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Best Pubs and Taverns in Annapolis (Self Guided), Annapolis

As Annapolis is the sailing capital of Maryland, the city enjoys numerous exciting places offering great beer and seafood till late at night. There are pubs, saloons and bars, the majority of them hosting live music nights, as well as different contests. This self guided tour introduces you to the best bars and pubs in Annapolis.
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Best Pubs and Taverns in Annapolis Map

Guide Name: Best Pubs and Taverns in Annapolis
Guide Location: USA » Annapolis (See other walking tours in Annapolis)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.2 Km or 0.7 Miles
Author: AudreyB
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Galway Bay Irish Pub
  • McGarvey's Saloon & Oyster Bar
  • Middleton Tavern
  • Dock Street Bar & Grill
  • Castlebay Irish Pub
  • Rams Head Tavern
  • Stan and Joe's Saloon
Galway Bay Irish Pub

1) Galway Bay Irish Pub

Galway Bay Irish Pub is a traditional Irish pub located on Maryland Avenue. The pub offers a variety of drinks such as Guinness and great food as well; they also have diet menus and gluten-free beers. This is not only a place to drink - it offers great jazz on Sundays, contests on Tuesdays and other live music events, as well as special events and promotions. Galway Bay Irish Pub also offers many surprises, as well as happy hours. The pub is open Mon–Thurs 11 am-12 am; Fri-Sat 11 am-1 am; Sun 10 am-11 pm.
McGarvey's Saloon & Oyster Bar

2) McGarvey's Saloon & Oyster Bar

McGarvey's Saloon & Oyster Bar was established in 1975. The bar serves drinks and great food. Since its establishment the bar has been voted several times as the greatest bar in the area. McGarvey's Saloon & Oyster Bar has happy hours Monday to Friday from 4 to 7 pm. The bar's schedule is great as its kitchen is open until 1 am. McGarvey's Saloon & Oyster Bar opens Monday through Saturday 11:30 am - 2 am and Sunday 9:30 am - 2 am.
Middleton Tavern

3) Middleton Tavern

Established in 1750, the Middleton Tavern is a historic place which served as the meeting site of many historic personalities. It is also a tavern where Annapolis specialty foods such as crab cakes, rockfish, oysters, and clams can be served. Located in an 18th-century Georgian building, the Middleton Tavern is not only a place to drink and eat; it also hosts some great live music events. You can listen to live acoustic blues, piano, jazz and anything else to make you feel great. Daily hours are Monday to Friday from 11.30 am to 1.30 pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 10.00 am to 1.30 am.
Dock Street Bar & Grill

4) Dock Street Bar & Grill

The Dock Street Bar & Grill is a place in Annapolis to listen to DJ sets. it is also home to local bands and organizes themed competitions. Voted as the Best of Annapolis in 2008, the Dock Street Bar & Grill offers a great menu. The Dock Street Bar & Grill has the one of the warmest atmosphere in the city. They are open every day of the week from 11.30 am to 2.00 am.
Castlebay Irish Pub

5) Castlebay Irish Pub

The Castlebay Irish Pub was established in 1998 and is owned by Vincent Quinlan, a native of Dublin, Ireland. Mr. Vincent Quinlan has reproduced a Dublin City pub in the core of downtown Annapolis. Their menu offers Irish food and local foods such as Cream of Crab Soup and Maryland Crab Cakes. They also claim to have the greatest beer in the city, namely Guinness. The pub is a great live music venue, and there is a nice variety of music played every day. Working hours are Monday to Sunday from 11 am to 2 am.
Rams Head Tavern

6) Rams Head Tavern

Founded in 1989, the Rams Head Tavern offers great drinks and food in a casual atmosphere. The tavern's menu is popular due to the variety of beer offered by the Fordham Brewery and the assortment of seafood. The Rams Head Tavern is considered one of the best places in Annapolis to spend your time enjoying a good quality beer and some of Annapolis' tasty specialties. The hours of operation are Monday to Saturday from 11 am to 2am and Sundays from 10am to 2am.
Stan and Joe's Saloon

7) Stan and Joe's Saloon

Stan and Joe's Saloon is a bar established in January 2007 and owned by two local bartenders. The place boasts good service, good food and lively atmosphere. They offer tasty seafood with a large variety of drinks. Stan and Joe's Saloon is an "old-school" saloon, offering live music at night and daily specials. The saloon has been voted as the best place for nightlife, best bartenders etc. Working hours: Monday-Saturday from 11 AM to 1:30 AM; Sundays from 10 AM to 2 AM.

Walking Tours in Annapolis, Maryland

Create Your Own Walk in Annapolis

Create Your Own Walk in Annapolis

Creating your own self-guided walk in Annapolis is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Annapolis Historic Houses Tour

Annapolis Historic Houses Tour

Annapolis is an attractive city and its landmarks bustle with five parts red brick mansions, all of them under 2 1/2-storeys. You will also find splendid mansion interiors with accents on woodwork or other elements of the prevailing Georgian style. Take a walk through the great tale of little historic houses in Annapolis.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 Km or 1 Miles
Annapolis Introduction Walk

Annapolis Introduction Walk

In addition to the historic houses of Annapolis, the city is home to more great pieces of culture and history, such as the First Presbyterian Church and St. Mary's Parish, the fabulous Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial in the City Dock, etc. You will also be able to take a walk to the Eastport neighborhood to see the Maritime Museum and get familiar with the boating community of Annapolis.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 Km or 1.4 Miles
Naval Academy Campus Walking Tour

Naval Academy Campus Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 Km or 1.1 Miles