Champagne cocktail with smoke bubbles Photo courtesy of The Wurst Bar

The first speakeasy cocktail bar is coming to Federal Hill.

The Wurst Bar, located inside Crossbar Der Biergarten will have a separate, unique entrance accessed through a big cooler box door, offering a completely different experience from the popular beer garden. 

The 22-seat mystery bar will feature pre-prohibition style craft cocktails and light snacks like olives and almonds in a “dark, moody designed, very speakeasy-esque” decor theme, as owner Kevin Curley explains. 

The location will start with 15 core cocktails including a french 75, champagne cocktails, and an espresso martini that “could be the best martini recipe in Baltimore,” according to Curley.

Long-time chef and owner of RegionAle American Sandwiches, Kevin Curley partnered with Leho Poldmae, owner of Neo pizza and Crossbar to bring a different concept to the South Baltimore neighborhood.

Curley, who lives in the Federal Hill area says, “After Bookmakers Cocktail club closed (due to the Covid-19 pandemic) there was a void for a good cocktail spot. We wanted to try something new for the Federal Hill/Locust Point community.”

The Wurst will open on Friday, August 12 and its hours are Thursday and Sunday 4pm-12am, Friday and Saturday 4pm-2am.

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Latrice Hill

Latrice Hill is a Baltimore native and Morgan State University graduate who loves all the great things this city has to offer. She worked with WMAR 2-News as an Assignment Desk Editor before she joined...