There are few places more patriotic to spend Independence Day than Baltimore. We’re literally the home of the Star Spangled Banner.
For residents who don’t own a grill or just don’t feel like cooking this Thursday, area restaurants are offering the following food and drink specials on the Fourth of July.
Blackwall Hitch in Annapolis will host a rooftop party with passed hors d’oeuvres, live music, free non-alcoholic drinks and views of the waterfront fireworks. Tickets are $40. 400 6th St., Annapolis, 410-263-3454, theblackwallhitch.com/annapolis
Bond Street Social is hosting an “Independence Yay” celebration starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $17.76 and get you access to a two-hour open bar, featuring premium well-mixed cocktails and domestic beer. View the fireworks from the bar’s patio. 901 S. Bond St., Fells Point, 443-449-6234, bondstreetsocial.com
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Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. will be offering a “Star Spangled” cocktail — a margarita layered with strawberry puree, blue Curacao and topped with a Coronarita. 301 Light St., Suite 1405, Inner Harbor, 410-244-0838, bubbagump.com
GDL Italian by Giada at Horseshoe Casino will show the movie “Coming to America” as part of its “Reels and Rose” series. Runs from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, 1525 Russell St., 443-931-4575, caesars.com/horseshoe-baltimore/restaurants
Nacho Mama’s locations in both Canton and Towson will serve all-day happy hour, with red-white-and-blue hubcap drinks starting at 11 a.m. 2907 O'Donnell St., Canton, 410-675-0898, 2 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Towson, 410-673-0069, mamasmd.com
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The Rusty Scupper will host its annual July 4th Extravaganza from 6:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Featuring a seafood buffet, DJ and view of the fireworks from the restaurant’s third-floor lounge and deck. 402 Key Highway, 410-727-3678, rusty-scupper.com
The Sandlot will get “taken over” by Dogfish Head Brewery on the 4th, beginning at 1 p.m., during an event featuring live music, games, food vendors (including ice cream from the Charmery) and an array of Dogfish beers as well as a full bar. $10 cover for adults, $5 for children 12 and under. 1000 Wills St., Harbor East, sandlotbaltimore.com
Topside will be offering a BBQ-inspired menu with ribs, house-made sausage, smoked brisket and corn pudding. 612 Cathedral St., 410-727-0065, jdvhotels.com/hotels/maryland/baltimore/hotel-revival-baltimore/dining/topside