It's hard to stand still at The Get Down, where top DJs spin energetic dance tunes and a full bar keeps guests coming back for more. Lauded as a top nightclub by reporters from USA Today, the swanky lounge abounds with LED lights of every color, plush furniture, and funky eco-friendly décor. A diverse crowd inhabits the dance floor, shaking their hips to underground, house, and old-school mixes, all while attractive servers dart about behind the multiple bars, doling out mixed drinks.
Throughout the month, the lively club plays host to special events, from art shows to pole-dance exhibitions. The trendy establishment asks that guests dress appropriately, reserving the right to turn away patrons dressed in scruffy shoes or frightening lion costumes.
Nestled in historic Fells Point, The Point in Fells' seasonal menus of seafood, pizzas, and delicate small plates enchant visitors with choice ingredients such as applewood-smoked bacon, artisanal cheeses, and Maryland blue crab. Two floors enshrine visitors in a canopy of beveled ceilings, sparkling chandeliers, and a floor of rich mahogany. Chefs prepare fresh local oysters and Prince Edward Island mussels, supplementing their nautical feasts with views of the harbor and the waiters' perfectly pitched 19th-century sea chanteys. Diners toast glasses of craft beer and cocktails on the ample outdoor seating area, taking in the vista of the city at night as they enjoy the strains of live music from the ground floor.
Traditional and woven-basket tables??surrounded by chairs and stools, respectively??bring groups together with shareable platters of traditional Ethiopian food. Guests can scoop up a variety of stewed meats and veggies with special spongy flat bread called injera. After dinner, they follow the beats to Sheba?s bar where a DJ spins tunes and an open floor provides ample space for dancing.
The memorabilia inside Birdland Sports Bar and Grill pays homage to sports old and new, including the Colts, Ravens, and Orioles, according to Bmore?s interview with owner Casey Jenkins. The sports-themed eatery features more than a dozen different sliders, pastas, and dishes infused with a Southern flair.
As Tommy, one of Howl at the Moon's Chicago-based piano players, explains on the club’s website, “Every night…we try and throw a party, regardless of whether it’s a Tuesday night or a Saturday night.” The bar’s trademark dueling pianos serve as the epicenter of these nightly celebrations; patrons submit their favorite songs on slips of paper for the pianists and backing musicians to recreate. If the website’s playlist is any indication, the bands can handle popular songs from all genres and eras, from Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer” to Kanye West’s “All of the Lights.” The performances are spirited: colorful lights splash upon a stage where servers, guests, and chairs that have somehow developed mobility all dance along to the music.
Fueling the celebration is the bar’s indulgent selection of drinks. Servers stand over patrons to plunge jello injectors into their mouths, and revelers grab colorful straws to help drain 86-ounce booze buckets filled with sangria or other fruity libations. Pomegranate liqueur and honey-infused whiskey sweeten specialty cocktails, and local beers add depth to coolers stocked with Stella Artois and Dos Equis.
Lisa Markiewicz lends more than her zen-like surname to the wine bar and lounge she recently opened in Mount Vernon. Her extensive knowledge of pan-Mediterranean cuisine?including grecian tapas and grecian lamb chops?informs the menu at Waterstone Bar & Grille, and her love of the region?s signature libation shines through in a drink menu that features more than 100 wines sold at retail price.
The restaurant?s chic lounge space, recently opened for lunch in addition to dinner, strikes a balance between Old-World elegance and the hipness of the Mount Vernon neighborhood that surrounds it. Exposed-brick walls give way to plum pastels?a contrast mediated by the gauzy black curtains draped over windows and doorways, and the restaurant's prime location puts theaters such as the Hippodrome, Lyric, and Centerstage within close walking distance.