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Baltimore’s Date Night Destinations

Your guide to the most romantic restaurants, hotels, spas and music venues in Charm City.

When it comes to romance, Baltimore knows a thing or two. After all, there’s a reason we’re nicknamed Charm City. Whether you’re planning your first date or your fiftieth wedding anniversary, our luxurious hotel suites, relaxing spa packages and decadent dinners (and desserts) are sure to impress your loved one.

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Swoon-Worthy Suites

Spoil your special someone with an evening away from home at one of Baltimore's luxury hotels.

Four Seasons Hotel

This world-renowned hotel’s Harbor East location is an urban retreat rife with luxury amenities like a five-star spa, rooftop pool and a Harley Pasternak-designed fitness facility complete with personal trainers–you can even request an in-room Peloton. Escape for the weekend with the Four Seasons’ romance package. You’ll have a chilled bottle of wine and deluxe chocolates waiting for you when you arrive, and a special concierge on hand to suggest romantic activities and restaurants, or even help plan a proposal.

The Ivy Hotel

This 1880s mansion turned romantic modern hotel boasts seventeen spacious rooms and suites for you and your loved one to enjoy. There’s plenty to explore in the surrounding Mount Vernon neighborhood, but we won’t blame you if you want to spend your days in the hotel’s sun-filled courtyard, cozied up with a book in the library or practicing piano or pool on the main floor. For a romantic weekend getaway, we recommend booking room thirteen, which boasts a quaint dining turet overlooking the neighborhood’s charming cobblestone streets, or suite seven, whose large bright bathroom includes two vanities and a luxurious soaking tub.

Ivy Hotel suite

Cuddle up in one of The Ivy’s plush king sized beds.

Sagamore Pendry

Woman sitting in courtyard

Get lost in the lush courtyard at the Sagamore Pendry.

Just a short drive or water taxi ride away from the Inner Harbor, Sagamore Pendry is an ideal place to rest your head after a day spent exploring the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Museum or Broadway Market. The impressive 1914 Fell’s Point property boasts unparalleled views of the Baltimore harbor, a waterfront pool deck, a garden courtyard and 128 rich, warm rooms fit for you and your partner.

Hotel Revival

Cozy Room at the Hotel Revival

With its stunning views of the city, curated rooms and locally-sourced beverages, Hotel Revival embodies the best of Baltimore. Photograph by Jason Varney.

Inspired by the vibrant Mount Vernon community which it inhabits, Hotel Revival is Baltimore’s only boutique art hotel. Each room features an expertly-curated assortment of locally made antiques, ceramics, textiles and prints paired with eye-catching wallpapers and even more impressive views of the city. Revival’s “Love is in the Air” package includes an assortment of in-room amenities meant to put a smile on your loved one’s face, such as a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne, locally sourced chocolates, 12 helium balloons and access to a special playlist curated by DJ Impulse. Don’t forget to end the night with a meal at Revival’s on-site restaurant, Topside!

Serene Spas

Unwind while spending time together at these Baltimore spas, salons and wellness centers.

The QG

The QG spa offers the usual suite of facials and massages, but if you’d like something extra, try the HydraFacial, a cutting-edge technique that promises results in just thirty minutes. On the fourth floor is Four One Oh Salon, a spot designed to serve The QG’s female clientele with hair cutting and styling services.

Art of Balance Wellness Spa

Run by two doctors, Art of Balance aims to help you achieve full-body wellness. The spa offers massages, facials and aroma therapy, as well as health and wellness treatments, therapies and coaching. Plus, choose from an array of non-surgical cosmetic procedures for aesthetic wellness.

The Well: Community Acupuncture & Wellness

The Well is a relaxing retreat in the heart of Baltimore’s bustling Federal Hill neighborhood. This full-service wellness center specializes in acupuncture, shiatsu, group meditation, reiki, nutrition and massage therapy.

