I love it when decent beer places show up away from the craziness of Fells Point, Federal Hill, and Canton.
The Falls, which opened in January in the Mount Washington area, offers a second attraction to the neighborhood besides the Mount Washington Tavern. Both are within staggering distance of the Central Light Rail's Mt. Washington station, which offers a very convenient way to access a strollable neighborhood from downtown, Timonium, and Cockeysville. The neighborhood has some other slowly-being-discovered charms, and I fear starting up the next Ellicott City madness, but these places deserve to survive.
The Falls is an all-day cafe, open from 7 AM to 9 PM (note--closes earlier than the typical bar!), and boasts a decent sandwich-heavy menu and kitchen, with prices and food selections somewhere between a good diner, "pub grub," and an upscale bistro--the most expensive thing on the menu is an $18 bison sirloin entree. Originally conceived as a wine bar, the place has added ten craft drafts and a scant few bottled beers, but it's possible that could evolve as Baltimore Beer Week gets closer--it's got one of the best potential seating venues for a beer dinner I've seen in Baltimore, and I'm dropping hints to the various beer distributors. If you like Grand Cru, you'll like this place as well. And if you don't like it, the Mt. Washington Tavern is literally a short stone's throw away, as are a couple other well-regarded food establishments, including Chiyo Sushi, a crepes shop, an ice cream parlor, and a pizza-and-sub shop. And Whole Foods Market is but a short walk from the other side of the Light Rail station.
Oh, yeah: The Falls is also open for World Cup games, with several big-screen TVs.
I see a LOT of potential in this neighborhood.
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