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- HoursSun12:00 AM - 1:00 AMMon-Fri5:00 PM - 11:59 PMSat12:00 AM - 1:00 AM, 5:00 PM - 11:59 PM
From Our Editors
Fine wine sometimes has a haughty reputation, but at its best, wine is a casual beverage to enjoy with friends—a shared experience in a bottle. Likewise, with its trendy, industrial decor, Silo.5% Wine Bar surrounds patrons with a setting that's both refined and unpretentious. Enormous floor-to-ceiling windows provide sweeping views of the outdoors, while the bright green accents and barstools add splashes of color to the concrete columns and exposed ductwork. Mezzanine-level seating overlooks the couches and swiveling armchairs on the ground floor. The sister restaurant of the award-winning 13.5% Wine Bar in Hampden, "Silo.5% Wine Bar is the kind of stylish place you want to dress up for, and people do," noted The Baltimore Sun, "but it's not essential."
One of the ground floor's more striking features is the collection of wall-mounted wine racks that extends beyond the length of the bar. These racks support a hefty number of wines from Silo.5%'s extensive list, which can include more than 30 options by the glass and more than 200 by the bottle. In addition to the perennial favorites, the wine list features less ubiquitous varietals from countries such as Greece and Austria. Not content with pouring wine and saving the corks to build a raft, the bartenders also craft classic and contemporary cocktails. When combined with the accommodating service, this diverse drink selection helped Silo.5% Wine Bar earn a spot on Baltimore magazine's 2013 list of the 25 Best Bars: New Favorites.
Of course, wine is best paired with food, so Silo.5% Wine Bar also curates an eclectic, ever-changing menu of upscale comfort foods. Shareable small plates showcase the variety of local and international inspiration, as in the tacos filled with pork belly braised in soy sauce. In every recipe, the kitchen strives to use sustainable ingredients such as grass-fed beef, freshly caught fish, and handmade pasta.