Sure, you may have your favorite bar in Baltimore; the one you and your friends always meet up at without fail every weekend. It's probably comforting, not too packed with a rowdy crowd, or worse, tourists, and a place where a bartender or two probably know you on a first name basis.
That's all fine and dandy, but with a city packed with as many vibrant neighborhoods and bars as Baltimore, you're doing a real disservice to yourself sticking to just one local watering hole.
If you're an adventurous drinker (and who isn't after a few?), you owe it to yourself to check out the Fells Point neighborhood in Baltimore. Playing home to a variety of shops, restaurants, and, get this, over 120 bars, Fells Point is a must-go neighborhood for a night of memorable bar crawling with you and your friends.
Kick things off with some hearty grub and brews at the Dead End Saloon. Opened in 1977, the Dead End serves up authentic, delicious pub grub including hand-patted colossal burgers, Cajun crab lumps, and "Baltimore's Best" Cream of Crab Soup. Dead End also boasts a surprisingly impressive wine menu and an assortment of different beers.
What would a neighborhood with over 120 pubs be without some delicious beer? Probably not too much. Luckily Kooper's Tavern provides and makes for a great stop on your Fells Point Bar Crawl. Boasting a dizzying assortment of bottled and draft beers - including their own Kooper's Yellow Tail Ale - Kooper's is the destination for an authentic pub experience in Fells Point.
Who says you can't get a shot of history mixed in your drinks for the night? Check out the Horse You Came in on Saloon to see the oldest, continually operating saloon in Baltimore. Open since 1775, this saloon was the last stop before the mysterious death of American author, Edgar Allen Poe and the only bar in Baltimore to exist before, during, and after prohibition.
Naturally, there's got to be a couple Irish pubs in this mix. Check out Slainte for that authentic Irish pub vibe on your Fells Point bar crawl. Grab a tall pint of Guinness, sit back, and enjoy the wide variety of sports including soccer, football, and rugby they play on their big screens.
Before you're all warm and fuzzy and about to head home, stop for a nightcap at the Cat's Eye Pub. Offering some of the best live music in Baltimore, the Cat's Eye is a great place to catch a great set of blues, jazz, and more before you stumble on home.
As you can see, there is absolutely no shortage of great bars, all with their own unique flair in Fells Point. Gather some friends and make a trip out of it today. You won't be disappointed. Cheers!