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.
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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34 Market Pl.
Baltimore, MD 21202
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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7719 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814
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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7002 Arundel Mills Cir
Hanover, MD 21076
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...
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...
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...
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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10016 Old Ocean City Blvd
Berlin, MD 21811
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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1200 White Sands Dr
Lusby, MD 20657
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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23418 Three Notch Rd
California, MD 20619
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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428 Kent Narrow Way N
Grasonville, MD 21638
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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117 W. 49th St
Ocean City, MD 21842
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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Breweries, Wineries & Distilleries
200 Elmwood St
Salisbury, MD 21801
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.