Within a beautiful 1910 red-brick church building, in the middle of Historic Brunswick Maryland, can be found Beans in the Belfry. Enjoy a fresh coffee, the company of friends and the sounds of live music surrounded by the beautiful stained glass windows, relax out front with a cold drink before antiquing through downtown or taking a walk on the C&O Canal Towpath. Enjoy one of our many popular dishes for lunch as you work at your computer using free Wi-Fi, or bring your children to enjoy creative play in the kid’s corner. Even rent the Cafe for a private dinner, birthday party, shower or meeting. The possibilities are endless!
Entertainment and Atmosphere…
One of the most popular meeting places and the center of entertainment for the area for the past several years, ‘Beans’ offers something for everyone.
There is evening entertainment almost every day of the week, mostly with no cover charge! Friday and Saturday evenings are highlights when accomplished soloists or acoustic bands play to the applause of an enthusiastic audience. The repertory includes blues, popular 50s, 60s, folk, bluegrass, Irish, Celtic and originals. Several times a month local musicians meet for Celtic or Irish jams, Old-time jams, and beginning in March 2013 also Bluegrass jams which are as much fun to the musicians as the audience. A local bluegrass band performs Thursday evenings except for third Thursday when we have OPEN MIC which provides new and accomplished performers a forum to share, to get and give support. On Sundays, some of the finest jazz performers of the area play jazz standards, jazz fusion and bebop jazz while we serve a delicious four-course brunch from a special Brunch menu. For more information on featured entertainment please check our calendar on the events page.
Our Church Building on 122 West Potomac Street was constructed as the Brunswick Reformed Church in 1910, and served as a church until December of 1968. Today, the red brick structure has retained most of its original appearance and the original stained glass windows. It continues to stand and is again a lively part of Brunswick’s downtown historic district!
Couples who got married in this church or worshipped here as kids, now enjoy fellowship, good food and entertainment on a regular basis and on the many special events in downtown Brunswick, such as Railroad Days, Hometown Holidays and progressive dinners organized by the City or the Brunswick Main Street organization for the revitalization of downtown.
Beans in the Belfry is a popular stop and destination for refreshments or a meal for the many bicyclists and hikers who enjoy the scenery and history of the C&O Canal towpath stretching between Washington DC and Cumberland, with a link going all the way to Pittsburgh. The towpath runs along the Potomac river just two block behind the building.