Best dive bars in Baltimore

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October 18, 2018
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Best dive bars in Baltimore

Dive bars can be polarizing: Either you love their particular brand of cheap, grimy fun or hate it. While the flickering neon signs, $2 shots, and off-key karaoke strike some patrons as endearing, the allure is totally lost on others.

If grizzled patrons, faded pool tables, and tallboys of beer are your thing, you’re going to want to check out this list. Stacker used data from Foursquare to rank the 25 top dive bars in Baltimore, Md. Foursquare’s algorithm takes check-ins, rating signals, category matches, tips, and photo trends into account to come up with the best hole-in-the-wall pubs. Click through the list to see the best dives Baltimore has to offer—and find out whether your favorite gin mill made the list.

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#25. O'hara's Irish Pub

Address: 6510 Belair Road

Foursquare rating: 6.0

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#24. Duda's Tavern

Address: 1600 Thames St.

Foursquare rating: 7.1

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#23. Venice Tavern

Address: 339 S. Conkling St.

Foursquare rating: 5.9

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#22. 1919

Address: 1919 Fleet St.

Foursquare rating: 7.3

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#21. The Crown

Address: 1910 N. Charles St.

Foursquare rating: 7.3

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#20. Frazier's on the Avenue

Address: 919 W. 36th St.

Foursquare rating: 7.3

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#19. Howard's Pub & Deli

Address: 7312 Holabird Ave.

Foursquare rating: 6.0

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#18. Club Charles

Address: 1724 N. Charles St.

Foursquare rating: 7.5

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#17. Lighthouse Tavern

Address: 1226 S. Clinton St.

Foursquare rating: 7.7

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#16. Speakeasy Saloon & Dining House

Address: 2840 O'Donnell St.

Foursquare rating: 6.3

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#15. Idle Hour

Address: 201 E. Fort Ave.

Foursquare rating: 8.3

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#14. The Brewer's Art

Address: 1106 N. Charles St.

Foursquare rating: 9.3

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#13. Mount Royal Tavern

Address: 1204 W. Mount Royal Ave.

Foursquare rating: 6.6

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#12. O'Donnell's Pub

Address: 531 S. Potomac St.

Foursquare rating: 6.5

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#11. Butt's & Betty's Tavern

Address: 2200 Gough St.

Foursquare rating: 6.6

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#10. Zissimo's Bar

Address: 1023 W. 36th St.

Foursquare rating: 6.6

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#9. The Sidebar

Address: 218 E. Lexington St.

Foursquare rating: 6.9

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#8. Bar

Address: 1718 Lancaster St.

Foursquare rating: 7.0

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#7. Mum's Tavern

Address: 1132 S. Hanover St.

Foursquare rating: 7.0

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#6. Penny Black

Address: 1800 Thames St.

Foursquare rating: 7.4

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#5. Knotty Pine

Address: 801 S. Conkling St.

Foursquare rating: 7.4

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#4. Shotti's Point

Address: 701 E. Fort Ave.

Foursquare rating: 7.7

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#3. Angle Inn

Address: 5805 O'Donnell St.

Foursquare rating: 7.6

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#2. Laughing Pint

Address: 3531 Gough St.

Foursquare rating: 7.8

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#1. Spirits Tavern

Address: 1901 Bank St.

Foursquare rating: 8.3

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