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Brewer's Cask is a craft-beer lover's pub, with all types of handcrafted brews and nary a domestic beer like Budweiser or Coors in sight. The barmen and women strive to serve beers that have character, depth and complexity. The beer menu changes constantly, so one day you may find an IPA from Colorado or a Gose from nearby Downingtown, PA, every day is different. The pub also has a food menu with options that include the usual bar favorites like burgers, fries, sandwiches, appetizers and tacos. Overall, a nice spot to visit in Federal Hill, especially when you want tasty beers.
According to Celtic music aficionados, this Fells Point pub is the place to go in Baltimore to hear authentic Irish folk music. With its wood-paneled walls and gigantic oak bar, it's the perfect setting for hoisting a glass of Guinness or Harp and enjoying a jig or reel. The steady stream of Irish musicians is supplemented by local and national jazz, blues and zydeco acts. Fell's Point can be quite busy on weekends, so to enjoy the full homey effect of this place, visit during the week.
An Irish-themed bar that attracts a large crowd of people from both Federal Hill and all of South Baltimore, Delia Foley's knows how to provide hospitality. Inside, emphasis on the Emerald Isle is apparent throughout, from flags with noble crests to Smithwick's and Guinness on tap, it doesn't get any more Irish than this. One thing the bar is known for however is its selection of wings. With all types of sauces and styles like tangy mustard, jalapeño BBQ, garlic-parmesan, General Tso, mango-habanero, this list goes on-and-on. Add a whiskey with a beer and dinner is served.
The hippest place in Baltimore to see an alternative rock band is this scruffy, but chic, midtown establishment. The bar itself is very small, so many patrons stand or sit in front of the tiny stage, or wander around the multi-colored second and third floors. The bands are either unsigned locals or independent-label acts. All play loud and fast.
Located in Baltimore's Locust Point neighborhood, In Like Flynn is your local, friendly Irish pub. The bar serves plenty of Guinness and Smithwick's while the kitchen prepares hearty dishes like Lamb Chops or Beef & Guinness Pie. On weekends, the stage usually hosts some live music and the atmosphere inside is always lively. Additionally, it is one of the best restaurants to dine while you are venturing towards or from Fort McHenry.
Nestled in the Canton area of Baltimore, Annabel Lee Tavern is a local favorite named after a well known poem by the city's own Edgar Allen Poe. The cuisine is a level above the usual tavern fare, with mouth-watering dishes like the goat cheese fruit plate, pan seared duck breast, rosemary beef tenderloin gyro and a select number of gourmet desserts. According to some, the best part of their menu is the Poe themed cocktail list and variety of local brews. Whether you're coming here for a date with that special someone or just to grab a bite to eat with friends, Annabel Lee Tavern is sure to hit the spot.