The 10 Best Bars in Maryland!

The good life is front and center in Maryland, and with so many bars to choose from, a party is only minutes away. From upscale lounges with creative concoctions, to classic bars with an awesome selection on tap, Maryland has what you’re looking for. Here are our 10 favorite bars in the state.  

1. Max’s Taphouse, Baltimore, MD

Their lists of beers on tap is so extensive that you’ll never remember it. It could take 10 minutes just to read the list of beers they offer. What this means for you beer lovers is that you will never go thirsty again! A trip to Max’s should be a regular thing because with so many rotating beers, there is always something new to try. 

2. Castlebay Irish Pub, Annapolis, MD

Traditional Irish fair, pints, and an owner who’s actually Irish, makes this a pub you want to spend evenings in. Old friends and new can be found at the mahogany bar, they have live music on a regular basis and the atmosphere is both comforting and relaxing. 

3. The Owl Bar, Baltimore, MD

The Owl Bar has been serving drinks since 1903 and is a Baltimore staple. It’s gorgeous inside and has all the historic charm that you would expect in a grand old building. They serve wood-fired pizza for fantastic appetizers to enjoy with your beer. 

4. Cancun Cantina, Hanover, MD

More than a bar, the Cancun Cantina has live shows, country music, dance lessons, and a party that never stops. They offer food and drink specials and have packed events on a regular basis. Come thirsty and be warned that the drinks can be stiff! 

5. Café Hookah Lounge, College Park, MD

Hookah is popular with Maryland’s millennial crowd. This spot is always hopping with live music and a laid-back vibe. It is an easy place to hang out with your friends near University of Maryland College Park. 

6. Cat’s Eye Pub, Baltimore, MD

With live music every night, the Cat’s Eye Pub has been named “The Best Place for Live Music in Baltimore.” They are in historic Fells Point, in a building that was constructed in the 1700s, and have become a local watering hole that attracts patrons from throughout the city and even the world. 

7. Firestone Restaurant and Bar, Frederick, MD

With over 80 beers on tap and a chef cooking up interesting combinations using locally sourced ingredients, the Firestone Restaurant and Bar is offering a casual, yet classy experience in Western Maryland—a far cry from the dive bar you might expect to find in a more rural area. 

8. Howl at the Moon, Baltimore, MD

There’s something fun about singing as loud as you can while the dueling piano’s play your favorite tunes. Interactive live music, a fabulous dance floor, buckets of booze, and the high-energy vibe of Baltimore’s Power Plant Live! make this a destination for birthdays, bachelorette parties, and a night on the town. 

9. Dirty Dave’s Tiki Bar, Stevensville, MD

Relax in a hammock, put your feet in the sand and enjoy the warm Maryland sun on your face while sipping a Coors Light. This is living—Maryland style. You can’t beat the summer vibe at Dirty Dave’s. It’s the closest thing you’ll find to a Caribbean vacation on Maryland’s shores.

10. Lighthouse Restaurant and Dock Bar, Solomons Island, MD

Head to this charming seaside village to sit on the patio, drink your beer, try the clams and watch the water sparkle in the Maryland sun. This is where you go to kick back in style and take in the good life. With waterfront, marina dining, you can even park your boat and head in for a drink when the ice chest runs dry. 

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