Drawing its name from Baltimore's supposed defiance during Prohibition, the new bar is the brainchild of brothers PJ and Josh Sullivan—the latter being a former bar manager at the Maryland Club and Dooby's and a craft cocktail blogger at Post Prohibition.
Back in October, a Twitter account linked to the bar began touting some of Wet City's homemade craft beers, and it sounds like they'll be pretty good: a homebrewing team of which Josh is a member took the top prize at both the Baltimore Craft Beer Festival's Homebrewing Competition and Mash Bash, a competition put on by Nepenthe Homebrewing and Parts & Labor.
According to a press release, there will be a wide selection beyond the bar's house brews.
"We're looking forward to having beer from all over the world on tap," says Josh. "I'm someone who wants to try everything, and I want to give customers the opportunity to try some cool beers that they won't often see on tap. It’ll be a place for beer-lovers and people open to expanding their palette."
In addition to beers, Wet City will feature cocktails and a menu of locally sourced food. The bar is scheduled to open in early spring.