The Best Bars for Foodies in Baltimore

Something about Baltimore makes people fall in love with the city, whether the gorgeous, the world-famous Inner Harbor, or the funky, eclectic neighborhoods like Hampden and Charles Village. Perhaps the richness of history captivates, including the site of America’s first cathedral and historic ships from the Civil War. The city offers a cool blend of its working-class roots and nautical past along with a fast-paced city vibe and super edgy art, music and food scenes. Baltimore has arrived as a foodie destination, and people from all over flock here for the nightlife as well. If you’re wondering where to go to grab a drink or catch some evening entertainment, check out our Tastemaker List of the best bars in Baltimore.

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Guinness Open Gate Brewery

$$$$·Gastro Pub·
Elkridge
1,062 reviews
  • Great Beer
  • Fun
  • Casual

Located in Baltimore County on the grounds of the historic Calvert Distillery, Guinness Open Gate Brewery and Barrel House is a totally unique place to get a drink. It’s the first Guinness Brewery in ...

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Michael's Cafe White Marsh/ Middle River

$$$$·Contemporary American·
White Marsh
439 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

Michael’s Cafe, located on Concourse Circle as part of the Greenleigh at Crossroads development near White Marsh, is a cool, casual bar and restaurant featuring tasty American food. It is the second l...

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Contemporary American in Baltimore / Maryland

Bygone

$$$$·American·
Harbor East
1,823 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic

Bygone, located on International Drive in the Harbor East neighborhood, offers a fusion of the old, the new and the best of Baltimore. It is an American gastro bistro that blends modern energy with a ...

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Scenic View in Baltimore
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The Owl Bar

$$$$·American·
Mt. Vernon
333 reviews
  • Fun
  • Bar Seating
  • Casual

Located in the historic Belvedere Hotel, The Owl Bar boasts 100+ years of serving Baltimore’s finest diners and bar-goers. The Mt. Vernon location makes it a perfect spot to stop for a beverage after ...

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Vibrant Bar Scene in Baltimore / Maryland
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Bacco Italian and Wine Bar

$$$$·Italian·
Bel Air
415 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

Located on Merchants Blvd in Abingdon, Bacco Italian and Wine Bar is a lovely spot to dine and drink in Baltimore. The restaurant serves authentic Italian dishes that adhere to the Italian way of cook...

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Neighborhood Gem in Baltimore Suburbs

Jazz + Soju

$$$$·Korean·
Locust Point
27 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies

Jazz + Soju offers an elegant and unique dining experience in the Locust Point neighborhood of Baltimore. It is a cool restaurant and bar concept featuring delicious Korean and Asian cuisine as well a...

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Hotel Revival-Topside Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Mt. Vernon
184 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Good for a Date

Hotel Revival might be one of the prettiest bars in the city. Overlooking Baltimore’s historic Mount Vernon neighborhood is Topside, a buzzing rooftop restaurant and garden bar that locals love. The m...

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Best Ambiance in Baltimore / Maryland
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Mutiny Pirate Bar & Island Grille Elkridge

$$$$·American·
Elkridge
283 reviews
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Casual
  • Disabled Access

Mutiny Pirate Bar and Island Grille, located on Troy Hill Drive in Elkridge, is a totally fun and laid back bar to check out when you’re in the mood to cut loose! They offer amazing scratch food creat...

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Late Night Find in Baltimore / Maryland

State Fare

$$$$·American·
Catonsville
629 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem

Located on Frederick Road in Catonsville, State Fare is a bustling bar and restaurant featuring an elevated take on Maryland comfort food. It’s a family-friendly, yet stylish joint, with a large, ecle...

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Kid Friendly in Baltimore / Maryland

Xenia Greek Kouzina

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Columbia
756 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Fit for Foodies

Xenia Greek Kouzina, located on Columbia 100 Parkway in Columbia, is a perfect choice for those looking for a bar scene where they can enjoy delicious Greek food. The menu emphasizes Greek fare and fr...

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Best Ambiance in Baltimore Suburbs

Cured Tap & Table

$$$$·American·
Columbia
810 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

CURED Table and Tap, located on Grantchester Way in Columbia, is an exciting new restaurant and bar in the area. The vibes here feel just like a neighborhood corner bar should - warm, welcoming and su...

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Best Service in Baltimore Suburbs

La Cuchara

$$$$·Basque·
Hampden
1,661 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List

For a great bar scene, fantastic cocktails and truly fantastic food, head to La Cuchara in the historic Woodberry neighborhood of Baltimore. The restaurant represents the asadors and pintxo bars of th...

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16 ON THE PARK

$$$$·Gastro Pub·
Charles Village
103 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for a Date
  • Happy Hour

Located on Wolfe Street in Baltimore’s charming Charles Village, 16 on the Park Rooftop Bar and Grille features a breathtaking view of Johns Hopkins campus and the gorgeous Baltimore skyline. The bar ...

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Michael's Cafe

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Timonium
1,954 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual

Michael’s Cafe, located on York Road in Timonium, is a family-owned and operated restaurant in Baltimore County. Opened in 1984, it quickly became so popular that the owners opened a new outpost in Wh...

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Neighborhood Gem in Baltimore Suburbs

Rams Head Tavern - Annapolis

$$$$·American·
Annapolis
1,784 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Comfort Food
  • Live Music

Ram’s Head Tavern, located on West Street in Annapolis, is an awesome spot for casual dining and drinking. It’s a good old-fashioned beer garden and features a legendary beer selection, excellent live...

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Hot Spot in Baltimore / Maryland

18th & 21st

$$$$·Speakeasy·
Columbia
665 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Live Music
  • Good for a Date

18th and 21st is an awesome Prohibition Era supper club located on Grantchester Way in Columbia. Named after the Constitutional Amendment that enacted Prohibition and the one following that repealed i...

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Best Ambiance in Baltimore / Maryland
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Black Eyed Suzie's

$$$$·American·
Bel Air
259 reviews
  • Casual
  • Fun
  • Good for Groups

Black Eyed Suzie’s, located on Main Street in the Bel Air neighborhood of Baltimore, is a spot for great Maryland-influenced seafood and American cuisine. Come in to enjoy the casual atmosphere of the...

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Bar Vasquez

$$$$·Argentinean·
Harbor East
3,842 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups

Bar Vasquez is a New World Argentine bar, lounge and restaurant that focuses on the holy trinity of Argentine cooking: meat, fire and fresh, seasonal ingredients. Located in the Harbor East neighborho...

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LIBERATORE’S Ristorante & Catering - Eldersburg

$$$$·Italian·
Eldersburg
568 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups

For a great date night in Baltimore, head to Liberatore’s Ristorante. The intimate ambiance and five-star food make for a great Italian date night in Sykesville. The menu features delicious Italian fo...

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Best Overall in Baltimore / Maryland

Ida B's Table

$$$$·Southern·
Downtown
836 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Brunch

Ida B’s Table is a modern soul food restaurant housed in the same historic Baltimore building as the Real News Network, a progressive nonprofit media organization. The restaurant takes the name of Ida...

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