5 Must-Visit Hidden Bars in Baltimore

by Liz Rapoport on Sep 25, 2013 in Roundups
5 Must-Visit Hidden Bars in Baltimore

Taking a stroll off the beaten path on a Friday or Saturday night has been scientifically proven (in some circles, anyway) to lead to better stories the morning after. Check out these five hidden bars in Baltimore that don't put out much in the way of advertising or promotion, but never disappoint when you're looking for a good time.

Bar: This Lancaster Street dive is perfect for a cheap beer and hanging out with friends, sans the massive Fells Point crowd. Count the oddities on the walls and throughout the bar and strike up a conversation with the regulars on your jouney out of the mainstream (1718 Lancaster St.; 410-327-4508).

Martick’s: We're anticipating a former off-the-radar find coming back with a vengeance this fall. This restaurant, which was a speakeasy during Prohibition, will reopen in the same location as the hidden gem owned by the late Morris Martick, who passed away in 2011. Ring the doorbell to see what's on the other side (214 W. Mulberry St.).

The Crown: Start searching now for the entrance to this new bar on the speakeasy scene (hint: look for the sign to be buzzed in). The atmosphere is worn and well-loved and brings a casual option to a neighborhood that could use certainly something to buzz about (1910 N. Charles St.).

Walt’s Inn: Late night in Canton belongs to this neighborhood bar known for its rowdy karaoke crowd.  Come belt out your best and throw back a free shooter with drink purchase from 9–10 PM on Friday and Saturday nights (3201 O'Donnell St.; 410-327-1495).

WC Harlan: The cat may be out of the bag on this Remington bar marked only by a white "enter" written on a black door, but we don’t see the novelty wearing out anytime soon. With bad-ass bartenders and cocktails to kill for, this speakeasy-inspired bar is a clear hit (400 W. 23rd St.).

Recent Articles
spacer

Feedback

How are we doing? Tell us what you like or don't like and how we can improve. We would love to hear your thoughts!

*Name:
*E-mail:
*Suggestions:
 
What to Do if Your Uber, Lyft, or Cab Driver Ever Strays From Your Destination or Makes You Feel in Danger

What to Do if Your Uber, Lyft, or Cab Driver Ever Strays From Your Destination or Makes You Feel in Danger

If you're taking an Uber, Lyft, or cab and feel unsafe, there are steps you can take to protect yourself....read more ›

by Nina Starner Jun 19, 2019
Behind the Bar: Kat Corbo of The Study & Winner of Speed Rack 2019

Behind the Bar: Kat Corbo of The Study & Winner of Speed Rack 2019

This time on Behind the Bar, we spoke to Kat Corbo of The Study, who recently won Speed Rack 2019....read more ›

by The Drink Nation May 15, 2019
SPONSORED
Visit Drink Baltimore on Your Phone
Where to Drink Outside in Baltimore During Summer 2019

Where to Drink Outside in Baltimore During Summer 2019

Whether it's on the waterfront with seafood and crushes or on a dog-friendly deck with whiskey, outdoor drinking is a staple in this city....read more ›

by Jennifer Waldera May 14, 2019
Boston Beer & Dogfish Head Have Merged in a $300 Million Deal

Boston Beer & Dogfish Head Have Merged in a $300 Million Deal

In a huge move for the American craft beer community, Boston Beer and Dogfish Head have agreed to a merger valued at $300 million dollars. ...read more ›

by The Drink Nation May 10, 2019
Welcome Warmer Weather & Sip These Spring Cocktails in Baltimore

Welcome Warmer Weather & Sip These Spring Cocktails in Baltimore

With snow and winter winds behind us, it’s time to step into spring. Is there any better way to put a spring in your step than with some seasonal si...read more ›

by Jennifer Waldera Apr 17, 2019
A New, High-End Blend of Jack Daniel's Whiskey is Now Available in the United States

A New, High-End Blend of Jack Daniel's Whiskey is Now Available in the United States

A new, high-end blend of Jack Daniel's whiskey, known as Jack Daniel's No. 27 Gold, which was previously only ...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Apr 15, 2019
Coopers' Craft Bourbon Is Now Available in 12 States With a New Barrel Reserve Expression

Coopers' Craft Bourbon Is Now Available in 12 States With a New Barrel Reserve Expression

Coopers' Craft Kentucky Straight Bourbon has debuted an entirely new label design, has expanded to more states...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Apr 3, 2019
Neighborhood Bar Crawl: Brewer's Hill

Neighborhood Bar Crawl: Brewer's Hill

Is there a better name for a place to bar hop in Baltimore than Brewer's Hill? Here's our guide to their best bars. ...read more ›

by Jennifer Waldera Apr 2, 2019
Baltimore's Best Beer Bars

Baltimore's Best Beer Bars

Here are the best spots in Baltimore where you can grab a pint....read more ›

by Jennifer Waldera Mar 18, 2019
SPONSORED
View all Articles

Sign up to get weekly drinking news, bar reviews, events and more sent directly to your inbox!

Close