If you’re looking for an exciting night on the town, Baltimore has plenty to offer you. Visitors looking for laughs after a long day of serious touring can find them at two comedy clubs located downtown. The city also offers bars ranging from crazy dance clubs to sophisticated cigar and martini bars. Each of Baltimore’s neighborhoods offers a plethora of bars and clubs that allow visitors to stay in one place for the night. Or visitors can use the city’s easy transportation to tour the town to see which place they like best.

A few of the more popular dance clubs include Bar Baltimore, Have a Nice Day Café, and the Baja Beach Club. Small pubs offering a cozy, less crowded place to enjoy a refreshing drink can be found in Fell’s Point, Federal Hill, and Canton and include Claddagh’s Irish Pub, Mother’s, and Nacho Mamas. If live music fits your tastes, PowerPlant Live offers Howl at the Moon which is a dueling piano bar and Fell’s Point’s The Horse You Can In On often features local rock groups.

Sports fans will enjoy the ESPN Zone offering a whole floor of sports games including basketball, football, and golf along with beer at the several bars located inside. Max’s at Camden is the local hangout for Orioles fans and the Gin Mill in Canton features pool and darts.

Most bars also serve food so you can start out with dinner or order snacks later on in the evening. PowerPlant Live offers a snack bar serving pizza and other items and Fell’s Point offers fresh baked soft pretzels from an outside stand for those late-night cravings.

Below is a list of some of the restaurants and bars located in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and surrounding areas. Many more can be found by taking a short walk in any direction from these starting places and all ensure you of an exciting night on the town.

Baltimore Improv

6 Market Place
PowerPlant Live
Baltimore, MD 21202

This comedy showcase and restaurant located at PowerPlant Live features some of the best comedians along with delicious dinners and snacks. The first show of the evening serves dinner while the other shows offer sandwiches and appetizers. If you’re looking for a place to relax and laugh after a long day of touring, be sure to check out the Improv.

Comedy Factory

36 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Located above Burke’s restaurant in downtown Baltimore, the Comedy Factory offers visitors another place for live comedy. There is one show every Thursday at 8 p.m. and two shows on Friday and Saturday at 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Be sure to find out who is in town during your visit and be ready to laugh!

Fell’s Point

Neighborhood of Baltimore

This neighborhood offers many smaller bars and pubs including Max’s on Broadway with 68 rotating drafts, billiards, foosball, and darts, Bohager’s offering an outdoor tropical bar, John Steven’s sushi bar, Bertha’s which is famous for its mussels and live jazz, the Horse You Can In On (one of America’s oldest “Good Time” saloons) often featuring local rock groups, Lista’s, and the Green Turtle.

PowerPlant Live

Downtown Baltimore

If you’re looking for dance clubs, PowerPlant Live offers Bar Baltimore, complete with dancing on the bar tops, Have a Nice Day Café which features 80’s dance music, Baja Beach Club and McFadden’s. Howl at the Moon is a dueling piano bar great for the younger and older crowd alike. During the warmer months there is an outdoor bar in the center plaza and a snack bar for those late night cravings.

Federal Hill

Neighborhood of Baltimore

Similar to Fell’s Point, Federal Hill offers a lot of bars in one area. Mother’s has free parking and a game room, Boomerang’s is the largest restaurant and bar in Federal Hill with two levels, a sports bar, big screens, satellite, pool tables, and a unique Australian touch. The Blue Agave features 64 tequilas along with Mexican and Southwestern cuisine.


Neighborhood of Baltimore

Canton’s center square and surrounding area hosts several bars and restaurants including Claddagh’s Irish pub, the Gin Mill featuring Baltimore’s longest happy hour from 4-9 p.m. Monday-Friday, Nacho Mama’s which serves mouth-watering Mexican, the Bay Café with a large outdoor bar overlooking the Chesapeake Bay, the Cosmopolitan, Looney’s, and the Chesapeake Wine Company.

Downtown Baltimore

The HarborPlace pavilions offer a variety of restaurants with bars. Across the bay from HarborPlace is the ESPN Zone featuring a dining room and a large upstairs filled with sports games. Right next door is the Hard Rock Café showcasing rock and roll memorabilia in its bar and restaurant. Near the Oriole baseball park is Max’s at Camden with a huge draft selection and an outdoor bar and dining area. Not far away is the Wharf Rat, Mick O’Sheas Irish pub and the 13th Floor which offers live music.