Fun Things to Do in Baltimore for All Tastes

Baltimore and its surrounding area has a vibrant nightlife for all ages and speeds. Whether it's sports, dancing, comedy clubs, live music, gaming, avant garde theater, after-hours restaurants or outdoor events, the various neighborhoods have unique flavors. Fells Point has been a hot spot for nearly 250 years, catering to the sailors of yore and today's fun seekers. It reputedly has more bars per square foot than anywhere else in the world.

Nightlife means different things to different people. For some, it's a relaxing place to grab a casual dinner with family and listen to music outdoors. Others may enjoy a later poetry slam while sipping on a local microbrew. Some night-owls want a place to go after the majority of bars close at 2 am. Baltimore's got it all!

In the early evening, the Charm City Circulator can get you to many of the centrally located venues for free, though one of its routes was recently terminated by the city's government. Baltimore does have Uber, the ride request app that's popular all over the world.

Baltimore is a fairly casual city. So, ladies, you won't see a lot of big makeup/hair/heels here. Be prepared to walk to neighboring venues during a night on the town.

Red Emma's
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If memorable places have their own distinct vibe, Red Emma's is chock full of personality. They are a "radical" (they changed the description from "anarchy") cafe/bookstore/meeting space/coffee roaster. Red Emma's moved from a more...  Read More

Slow Burns Cigar Shoppe & Smoking Lounge


Its front door is on an unassuming stretch of Frederick Road . . . almost like a speakeasy. With a minimum purchase of $6 a person (and they do have a few snacks, soft drinks), you can hang out in one of two comfy rooms, chock full of leather...  Read More

Jong Kak
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This is a brightly lit, no-frills Korean BBQ restaurant in Baltimore's Lower Charles Village-Little Korea neighborhood. Open until 4 am, there's the opportunity for some serious people watching. Your first decision will be informing the hostess...  Read More

Boordy Vineyard
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So many of us work so hard with swing shifts, second jobs, tasks on weekends. For some, late nights and day trips are a thing of the past. Thursdays have long been a going out night in Baltimore: Some of the graduate schools have few Friday...  Read More

Sounds of Summer at Belvedere Square
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You no longer have an excuse to stay in on Friday nights in the summer. Sounds of Summer at Belvedere Square – the food market and shopping destination in North Baltimore – has a live band playing every Friday night from 6 - pm until the end...  Read More

Charm City Roller Girls
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Charm City Roller Girls is made up of four intramural teams and two intermural teams that have played all over the world. They're the best of the best! Roller Derby has changed since the films of the 1950's-1970's: more athletic than...  Read More

Pop's Tavern
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Pop's Tavern got the second Baltimore County liquor license after the end of Prohibition in 1933 and they're the oldest tavern still running continuously. Its popularity no doubt rose when nearby Bethlehem Steel - now closed - was operating at...  Read More

Pier Six Pavilion
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Baltimore's Pier Six Pavilion is located right in the Inner Harbor, unlike many city's outdoor concert venues which are out of town. It's steps from restaurants, hotels, parking. Nearby hotel guests on their balconies and boaters in the harbor...  Read More

North Baltimore
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Upstairs has pool tables, a sofa, a small performance space, a bar and an altogether intimate, relaxed atmosphere. You can actually have a conversation! Downstairs tends to feature local bands, up-and-coming touring bands and bands living...  Read More

Anne Arundel County
Maryland Live Casino
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Maryland Live Casino is located in an elegant part of the Baltimore metro area. It's directly across a walkway from one of the region's largest outlet and value retail mall. The Hotel at Arundel Preserve is an upscale accommodation that further...  Read More