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Gone Country: Best Southern-Style Bars In Baltimore

January 17, 2013 6:00 AM

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Put on your cowboy boots and get ready to swing your partner round and round at some of the greatest country bars in Baltimore. With mechanical bull rides, country line dancing and classic Western music, the Baltimore country bar scene is one that you don’t want to miss. If you don’t mind being just a little wild and rowdy, check out the best Southern-style bars in Baltimore.

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Cancun Cantina
7501 Old Telegraph Road
Hanover, Md. 21076
(410) 761-6188
www.cancuncantina.com

Cancun Cantina is more than just an after work hang out bar. With seven bars, a restaurant, a dance floor, two stages, several pool tables and an outdoor deck, you’ll have plenty of room to kick your boots back and forth while dancing to the cantina’s country music selection. For a night uninterrupted of country music, visit Friday or Saturday during country-themed nights. If you’re a dancing machine, come back on Tuesdays for line-dance lessons.

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PBR Rock Club
2 Market Place
Baltimore, Md. 21202
(443) 680-9433
www.pbrbaltimore.com

As one of Baltimore’s most famous country bars, Professional Bull Riders is ideal for the cowgirls and cowboys in Baltimore. With a mechanical bull, you may ride and live country fused with a hint of Southern rock and roll. It’s perfect for a Southern-style night on the town. Located in the heart of downtown, Power Plant Live!, the crowd is typically enthusiastic and anxious to party. PBR has plenty of cold, draft beers along with hardcore cocktails that will make your experience unforgettable. Well, as long as you don’t have too much fun.

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The Horse You Came In On Saloon
1626 Thames Street
Baltimore, Md. 21231
(410) 327-8111
www.thehorsebaltimore.com

Known for its endless live music acts, The Horse typically boasts classic rock & roll bands, but offers plenty of nights featuring classic country western music. It is one of the oldest saloons in Baltimore, known for being the last place American writer Edgar Allan Poe was found before he died. This bar tends to celebrate the life of Poe by overcompensating in Jack Daniels as its specialty liquor. Swing by any day of the week for its much-loved, musical shows.

Related: Best Bars With Great Rum Selections In Baltimore

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Pops Tavern
4343 N. Point Blvd.
Baltimore, Md. 21219
(410) 477-0270

Pops Tavern hosts country nights on Fridays and Saturdays. The old-fashioned tavern has a “blast from the past” theme and typically only plays older country hits. While the crowd is a mixture of all country lovers, no matter the age, this is a bar for those loving the classic sounds of Western bands. Serving 10-ounce mugs of beers in a room full of country line dancing, Pops is a classic hang out spot for a time filled with oldies, but goodies.

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Rock A Billy’s Bar and Grill
2109 Old Orems Road
Middle River, Md. 21220
(410) 391-0200
www.rockabilys.net

If you like listening to live country music, then check out Rock A Billy’s in Middle River, just 20 minutes outside of the city. Playing a mixture of slow and fast dancing songs, this bar and grill has songs for every line dance. If you’re in the mood for singing instead of just dancing, be sure to come back on Thursday when it hosts karaoke night, featuring some of the most famous country tunes. Attached to the main bar is a full service liquor store that is open seven days a week.

Cherise Lesesne is a freelance writer covering all things Baltimore. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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