill offers, but sometimes I get tired of the same ole thing. Most of the bars are similar in design with a very casual feel. My thought process for going out in Federal Hill goes something like this;” Im just going to grab a beer and eat wings… so there’s no need to get sassy, its just Fed Hill.” LOL – I am sure there are other people out there that do the same thing!
  2.  I feel as though a lot of bar/restaurants in the area focus a lot of sports! I totally understand but, a I am beyond ready for something else!
  3.  My friends and I always end up meeting in Harbor East or Fells Point for Happy Hour. Now we have a chic place right here in our backyards! We no longer have to have to uber it over to the other side of town every week!

Decor: Stylish. Elegant. Sophisticated. Chic.

Finally, a place in Federal Hill that you can actually get a little dressier if you want!!! The ambiance inside this place is classy but relaxed. Bookmakers has an upscale feel without the crazy upscale prices!

Dinning Area

Dinning Area

Wall Art

Wall Art

Cocktails: I ordered two different cocktails and both were wonderful. The bartenders were kind, knowledgable,  and helpful. My mixologist used colorful language to describe each drink that I asked about, and she made great recommendations. She real knew her stuff! It made me want to come back and try each cocktail because they all sounded delicious! She really assisted me in understanding the different ingredients that would be going into my drink and it made me really appreciate the cocktail.

Blood & Sand ~ Awesome Cocktail

Blood & Sand ~ Awesome Cocktail

Punch of the Day~ Happy Hour Special $6

Punch of the Day~ Happy Hour Special $6

Old Thyme Collins $10

Old Thyme Collins $10

Food: Bookmakers does offer appetizers along with a full dinner menu. I did not try any food Wednesday, but I do plan to go back and try a few items off the menu. I will definitely make sure to post about my experience.

Stairs that lead upstairs. I did not make it up stairs to take pictures.

Stairs that lead upstairs. I did not make it to the second level.

Extensive Bar Selection

Extensive Bar Selection

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Myself and Erica

Myself and Erica

Overall, I had a good time at Bookmakers. I  am very pleased with the service on opening day. I will definitely be going back soon to check the cocktail club out during peak hours to see if the service has held up and if the food is as fabulous as the cocktails.

Until Next Time,

xoxo

Alysha

@discovercharmcity

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I'm just a girl living in Baltimore trying to discover all the charms of the city.

5 Comments

  1. AndreaOnVacation says

    Just in timeto figure out my cocktail order! I’m heading to Bookmakers tonight for drinks/dinner with the girls. It is exciting to have something new and different in the neighborhood.

  2. Just in time to read this and figure out my cocktail order! I’m heading to Bookmakers tonight for drinks/dinner with the girls

  3. Thanks for the great write up! I enjoyed a delicious cocktail there as well before it opened with full service. I can’t wait to go back to this classy and friendly cocktail bar to sample some of their food. From what I’ve seen of the chef’s tempting creations ( the beautiful beet salad), I’m sure the food is going to be as delicious as the cocktails!

  4. Thanks for the great write up. I had a cocktail there myself before it opened with full service. It looks amazing! From what I’ve seen of the chef’s talented creations ( his elegant beet salad), I can’t wait to get back up to Federal Hill to give the food a try!

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