Is there anything better than having a frosty drink in hand, great nibbles, and the company of your nearest and dearest? What more could you ask for, you might wonder? How about a night out with a view! At the expense of our livers (not that we are complaining), we at Trip101 have tracked down the best rooftop bars in Baltimore, Maryland, for your next TGIF, milestone celebration, girls’/boys’ night out or just any occasion to treat yourself. Here are our favourite rooftop bars, where we partied many a night away. We hope that you will enjoy them as much as we did!
1. The Bygone
First on our list is the glitzy restaurant and rooftop bar, the Bygone. Perched on the top of the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore, the Bygone echoes the glamour of the roaring 20s. Dress to impress, as you nosh on succulent oysters fresh from the ocean and sip from exquisite whiskies stocked at the Bygone’s extensive bar.
To end the night on a high, as you and your date gaze out upon Baltimore’s city lights, order the house special cocktails that will be served with old-school charm by the unobtrusive wait staff, who will cater to your every whim.
Address: 400 International Drive 29th floor, Baltimore, MD 21202, United States
Website: The Bygone
Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 5pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 5pm - 12am (kitchen closes at 10pm or 12am, while the bar is open till 2am from Sat - Sun)
2. Woody's Cantina
Next on the list is Woody’s Cantina. We love this rooftop bar for its sweeping views of the Baltimore Harbour and amazing Tex-Mex bites and cocktails. Come for the sunset and enjoy the fun, casual vibes of the bar. The tacos here are some of the best in town and do not leave without trying at least one of Woody’s Cantina’s famous handcrafted cocktails. For early birds, brunch at Woody’s Cantina is also a great option to check out the same view in the day!
Address: 821 S Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21231, United States
Website: Woody’s Cantina
Opening hours: Tue: 4pm - 12am; Fri: 4pm - 2am; Sat: 10am - 2am; Sun: 10am - 12am (closed Mon, Wed & Thu)
3. LB Skybar (Lord Baltimore Hotel)
Have you taken a picture by our LB Skybar wall yet? Make sure you and your friends stop by to grab your latest profile...Posted by Lord Baltimore Hotel on Thursday, 14 June 2018
LB Skybar (Lord Baltimore Hotel) is the next ritzy venue that we love. This open-air bar is on 19th story of the historic Lord Baltimore Hotel, established in 1928. Expect a bevvy of beautiful people drinking at the LB Skybar, but even they pale in comparison to the glittering Baltimore night skyline that can be seen from the bar. Bespoke cocktails and light bites are the way to go at this elegant bar!
LB Skybar (Lord Baltimore Hotel)
Address: 20 W Baltimore St, Baltimore, MD 21201, United States
Website: LB Skybar
Opening hours: Wed - Thu: 4pm - 11pm; Fri - Sat: 4pm - 12am; Sun: 4pm - 8pm (closed Mon & Tue)
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Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account
In Baltimore’s cultural and historic Mount Vernon district, we have Topside, another favourite rooftop bar and garden restaurant that Trip101 loves! From this bar, you can see the whole of Chesapeake Bay – a prelude to the seafood-forward dishes that dominate Topside’s menu. One of the best pairings you can have at Topside are the Mussels & Clams or Catfish & Chips with any one of the interesting craft beers on tap or in bottles and cans. For those who would like to get a little fancier, Topside does some mean craft cocktails, as well!
Address: 101 W Monument St, Baltimore, MD 21201, United States
Opening hours: Mon - Wed: 7am - 10:30am, 11:30am - 2:30pm & 4pm - 11pm; Thu - Fri: 7am - 10:30am, 11:30am - 2:30pm & 4pm - 12am; Sat: 8am - 2:30pm & 4pm - 12am, Sun: 8am - 2:30pm & 4pm - 11:30pm
5. Splash Bar and Grill (Four Seasons Hotel)
Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account
Splash Bar and Grill (Four Seasons Hotel) has a touch of exclusivity to it, as you have to be a guest at the hotel’s spa to gain entrance to the rooftop terrace bar. However, this just calls for living it up in style and splashing out on a weekend staycation at the hotel! Splash Bar and Grill has one of the best infinity pools in the city, extending into that magnificent harbour view. Float your cares away while keeping the bar’s deliciously boozy popsicles close by!
