Built by a group of friends interested in camaraderie, cold drinks, and good food, Diamondback Tavern aims to put a contemporary spin on a traditional Maryland tavern, and its pub menu has earned accolades from the Baltimore Sun and Howard Magazine. Wrangling local meats, seafood, produce, and bread, the staff builds fresh sandwiches filled with garlic-braised pulled pork and caramelized bananas, crab-cake platters loaded with two 5-ounce jumbo lump crab cakes, and veggie risotto topped with grilled portobello.
Behind the bar, chilled local and domestic brews and sangria blended from a family recipe cleanse palates and put out fires after fire-eating competitions gone wrong.
Diners enter under a traditional hanging tavern sign emblazoned with a brown diamondback-turtle shell before nestling into a spacious sports bar or dining room. Diamondback Tavern also hosts open-mic nights and screening events around NFL games to keep ears and eyes entertained as mouths gnaw on the minimalist, modern decor.
The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company reinvigorates classical theater tales with exquisite emotions and lively language. The troupe's production of Shakespeare’s Cymbeline chronicles the story of a princess who, after being separated from her beloved husband, faces the sting of betrayal, a war-torn king, an evil stepmother, and a Roman invasion. Spectators can sip wine and munch popcorn as the actors sink into the romantic tale, its stage set amid a historical venue built in the 19th century and an intimate seating area. Groupon customers must acquire their tickets at the ticket table no later than 15 minutes before the start of the show.
Cuisine Type: American bar food
Most popular offering: 1/2-pound Black Angus burger
Delivery/Takeout Available: Takeout only
Alcohol: Full bar
Number of Tables: 5?10
Outdoor Seating: No
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: Bring some darts, and your ID if you're coming after 9 p.m.
The staffers at Golden Sports Bar & Grill know the damage working on the weekends or having different days off than your friends can do to a social life. So on Monday nights, they host an industry night, complete with free beer pong, for those whose weekend starts on Monday.
In addition to beer pong games, the bar hosts pool games and applied-geometry show-downs on eight pool tables and dart competitions on 10 dart boards. For digital diversions, it entertains folks with its multiple flat-screen TVs and collection of video games. Tuesdays bring karaoke night, and on Fridays, live bands take over the bar, wailing on guitars and crooning rock songs.
To fuel all this revelry, cooks whip up 1/2-pound Black Angus burgers, mussels, and wraps. They also mix vodka with their own housemade bloody mary mix during Sunday brunches.
Kick back with your friends and enjoy an American meal at Kelsey's Restaurant.
Low-fat choices are not featured on the menu
this place serves the real deal.
Ready for a drink to unwind? At Kelsey's Restaurant, you can pair your meal with something from their full bar.
Little ones are just as welcome as their parents at Kelsey's Restaurant.
Just around the workday bend are Kelsey's Restaurant's happy hour food and drink bargains.
Complimentary wifi is available as well.
Kelsey's Restaurant is the perfect spot to enjoy a great meal outside (weather permitting).
Between the music and the crowds, Kelsey's Restaurant's noise levels can be intense.
The crowds come out in force on Fridays and Saturdays, so don't neglect to make a reservation ahead of time.
Kelsey's Restaurant tosses the jacket-and-tie dress code convention in favor of a more casual dining experience.
Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Kelsey's Restaurant as well.
Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too.
At Kelsey's Restaurant, free parking is offered on the whole block.
You'll typically spend about $30 per person to dine at Kelsey's Restaurant, so plan your budget accordingly.
Stop by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner — Kelsey's Restaurant serves up all three meals.
Throughout the afternoon and evening, the streets of Ellicott City echo with the footsteps and laughter of revelers making their ways between the city’s pubs and breweries. Bar crawlers visit four local pubs; The Diamondback Tavern, Ellicott Mills Brewing Company, Judge's Bench Pub, and La Palapa Grill & Cantina. Revelers sip domestic beers, spirits, and wines as they tactfully ignore bar-trivia rivals inside the Diamondback Tavern's rustic interior, between the wooden trim and hanging amber-colored lamps of Ellicott Mills Brewing Company and the Judge's Bench Pub, or between the exposed brick walls and colored glass mosaics at La Palapa. To help stomachs soak up excess alcohol, some bar proprietors lay out snacks for touring groups. Participants on both earlier and later crawls walk away with a souvenir T-shirt, as well as a new layer of bar-crawling memories to replace lingering remembrances of high-school-trigonometry lessons.
For familiar food you're sure to love, head to Trolley Stop for American-style cuisine.
Put the diet on pause when you visit Trolley Stop — there are no low-fat menu items.
Beer, wine, and more are also available from Trolley Stop's extensive drink list.
Youngsters don't need to sit out a trip to Trolley Stop — it's super family-friendly and perfect for little diners and their folks.
Trolley Stop has a large dining room, making it easy to seat large parties.
Show up in sneakers or a suit at Trolley Stop, where dining in comfort is of utmost importance.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your grub to go.
Catering is also available if you'd like to serve Trolley Stop's tasty dishes at your next party.
Free parking is available in the adjacent lot.
You'll typically spend about $30 per person to dine at Trolley Stop, so plan your budget accordingly.
Trolley Stop serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.