Bread and Circuses Bistro: Off the Beaten Path


blog-outsideDo you find yourself tired of the same bars along York Road? Are you looking for something a more than the overcrowded bar scene and uninspired drink selections for your weekend nights? Nestled quietly just a block off York Road might be just what you’re looking for. Located on the corner of Chesapeake and Delaware avenues, Bread and Circuses is one of Towson’s hidden gems. By day, the bistro is one of the areas top rated restaurants featuring  contemporary American cuisine and daily-changing specials. By night, the bar boasts an eclectic  selection of beers, a wide range of wines by palette and price and a frequently updated list of inventive cocktails.

blog-sandwichThe restaurant and bar itself is the renovated downstairs of a cozy 1920’s style home. The bar inside the restaurant only has six chairs creating a much more intimate feel than your average bar. Their spacious outside bar and patio, however, has room for your entire late night crew while maintaining the same charming atmosphere. After sundown, Orioles and Ravens games are projected on the side of the house, viewable from the patio.



Atmosphere aside, Bread and Circuses offers an impressive selection of drinks suited to any palette and pocket.

  • A selection of over 20 beers ranging from $4 to $9 and frequently updated with seasonal beers, local additions like Brewer’s Art products and classics like Natty Lite
    • I recommend trying the Citra Ass Down IPA or the Hitachino Nest white ale
  • Several wines by the glass that you won’t find anywhere else and that won’t break your wallet
    • Ask your bartender about 19 Crimes red blend, a house favorite
  • 12 artfully crafted, house-designed cocktails
    • Love bacon? Try their “Deliverance” with house made bacon infused bourbon
    • Don’t love bacon? Perhaps “The Shaman” made with fresh basil and honey
  • If that weren’t enough the bar also boasts a collection of whiskeys even Ron Swanson would be proud of


The bar stays open right until 2:00 a.m. so it makes for a perfect last stop to any night out. As well, the kitchen serves the full menu all night as well, so if you’re tired of getting Subway at 2:00 a.m. before going home, might I suggest a medium rare filet mignon to go. A little too much? Maybe their Captain Chesapeake, a giant crab cake BLT sandwich or simply a generous order of the best truffled french fries you’ll ever have for only $7.


If you are looking for a different atmosphere from the regular uptown scene, give this little bistro and bar a try. You might just get hooked on their inspired food and drink creations.




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