Lounges In Baltimore Are No Lazy Affair



People are just as picky about lounges as they are about regular nightclubs. And it's no wonder why. Lounges have to hit a few marks to make them notable and worthy for a second and third visit. At 10Best, we break it down for you on what a lounge "must have" in order to be worthy. We also give you a list of the best lounges the city has to offer.

So what make a lounge worth its namesake? A lounge must have great ambiance. It must also have comfortable seating, good food offerings and tasty drinks to get you in the lounging mood. A cool DJ and head-nodding music are also must-haves. Fireplaces and candle-light are a plus but not totally necessary since they are potential fire hazards. However, if you're not paranoid about flames, then one of your first stops should be in Mount Vernon at the Red Maple where the ambiance and every other must-have characteristic places it at the top of our list. Their tapas-style menu, lounge area, outdoor patio, fireplace, low lighting, and yummy drinks make you want to stay planted in your seat for the rest of the evening while the beats of the music put you to sleep.

Right around the corner, still in Mount Vernon, you'll find one of 10Best's other top lounge recommendations, Eden's Lounge. Small and intimate, Eden has a dance floor just in case your legs fall asleep and need a little more action. Across town in Harbor East, you have options before you as well, places like the infamous Pazo. Although Pazo is known for its restaurant prowess, as soon as you walk into the space, you'll see lounge potential written all over it. Large over-sized chairs and surrounding couches imprison low wooden coffee tables, designated as dining space.


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Downtown


Located in downtown Baltimore's Power Plant Live! entertainment complex, Mosaic is a sophisticated lounge and nightclub featuring chic modern decor, a lovely outdoor area and plush VIP couches, perfect for resting heel-clad feet after tearing up...  Read More


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Mt Vernon
The Owl Bar


Located on the first floor of the Historic Belvedere in downtown Baltimore, the Owl Bar offers a distinct nightlife setting that will take you back in time. Offering a full menu and long bar, its decor of dark wood and leather seats channels...  Read More


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Downtown
Joe Squared
Photo courtesy of Tamar Alexia Fleishman


One of the best pizza and delivery places in Baltimore, Joe Squared Pizza and Bar is also known for its great daily music. Located in the popular Station North Arts & Entertainment District of Baltimore, the bar features great live music...  Read More


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Downtown


This stylish, urban dance club attracts a chic crowd of young professionals. Gray, blue, white and stainless steel décor and minimalist-style lounge furniture occupy the multi-level space (each floor is themed after an element: earth, wind,...  Read More


The Gin Mill


This down-to-earth neighborhood joint draws a loyal following from the 25+ crowd. Patrons down pints of Guinness, watch sports or shoot pool while jukebox tunes play in the background. In addition to the spacious main room, the upstairs space...  Read More


Pazo


A two story ceiling, wrought-iron chandeliers, large windows and giant clay vases flank the interior of this dining room and lounge, and a sizeable balcony overlooks the main floor. Diners consume intriguing small plates such as fire-roasted...  Read More


The 13th Floor


Appropriately located on the 13th floor, this lounge offers a charming view of the neighborhood. Leopard print carpet and cracked glass bars flank the chic interior, and windows extend the length of two of the walls. Head to this fun cocktail...  Read More


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Downtown
Havana Club


A quick walk from the Inner Harbor, Havana club sits atop Ruth's Chris Steak house in downtown Baltimore. This club is a more upscale option from its neighbors near the Power Plant Live! and is more suitable for an older crowd. Havana Club...  Read More


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Mt Vernon
Eden's Lounge


Located in Mt. Vernon, Eden's Lounge is only 10 minutes from the Inner Harbor. Besides music and atmosphere, Eden's Lounge offers Ethiopian tapas-style dishes. Floor cushions provide guests with an opportunity to lounge more informally and relax...  Read More


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Meet Tawanna Browne Smith

Tawanna has had a wanderlust spirit since she was 13. A dozen or so addresses later, she now resides in Maryland with her husband and two sons.

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