Romantic Restaurants

Intimate taverns, twinkling terraces and beguiling bistros for a dinner that's sure to impress.

Charleston

Inventive cuisine crafted by frequent James Beard Award finalist chef Cindy Wolf has made this upscale Harbor East restaurant a beloved favorite since it opened in the late 1990s, and for good reason. Wolf’s menus deftly combine classic French techniques with the comforting cooking of South Carolina.

Plate of food on table at the Charleston

Enjoy French-inspired dining with a low country twist at Charleston, whose Head Chef Cindy Wolf is frequently nominated for the James Beard Award.

Sotto Sopra

Nestled in the famous Charles Street corridor–the main thoroughfare running through Baltimore–this contemporary Italian restaurant boasts a luxe yet inviting atmosphere. You can’t go wrong with anything on Sotto Sopra’s menu, but their fresh house-made pastas steal the show. Current offerings include veal agnolotti, pumpkin ravioloni and short rib ravioli.

Annabel Lee Tavern

Named for the last poem Edgar Allan Poe wrote before his tragic death in 1849, every detail in this this “darkly romantic” Canton tavern pays homage to the poet, from the quotes on the walls to the cocktail names. Enjoy the Stoli-infused “Annabel Lee” or “The Raven,” or opt for the “Edgar,” a mix of absinthe and hot water with a rock candy swizzle stick. Over candlelight, feast on classic Maryland dishes like salmon cake sliders, a crab cake platter or the Chesapeake cobb salad complete with Old Bay-seasoned chicken.

Cosima

Hidden along the Jones Falls at Mill No. 1 in Hampden, Cosima is a contemporary restaurant serving Southern Italian and Sicilian cuisine. The interior features warm lighting and rustic exposed brick, while the outdoor patio illuminated by soft string lights provides the perfect backdrop for a romantic summer meal.

The Prime Rib

At The Prime Rib’s flagship restaurant, luxury is on the menu. Inspired by the founders’ love for 1940s glamour, the restaurant boasts rich leather seating, tuxedoed waitstaff, a complimentary valet and nightly live musicians. The steaks and seafood, too, are second to none. You’re guaranteed a perfectly roasted prime rib, chilled oysters and an expertly shaken (or stirred) martini.

Petit Louis Bistro

A little piece of Paris imported into Roland Park, this charming bistro has been a local favorite for more than two decades. Voted the best restaurant in Baltimore by Baltimore magazine in 2020, Petit Louis Bistro’s menu includes fresh takes on classic French dishes like duck leg confit, croque-monsieur and grilled lamb steak.

Petit Louis Outdoor Patio

Located in Roland Park, Petit Louis Bistro is known for its ever-changing fresh and flavorful French dishes.

And Don't Forget Dessert...

All you need is love, but we can't say no to chocolate.

The Charmery ice cream shop in Hampden, Baltimore.

Don’t miss your chance for a scoop at The Charmery.

The Charmery

If you want to please someone special, start with sweets. With an abundance of permanent and seasonal flavors ranging from Maryland mud to cold pizza (yes, really), The Charmery is sure to satisfy any sweet-tooth. Grab a scoop (or two, or three…) at their store in Hampden or Federal Hill.

Sacre Sucre

It doesn’t get more saccharine than Sacre Sucre, a pastry studio in historic Fell’s Point. Beyond their iconic pink packaging and whimsical decor, this shop is known for their artful presentations and experimental bakes. We’re talking expertly-crafted heart-shaped Valentine’s danishes or egg-shaped macarons at Easter. Plus, Sacre Sucre doubles as a tea and coffee shop, making it the perfect morning date spot.

Vaccaro’s

Known around Baltimore for its selection of fine Italian pastries, Vaccaro’s is as popular today as it was when it first opened in 1956. The robust menu includes 34 varieties of Italian cookies, tiramisu, gelato, cheesecake and rum cake, but we’re partial to the cannolis. Enjoy a full sit down service at their Little Italy location, or pick up some pastries to-go from their shop in Canton.

