5801 Baltimore National Pike
Catonsville, MD 21228
Phone: (410) 744-5000
Fax: (410) 788-5197
Paradox is one of Baltimore's hottest late night dance spots. Come here to unwind and enjoy some house or hip-hop music from great DJs. Unlike other nightclubs, Paradox does not sell alcohol, but the great beats will get you moving anyway. If all that dancing has made you work up an appetite, food is also served late into the night, so you can cure those munchies and keep on dancing!
Pickles Pub is a favorite with all sports fans in Baltimore. Located about a couple of blocks away from the Camden Yards Stadium, it gets exceptionally packed every time there's a match on. A great place to meet up with old pals, provided you don't mind the smoke-filled air and the continuous hustle-bustle. It offers typical pub-grub, comprising of burgers and such other light fare. But it's the drinks and the general atmosphere that's bursting with energy right until the wee hours, which has the crowd streaming in day after day!
One of the oldest nightclubs in Baltimore, The Hippo is vivacious and draws crowds from neighboring cities as well. A gay bar, this place has won awards, including Best Piano Bar and Best Karaoke in the past. Special nights include Bingo, Ladies Tea, Hippo Cabaret, and Drag Kings. DJs Farrell, Rodgers and Rosie hold the crowds spellbound throughout the week. The bar is also a good place to chat and down shots. Admission is restricted to those over 21 years of age.
What began as a simple pub in the year 1991 is now a hot spot for tourists and has obtained the title of being one of the city's best gay bars. Grand Central is composed of three distinct spaces, so you're bound to find something you like. It contains a disco which is replete with the latest sound and light technology that make a night out here an amazing experience. The pub has pool tables and television screens. Subtle lighting here makes this place very cozy and comfortable. Varied DJs play at Sappho's which features a spacious deck.
This nightspot offers a breathtaking view of the city from the top floor of the old Belvedere Hotel. Settle in for happy hour and watch the dusk settle over the city as its lights gradually begin to twinkle on. The calm won't last much past 9pm though. That's when local dance bands take the stage, the disco ball begins to swirl and the club transforms into a slightly silly and thoroughly retro dance party. The 13th Floor also serves excellent bar food, including a small selection of delicious desserts.
In south Baltimore, The 8X10 is a total entertainment complex filled with action and music every single day. You'll always see the events calender full of performances scheduled well beforehand. Before the music begins, there are beers and cocktails that you can sip on. Throwing parties at this hip venue will definitely be a memorable and fun-filled experience. On Monday nights they have an Open MIC night for the budding talents in music as well as the technical part of the performances. Sometimes such performances are recorded and the CDs are given away free to the first 50 people attending the next performance.
Head to Club K after an authentic Korean dinner at the San Soo Kab San restaurant next door. This Asian club has a capacity for 50 people and features an impressive music program. Their globe-spanning line-up of local musicians, DJs and international touring bands perform an eclectic mix of genres – from house and electronic, to punk and alternative rock. Previous artists like Bath Salts, Dead Whale Ramblers, Babysitter and Monkey Pilot represent countries including America, Canada and Taiwan. This space also hosts art exhibitions, open mic nights and private parties.
The hippest place in Baltimore to see an alternative rock band is this scruffy, but chic, midtown establishment. The bar itself is very small, so many patrons stand or sit in front of the tiny stage, or wander around the multi-colored second and third floors. The bands are either unsigned locals or independent-label acts. All play loud and fast.
Reminiscent of a bygone era, Club 347 is known for their outstanding live jazz performances on Monday evenings. Other nights of the week feature special themes include hip hop and comedy. This spacious nightclub features two levels, each with its own dance floor, bar and pool table. Aside from live music, the club is also available for private rentals. Visit the website to find out more about upcoming shows.
One is a popular first-class nightclub featuring four levels, each devoted to an element—earth, water, fire and air. The 22,000 square feet club offers a different musical style each night ranging from hip-hop to reggae to dance. Be sure to call or check website for the upcoming night's events and specials. Be aware of the dress code—no athletic wear or shoes, no ripped clothing and no baseball hats.
Anyone above 21 years is welcome to Club Chez Joey. This place not only serves drinks but also couples them up with seductive dances performed by showgirls. Essentially a strip club which is open throughout the week, it pulls crowds from everywhere. They serve snacks and the drinks, the likes of Daiquiris, Pina Coladas and beer, are aplenty. The atmosphere is lively and energetic. Join in the cheering as the girls get on stage and strut their stuff! A perfect place for a boys' night out or a bachelor party - no time to get bored!
Named after the chef's grandmother, Gertrude's is located in the Baltimore Museum of Art. The kitchen lavishes attention on the details of each of its Maryland-style seafood dishes, making sure that each is a unique creation. The two types of crab cakes for instance are distinctly different: the Eastern Shore is traditional, made of crabmeat and little else, while the Gertie is a more modern, spicy affair. Enjoy your meal in the chic and homey pastel dining room or on the outdoor patio.