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.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Guinness Open Gate Brewery, Michael's Cafe White Marsh/ Middle River, Bygone
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Gastro Pub, Contemporary American, American
Neighborhoods:Elkridge, White Marsh, Harbor East
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

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
451 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Neighbourhood Gem

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
1,889 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Scenic View

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

The Owl Bar

$$$$·American·
Mt. Vernon
337 reviews
  • Late-night Find
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Authentic

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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Late Night Find in Baltimore / Maryland
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Bacco Italian and Wine Bar

$$$$·Italian·
Bel Air
446 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Special Occasions

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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Hotel Revival-Topside Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Mt. Vernon
190 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Brunch

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 Ambience in Baltimore / Maryland
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Mutiny Pirate Bar & Island Grille Elkridge

$$$$·American·
Elkridge
286 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for Birthdays

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
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State Fare

$$$$·American·
Catonsville
638 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Lunch
  • Group Bookings

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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Brunch in Baltimore Suburbs

Xenia Greek Kouzina

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Columbia
782 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • 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 Ambience in Baltimore Suburbs

Cured Tap & Table

$$$$·American·
Columbia
827 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Casual
  • Group Bookings

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

16 ON THE PARK

$$$$·Gastro Pub·
Charles Village
103 reviews
  • Group Bookings
  • 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
1,959 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • 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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Neighbourhood Gem in Baltimore Suburbs

Rams Head Tavern - Annapolis

$$$$·American·
Annapolis
1,771 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Casual
  • 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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Group Bookings in Greater Annapolis
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18th & 21st

$$$$·Speakeasy·
Columbia
690 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Live Music
  • Romance

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 Ambience in Baltimore / Maryland
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LIBERATORE’S Ristorante & Catering - Eldersburg

$$$$·Italian·
Eldersburg
572 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Casual

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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Ida B's Table

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