Dangerously Delicious Pies

The name says it all: Dangerously Delicious Pies provides handmade, preservative-free sweet and savory pies that are so good, you’ll have to stop yourself from devouring them whole. Founder Rodney Henry has a background in music, and he infuses a little rock-n-roll into his pies; specialty flavors include “Elvis,” a peanut butter cream, and “Mobtown Brown,” a rich pecan. With free WiFi and a killer playlist, the Canton storefront invites you to sit and stay awhile – if you can resist an extra slice.

Sprinkled Waffle Cones at Bmore Licks

Locals know ice cream shop Bmore Licks by its colorful exterior and larger-than-life decorations. Photograph by Justin Tsucalas.

Bmore Licks

Located in Canton and Federal Hill, Bmore Licks is a woman-owned second generation ice cream shop and the only one in Baltimore to boast over 100 handmade soft serve flavors—all of which are made to order! Almost as famous as its fresh flavors is the shop’s playful exterior, which features multi-colored murals of ice cream cones and shakes, bright blue windows and string lights.

Cozy Clubs & Cocktail Lounges

Cap off a romantic evening in Charm City with a cocktail and live music.

The Bluebird Cocktail Room

Stylish and inviting, this second-story cocktail bar pairs a sophisticated setting with a literary theme. The Bluebird name comes from a Charles Bukowski poem and drink offerings change seasonally and take thematic inspiration from literature. No detail is spared—ice cubes are custom carved from a 300-pound block—and the concoctions are artfully balanced. As a bonus, head to the building’s basement level to check out the Pub, featuring the same level of craft cocktails alongside a global whiskey menu.

W.C. Harlan

Tucked into a humble Remington rowhouse, this speakeasy-inspired spot pairs a cozy, candlelit setting—complete with period antiques and an authentic 1920s vibe—with expertly crafted cocktails. Expect new riffs on classic drinks at W.C. Harlan, like old fashioneds and pisco sours, reworked with complex, distinctive flavor profiles and stylishly served in vintage glassware.

WC Harlan get a good cocktail square.

Get a quality cocktail at the speakeasy-style W.C. Harlan

Teavolve Cafe and Lounge

This cozy Best of Baltimore cafe located on the corner of Aliceanna street, bridging Fell’s Point and Harbor East, welcomes local and national performers on Saturday nights. Monday open mic nights allow amateur acts to showcase their talents. While enjoying the music, treat your taste buds to one of the cafe’s 30 varieties of tea, boba and delicious eats like mini salmon cakes or Carolina shrimp and grits.

Cat’s Eye Pub

Famous for being open seven days a week, 365 days a year, this Fell’s Point club has been hosting jazz, blues and rock artists since the ’70s. While you’re there, savor one of the 32 drafts on tap!

Keystone Korner

What do you get when you combine a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master with a Michelin star chef? You get the revival of Keystone Korner, one of the most famous jazz clubs in the country. The resurrected West Coast club opened in Baltimore in 2019 with the goal to deliver food just as inspiring as the music performed on its stage.

The Elk Room

Ranked as one of Esquire’s best bars in the country in 2018, this Harbor East speakeasy offers up stellar cocktails in a chic, intimate space inspired by the 1920s. At the Elk Room, the guest list is capped at 50 and flash photography is prohibited to play up the secretive vibe. The drink menu is lined with original concoctions, such as a drink titled after jazz great Thelonious Monk’s “Misterioso” made with Amaro Montenegro, limoncello, locally made cold brew, cardamom, pistachio syrup, rose water, egg and cream. Open until 2 a.m., the Elk Room is a great way to end a romantic evening in Baltimore.

Five customers enjoy drinks on couches and chairs underneath a chandelier at the Elk Room in Baltimore.

The Elk Room provides an intimate space for a late night cocktail or live entertainment.

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