Looking for a safe place to have a drink?  Here are some of the best gay and gay-friendly bars in and around Baltimore.

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City Café

1001 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 539-4252

City Café is gay-friendly.  It’s Zagat-rated and Baltimore Magazine said it has the Best New Chef in 2010.  They have happy hour specials.

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Grand Central

1001 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 752-7133

Grand Central has been named the best gay bar in Baltimore by the City Paper.  There are special events every day; check the website for more information.

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1 West Eager Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 507-0069

The Hippo may be the oldest gay club in the country; it opened in 1972.  There are special events every night; check the website for more information.

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Leon’s of Baltimore

870 Park Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 539-4993

Leon’s of Baltimore is the oldest gay bar in town; they have been business for 53 years.  They’ve got happy hour specials and they serve lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch.

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The Rowan Tree

1633 S. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 468-0550

The Rowan Tree is a bar with a lounge and game room.  It’s not specifically a gay bar, but everyone is welcome.  They have special events and daily drink specials; check the website for more information.