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
1,062 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 ...

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93% recommended
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Michael's Cafe White Marsh/ Middle River

$$$$·Contemporary American·
White Marsh
411 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood 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...

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96% recommended
Contemporary American in Baltimore / Maryland

Bygone

$$$$·American·
Harbor East
1,712 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion

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 m...

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91% recommended
Scenic View in Baltimore
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The Owl Bar

$$$$·American·
Mt. Vernon
330 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Happy Hour
  • Fun

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 f...

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89% recommended
Late Night Find in Baltimore / Maryland
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Bacco Italian and Wine Bar

$$$$·Italian·
Bel Air
368 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem

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...

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96% recommended
Italian in Baltimore Suburbs

Hotel Revival-Topside Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Mt. Vernon
174 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Bar Seating

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 tha...

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92% recommended
Best Ambiance in Baltimore / Maryland
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Mutiny Pirate Bar & Island Grille Elkridge

$$$$·American·
Elkridge
277 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Groups
  • Handcrafted Cocktails

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 amazin...

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92% recommended
Good for Groups in Baltimore / Maryland
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State Fare

$$$$·American·
Catonsville
602 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups

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...

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Kid Friendly in Baltimore Suburbs
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Xenia Greek Kouzina

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Columbia
693 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • 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 emphasiz...

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94% recommended
Best Ambiance in Baltimore Suburbs

Cured Tap & Table

$$$$·American·
Columbia
756 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual

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 - wa...

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94% recommended
American in Baltimore Suburbs

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 Baltimo...

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86% recommended
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Michael's Cafe

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Timonium
1,930 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Brunch

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...

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93% recommended
Great for Brunch in Baltimore Suburbs

Rams Head Tavern - Annapolis

$$$$·American·
Annapolis
1,811 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch

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 selec...

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97% recommended
Late Night Find in Baltimore / Maryland

18th & 21st

$$$$·Speakeasy·
Columbia
630 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Live Music
  • Good for a Date

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 follo...

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92% recommended
Best Ambiance in Baltimore / Maryland
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Bar Vasquez

$$$$·Argentinean·
Harbor East
3,919 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups

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 Ha...

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91% recommended
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LIBERATORE’S Ristorante & Catering - Eldersburg

$$$$·Italian·
Eldersburg
575 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date

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 ...

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100% recommended
Best Overall in Baltimore / Maryland

Ida B's Table

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

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93% recommended
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