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7 Best Happy Hour Hot Spots in Baltimore

Ah happy hour. That wonderful after-work tradition that became a large part of American society during Prohibition can really make or break your work week. You could head out for a drink with your co-workers, or meet up with friends that know nothing about your work. Either way, grabbing a drink or a quick bite to eat after a long day at work can help us all unwind.

Some people prefer to wait until Friday to head out for happy hour specials, but don’t forget these bars and restaurants have awesome deals going throughout the week! Why wait for Friday to have a good time? And when you live in a city as great as Baltimore, there’s always a great spot to do so! Here are 7 of the best happy hour hot spots in Baltimore:

#1 Brewer’s Cask

This friendly neighborhood craft beer bar in Federal Hill is the perfect after work stop. Whether you are catching an O’s game or catching up with friends, you can everything you’re looking for in a happy hour here. Brewer’s Cask has 20 rotating draft lines and plenty of house smoked meat option to choose from.

Happy Hour occurs daily from 3:00pm – 7:00pm and includes 3 for $7 drafts.


#2 Mahaffey’s Pub

This classic Canton watering hole not only has a variety of rotating drafts and craft bottles, but a cask conditioned beer as well. Yum. Visitors rave not only about the good beer, but the good food as well. Crab cake sliders anyone? And if you really love to try new beers, Mahaffey’s has a club for you! You can sign up for their 100 Beer Club and get your name on the wall when you try 100 of their alternating drinks. Head in on a Monday for an ALL DAY happy hour. Now that can spice up a Monday!

Happy Hour occurs daily from open-7:00pm and includes 3-10oz beers for $6 plus $.75 off ALL drinks.


#3 The Brewer’s Art

Want something pretty to look at while you sip on your adult beverage? Try heading to Midtown for a drink at The Brewer’s Art. This part art gallery and part craft beer hub makes for a great spot to relax after punching the clock. The bar is located in a converted home on North Charles Street, further adding to its charm. They even have the upstairs area for you to relax by a fire or peer the street views. The menu is small and focused, with some local and fun combinations.

Happy Hour occurs daily from 4:00pm-7:00pm (all day on Monday) and includes $3.75 house beers.


#4 13.5% Wine Bar

If you’re reading this and thinking, “Okay, okay, enough about the good beer spots what about the wine?” Well here you go. This Hampden bar has more than 40 wines by the glass and over 200 by the bottle. They also have a decent selection of beer on tap as well as by the bottle. If you get there early enough you might even be able to snag a comfy leather sofa to enjoy your beverage of choice. They also boast a very impressive menu for your happy hour treats!

Happy Hour occurs Monday through Friday from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm and includes 50% off food menu.


#5 Lobo Fell’s Point

If you’re hankering for some seafood, head on over to Lobo Fell’s Point after work! While happy hour runs from 5pm-7pm every Monday through Friday, each day changes. That means you can come on Tuesday and Friday and enjoy a different special! Who doesn’t need more happy hours in their life? Some daily options include:

  • 2 for $3 select oysters
  • $1 little neck clams
  • $4-$5 snacks 
  • $5 select wine
  • $4 select draught and bottles
  • $5 select cocktails


Some great non-seafood options include their delicious selection of cheeses and meats on their charcuterie boards. Makes my mouth water just thinking about it.

Happy Hour occurs Monday through Saturday from 5:00pm – 7:00pm and includes drink specials, oyster and snack specials.


#6 Nick’s Fish House
Nick’s Fish House offers the perfect spot for happy hour, especially when Charm City is having good weather. That’s because the deck over the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River offers an amazing water view. If you haven’t guessed by now, Nick’s offers some fantastic seafood as well, including all things crab!  Come here to sit back and grab a drink and maybe an early dinner as you watch the sunset. Nick’s offers a laidback atmosphere you’re sure to enjoy after a long day at work.

Happy Hour occurs Monday through Saturday from 4:00pm – 7:00pm (11:00am-5:00pm on Saturday) and includes 1/2 price select appetizers $1 off all beers, glasses of wine, and well drinks.


#7 Papi’s Taco Joint

Last but certainly not least, Papi’s Taco Joint, voted Best Happy Hour by the Baltimore Sun, is one of those bars where it can be hard to find an open seat. They have a well known 3-4-5 happy hour (dubbed “Papi Hour”) including $3 drafts, $4 signature margaritas, sangria, or tequila shots, and $5 seelect anejo tequila shots. You can also get food for these three prices to go along with your delicious beverage.

Happy Hour occurs Monday through Friday from 3:00pm – 7:00pm and includes $3, $4, and $5 food and drink specials daily.


Know of another Baltimore Happy Hour hot spot? Leave your suggestions in the comment section and tell us why you think that it’s the best in Baltimore!


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Real Estate Leader Josh Mente, is a founding member and owner of The MD Home Team of Keller Williams Excellence, and is responsible for business administration and marketing for the firm. Josh’s career path began in 1998 as a loan officer for Eastern Savings Bank, where he managed national accounts. He later joined Option One Mortgage originating more than 500 transactions per year valued at $100M+ in sales. In 2006, Mente shifted his expertise to real estate sales, gained his license and focused on buy/fix/sell transactions. Josh is a member of Elite Real Estate Network (ERN), the 2009 Rookie of the Year for Long and Foster corporate, and in 2012 ranked 206 and 2013 ranked 234 in Real Trends of the Wall Street Journal, ranking in the top 250 agents nationwide for all brokerages. From any early age, Josh was introverted and worked hard to overcome a fears of sales - a business that doesn't lend itself well to introverted people. When challenged by a manager that he didn’t have what it took for a specific job, Josh pushed forward and won approval in his new position. That was a pivotal moment that set the pace for his success in real estate sales. Having earned an AA degree from Montgomery College in business administration in 1995 and a Bachelors of Arts Degree from Towson University in Mass Communications 1997, Josh married his college sweetheart Melinda and they now have three wonderful daughters that provide the opportunity to watch them grow up and experience things for the first time. A committed sports fanatic, Josh spends time on the golf course, and follows the Ravens and Orioles as a season ticket holder. He is a part owner of two restaurants in Manhattan, enjoys music and time away with the family at their beach house in Rehoboth, DE. He hopes to find time for his hobbies that include building furniture, playing guitar, learning Spanish and flying planes.

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