Enjoy a Night Out at One of Baltimore’s Speakeasies

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During Prohibition, customers came from near and far to enjoy drinks at Baltimore’s speakeasies. Today, modern bars allow you to enjoy a fun journey back in time. Best of all, these speakeasies are only minutes from our Fells Point apartments. Our favorites include:

The Elk Room

First-time visitors to The Elk Room will likely have to search for the entrance, but that’s part of the fun. Indeed, this popular bar draws both locals and tourists from all across the globe. Esquire even calls it one of the “best bars in America.” In addition to its excellent ambiance, The Elk Room also serves an array of refreshing drinks. Popular cocktails include the “landmaster,” “falcon punch,” and “shadow dragon.” The Elk Room is open daily 5:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

The Horse You Came in On

Known by locals as “The Horse,” The Horse You Came in On opened in 1775. It’s the state’s only bar to exist before, during, and after Prohibition, so this is the real deal. The Horse comes complete with a tin ceiling, a nicked wooden bar, and the original entrance to the speakeasy. In addition, this local spot also hosts live music events throughout the week. Next time you plan a visit, pair your favorite cocktail with a delicious dinner. Popular dishes include their “barn burgers” and “veggie tacos.”

The Owl Bar

Found inside the historic Belvedere, The Owl Bar is one of the city’s most infamous speakeasies. During Prohibition, an owl’s blinking eyes meant that a shipment of alcohol had arrived, and it was safe to enter. Today, the bar is known for its pizza. The menu also includes other tasty dishes, along with ice-cold beers and old-school cocktails.

Now that you know all about Baltimore’s speakeasies, it’s time to check them out for yourself. Before you hit the town, chow down on delicious lasagna at a nearby restaurant. To learn more about The Eden, please contact us. We would love to take you on a tour of our luxury apartments in Baltimore, so you can see all we have to offer.

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