Brew House No. 16, a "gastropub" planning to open in Mount Vernon this fall, will focus on locally sourced Chesapeake-inspired cuisine, according to Marion Winik, the bar and restaurant's vice president of marketing.
The North Calvert Street location — which will be run by the father-son team of Harry and brewmaster Ian Hummel — will also feature an on-site microbrewery that will serve patrons international and American styles of beer.
Brew House No. 16 will operate out of a former firehouse, and part of the bar's name is the station's old number. Winik said incorporating the city's history was important to ownership.
"A big part of their whole thing is fitting with the vibe of the neighborhood," Winik said. "The identity of the building is very important. They want to be a part of the energy downtown."
There is a city notice currently on the door of the future restaurant. The Hummels are requesting a class B liquor license, and the ability to accommodate outdoor seating. The liquor board hearing is scheduled for July 10, according to Liquor License Commissioners office assistant Ramsey White.