The Ottobar

Rock Club, Bar, and Nightclub
2549 N Howard St (btwn 25th & 26th), Baltimore, MD 21218, United States
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People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 6:00 PM–Midnight
  • Fri–Sat
    • 7:00 PM–1:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 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
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Yes (incl. American Express)

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    "Grab a beer and head to the balcony to enjoy the show from above."(7 Tips)
    Nicholas F.
    "The best place to see live music in Baltimore."(4 Tips)
    Robert C.
    "... stories, live music, pool tables, cool crowd, reasonable drinks, need I..."(2 Tips)
    Ryan W.
    "Live concerts are great at this small venue."(2 Tips)
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  • upstairs
  • balcony
  • dancing
  • cheap drinks
  • pool tables
  • trivia
  • cozy
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  • scenic views
  • beer
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  • basement
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  • 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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