Best Places To Hear 80s Music

May 17, 2011 6:44 AM

Michael Jackson, Guns N’ Roses, George Michael, Madonna, Bryan Adams, Def Leppard…Whether you grew up in the 80s or not, you probably know their songs by heart. So grab your friends and check out our top five places to groove on the music that defined generations!

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Rams Head Live

20 Market Place
Power Plant Live!
Baltimore, MD
(410) 244-8854

Rams Head Live features all the service, amenities and excitement to make every night out a hit! But, most of all, it features music, great music! From punk, country, to rock and blues, you’ll find all genres here. Some of the most current artists and live bands are also featured. Make sure to check their website for the next stars to visit Charm City!

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Hard Rock Cafe Baltimore

601 E. Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 347-7625

Baltimore has been an inspiration for artists and musicians ever since Francis Scott Key wrote the national anthem almost two centuries ago. And the Hard Rock Café is here to showcase the numerous singers and rock music legends that visited and influenced Charm City through time. You don’t have to look too hard for it. The 68-foot neon guitar, located on one of the old building’s tower, will show you right away where the Café is! The place features many live bands and special events. See website for calendar and more.

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The Ottobar

2549 N Howard St.
Baltimore, MD 21218
(410) 662-0069

The Ottobar, located in lower Charles Village, is very popular for its live music and performances. To date, the venue has booked over 12,000 acts and counting. Whether you’re into some classic rock or some indie acts, Ottobar has it all. For more information on tickets, future performances, free happy hours and birthday parties, check out their website.

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Nobles Bar and Grill

1024 S. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 727-1355

Turn the clocks back to the 80s! Nobles Bar and Grill, a great neighborhood bar in Federal Hill, invites you to their upbeat atmosphere and great weekly specials. The bar features great 80s parties.  Just go ahead, rock along your favorite songs and don’t miss some of the best parties on the Hill!

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Sonar and The Talking Head Club

407 E Saratoga St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 783-7888

Sonar and The Talking Head Club has plenty of space to entertain you! Of the three large rooms, the Main Stage one is where the live shows take place. Most of their live events are for all ages, however those looking for a drink need to have IDs ready. The building is a “non descript warehouse in the middle of the block,” so you have to look carefully not to miss it. Check their website for upcoming events and more.

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