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.
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.
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.
What began as a simple pub in the year 1991 is now a hot spot for tourists and has obtained the title of being one of the city's best gay bars. Grand Central is composed of three distinct spaces, so you're bound to find something you like. It contains a disco which is replete with the latest sound and light technology that make a night out here an amazing experience. The pub has pool tables and television screens. Subtle lighting here makes this place very cozy and comfortable. Varied DJs play at Sappho's which features a spacious deck.
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.
Being a casual diner doesn't mean being mediocre, and Frank & Nic's West End Grille sets high standards as a friendly eatery. Adding a sports bar scene, the vibe of this spacious restaurant is cozy, best for enjoying the match on the television. Unwind with friends over some drinks and classic American bar food. Have some sliders, burgers, mac and cheese, some entrees that make for a delicious meal. A good vegetarian selection attracts the vegetarian crowd around the neighborhood as well. The drink menu includes cocktails, beer and wine. Frank & Nic's West End Grille is a great venue for private parties. Get in touch with the management for more information.
Nestled in the confines of the Four Seasons Hotel, Azumi offers scintillating seafood dishes crafted with precision. While the tall windows of this chic space offer splendid harbor views, the seafood is nothing less than exemplary. Chef Eiji Takase selects his fish from Tokyo fish markets before infusing them with his culinary genius. Meanwhile another native from Japan, Akis, sculpts delectable pastries to fill sweet voids. All this paired with a curated collection of sake and Japanese whiskey is certain to make your night an eventful one.