Tavern 101 in the new, green Fairfield Inn & Suites on President Street sounds like a great place to grab a bite to eat—inside and out. The courtyard is a cozy setting with a 32-foot lacrosse wall mural and a fire pit.
The menu ranges from burgers and wings to Maryland crab soup, crab cakes, and Old Bay-spiced shrimp. The executive chef is Levi Briggs, formerly of Corks in Federal Hill.
The hotel and tavern are built on the site of the former Baltimore Brewing Company, which was the home of DeGroen’s Beers for many years, according to Maureen McEnerney, who is part of the ownership group.
It makes sense that the restaurant would have happy-hour specials, too, from 3:30-7 p.m. on weekdays and 1:30-4:30 p.m. on weekends. There’s $5 valet parking. The phone number is 410-837-5000.