I’ve been in love with indoor décor and atmosphere at  Brio Tuscan Grille from the first moment it opened in Downtown Baltimore.    I’ve been there for dinner a few times, but I go there more for Happy Hour.  It’s definitely one of my go-to happy hour locations of choice.  A few days ago a friend and I decided to meet there for Happy Hour, while I sat at the bar waiting for her to arrive I realized I written about my first visit, but never written a post about their happy hour.

Let me start off by saying I enjoy the cocktail selection that Brio offers because they have a variety to choose from: Wine, Sangria, Martini, Mules, Mojitos and more for only $4-$6 each.  They also a variety of sharable food options for happy hour.

Pepperoni and Sausage Flatbread
Crispy Tuscan Tots
Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Crispy Tuscan Tots and Black Pepper Shrimp over Eggplant

My friend and I ordered the Pepperoni and Sausage Pizza, Spinach & Artichoke Dip, Crispy Tots and the Black Pepper Shrimp over Eggplant.  The really liked the Crispy Tots because they were served with a cheese dipping sauce and it was a pleasant surprise to the otherwise basic tater tot. I also liked the Black Pepper Shrimp over Eggplant.  The eggplant was soft on the inside and flaky on the outside and the shrimp were not too peppery but made with just the right amount of spice.   The pepperoni and sausage pizza I couldn’t fully enjoy because it was served warm at room temperature. I would have liked it more if it was served hot like the other items I ordered.

Happy Hour Martini and Sangria at Brio Tuscan Grille

The one thing that Brio is consistent with is their cocktails.  They train the bartenders very well. Whatever drink I order it’s always mixed with the right proportions, the flavors are balanced and I always leave with a little buzz.

If you are looking for a restaurant to have happy hour cocktails with a co-worker or an out-of-town friend, Brio Tuscan Grille is the perfect place.

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