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.
Mick O'Shea's Irish Pub and Restaurant features live Irish music, five nights a week. Inside, you'll find a massive bar with wooden tables to complete the décor. Much of the food is standard bar fare, but heartier dishes are also available. Be sure to try the Celtic entrees like Shepherd's Pie, Irish Stew, and Corn Beef and Cabbage.
This nightspot offers a breathtaking view of the city from the top floor of the old Belvedere Hotel. Settle in for happy hour and watch the dusk settle over the city as its lights gradually begin to twinkle on. The calm won't last much past 9pm though. That's when local dance bands take the stage, the disco ball begins to swirl and the club transforms into a slightly silly and thoroughly retro dance party. The 13th Floor also serves excellent bar food, including a small selection of delicious desserts.
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.
The sleek and elegant decor welcomes you at Mosaic. This nightclub and lounge gets full really fast, so it would be advisable to reserve your table. Varied DJs grace the scene and play some of the best music you will hear in Baltimore. Spice up your Friday nightlife routine with a night out at Mosaic. The place is best visited with a group of your favorite people. Check the website or call ahead for booking and event details.
The Sidebar Tavern is all about drinking and having a good time. A vibrant atmosphere coupled with brick lined walls evoke a typical tavern-like feel. Guzzle down cool glasses of beer as you enjoy the nightly musical extravaganza. Special theme-nights, DJ events and live acts ensure that you stay entertained through and through. Meet new people as you sip on a cool concoction and shake a leg. Certain events are reserved for certain age groups. Check website for more details on current and upcoming events and exact show times.
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.