The Hampden neighborhood has long had an active nightlife scene, but has also lacked any really good beer bar for most of that time. Baltimore resident Paul Kopchinski intends to change that with his opening of Baltimore's first Belgian-themed "brasserie," De Kleine Duivel ("The Little Devil"), at 3520 Chestnut Avenue, the former Nutty Pub just south of "The Avenue" (36th St.). Renovations are under way as this is written, with a late June opening projected. Plans call for 10-12 drafts and 30 or so bottled beers to be offered (all Belgian imports and not "Belgian-style") along with "boutique wines & spirits, and a select menu of classic Flemish-French dishes, all served in an Art Nouveau-inspired setting."
Website (so far only a placeholder) here; interior renovation photo from the bar's Facebook page.
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