Opened in July, Wet City quickly established itself as bold. From its minimalist design inspired by Scandinavian bars to its take-it-or-leave-it approach to craft-beer selection, the brainchild of brothers PJ and Josh Sullivan is a reflection of their own tastes. The confidence works, and is backed up by thoughtful curation of beers and cocktails and reasonably priced twists on bar food. The name alone elicits a strong reaction, which could be the point of every decision made here.
223 W. Chase St., Mount Vernon, 443-873-6699, wetcitybrewing.com
— Wesley Case