Just two blocks north of the Inner Harbor at Market Place and Water St. sits Power Plant Live!, a collection of bars, clubs, restaurants, and even arts attractions.
While some of the restaurants are open for lunch, as is Port Discovery, the children's museum, after dark Power Plant Live! turns into a night-spot populated generally by the 21-30-year-old crowd.
10 Market Place
Wed.-Sat. 9 p.m. - 2 a.m.
No athletic wear
Angels Rock Bar is a dance club minus the club music. It's all rock 'n' roll here. Most of it is from a DJ, but there are live performances occasionally. There's plenty of hard alcohol to go with that hard rock. Its menu offers a good selection of high-end vodka, gin and other spirits by the bottle.
22 Market Place
Wed. - Thurs. 7 p.m. - 2 a.m., (show: 7:45 p.m.); Fri. 5 p.m. -2 a.m. (show: 5:45 p.m.); Sat. 5:30 -2 a.m. (show: 5:45 p.m.)
Part of a national chain known for its dueling pianos act, Howl at the Moon has a more interactive style of entertainment than most lounges. Guest can sing along or make requests depending on the show. Of course, singing is not required, but all those drink specials make it just a little easier.
10 Market Place
Mondays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
This Vegas-themed tavern features plenty of flat-screen TVs for watching football, a full food menu, tremendous beer selection, and occasional live music.
218 W Saratoga St.
Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Maryland Art Place (MAP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting emerging Maryland artists. MAP's gallery is free and open to the public.
4 Market Place
Wed. - Sat. 9 p.m. - 2 a.m.; 3rd Sun. 9 p.m. - 2 a.m.
This dance club came in from the cold in 2007 when it moved from its tented patio location into an inside/outside location.
35 Market Place
October - Memorial Day: Tuesday - Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Saturdays: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sundays: Noon - 5 p.m. Box Office closes at 4:30 p.m.
A children’s museum in the middle of a nightlife complex may seem a bit odd, but the location of Baltimore's Port Discovery in the Power Plant Live! plaza makes a daytime visit to this complex of restaurants a worthwhile family pastime.
Designed for kids ages 2 to 10, Port Discovery is a place where children can kindle their creativity while expending large amounts of energy. The average visit is 2 to 3 hours, though families with stamina could stay all day.
Live Music Venue
20 Market Place
Open show days only
This fantastic live music venue hosts national, regional, and local acts. Food kiosks and bars inside are plentiful, and there are even closed circuit TVs showing the concert throughout.
711 Eastern Avenue, Pier V Hotel
Sunday 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.; Mon-Thurs. 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.; Fri-Sat 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Sizzling, butter-soaked steak is the thing to order at this upscale national chain. The grilled lobster tail is amazing as well.