As rich and varied as Baltimoreans themselves, the bars and nightclubs in Baltimore include everything from hot dance spots and live music joints to cozy local taverns and craft beer pubs.
Great Baltimore Bars in Every Neighborhood
Each of Baltimore's neighborhoods offer unique experiences after dark. With historic notables at every turn, Fells Point, Canton, Federal Hill and Mount Vernon are well-known for their abundance of bars, pubs, restaurants and cool hangouts. New places have been popping up all over town, too, but there are also classic hangouts favored by locals waiting for you to explore.
Fells Point Bars and Taverns
The Fells Point neighborhood is known for its eclectic shops and slightly bohemian inhabitants, and you know in a place like that you’ll find bars and taverns with a homey, local feel. Check out Max’s Taphouse, which boasts Maryland’s largest selection of draughts as well as 1,200 types of bottled beer. If you love soccer, Slainte Irish Pub is the place to go to catch your favorite team on the big screen. And for those who love high energy, Bond Street Social turns into a lively dance party at night.
Can't-Miss Baltimore Nightclubs in Power Plant Live! and Harbor East
What Power Plant Live! may lack in history, it surely makes up for in lively atmosphere. Power Plant Live! is just one block from the Inner Harbor and boasts an eclectic collection of restaurants, bars and clubs, including Baltimore's premiere music venue, Rams Head Live!
On the other hand, nearby neighborhood Harbor East is ideal for an elegant night out. The lounge at Wit and Wisdom, A Tavern by Michael Mina offers handcrafted cocktails, a generous wine list and unique happy hour snacks to go along with your drinks. At Pazo, a Foreman Wolf restaurant known for its happy hour, you'll find tapas-style Italian dishes and handcrafted pizzas.
Mount Vernon Nightlife
FLAVOR is an LGBT-owned restaurant and bar that offers handcrafted cocktails. The upstairs lounge is perfect for relaxed conversation with friends or an upbeat night of socializing, depending on the day.
The Brewer's Art serves its own brewed beer plus a wide variety of high quality drinks in a transformed rowhome. The historic interior has been preserved to create a stunning yet intimate environment. The bar is also open for late night happy hour on select days.
Find Just the Right Baltimore Bar for a Great Night Out
If you're looking for something to do after the sun goes down in Baltimore, you’ll find some of the hottest bars and clubs in our nightlife listings.