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Bar food is one of life’s guilty pleasures—it’s delicious, but it’s also usually bad for you. Whether you’re in the mood for sliders or buffalo wings, here is the best bar food in Baltimore.

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The Brewer’s Art

1106 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

The Brewer’s Art has garlic fries, crab dip, cheeseburgers and chili dogs, as well as more upscale fare (crispy veal sweetbreads and miso white tuna tataki, for example).  They’re best known for their beer selection (the menu is broken into “house beers” and “guest beers”), however.  Visit their website for more information.

Captain Larry’s

601 E. Fort Avenue
Baltimore, MD

Captain Larry’s kitchen is open from 5-11 every day.  Offerings include chicken wings (regular, buffalo, teriyaki or old bay), fried clams, crab dip, sandwiches and fish tacos.  There are also food specials some days (for example, 40-cent buffalo wings).  Check their website for more information.

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Max’s on Broadway

737 S. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21231

Max’s offers great bar fare, including garlic mussels, steamed shrimp, beer chili, crab dip, nachos and buffalo wings.  They also have salads, wraps and sandwiches.  There are happy hour specials every day; visit their website for more information.


1113 S. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21230

Mother’s serves a variety of bar food including chili cheese fries, buffalo wings, sliders, crab dip and quesadillas; they also have salad, soup and sandwiches.  Mother’s has food specials almost every day.  They also deliver food.  Visit their website for more information.

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Mt. Washington Tavern

5700 Newbury St.
Baltimore, MD 21209

The Mt. Washington Tavern has bar food like crab wontons, buffalo wings and quesadillas.  There’s a happy hour special Monday-Friday that also includes free or reduced-price food (for example, quesadillas or steamed shrimp).  There’s even a sky bar in warmer weather.  Visit their website for more information.