Nightlife in Charles Village

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Let’s be honest, if a restaurant isn’t beautiful on the outside, it’s in our nature to doubt how good it is on the inside. Look no further and doubt no more! Maxie’s Pizza Bar Grille has a beautiful exterior that is simply the beginning of very tastefully done décor. With dining options outside and in, as well as at the bar, diners have a few great options about where they eat and how their environment interacts with them. The big draw of Maxie’s isn’t just the building, though. Maxie’s Pizza Bar Grille offers great pizzas—either the whole pizza or by the slice—and loaded down with toppings! Diners can also get some great wraps, pastas, sandwiches and salads here, along with a large selection of entrees at dinner! If you’re in Charles Village and in the mood for Italian, check out Maxie’s!

3003 N Charles St
Baltimore,
MD
US

Repeatedly deemed Best Rock Club and once voted Best Drunken Hookup Bar by City Paper readers, Ottobar hosts an ongoing calendar of local and touring bands, DJs, and comedians. With bars on both floors of the two-story venue, guests can sip on mixed drinks and beers while listening to live music or pumping quarters into an award-winning jukebox. The venue also hosts special nights including spelling bees and underground dance parties, wherein guests shake their hips to the sound of shoveling.

2549 N Howard St
Baltimore,
MD
US

Glass Mind Theatre's cast and crew turns the fairy tale of Cinderella on its head with their latest production, Adapting Cinderella, which interweaves elements from the story's countless retellings in films and books to create a unique plotline that questions what constitutes an ideal Prince Charming. With the same enthusiasm for thought-provoking live production that earned the company honors of Best New Theater from City Paper in 2010, Artistic director Andrew Peters guides an ensemble cast as it flutters and fights in sync with Sarah Ford Gorman's choreography and Quinn S.'s original music.

120 W North Ave
Baltimore,
MD
US

Strand Theater Company presents original, evocative plays with an emphasis on providing women opportunities for roles as actors, directors, playwrights, and set designers. Strand's upcoming 2010–11 season kicks off with the critically acclaimed The Glory of Living (October 7–23), which relates Rebecca Gilman's visceral and complex story of a 16-year-old girl married to an ex-convict twice her age. When the holiday season arrives and families start glazing their mistletoe with a mixture of eggnog and ham essence, you can get in the spirit with A Peppermint Patty Christmas (December 2–18), which portrays a character vowing to speak the truth when she heads home for the holidays. A dramatic adaptation of Joan Didion's The Year of Magical Thinking (February 3–19) is a compelling one-woman play, written after the loss of Didion's husband and daughter. The season wraps up with the socially minded One Flea Spare (April 21–May 7), Naomi Wallace's sharp play based in seventeenth-century England and called "one of the finest works of dramatic literature" by playwright Tony Kushner.

1823 North Charles Street
Baltimore,
MD
US

Joe Squared pizza features award winning coal fired pizza with one of the widest selection of toppings available anywhere at 133 W. North Ave. in Baltimore, MD. The restaurant has been featured on Diners Drive-ins and Dives for its unique and popular pizza options including vegan pizza options, seafood pizza, chicken, bacon, lamb, and dozens of other options. It is one of the most highly reviewed pizza eateries in the Baltimore area and has a dedicated local following. Catering is available for special occasions and group discounts are available for large orders. Some of the entree and appetizer options include salads, box lunches, risottos, pastas, ciabatta sandwiches, soups, and more. Specials are available on a regular basis for both individual and group orders.

133 W North Ave
Baltimore,
MD
US

While studying flute performance and classical dance at the University of Wyoming, Michelle Shaw's endeavors were hampered by constant back pain. She sought relief through massage therapy and yoga, and this holistic care soon developed into a passion, inspiring her to attend the Baltimore School of Massage. She now helps others revel in muscle relief at Mount Vernon Wellness. Within a private treatment room overseen by a serene painting of Buddha, she eases sports- and work-related injuries, which are often caused by repetitive motion, poor posture, and pole-vaulting over cubicles. To treat these ailments, she draws on an array of modalities such as Swedish, deep-tissue, and reflexology massage. She also employs traditional Thai-massage techniques, which incorporate pressure-point therapy, energy work, and yoga-like stretching to regain bodily balance.

1800 North Charles Street
Baltimore,
MD
US