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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.
Step into Kooper's - a classic American bar. Named after the owners Labrador, this long bar greets you with its cheery red brick exteriors. The warm and friendly atmosphere seems to be the highlight of this joint. Popular among college students and locals, Kooper's serves the usual variety of draughts and typical pub grub as well as steaks and seafood. Try the yummy Crab Cakes and hugely popular burgers. Football freaks can hop in on Monday nights and check out the football nights. Noisy, lively and fun - that's Kooper's for you.
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.
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.
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.