Where to Drink on Inauguration Day 2017 in Baltimore

by Jennifer Waldera on Jan 18, 2017 in Roundups

We’re not sure whether to categorize the inauguration on January 20 as the final drinking holiday of this Presidential election season or as the commencement of four years of drink-worthy occasions (for good or for bad), but we do know that there are plenty of bars offering up the opportunity to swill suds and grab shots as the 45th President takes office on Friday.

Alexander’s Tavern
Starting at 11 am, Alexander’s Make Fell’s Point Drink Again party will offer “HUUUGE” specials all day for Inauguration day including: $5 Donald "WALL" builders, combover shooters (with whipped cream troll hair), Melania Margaritas, and $6 "Putin" on the Ritz Stoli Vodka drinks .Additionally, from 11 am - 5 pm enjoy buy-one-get-one domestic drafts for the punny I "vank-a-nother" drink special. (710 S Broadway; 410-522-0000)
 
The Elephant
This classy Mt. Vernon eatery will be shaking and stirring two reduced cocktails drinks inspired by George and Martha Washington for Inauguration Day. The Washington's Orchard will feature gin, spiced apple cider, aperol, lime, and ginger beer, while the First Lady will have passion fruit, rum, lemon, mint syrup, and prosecco. (924 N Charles St.; 443-447-7878)
 
Flavor
From 9 PM - 2 AM, The Attic at Flavor will host Inaugural Bash: Apocalypse featuring DJ Kim Brannan as well as entertainment in the form of Donald Trump pinatas and fire play throughout the night. 50% of proceeds from the door cover ($5 before 10 pm and $7 after 10 pm) will support the Human Rights Campaign, while the other 50% will go to GLCCB. (15 E Centre St, # 2;, 443-563-2224)
 
Huck's American Craft
Huck’s Make Brewer’s Hill Drink Again party will feature specials all day like the The "Putin on the Blitz" Berry Mule ($6, Barr Hill Gin, splash of fresh squeezed lemon juice, Fever-Tree ginger beer, muddled berries) and The "Conservative" Crush ($6, Green Mountain Organic vodka, fresh-squeezed orange juice, triple sec). (3728 Hudson St, 443-438-3380)

Jailbreak Brewing Company

The Laurel-based brewing company will be featuring $4 pints of Feed the Monkey, The Infinite, Into the Dark, and Christoph's Waltz all day in addition to $5 pints of Van Dammit. Food trucks on hand for the day will be Pasta La Vista Baby, MangiAmore, and Wanna Pizza This. (9445 Washington Blvd N, Ste F, Laurel; 443-345-9699)
 
Pig and Rooster Smokehouse
From 10 PM - 2 AM, Pig and Rooster’s Doomsday Everlasting: (Another) End of the World Party will have 4-year term drink specials featuring Union Craft drafts, $4 Union Craft cans, bombs, and Fireball in addition to late night drink specials, raffles, and freebies. (3242 Foster Ave.; 410-522-1696)
 
R. Bar at R. House
The newest bar in Remington will be mixing two specially crafted cocktails for the Inauguration: El Perdedor (Silencio Mezcal, Fernet-Vallet, lime, simple syrup, Amargo Vallet rinse, bubbles from a Spanish Speaking country, and a mint garnish) and the Great American Elicir (rye, pineapple rum, Zucca, pineapple juice, lime, charred cinnamon syrup, and Peychaud’s bitters). (301 W 29th St.; 443-347-3570)
 
Ropewalk Tavern
For the Inauguration of the 45th president of the United States, Ropewalk will open at 11:30 and will be showing the Inauguration with sound. Happy hour specials until 7 pm include $2 domestic bottles, half off drafts, $3 rail drinks and house wine, $6 select appetizers, and buck-o-shuck house oysters. (1209 S Charles St.; 410-727-1298)
 
Wet City
January 20 kicks off Wet City’s first project as part of their partnership with Patriotic Rebel to collect money and goods for donation to the Family and Children's Services of Central Maryland and the International Rescue Committee Baltimore Chapter. The drive begins on Inauguration Day and will run through February 20th. Wet City invites those interested in participating to stop in Friday night with new, unopened items for Family and Children's Services, and/or $5 to donate to the IRC on their fundraiser page. There will be food and drink specials as well as a Trump-themed cocktail list. (223 W Chase St.; 443-873-6699)
 
Wiley Gunter
Wiley Gunter’s will be celebrating the inauguration of Diamondback Brewing in South Baltimore in conjunction with acknowledging the other inauguration taking place that day by tapping Sour Dave Red Kettle Sour, Order and Chaos Cold Brew Coffee Stout, Green Machine IPA, and the brand new one-off, Green Machine dry-hopped with Vic Secret. There will also be Diamondback swag and giveaways up for grabs. (823 E Fort Ave.; 410-637-3699) 
 
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