Quality Inn Downtown
110 Saint Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 637-3600
Fax: (410) 234-3678
Bars & Cafes
Tug's Bar & Grill gets its name from ‘tugboat', and the gastronomic creations available here are as varied as the waves. The ambience sinks in as one walks into warm colored interiors with TV screens and a glass partition between the bar and dining area. An aquarium and a fully-stocked, deep-colored wood bar break through the design. You guessed it—seafood is the specialty here, and the fun is in trying out some innovative treats, such as mussels in your beer, Cream of Crab Soup and Filet Mignon. Those who prefer meat can select from the array of steaks on the menu. The only thing that can beat all of this is the recently introduced free wireless internet service, their way of thanking guests!
This trendy coffee shop boasts an enormous selection of coffee accouterments and beans, as well as a fine selection of pastries and snacks. Come in for a tasty breakfast croissant or a tempting sandwich. There is a wide variety of pita wraps sporting tasty combinations of ham, turkey and cheese with alfalfa sprouts and avocado. Each sandwich is named for a prominent Baltimore street or neighborhood. For dessert, sink your teeth into a homemade pastry.
With its simple yet elegant decor, B&O American Brasserie adds comfort to the sophisticated Hotel Monaco, where it is located. The bar seating is comfortable and it makes for a great place to hang out with friends or colleagues. The upscale crowd frequents B&O American Brasserie for their delicious cocktails that go very well with the American delicacies they have on offer. Raw Oysters, Steamed Local Clams are among their must-haves. Being a great venue for business gatherings, B&O American Brasserie provides private dining and banquet gathering solutions. Check website for further details.
The Sidebar Tavern is all about drinking and having a good time. A vibrant atmosphere coupled with brick lined walls evoke a typical tavern-like feel. Guzzle down cool glasses of beer as you enjoy the nightly musical extravaganza. Special theme-nights, DJ events and live acts ensure that you stay entertained through and through. Meet new people as you sip on a cool concoction and shake a leg. Certain events are reserved for certain age groups. Check website for more details on current and upcoming events and exact show times.
The first floor of the nightclub Redwood Trust is magically transformed into the Red Tapas restaurant for five nights each week. This interesting place in a unique, restored building, boasts of nouveau American cuisine with that exotic Spanish twist. Flamboyant interiors and efficient service lure you within. Following the Spanish tradition of 'tapas' (small plates), the portions here are not for those expecting huge shareable quantities. Choose from innovative dishes like the Espresso-Coated Beef and the Pork-stuffed Steamed Dumplings (with a ponzu glaze and orange cabbage salad). Mellow down with some drinks, while you sway to great jazz at the Tapas Bar and set the pace for the night ahead. It is said that the energetic, stylish atmosphere of the restaurant more than makes up for its unexceptional food. It all depends on what you are here for!
Mick O'Shea's Irish Pub and Restaurant features live Irish music, five nights a week. Inside, you'll find a massive bar with wooden tables to complete the décor. Much of the food is standard bar fare, but heartier dishes are also available. Be sure to try the Celtic entrees like Shepherd's Pie, Irish Stew, and Corn Beef and Cabbage.
This friendly little place called David & Dad's is great if you're looking for breakfast on the go. They offer a wide range of fresh-baked muffins; everything from blueberry to chocolate chip; as well as a good variety of breakfast sandwiches. They also do lunch, offering a large menu of deli and specialty sandwiches. Their Reuben is especially good - plenty of dressing and sauerkraut, without being too wet. There are a few tables, but most of the business is take out. Be sure to try a brownie.
One is a popular first-class nightclub featuring four levels, each devoted to an element—earth, water, fire and air. The 22,000 square feet club offers a different musical style each night ranging from hip-hop to reggae to dance. Be sure to call or check website for the upcoming night's events and specials. Be aware of the dress code—no athletic wear or shoes, no ripped clothing and no baseball hats.
Hollywood Diner was the main location for Baltimore-born film director Barry Levinson's coming-of-age film classic "Diner." It was also featured in the movie "Sleepless in Seattle," and was a frequent location for the dramatic TV series "Homicide." No doubt you would find its chrome exterior and homey interior familiar. But it's also special in another sense. It is run by the non-profit Chesapeake Center for Youth Development, which hires at-risk youth to serve up the wonderfully prepared classic American diner fare.
Anyone above 21 years is welcome to Club Chez Joey. This place not only serves drinks but also couples them up with seductive dances performed by showgirls. Essentially a strip club which is open throughout the week, it pulls crowds from everywhere. They serve snacks and the drinks, the likes of Daiquiris, Pina Coladas and beer, are aplenty. The atmosphere is lively and energetic. Join in the cheering as the girls get on stage and strut their stuff! A perfect place for a boys' night out or a bachelor party - no time to get bored!
This elegant restaurant features floor-to-ceiling murals of cafe scenes and gilded mirrors. The owners redecorated the dining room in the mid-90s; only the cracked tile floor is original. To start, try a half-order of the gnocchi in red pepper sauce or sample from the tapas Bar. For a main course, the thin-crusted pizza is a nice choice. Made with homemade sauce and topped with mozzarella, it is a gourmet delight. For dessert, choose from truffles, fresh fruit served with ice cream and Profiteroles with chocolate sauce.
Juicy steaks and succulent seafood are available at the upscale and affordable M & S Grill. Yes, it belongs to the McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant chain of Jake the Crab fame. Located near the National Aquarium and the Port Discovery Children's Museum, it is an ideal spot to take a break and indulge in a delicious meal. If you are not much of a steak or seafood fan, don't be disappointed, chicken dishes, sandwiches and salads are also served. Combine the meal with a fruity cocktail while dining, or head to the bar for a quiet drink while you wait for the preparations to line your table. Imported beer and Irish coffee are also available.