Bars are a big part of the Baltimore identity. The Irish pubs and other stop-offs for working class Baltimoreans helped shape the culture of the city's after-work life. Today, the city is home to a diverse collection of bars, more cosmopolitan and reflective of Baltimore's many cultures, classes, and interests of its drinking population. Irish bars, pubs, hotel bars, club bars and everything in between dot our list of 10 Best bars in Baltimore. Just like the wines, spirits, and liquors that fill their shelves, out of this group of bars, there's something for everyone.
Capitalizing on first-hand experience and extensive research, we've located the best bars in Baltimore for hanging out and kicking back in. From long-lived mainstays like The Brewer's Art to busy places like Mt. Washington Tavern that get lots of 10Best reader approval, we present the top bars in town and offer details about them all. What's the energy like? How do the bartenders pour? Are most bars located in the Mt Vernon area? No fear - we share all the facts!