Gay Baltimore

Charm City Although sometimes overshadowed by its neighbor, Washington DC, Baltimore does have its own special something. It is the home town of quirky queer filmmaker John Waters, after all. Baltimore's growing gay and lesbian community offers gay bars, nightlife and shopping. Steeped in history, Baltimore is the largest city in Maryland and has several sightseeing options of interest. Mount Vernon is considered the gay district with bars, restaurants, inns and museums. The gay community is very active in Baltimore with an all-male performance group, a gay bookstore and many cultural and political events. There are also several romantic waterfront locations. All of this proving that Baltimore ain't called Charm City for nothing.

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Bars & Clubs

The Drinkery

Gay dive bar with karaoke
Mount Vernon

Gallery One Bar (Closed Temporarily)

Friendly gay and lesbian bar
Charles Village

Mixers

Queer "Cheers"
Cedmont

Leon's of Baltimore

Serving queers for over 50 years
Mount Vernon

Club Charles

A step back in time
Charles Village

Baltimore Eagle

Dancing, drag and dangerously sexy folx
Charles Village

Rowan Tree

Diverse neighborhood bar
Federal Hill

Walt's Inn

Mixed-crowd karaoke bar
Canton
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Restaurants

Red Emma's Bookstore & Coffee (Closed Temporarily)

Worker owned, collectively managed coffeehouse and bookstore
Mount Vernon

Annabelle Lee Tavern

Poe themed pub
Canton

Station North Arts Cafe Gallery

A hidden gem
Mount Vernon

The Black Olive

Off the shores of Greece
Fells Point

B&O American Brasserie

Haute cuisine with an old-timey feel
Downtown

Sam's Bagels

Cure the morning blues
Federal Hill

Fells Point Tavern

Live music hub
Fells Point

Neopol Savory Smokery

Delectable deli
Baltimore
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Hotels

Hotel Indigo Baltimore Downtown, an IHG Hotel

In the heart of downtown
Downtown

Rachael's Dowry Bed and Breakfast

Gay-owned historic home
Downtown

Admiral Fell Inn

Ghostly tea time
Fells Point

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront

Harbor views
Downtown

Comfort Inn & Suites Baltimore Inner Harbor

Vibrant and contemporary
Downtown

4 East Madison Inn

Historic elegance in the cultural heart of Baltimore
Mount Vernon

The Wayside Inn

Enchanting getaway in Ellicott City
Baltimore

Hampton Inn Baltimore-Downtown-Convention Center

Home run hotel
Downtown
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