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August 10, 2009

Help Edie plan her friend's bachelorette party

strutting along the power plant live plazaEdie needs your help.

She's waaay out on the west coast, and trying to plan her friend's bachelorette party in Baltimore. She writes:

Can you suggest any hotels that are centrally located in Baltimore I can book as a main camp?  Also, any really good/cool night club suggestions?  Her last night as a free women needs to be a good one

Edie, I can't help you too much on the hotel part, but maybe some of my commenters can.

As for the bars and clubs? I'd say the most popular spot for Baltimore bachelorette parties seems to be Power Plant Live (they did, after all, win the Best of the Best of the Best award for "Best Place To Get Molested By A Bachelorette Party" ...

Power Plant Live has a lot of bars and clubs in close proximity. Since it's an inclusive entertainment zone, you can carry your drinks with you on the plaza. And I'll bet if you call ahead to the bars you want to hit, they just might give you a discount on your drinks. Check out Mosaic, Luckie's Tavern, MEX, and Babalu Grill.

O'Donnell Square in Canton is another good option. Put the intersection of O'Donnell Street and South Linwood Avenue into Google Maps, and use the Google Maps street view to take a look at the square. Some highlights: Claddagh Pub, Looney's, etc.

Those two spots, I think, are among the best in the city for bachelorette partying. Federal Hill is not bad, either. Check out MaGerk's, Mad River, Ryleighs, The 8x10, etc.

And for a great upscale lounge that won't let you down: Red Maple.

Who else has some suggestions for Edie?

(Baltimore Sun photo by Lloyd Fox)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 10:58 AM | | Comments (17)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


I Would TOTALLY like rent a HUmmer limo and hit PP Live! OMG that would be awesome! SO wasted! Then dump the limo in Fed Hill and hit Mothers, (before they hit you), MaGerks and Mad River. Then TOTALLY walk up and down Charles Street and Light Street wasted @ 2 a.m., puking on your signed Tshirt and talking on your cell phone so everyone can hear you! SWEET!

1.) Rent "Madagascar."

2.) Pop some popcorn.

3.) Enjoy the freedom.

4.) Thank me later.

Power Plant Live! has a partnership with Harbor Magic Hotels (Pier V, Brookshire and The Admiral Fells Inn) called a Girls Getaway package with discounted rooms and no line, no cover at the clubs. We also have discounted drinks, etc for the girls as well. The DJ's announce the bride and the parties as well. Check the website for more info.


let's call is what it is:

girls ghetto-way package.

Oh, I've got a great one! Head up I95 to Fallston and host a Belly Dance Party at SwingTime Ballroom! You'll get a lesson and depending on what you choose, a performance and even your own dance scarf to take home to show off. It's great fun. They're at / 410-877-2633.

before you get bent out of shape, i just want to say that it was too good of a setup for me to resist.

i would use the Tremont as a basecamp and then explore the downtown clubs and bars. Red Maple comes to mind as a good spot. The Tremont is easy walking distance to lots of downtown and there are always cabs around that area.

I would just sing karaoke at Walt's and enjoy $2 jello shots, but then again, that's what I do every weekend.

I'm not a big fan of power plant at all. It sucks, period. Some of the better bachelorette parties I have been to were when the organizer would rent the 3rd level/partry area of a bar. In the past I've been to parties at Claddaugh's, Mothers, and can't remember the third. We would eat/drink until the rental time was up and then go out from there.

I would stay away from Power Plant, unless you girls want to have a trashy, mouse ridden evening! Go to either Federal Hill to get the typical bachelorette treatment or Canton. Of course you could just rent a limo and have a blast in D.C.

I have done the bachelorette party thing at power plant, canton and fed hill. By far the most fun was power plant. Where else do they let you dance on the bar and act a fool and still have a close walk back to your hotel. Edie dont take bachelorette party suggestions from a guy (Bill).


you have shown your hand.

Bill, gotta give you credit..pretty funny. far from the truth, but funny. Amber, thanks for the love. And I love Walt's Inn and have sent plenty of bachelorette parties there to end their night with some karaoke and jello shots.

Chris Furst & Amber = Power Plant Shills

A Shill is an associate of a person selling goods or services who pretends no association to the seller and assumes the role of an enthusiastic customer. Ok with that said, I dont even know Chris Furst, but from reading this blog it is obvious he works at Power plant because he has admitted that fact numerous times. As for me, I'm a hair stylist from Towson and I have never worked in any bar much less Power plant.

Having just had my own bachelorette party in Baltimore two months ago, Power Plant is definitely the way to go. Sure, its loud, obnoxious, and fairly touristy and dirty- but that is the makings of a great bachelorette party! We went first to my friends house in Fed Hill, did some shots and drinks and then headed out to Howl At the Moon. It was a great time (except slipping and falling...wet bar floor + too many drinks = bruised butt bride). After Howl at the Moon we headed over to The Hippo- a great place for ladies not looking to get too insanely crazy but still dance with hot men (who are completely not interested).

And as an FYI - I know for a fact that at both Howl at the Moon and The Hippo they did not charge a cover for me (the bride) or my maid of honor, which was nice.

better enjoy your last remaining day as bachelor before game time is over on your wedding day...

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