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.
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.
After a tiring day of sightseeing, a visit to the Power Plant is exactly what you need. The multiplex offers an array of dining and entertainment options. For dinner, choose from steak, Italian, Cuban and more. Several bars line the venue, tempting you to hop in and out. Some clubs hold stand up comedy shows too. Parties and concerts featuring popular bands are held on sunny summer evenings. Most of them have free entry! Come and experience the energy at this entertainment powerhouse.
While the pub offers a relaxed and informal atmosphere, reservations are suggested due to the extreme popularity! Located in the Beverly Hills area of Baltimore, Koco's Pub is known for their mouth-watering crab cakes, which can even be ordered in bulk and shipped overnight! The rest of their menu is comprised of various seafood options and a few land-lover dishes as well. The patrons are usually a mix of locals and well-informed tourists vying for the crabmeat laden, cakes in this hole-in-the-wall Baltimore establishment.
With a seasonal menu with options like savory peach tarts, pork belly banh mi, cherry tomato and watermelon salad and steamed mussels, it's easy to see why this tavern is a local favorite. However one item that never leaves the menu is their famed crosstown burger, with add-on options like a fried egg and bacon. Located in the Hamilton neighborhood of Baltimore, this aptly named establishment features the dim lighting, exposed brick and elbow-touching, close knit wooden tables associated with taverns. The beer selection is on the smaller side, but is filled with quality brews.
Featuring the largest beer selection in Maryland, Max's is the place to go to grab a cold drink, watch a sporting event, and have a fun and relaxing time altogether. Order a bite to eat from the lunch or dinner menus offering plenty of burgers and sandwiches to complement your beer selection. Max's also has a dart house to end your day with fun. For special events, choose from Max's extensive catering menus or organize a private party or black tie affair in one of the private rooms available.
A feather in the Rams Head group is this 26,000 square foot buzzing nightclub. Located within the Power Plant Live, this upscale club offers patrons a chance to dance away the night with an eclectic mix of reggae, rock, blues and even love songs played by well known DJs and live musicians. The other thing worth attending at Rams Head Live! is the Anti-Valentine's Day party, where singles can mix and enjoy an evening of fun. The venue also has two kiosks that serve delectable finger food and exquisite drinks. Check website for details.
Customers welcome the glass ceiling here as it gives them the feeling of outdoors even when they are indoors, there is plenty of outdoor seating too for balmy summer nights. Leinenkugels Beer is available in 30 different specialty draft brews. Heated floors and a fireplace and the retractable roof make the restaurant a choice venue for all weathers. Its location at the entertainment venue Power Plant Live is an added advantage.