Baltimore Nightlife and Bars

Check out hotspots in Baltimore's diverse neighborhoods to grab a drink or dance the night away.

As rich and varied as Baltimoreans themselves, the bars and nightclubs in Baltimore include everything from hot dance spots to live music joints to cozy local taverns.

Great Baltimore Bars in Every Neighborhood

Each of Baltimore's neighborhoods offer unique experiences after dark. With historic notables at every turn, Fell's 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.

Fell’s Point Bars and Taverns

The Fell’s 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, Sláinte Irish Pub is the place to go to catch your favorite team on the big screen. And for people who love a high-energy dance party, The Get Down on Bond Street is a two-level club featuring DJs and an upscale party atmosphere.

Can't-Miss Baltimore Nightclubs in Power Plant Live! and Harbor East

What Power Plant Live! and Harbor East may lack in history, they surely make up for in lively atmosphere. Power Plant Live! is located in Harbor East, 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, how does an elegant night out with your girlfriends sound? 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.

Mount Vernon Nightlife

For a sophisticated and stylish night out, not to mention spectacular views of the city, head to 13th Floor in The Belvedere, the former premier hotel famous for hosting presidents and celebrities like John F. Kennedy and Clark Gable. Enjoy a cocktail while listening to live jazz and taking in the sights of downtown Baltimore.

For a more contemporary and irreverent experience, head to The Hippo, Maryland’s largest gay complex featuring a bar, dance club, pool tables and more – where everyone is welcome to dance and enjoy live shows.

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.