Where to take the parents out in Baltimore
Midnight Sun guest poster Brian Ryder compiled this list of his favorite spots to take parents out in Baltimore:
A fun place for to take your parents out to isn’t always easy to find.
After hosting several annual family outings over the years, I’ve come up with a list of nightspots to take your parents in Baltimore. Most are causal places, in different city neighborhoods and have a very distinct feel. Hopefully your folks will leave with a good impression of the city you call home ...
Dead End Saloon – Fells Point
Atmosphere: A classic Baltimore bar with room to stretch out and enjoy a good dinner.
For You: Great drink prices and a menu for everyone.
For Parents: Let's just say they will not feel like they are the oldest patrons.
Ryleigh's Oyster – Federal Hill
Atmosphere: A well polished tavern on a nice setting on Cross Street.
For You: Fun neighborhood, with a lot of after dinner options.
For Parents: Maybe on the busy side of bars, but a good place to people watch.
Shuckers – Fells Point
Atmosphere: Perfect for the 'main family event' -- birthdays, etc…
For You: Show them you can pick a great place for an important occasion.
For Parents: Plan ahead and get a row of tables along the windows on the water. They’ll love it.
Laughing Pint (pictured) – Highlandtown
Atmosphere: Happiest bar in Baltimore; thoroughly enjoyable.
For You: Great for small get-togethers with the folks for either drinks, dinner or both.
For Parents: Excellent specialty drinks, good draft selection and background music to permit conversation (if that is deemed desirable).
Coburns Tavern – Canton
Atmosphere: A bright, inviting place on O'Donnell Square with a bit fancier fare for the square.
For You: Enjoy a bar setting in a restaurant context.
For Parents: Enjoy a bar setting in a restaurant context.
(Sun archive photo)