During a visit to Baltimore last weekend I stopped by RYE, a new bar in the Fells Point neighborhood where one of my good friends is the managing partner. I’ve never seen a bar like it in Baltimore! Every time I come home my friends bring me to new spots around the city and I love seeing how the food and drink scene has changed over the years. RYE is the perfect example of that– they offer traditional and newer craft cocktails, late night breakfast and they locally source their ingredients! It’s such a refreshing change from the generic touristy bars in the area that serve crappy food and get by just because Fells Point is one of the handful of walkable neighborhoods in the city. Here are some of the cocktails we tried…
The Commodore 64 – BuffaloTrace bourbon, creme de cacao, fresh lemon, and lime, house made grenadine
They also offer “abbreviations” which are deconstructed cocktails in the form of a shot. My favorite was the Roadrunner: watermelon, cayenne, silver tequila. I love spicy tequila drinks in any form, and the watermelon offered a sweet but understated balance.
Rye is truly raising the standards for food and drink Baltimore, I hope the rest of the city doesn’t take long to jump on the local food train! And get a bigger selection of whiskey while they’re at it.