City Limits Sports Bar
1700 E. Fort Ave., (410) 244-8084, citylimitssportsbar.com $$, L, D
A maximalist sports bar over in Locust Point, City Limits Sports Bar goes big with its burgers, which include the Goodfella (8 oz. hamburger with marinara sauce, banana peppers, pepperoni, and mozzarella sticks) and the Fatty Addie (1/2 pound bacon cheeseburger topped with lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise stuffed between two grilled cheese sandwiches).
Guy Fieri’s Baltimore Kitchen + Bar
1525 Russell St., (443) 931-4387, caesars.com/horseshoe-baltimore $$, L, D, P
Burgers, chicken wings, nachos, ribs—it’s the sort of grub you’d expect from the spiky-haired host of “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.”
1843-45 Light St., (443) 438-4948, hershs.com $$, D, P, R
Sure, the pasta and the wood-fired octopus are worth sampling, but if you’re making critical decisions, go for the pizza. Don’t be afraid of the kale-and-pistachio pizza from the wood-fired oven.
Hull Street Blues Café
1222 Hull St., (410) 727-7476, hullstreetblues.com $$, L, D, BR, R
A charming windowed entrance welcomes guests into this historic saloon-turned-cafe. Mostly standard cafe fare (field greens, grilled/blackened protein on ciabatta) with a few different influences (Mediterranean, Mexican, Asian).
In Like Flynn Tavern
1371 Andre St., (667) 303-3681, inlikeflynntavern.com $$$, L, D, BR
A new kind of Irish bar. In Like Flynn Tavern offers up creative drinks, local favorites, Irish foods, and a taste of Caribbean dining, with nearly everything made in house.