The Ottobar

2549 N Howard St (btwn 25th & 26th), Baltimore, MD 21218, United States
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  • Today
    • 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 7:00 PM–Midnight
  • Tue
    • 7:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Wed
    • 7:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 6:00 PM–Midnight
  • Fri–Sat
    • 7:00 PM–1:00 AM
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  • upstairs
  • balcony
  • bottomless drinks
  • dancing
  • trivia
  • pool tables
  • cheap drinks
  • beer
  • cozy
  • casual
  • scenic views
  • arts
  • fish
  • tours
  • Natty Boh
  • drink deals
  • basement
  • Sam Adams
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  • Budweiser
  • Chrissy N.

    Fun mid size venue

    Chrissy Nickel · November 13, 2014
  • Britt A.

    Gotta love Twofer Tuesdays; 2 for 1 drinks all night! Plus dancing downstairs!

    Britt Antony · September 2, 2014
  • Ryan W.

    Live concerts are great at this small venue.

    Ryan Wunderlick · August 16, 2014
  • Peyton B.

    Be sure to snag a spot on the balcony for shows. Great small venue!

    Peyton Beard · August 14, 2014
  • Googje N.

    It is cool

    Googje Nigghe · March 2, 2014
  • Andrea B.

    Go upstairs and see Chris at the bar.

    Andrea Baker · February 4, 2014
  • Jerome P.

    Nice little chill spot to see indie local artist shine

    Jerome Price, Jr. · December 14, 2013
  • Brad B.

    Great show!! Great venue

    Brad Bennett · December 13, 2013
  • The Baltimore Sun

    Baltimore's Best Bars 2013: "We appreciate when great acts grace the Ottobar stage, but we cherish the upstairs bar and its frequent 2-4-1 drink deals as well."

    The Baltimore Sun · December 4, 2013
  • Robert C.

    Great bar, two stories, live music, pool tables, cool crowd, reasonable drinks, need I continue??

    Robert Collins · November 19, 2013
  • lorraine d.

    School of rock doing pink Floyd. Love this place for what they do for ALL music and all kids.

    lorraine doo · June 8, 2013
  • Jesse 제.

    Every Monday night from 9pm-11am it's $9 all you can drink.

    Jesse 제이슨 · April 9, 2013
  • Samantha M.

    The security guys were hot

    Samantha Mucciolo · April 5, 2013
  • Mark

    2fer beers can't be brought down to a show

    Mark · April 3, 2013
  • Lynn C.

    Great venue to see bands up close.

    Lynn Crosby · February 10, 2013
  • Nikolai O.

    Nice, small and personable. Drinks are expensive though.

    Nikolai Ogora · February 1, 2013
  • The Baltimore Sun

    Baltimore's Best Bars 2012: "The bands, Ravens games and dance parties are all great, but The Ottobar earns this spot because of its versatility."

    The Baltimore Sun · December 7, 2012
  • Mæry S.

    I had my wedding and reception in the downstairs concert venue. Ask to host your private event! (Photo by Zachary Morehouse)

    Mæry Spirø · September 12, 2012
  • Chrissy A.

    Bring some fuckin quarters and play some fuckin Fish Tales!!!!!!

    Chrissy Abbott · August 7, 2012
  • Brendan B.

    Hey hey new pool tables but now it's not free ;-(

    Brendan Barker · July 11, 2012
  • Andrew L.

    Regular soda refills aren't free... not a big deal... but really...

    Andrew Lassise · June 15, 2012
  • ✨Song✨

    Do not drink too much and fall down the stairs.

    ✨Song✨ · June 8, 2012
  • MissionTix

    Neck aching from staring up at your favorite artists? Grab a beer and head to the balcony to enjoy the show from above.

    MissionTix · February 21, 2012
  • MissionTix

    Ottobar is the place to be if you like cheap drinks, quality live alt/indie music, gritty dancefloors & a damn good time!

    MissionTix · January 30, 2012
  • Winston "Stone" F.

    Some of the cheapest beers I've ever purchased at a nightlife venue. $3 Natty Boh's!

    Winston "Stone" Ford · September 25, 2011
  • Chachung C.

    Bring your own food! Wednesdays at 7pm trivia night upstairs! Prizes!

    Chachung Cruz · August 24, 2011
  • Askia

    Awesome place to listen to some local tunes and play some pool.

    Askia · August 24, 2011
  • The Baltimore Sun

    Super Art Fight: Cutting-edge artists compete, and a 'Wheel of Death' gives them new topics that must be used in their work, Saturday. Read more

    The Baltimore Sun · August 19, 2011
  • Catherine W.

    Bring a flashlight to the bathroom because its dark.

    Catherine Willis · August 8, 2011
  • Digital Tour Bus

    "There are #'d beer holsters near the door so you can stash your drink while you smoke. The balcony is accessible near the bar & band merch is in the back room across from the bar." -We Are The Union

    Digital Tour Bus · June 15, 2011
  • Jesse M.

    Only a crybaby prefers the balcony. Hit the floor or the bar.

    Jesse Morgan · February 27, 2011
  • Anni A.

    Tiny, dirty, and cramped. Hands down best venue in Baltimore.

    Anni A · February 14, 2011
  • Heather S.

    The floor ftw!!!!

    Heather Spangler · January 23, 2011
  • Amnesty International B.

    Everyone has the right to rest and leisure, including reasonable limitation of working hours and periodic holidays with pay.

    Amnesty International Baltimore · November 29, 2010
  • Jonnie B.

    Make sure you catch Honor Bright any time they swing through here on tour.

    Jonnie Baker · November 14, 2010
  • Jenna D.

    2 for 1 on tuesdays. kinda grimy but I still love the atmosphere. been going here since I was 15

    Jenna Dooley · November 9, 2010
  • David L.

    a new mayor may be in town? prob not but wtfe mayor reigning is decent.

    David Llewellyn · October 17, 2010
  • Julie

    Balcony's the best place to watch from - stage is tall so being on the floor is uncomfortable. 10/2/10 Sam Adams Oktoberfest on tap.

    Julie · October 2, 2010
  • Richard R.

    Killer live venue. Decent bar upstairs. Sometimes a bit pretensious but no to hampden standards! Metal Monday all you can drink for $9.00!

    Richard Reich · August 3, 2010
  • justin A.

    Sit on the upperdeck to get the best pictures, and best view! Plus the seats are cushioned!

    justin Astafanous · July 6, 2010
  • Krista C.

    Ask for the Ottobar Margarita Especial. Trust me.

    Krista Chester · June 15, 2010
  • Matt M.

    Music I like Read more

    Matt McOsker · April 2, 2010
  • James C.

    Great music venue - the sound checks are usually really good so it sounds awesome. Check out the balcony!

    James Campbell · January 18, 2010
  • Nicholas F.

    The best place to see live music in Baltimore. Downstairs to rock, upstairs to chill. Read more

    Nicholas Frye · December 10, 2009
  • Tina H.

    Forget your ID. The poor door guy will feel sorry for you and stamp you anyway, because he understands that old people start to lose their memories. :P

    Tina Haiser · November 23, 2009
  • Justin M.

    Go to Ottobar on a Tuesday and get 2 Budweisers for $3

    Justin Michaliga · October 21, 2009
  • Hhh F.

    watch the bands from the balcony

    Hhh Fff · October 21, 2009

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