Where to Toast to Repeal Day 2017 in Baltimore

by Jennifer Waldera on Nov 28, 2017 in Roundups

 
Baltimore’s relationship with the Prohibition could most gently be described as complicated. The city was known for remaining “wet” when booze was banned across the nation and its dedication to the drink remains strong making it a top spot in which to celebrate the repeal of Prohibition. Fortunately, there are a number of speakeasy style spots to raise a glass (or more…) to the freedom to imbibe on December 5.

Bluebird Cocktail Room
Dim lights and classic cocktails alongside contemporary riffs make this 1920s style bar in Hampden an ideal space to settle into to swill on Repeal Day. (3602 Hickory Avenue, 667-303-3263)

RYE
This Fells Point spot, well-known for both its Prohibition era ambiance as well as its well-crafted cocktails, is celebrating early with its Death of Prohibition Party on Saturday night, December 2. The repeal party will be replete with jazz, burlesque, and, of course, no shortage of liquor. (1639 Thames St, 443-438-3455)

The Elk Room
The entrance to this 1920s style speakeasy in Harbor East is so elusive it has evoked its own hashtag: #FindTheElk. Many nights feature jazz; all feature complex, creative cocktails alongside classics. (1010 Fleet St, 410-244-5830)

The Horse You Came In On
Known both as the final place Edgar Allan Poe was seen before his untimely death as well as the longest continually operating bar in Maryland (before, during, and after Prohibition) The Horse is a an obvious spot to stop for some Repeal Day revelry. (1626 Thames St, 410-327-8111)

The Owl Bar
During Prohibition, it was the blinking eyes of the owl at this bar that signalled to locals as well as passersby in the know that booze was around - and that Prohibition enforcers were not. Now, the comfortable bar at the base of the Belvedere in Mt. Vernon serves plenty of booze, wine, and craft beer. (1 E Chase St, 410-347-0888)

Upstairs at The Elephant
The Elephant opened over a year ago, but its upstairs speakeasy style bar only began hosting visitors in September of this year. The space sports bar seats as well as cozy lounging areas and offers table games like Backgammon in addition to billiards. Classic and crafty cocktails and globally inspired street foods grace the menu. (924 N Charles St, 443-447-7878)

WC Harlan
Remington has been home to this 1920’s style bar since long before the contemporary speakeasy style became a trend. (400 W 23rd St, 410-925-7900)

Photo via Flickr user star5112 
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