The Best Bars for Foodies in Baltimore

The OpenTable Team

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.

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

Guinness Open Gate Brewery

$$$$·Gastro Pub·
Elkridge
1,060 reviews
  • Great Beer
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
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 Read more
97% recommended
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Michael's Cafe White Marsh/ Middle River

$$$$·Contemporary American·
White Marsh
302 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Bar Seating
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 foodRead more
93% recommended
Great for Brunch in Baltimore / Maryland

Bygone

$$$$·American·
Harbor East
1,403 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
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 mRead more
93% recommended
Scenic View in Baltimore
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The Owl Bar

$$$$·American·
Mt. Vernon
315 reviews
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
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 fRead more
88% recommended
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Bacco Italian and Wine Bar

$$$$·Italian·
Bel Air
264 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
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 theRead more
99% recommended
Good for Groups in Baltimore / Maryland

Jazz + Soju

$$$$·Korean·
Locust Point
27 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
Jazz + Soju offers an elegant and unique dining experience in the Locust Point neighborhood of Baltimore. It is a cool restaurant and bar concept featuring delicious Korean and AsiRead more
91% recommended
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Hotel Revival-Topside Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Mt. Vernon
147 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
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 thaRead more
96% recommended
Great for Brunch in Baltimore / Maryland
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Mutiny Pirate Bar & Island Grille Elkridge

$$$$·American·
Elkridge
232 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Happy Hour
  • Bar Seating
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 amazinRead more
96% recommended
Best Service in Baltimore Suburbs
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State Fare

$$$$·American·
Catonsville
498 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
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 jointRead more
95% recommended
Great for Brunch in Baltimore / Maryland
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Xenia Greek Kouzina

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Columbia
512 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
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 emphasizRead more
97% recommended
Best Ambiance in Baltimore / Maryland

Cured Tap & Table

$$$$·American·
Columbia
620 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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 - waRead more
96% recommended
Great for Brunch in Baltimore Suburbs

La Cuchara

$$$$·Basque·
Hampden
1,661 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Bar Seating
For a great bar scene, fantastic cocktails and truly fantastic food, head to La Cuchara in the historic Woodberry neighborhood of Baltimore. The restaurant represents the asadors aRead more
100% recommended
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16 ON THE PARK

$$$$·Gastro Pub·
Charles Village
103 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • 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 BaltimoRead more
86% recommended
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Michael's Cafe

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Timonium
1,812 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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 openedRead more
98% recommended
Great for Brunch in Baltimore Suburbs

Ida B's Table

$$$$·Southern·
Downtown
835 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
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 tRead more
95% recommended
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Rams Head Tavern - Annapolis

$$$$·American·
Annapolis
1,771 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
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 selecRead more
91% recommended

18th & 21st

$$$$·Speakeasy·
Columbia
507 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Live Music
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 folloRead more
96% recommended
Best Overall in Baltimore / Maryland

Black Eyed Suzie's

$$$$·American·
Bel Air
259 reviews
  • Casual
  • Fun
  • Good for Groups
Black Eyed Suzie’s, located on Main Street in the Bel Air neighborhood of Baltimore, is a spot for great Maryland-influenced seafood and American cuisine. Come in to enjoy the casuRead more
87% recommended
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Bar Vasquez

$$$$·Argentinean·
Harbor East
3,938 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Romantic
  • Good for Birthdays
Bar Vasquez is a New World Argentine bar, lounge and restaurant that focuses on the holy trinity of Argentine cooking: meat, fire and fresh, seasonal ingredients. Located in the HaRead more
100% recommended
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LIBERATORE’S Ristorante & Catering - Eldersburg

$$$$·Italian·
Eldersburg
562 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
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 Read more
100% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Baltimore / Maryland
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