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Whether you’re looking for a family fun night, a girls' or guys' night out or a romantic date night with live music, Maryland’s got you covered. 

By Amanda DiGiondomenico

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outdoor dining at Seacrets
Outdoor dining at Seacrets
Image Credit: Seacrets, Jamaica, USA
The Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club
The Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club

In Maryland, a night out can mean anything from sipping cocktails at a casino to swing dancing to catching a drive-in movie. Whatever your pleasure, you’re sure to find a fun-filled night at these cafés, clubs and casinos.

This entertainment hot spot is home to restaurants, nightclubs and music venues, including Rams Head Live. Image Credit: Maryland Tourism Office

1 Power Plant Live, Baltimore

If you’re looking for action-packed fun—we’re talking everything from gourmet pizza to hip nightclubs—look no further than this marketplace across from the Inner Harbor that just may be the epicenter of Baltimore’s nightlife. On the weekends, live music surrounds the square’s outdoor bars. Go indoors for a varied selection of clubs, bars, live music venues and restaurants.


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Type:
Live Music


Location:
34 Market Pl.
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-727-5483


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The Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club

2 Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club

Listed on the National Historic Register, this 1938 concert hall hosts performances of live music that, in addition to blues and jazz, include orchestral, rock and even burlesque. The chic setting and high-end menu make this a perfect spot for a leisurely, romantic date night.


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Type:
Music Venues


Location:
7719 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814
240-330-4500


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Enjoy a drink at the bar while playing at the Maryland Live! Casino Bar. Image Credit: Maryland Live! Casino

3 Live! Casino, Arundel Mills

With all the food and entertainment at your disposal—even at 1am— it doesn’t get more “nightlife” than this 24/7 hot spot. Grab a burger and frozen cactus pear margarita at celebrity chef Bobby Flay’s Bobby’s Burger Palace, try your luck at the slots, and check out the table games. You don’t have to go far to enjoy the live music either—acts perform right in the middle of the casino floor.


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Type:
Attraction


Location:
7002 Arundel Mills Cir
Hanover, MD 21076
443-842-7000


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Cocktail Image Credit: Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge

4 Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge, Annapolis

Dine on this trendy restaurant’s farm-to-table offerings, then head to the rooftop deck for an after dinner drink or two. Discriminating Annapolitans regularly give the Metropolitan top rankings in categories such as best lounge, best signature cocktails, best live music venue, best martini and best nightspot. More info...

Magooby's Joke House - Timonium Image Credit: Magooby's Joke House

5 Magooby’s Joke House, Timonium

If you’re in the mood for a laugh, this club should do the trick, with the likes of well-known comedians such as Kevin Nealon and George Lopez gracing its stage. Multi-tiered seating ensures you’ll have a great view, and food and drinks are also on the evening’s menu. More info...

Bengies Drive-In Theatre

6 Bengies Drive-In Theatre, Middle River

Motor over to Bengies Drive-In for some good old-fashioned family fun. What better way to catch that new movie than as part of a triple feature on what may be the biggest movie theatre screen in the country—all from the comfort of your own car? Feel like you’ve stepped back in time at the classic snack bar. In-car heaters keep you toasty warm in the cooler months. More info...

Burley Oak Brewing Company - Berlin Image Credit: Burley Oak Brewing Company

7 Burley Oak Brewing Company, Berlin

A sustainable brewery that prides itself on using both modern and traditional methods for brewing tasty beers, Burley Oak in Berlin offers brew tours, live music, game nights, and “guest bartender” nights.


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Type:
Attraction


Location:
10016 Old Ocean City Blvd
Berlin, MD 21811
443-513-4647


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8 Vera’s White Sands Beach Club, Lusby

Sit on the dock and take in the water view while you feast and drink to your heart’s delight at Vera’s Beach Club in Lusby. Don’t miss one of the many events—from holiday parties and poker runs to live music and bikini contests—that keep this Saint Leonard Creek hotspot hopping year-round. 


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Type:
American


Location:
1200 White Sands Dr
Lusby, MD 20657
410-586-1182


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Tap house1637 bar

9 Bollywood Masala, California

At this hidden gem in St. Mary’s County, enjoy delectable North Indian cuisine (with many gluten free options), then head over to the Tap House 1637 to see what’s in store that evening. Depending on the night, you could see anything from free salsa lessons being given to live comedy to karaoke to an up-and-coming band, all while sipping on one of their creative martini concoctions like Peanut Butter Cup and Swedish Fish.


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Type:
Asian


Location:
23418 Three Notch Rd
California, MD 20619
301-862-7735


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Red Eye's Dock Bar - Kent Narrows Image Credit: Red Eye's Dock Bar

10 Red Eye’s Dock Bar, Kent Narrows/Grasonville

If the weather’s warm, pull right up to the seasonal Red Eye’s Dock Bar in Kent Narrows for waterfront dining, drinks and entertainment. Watch the boats go by while enjoying the sounds of local country, rock and pop music all summer long.


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Type:
American


Location:
428 Kent Narrow Way N
Grasonville, MD 21638
410-827-3937


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outdoor dining at Seacrets Image Credit: Seacrets, Jamaica, USA

11 Seacrets, Ocean City

Seacrets Jamaica USA is an infamous waterfront bar and restaurant in Ocean City. Float on the bay rafts or enjoy waterfront dining under the palms. Seacrets offers Caribbean-inspired dishes, tropical specialty drinks and live entertainment every night. 


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Type:
American


Location:
117 W. 49th St
Ocean City, MD 21842
410-524-4900


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Evolution Craft Brewing Company - Flight of Beer Image Credit: Wicomico Tourism

12 Evolution Craft Brewing Company & Public House, Salisbury

The Evolution Craft Brewing Company and Public House offers much to do all in one spot.  The Public House is a favorite gathering spot, featuring evo mainline beers, seasonal selections and small batch brews released exclusively at the Pub Bar and Taproom & Pizzeria. The menu is creative and fun. The on-site Taproom & Pizzeria adds to the experience.  Check in about the live music (most nights). Dinner pairings and special events are scheduled throughout the year.


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Type:
Breweries, Wineries & Distilleries


Location:
200 Elmwood St
Salisbury, MD 21801
443-260-2337


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Bushwallers sign

13 Bushwallers, Frederick

A Frederick tradition since 1981 Bushwallers is an Irish/American Gastro Pub dishing-up fine comfort food and pouring a wonderful selection of beers and whiskeys. 

Featured Places
Power Plant Live
01
Location:
34 Market Pl.
Baltimore, MD 21202
Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club
02
Location:
7719 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814
Live! Casino & Hotel exterior
03
Location:
7002 Arundel Mills Cir
Hanover, MD 21076
Burley Oak Brewing Company logo
04
Location:
10016 Old Ocean City Blvd
Berlin, MD 21811
Vera's White Sands Restaurant
05
Location:
1200 White Sands Dr
Lusby, MD 20657
Bollywood Masala signage
06
Location:
23418 Three Notch Rd
California, MD 20619
Red Eye's Dock Bar
07
Location:
428 Kent Narrow Way N
Grasonville, MD 21638
Seacrets
08
Location:
117 W. 49th St
Ocean City, MD 21842
Evolution Craft Brewing Company flag
09
Location:
200 Elmwood St
Salisbury, MD 21801
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