Rye bar opened last Fall in Baltimore's Fell's Point neighborhood at the very convenient time of the city's inaugural Grand Prix. It's arrival has been shaking up the neighborhood just as much as the speed machines racing through Charmed City's streets.
If you didn't think the farm-to-table movement could find its way into a bar, well, you're wrong. Rye uses fresh, locally sourced ingredients in their cocktails as well as their late-night breakfasts which are available on the weekends - perfect after a long night at a downtown Baltimore club.
Rye Watermelon shots — Photo courtesy of Rye
You might also be surprised to find charcuterie in a neighborhood bar but don't be surprised here. Rye is pushing the idea of bar offerings into another direction, definitely a fresh one for the old Fell's Point establishments. Another defining feature of Rye that separates it from its Irish neighbors, is its ultra cozy atmosphere, fireplace, and plush seating. These are not amenities you'd typically find in the century-old bars around the way.
Rye's specialty drinks are made with homemade simple syrups and are creatively fun. Drinks like the Bees Knees are made with honey liquor and gin while other crafted cocktails (if required), use fresh fruit juices.
If you're looking for a good old-fashioned Stout, your best bet would be to go to one of the traditional Fell's Point staples because Rye is so much more than that. Adding variety and spice to the neighborhood, the bar will probably continue to attract a clientele who wouldn't normally be in the area.