Drink Local: 3 Great Bars to Get Your Local Craft Beer Fix this FeBREWary

By: Jeremy Olsen

February is Maryland Craft Beer Lovers Month, or FeBREWary, so this month I’ll be taking you on a little tour of some of my favorite local craft beer joints in downtown Annapolis. Going on a beer tour in Annapolis is special. Some of these bars are cavernous, hundreds-of-years old places, the kind that have seen generations […]

February 22, 2018


Jeremy’s Drink of the Month: The Smoking Kiss at Dry 85

By: Jeremy Olsen

This month on Jeremy’s Drink of the Month, I am giddy. In full disclosure, Dry 85 on Main Street is one of my favorite bars in the whole world. I can’t quite describe why, but perhaps it has something to do with their highly curated bourbon list. No, that’s not it… maybe it’s the top-notch […]

January 25, 2018


Jeremy’s Drink of the Month: The Stagger Lee at Vivo

By: Jeremy Olsen

Happy holidays, everyone. For this month’s drink of the month, we sat down with Jamaal Green, bar manager at Vivo and Grillfire restaurant in The Hotel at Arundel Preserve to try his mad scientist reinvention of the classic Christmas drink: The Stagger Lee. But first, how do we know that it’s almost Christmas? There are […]

December 20, 2017


Happy Hour at The Chart House

By: Natalie Spong

Take the water taxi, walk over from Eastport, drive from downtown Annapolis or out of town, but you will want to put a visit to the Chart House on your upcoming agenda. If you have been there before, you will be reminded why every visit there feels like a special occasion. If it’s your first […]

November 03, 2017


Jeremy’s Drink of the Month: Oyster Shooters at Middleton Tavern

By: Jeremy Olsen

For the next few months, my wife Maca and I will be taking over Drink of the Month while the fabulous DD takes a well-deserved break. We couldn’t be more excited to highlight the very best libations in Annapolis, and this month we’ll be waxing poetic on Middleton’s Famous Shooters at Middleton Tavern. We came […]

October 31, 2017


The Traveller Bar Stops in Annapolis

By: Foodie Annapolis

In a world where microbreweries and spirit-filled concoctions are the norm, do you ever find yourself wishing you could take a step back in American history to a time when speakeasies and cocktails were king? Wish no more…The Loews Hotels “Traveller Bar” has popped up at the Loews Annapolis Hotel (126 West Street Annapolis, MD). […]

May 15, 2017


Beers with a Kick at Federal House

By: Darin Gilliam

My favorite things about blogging for Foodie Annapolis is getting to know the people that make the restaurants and bars we love so much move and shake. These are the owners, general managers, bar managers, bartenders, etc. Being able to sit down and talk to them about more than just my drink order has been […]

April 27, 2017


DD’s Drink of the Month: Gin and Vodka at Stoney River

By: Darin Gilliam

Stoney River Steakhouse & Grill – located in the Westfield Annapolis Mall – is my kind of place. It’s it both upscale and laid back, dark enough to make you feel cozy, and has enough wood and stone finishings that make you feel like you’re almost in a beautiful, modern, comfy cabin. I’m immediately greeted at […]

February 16, 2017


DD’s Drink of the Month: Cocktails and Ales at BAROAK

By: Darin Gilliam

BAROAK Cookhouse & Taproom is a Belgian inspired restaurant with an American twist located inside the Loews Annapolis Hotel. Executive Chef Teddy Folkman puts an emphasis on mussels, mayo-based sauces and, of course, frites to bring the taste of Belgium to downtown Annapolis. According to the BAROAK website, “Teddy Folkman has spent the past decade pursuing […]

January 30, 2017


DD’s Drink of the Month: Galway Bay’s Egg Nog Martini

By: Darin Gilliam

In July of this year, I had the pleasure of covering Pirate Cove’s ‘Coconut Crush’ frozen cocktail for Foodie Annapolis and was personally introduced to the Galway Bay Authentic Egg Nog, created by Anne Arundel County restaurateurs Anthony Clarke and Michael Galway of Galway Bay, Brian Boru, Killarney House and Pirates Cove fame. Not typically […]

December 15, 2016