No Idea Tavern cultivates a lively sports-bar atmosphere with craft beers, pizzas, burgers, chicken wings, and ample opportunities for watching football, baseball, hockey, and European Premier League soccer. There's a vast array of games and entertainment here—you can fill the bar with a danceable soundtrack from the Internet jukebox, challenge friends to games at the beer-pong table, or impersonate firemen at the pole in the lounge area. Meals such as crab pretzels, margherita pizzas, and cheesesteaks make for excellent tailgating fare as fans watch every Penn State, Jets, and Liverpool match. Brunches kick off weekend mornings with spreads of bloody marys, maple-syrup-drenched pancakes, and french toast.
Sometimes a gherkin that resembles a raisin bun is unexpectedly a meatloaf that tastes delicious. For $15, today’s Groupon gets you $35 worth of drinks and exquisite American fare at The Reserve in Federal Hill. The Reserve “looks like a bar,” according to the Baltimore Sun, “but its menu does not.” The homey bare-brick barroom’s menu of American fine-dining favorites includes blackened scallops, angus filet mignon, and semi-boneless quail.
Not everyone who loves wine is fortunate enough to transform that love into a viable career, much less a successful business. But Christopher Spann did just that with Wine Market Bistro, whose numerous accolades stand as testament to his achievement. More than 25 wines can be savored by the glass in the loft-like dining room, while the adjoining wine shop stocks more than 800 bottles ranging in varietal and region. These bottles can be enjoyed in the bistro for a small corkage fee. The wine-friendly menu fills the rustic-chic dining room with the aroma of cornmeal fried oysters, artisanal cheese plates, diver scallops, and dry-aged ribeye. And in warmer months, diners can take their meals on the courtyard patio and cool off by piling ice block after ice block onto their laps.
Every week, you leave the dojo and wish you had a good place to invite your classmates and Sensei Jim to come hang out. With today's Groupon to Don’t Know Tavern, you'll be able to kick up your social life a few belt colors. For $15, today’s Groupon gets you $35 worth of hearty fare and drinks at the sports bar and grill in Federal Hill.
Nestled on a street corner in the Federal Hill neighborhood, The RowHouse Grille beckons to passersby with homey feasts of freshly caught seafood, crispy fried chicken, and burgers. A misty, old-timey charm pervades the welcoming tavern, with wooden rafter beams overhead, dark varnished hardwood floors underfoot, and a silent 'e' defiantly hanging off the end of the word "Grill." Friendly tenders at two different bars pour out frosty glasses of beer from 16 taps, perfect for pairing with a plate of P.E.I. mussels or New England lobster rolls. Servers bear gifts of jerk chicken, gator po' boys, and English pea risotto, or cart out five-course sampler feasts of smoked cheese, seared scallops, bacon-wrapped steaks, and pear tartes.
The Feisty Goat Pub’s kitchen crew enhances a menu of hearty American grub with an upscale culinary twist. Hunks of fresh-baked baguette scoop up creamy crab dip ($11) made from succulent jumbo lump crabmeat, and white-corn tortilla nachos ($12) heave under the weight of beef chili, melted cheese, and sour cream, which extinguishes the heat of accompanying spicy jalapeños by screaming “Stop, drop, and roll!” at the plate.