807 S. Broadway, (443) 438-3296, ryebaltimore.com
Rye co-owner and bartender Doug Atwell has distilled his heart and soul into the ever-shifting offerings at the Fells Point bar: He curates a mix of traditional liquor libations (Pimm's Cup, Last Word, etc.), house-invented drinks, cocktails whipped up by the bartenders around the city and the country (contributors hail from New York and San Francisco), and the usual orders of Rye regulars. The various sources of inspiration lend to a textured drink menu, fleshed out by well-rounded lists for shots (going for a flat rate of $6 apiece), beer (including the obligatory Boh tallboy), and wine. Plus, if you're really after that mint julep or sidecar not appearing on the menu, the bartender will gladly mix it up for you.