Best Bars With Sake In Baltimore

January 16, 2014 6:00 AM

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Sake is an alcoholic beverage of Japanese origin that is made from fermented rice. Depending on the day, you can try it at one of these Baltimore hot sports either chilled, at room temperature or warm. Sake is traditionally sipped from small cups and goes great with sushi. Whether you want to sample it during your meal or during one of the great happy hour specials, these Baltimore establishments are eager to serve you this unique drink.
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RA Sushi Bar Restaurant
1390 Lancaster St.
Baltimore, Md. 21231
(410) 522-3200

From the red glowing atmosphere and the hip music, this is must-stop to try out some of Baltimore’s best sake. If you want to sample some different sake variations, try the sake flight which comes with two-ounce pours of different types. If you are looking to sample some sushi and sake, stop by Monday through Saturday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. for happy hour deals on both food and drink. You can also sign up for the “Hook Up” so that you get a $20 RA gift certificate every year during the month of your half birthday.

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725 Aliceanna St.
Baltimore, Md. 21202
(410) 223-1460

PABU is located in the Four Seasons Hotel in Harbor East and offers visitors a traditional Japanese pub experience. The beverage menu features Asian beers and wines, Asian-inspired cocktails and a list of more than 100 sakes. If you are hungry, try out some sushi, robata and small plates. Be sure to check out the bamboo ceiling as you enjoy your libations and food. Stop by on Tuesday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. to enjoy appetizers, daily wine and punch specials and half off 300-ml bottles of sake.

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Geisha Sushi and Sake Bar
201 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, Md. 21201
(410) 698-6088

Be ready to head underground when you venture here to try out some sake. If you are unsure as to which one to try from the vast selection, ask one of the servers and they will be happy to make a suggestion. The food menu offers sushi, Japanese and Korean cuisine. Happy hour normally runs from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.



Edo Sushi
201 E. Pratt St., Suite 2075
Baltimore, Md. 21202
(410) 843-9804

Edo Sushi serves authentic Japanese food served fresh from both the sushi bar and kitchen. You can sip your sake while enjoying some of the best views of the water you can get in the Inner Harbor. Try the Zipang (sparkling sake) or a carafe of house sake (you can get it hot or cold). You can even add a flavored liqueur to the house sake for $1 more. Stop by Monday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. to enjoy happy hour specials that include $3 house wine, draft beers, sake, appetizers and sushi samplers. Be sure to ask for instructions on how to drink a sake bomb complete with chanting and table-banging instructions.

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614 Water St.
Baltimore Md. 21202
(410) 244-7385

TATU offers a sleek and sophisticated atmosphere offering not only table seating but a sushi bar and lounge area. You can enjoy a variety of sake and try the creative sake sangria with Gekkeikan plum wine, Asian pear sake, muddled cherries, oranges and limes. Enjoy happy hour specials on Wednesday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. that offer deals like half-price sushi and appetizers and $3 hot sake. Stop in on Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. for all-you-can-eat sushi for $15 and bottomless sake for $5.

Jessica Lemmo loves to write about Baltimore’s great restaurants. From food service to the atmosphere, you can be sure Jessica will cover the entire restaurant experience. She especially likes finding her readers great discounts. Her work can be found on