There’s something calming about being on the water, sipping a cool drink on a hot day, letting the breeze pass by while you pretend to be on vacation/contemplate stealing some rich guy’s boat. Thankfully, Maryland has a robust coastline, and therefore, plenty of prime waterfront bars.
From tiny Tiki shacks with boat slips to picturesque decks with sunset views, here are the 17 best spots for a boozy Maryland mini-vacation.
Nick’s Fish House has one of the best views in Baltimore, with its multilevel decks overlooking the Patapsco River and Hanover Street Bridge. Plus, it just got a major facelift when the owners of the Starboard in Dewey Beach, DE, purchased it in the winter. Expect live bands every night and a serious seafood menu including broiled crab cakes, flash-fried calamari, and chipotle-lime mussels. The drink selection includes four different crush varieties (Maryland’s signature drink of crushed ice, flavored vodka, and fresh-squeezed fruit), and strong Dogfish Head beer.