Brewers Hill
southeast-baltimore

Brewers Hill gets its name from the landmark breweries it was once home to: National Brewery and Gunther Brewing. Spot the illuminated winking Mr. Boh welcoming you here.

Brewers Hill

Beer Here

Dating back to the late 19th century, the Gunther and Natty Boh breweries dominated the once burgeoning industry ushered in by Baltimore’s dominant German population in the Brewers Hill neighborhood. The Gunther Brewing Company, established under a different name in 1880, survived the Prohibition by producing “near beer.” If there was a beer that is synonymous with being traditionally Baltimorean, it’s Natty Boh. One of the many local breweries before Prohibition, the National Brewing Company became a part of the city’s folk culture after World War II with its cheeky advertising featuring the winking “Mr. Boh.” The one-eyed mascot continues as a Baltimore landmark that looks over the city, even though Natty Boh has not been produced here since 1978.

Living the Brew Life

In the last decade, developers have embraced the community’s brewing history with beer-themed residences popular with young professionals who are new to the city, living in places like the “Natty Boh Tower” or “Lager Building.” The stylish loft apartments are across the street from a popular shopping complex with restaurants and retailers. For one of the best brunches in the city, try the Iron Rooster, which is packed on weekends, thanks in part to dishes like homemade “pop tarts” and fried chicken and waffles smothered in black pepper pan gravy.

Delicious Dining

The neighborhood may be known for its beer history, but it’s also a magnet for cutting-edge dining options. One of the most popular restaurants in the city is Gunther & Co. Located in the historic Gunther Boiler Building in Brewers Hill, the restaurant offers a modern American menu that is globally influenced and locally spun. A two-story living wall of plants and open kitchen create an inviting atmosphere for enjoying brunch, happy hour or a special occasion dinner.

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