The Bluebird Cocktail Room is what Baltimore didn’t know it needed until now. For all you bookworms out there, you’ll be swooning over how everything is literary themed.
You’ll have to do a bit of walking in order to get into the cocktail room; specifically getting yourself up to the third floor. Once you enter the cocktail room, the following features greet you: framed black and white pictures of famous writers hanging on the walls, huge windows, chandeliers, and high vaulted ceilings.
Drinks are made and served from a creamy marble bar that stretches from one side of the room to the other. The combination of cherry wood communal tables, navy blue walls, and plush yellow chairs give off a period-esque ambiance.
Since this is a literary themed bar, the menu’s design presents a table of contents and chapters based on the drinks. According to one of the bartenders/mixologists, the menu will be updated quarterly.
Also, the Bluebird Cocktail Room has their own recipe for each drink. So that Old Fashioned you see on the menu… they came up with their own recipe for it.
Some of the drinks on the menu were also made up for the Bluebird. My favorite was this orange cocktail called the Tropic of Quebec. It’s a dessert type drink that has this creamy butter-ish foam on top that makes the whole drink taste like a buttery orange creamsicle. I highly suggest getting it!
Besides the drink above, I’ve made it my personal goal to drink every single cocktail on the menu. Of course I’ve had a little help from my friends so I didn’t have to buy every drink. I just took sips off theirs, and made sure they ordered something different from me!
So for those of you who don’t really know me, my favorite food is bacon. So when I saw the Pig Island, I knew I just had to get it:
If you’re into sweet and savory, this is the cocktail to get! What made this drink even better was the candy bacon on top of it. NOMZ.
When I was indulging over my cocktail, my friend was sipping on the Mint Julip, which was extremely minty:
The Absinthe Fountain below was used to make the Absinthe Drip. If you’re into licorice, the Absinthe Drip might be your cup of tea.
Other drinks I tried:
- Mrs. Dalloway – a simple cucumber cocktail with simple syrup. It was really refreshing and damn good.
- Exploration No. 4 – I really liked this one. I would only suggest getting it if texture doesn’t bother you since the drink is made with egg whites.
- Hemmingway Special Daiquiri – Extremely sweet! Slices of grapefruit and lime floated on top of this cocktail.
- Pimm’s Cup – Tasted like Sweet Tea.
- A Secret Love – From what I recall, I think the cocktail was sour. I’ll get back to you with that.
- Handsome Devil – A beautiful, black cocktail with a red flower floating in the glass. I guess you can eat the flower? It has a orange kick to it at the end, although that was probably caused by the combination of the barrel-aged honey gin, amaro, and wild flower honey.
When I was there, I also ordered steak and frites since I was starving. So if you ever get hungry while drinking, now you know they serve food too! (I know… the picture quality is not the greatest below. Took it with my iphone haha)
Overall, the Bluebird’s cocktails were oh-so-lovely, and made with amazing skill. The food was also pretty good too! I’ve already been two times here, and I definitely plan on going back. If you end up visiting the Bluebird, let me know! I would love to know what drink you tried!
The Bluebird Cocktail Room
3600 Hickory Ave. 3rd Floor, Baltimore, MD 21211
Mon.-Thu. 5 p.m – 2 a.m. | Fri.-Sun. 4 p.m – 2 a.m.
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