Splash Bar and Grill (Four Seasons Hotel)
Address: 200 International Drive, Baltimore, MD 21202, United States
Website: Splash Bar and Grill
Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 10am - 6pm; Fri - Sat: 10am - 7pm
6. On the Park
The is out and the is flowing! Time to celebrate #NationalDrinkBeerDay.Posted by 16 on the Park on Friday, 28 September 2018
16 On the Park is our hideout when we do not feel up to the hustle and bustle of the other rooftop bars listed here. The reason being is that the crowds have not discovered this sweet spot yet! Tucked away in the hipster neighbourhood of Eager Park in Baltimore, 16 On the Park is “the place” for a quiet, romantic dinner with the spectacular sunset in the background. Enjoy the rooftop bar’s signature cocktail, the Crush in the Park, and fill your tummy with hearty dishes whipped up by a very competent kitchen.
16 On the Park
Address: 800 N Wolfe St #16, Baltimore, MD 21205, United States
Website: 16 On the Park
Opening hours: 11am - 11pm (daily)
7. Budweiser Roof Deck
The Budweiser Roof Deck is a fun experience on the weekends, especially for out-of-towners! Stop by for beers (Budweiser, of course) and burgers when an Oriole game is on because the deck of this bar overlooks the centre field! An additional sweetener is the fireworks displays on most Friday nights after the games and live music from bands that play for Saturday home games.
Budweiser Roof Deck
Address: 323 Camden Street, Baltimore, MD 21230, United States
Website: Budweiser Roof Deck
Opening hours: depending on game days
8. Cafe Gia
Prettiest corner in Baltimore. And we serve some pretty great tasty eats too #buonefeste #buonnatale #merrychristmas...Posted by Cafe Gia Ristorante on Saturday, 23 November 2019
Cafe Gia is an old-school restaurant and rooftop bar in Baltimore’s Little Italy that has been family-owned since 1953. That is how we know things will never go wrong here! Cafe Gia specialises in Sicilian-style meals that you can delight in from their second-storey balcony. Have an Italian aperitif or jug of their strong red wine, beloved in southern Italy. While drinking, remember to line your stomach with some of their hearty pasta, which is still homemade at Cafe Gia, and their decadent Osso Buco Milanese, which is a speciality of the house!
Address: 410 S High St, Baltimore, MD 21202, United States
Website: Cafe Gia
Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11:30am - 2pm & 5pm - 9pm; Fri: 11:30am - 2pm & 5pm - 10pm; Sat: 12pm - 1pm; Sun: 4pm - 9pm
9. Mt Washington Tavern Sky Bar
Our SkyBar is the PERFECT place for lunch in the fall! Enjoy the warm weather while you can, right?Posted by Mt. Washington Tavern on Tuesday, 24 September 2019
Mt Washington Tavern Sky Bar is another rooftop bar we hit when we want a quiet night out. Located in suburban northwest Baltimore, the Mt Washington Tavern Sky Bar is known for its leafy views of the surrounding neighbourhood and its impressive collection of over 80 local and regional craft beers. Kick back with a beer or two, accompanied by fresh seafood caught and delivered daily to Mt Washington Tavern’s raw bar.
Mt Washington Tavern Sky Bar
Address: 5700 Newbury St., Baltimore, MD 21209, United States
Website: Mt Washington Tavern Sky Bar
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11am - 11pm; Sun: 10am - 10pm (bar open till 2am daily)
10. The Chasseur
The Chasseur is the perfect spot for rooftop bar drinking, all-year-round! It recently added a new third story to the existing building, which can be enclosed in colder months and thrown open in summer. Known for its commitment to craft beers on tap, the Chasseur has a rotating menu of beers, ensuring that every visit will produce new gems and new favourites. Do stay for the food as well – all we can say is that you will walk (or waddle) home satisfied!
Address: 3328 Foster Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224, United States
Website: The Chasseur
Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 4pm - 2am; Fri: 12pm - 2am; Sat - Sun: 10am - 2am (closed Mon)
Beautiful views + great drinks & food = time well-spent
Whatever the occasion, a fantastic view can only add to your overall enjoyment of a day or night out. A cool breeze stimulates the appetite and clears any alcoholic vapours, paving the way for a night of responsible drinking. Hop on the trend of drinking at a rooftop bar with Trip101’s list of the top rooftop bars in Baltimore, Maryland. Let us know if you have any other recommendations and we might just see you there next Friday!
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