There are some clubs that do not cater to certain communities, but in Baltimore there are several gay bars which cater to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual (LGBT) community. In these bars, people can feel free to visit, mingle, talk and be entertained. These bars are beginning to prosper because of the friendly and welcoming atmosphere within. Whether gay or straight, you are sure to get your party on in a grand way.
Grand Central Club
1001 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 752-7133

Grand Central Club is a dance club servicing the LGBT community. According to its website, it features multiple bars, a ladies lounge, karaoke, and special events. Reviews tout it as a great place for excellent music and people with whom to mingle. In addition, the staff is great. Grand Central Club is open from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Club Hippo
1 W. Eager St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 547-0069

Located in the Mt. Vernon area of the city, the club’s motto is ‘Where everyone is welcome.’ In existence since 1972, Club Hippo features nightly entertainment and special events. According to the website, you can “dance the night away, relax in the video bar, or enjoy a drink in the saloon.” Club Hippo has something for everyone! Hours of operation are from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. with a happy hour from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Club Bunns
608 W. Lexington St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 234-2866

According to patron Eugene White, Club Bunns is the new gay bar that caters to a predominantly African American clientele in the LGBT community. Located in downtown Baltimore near the world famous Lexington Market, Club Bunns is a popular and friendly dance club. The late hours are ideal for those who love the nightlife. This is also a great venue to celebrate your birthday or that special occasion when you want to let your hair down and have a good time.

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Rowan Tree
1633 S. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 468-0550

This local and unassuming neighborhood bar features karaoke on Fridays and Saturdays. There is also a drag show on the second Sunday of each month at 8 p.m. The bar is known for good music, nice people, games, contests and shows. According to its website, “The Rowan Tree offers a diverse group of people and a welcoming atmosphere.” Patrons can enjoy cocktails in a sophisticated, casual and welcoming hangout. There are many fun activities happening at Rowan Tree. The hours of operation are 12 p.m. to 2 a.m.

PW Sports Bar And Grill
9855 Washington Blvd. 3N.
Laurel, MD 20723
(301) 498-4840

Perfectly situated in a laid back neighborhood between Baltimore and Washington DC, PW Sports Bar and Grill is a very friendly venue to frequent. There is a projector screen as well as many large screen televisions to watch sports or play games. This establishment hosts special events and brunches. The website touts friendly and efficient bartenders. PW Sports Bar and Grill was selected as Maryland’s Best Gay Bar by both the Maryland R Group & Baltimore Out Loud. In addition, it was chosen as one of the DC areas’ best gay bars. The hours of operation are from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.

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