The Going Out Guide is coming.

This fall, the Baltimore Sun will publish a guide to the Baltimore area's best restaurants and bars. In all, 100 bars and 100 restaurants will be included. Though the final lists and the rankings won't be published until later this fall, here are 80 restaurants you can depend on making their way into the guide. How, and why, these restaurants are included we won't reveal until the guide is published.

This year's list is different from last year's top 50 round-up. For starters, there are 100 restaurants, twice as many as last year. Also: Instead of ranking the restaurants top-to-bottom, we've arranged them into eight categories that reflect the way we use restaurants -- dating, entertaining, family outings  and pure food experience.

The 80 restaurants below will fall into one of eight categories on the bar guide. Twenty others will show up as my picks -- and yours.

Again, we won't be revealing the categories, the rankings, or the critic's and readers' picks until late in the fall. Something to look forward to!

13.5% Wine Bar

Abbey Burger Bistro

Alchemy

Aldo’s

Alewife

Ambassador Dining Room

Antrim 1844

B & O Brasserie

B, a Boton Hill Bistro

Bistro Blanc

The Black Olive

Blue Hill Tavern

Bluegrass Tavern

Brasserie Brightwell

Catonsville Cafe

Centro Tapas

Chamelon Cafe

Charleston

Chazz: A Bronx Original

Cinhgiale

City Cafe

Clementine

Corner BYOB

Della Notte

Demi

The Dogwood

Facci

Gertrude’s

Grano

Great Sage

The Helmand

Henninger’s Tavern

Ikaros

Iron Bridge Wine Company

Jack’s Bistro

Joe Square

Kali’s Court

Langermannn’s

Lebanese Taverna

Liberatore’s (Eldersburg)

Linwoods

Mama’s on the Half Shell

Manor Tavern

Mari Luna Mexican

Meet 27

Kali's Court Mezze

The Milton Inn

Miss Shirley’s

Mr. Rain’s Fun House

O’Leary’s Seafood Restaurant

Oceanaire Seafood Room

Orchard Market Cafe

Osteria 177

Paladar Latin

Pazo

Peter’s Inn

Petit Louis

Pierpoint

Portalli's

The Prime Rib

Roy’s

Sabatino’s

Salt

Sascha’s 527

Sotto Sopra

Sticky Rice Baltimore

Sushi Sono

Tapas Adela

Tapas Teatro

Tark’s Grill

Tasting Room

Tatu

Tersiguel’s

Thames Street Oyster House

Tio Pepe

Trattoria Alberto

Victoria Gastro Pub

Volt

The Wine Market

Woodberry Kitchen