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Power Plant Live! Entertainment District in Baltimore

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Just two blocks north of the Inner Harbor at Market Place and Water St. sits Power Plant Live!, a collection of bars, clubs, restaurants, and even arts attractions.

While some of the restaurants are open for lunch, as is Port Discovery, the children's museum, after dark Power Plant Live! turns into a night-spot populated generally by the 21-30 year old crowd.

Angel's Rock Bar

Nightclub
10 Market Place
410-528-1999
Wed.-Sat. 9 p.m. - 2 a.m.
No athletic wear

Angels Rock Bar is a dance club minus the club music. It's all rock 'n' roll here. Most of it is from a DJ, but there are live performances occasionally. There's plenty of hard alcohol to go with that hard rock. Its menu offers a good selection of high end vodka, gin and other spirits by the bottle.

Blue Door Bar

Bar
34 Market Place
Thursday and Friday 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., Saturday 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Located outside under tents at Power Plant Live! The Blue Door features $2 off all drinks during happy hour from 5 to 8 on Thursdays and Fridays, and has live acoustic music every Thursday from 5 to 8. Fridays and Saturdays feature a DJ from 11 p.m. to close.

Havana Club

Nightclub
600 Water St. (above Ruth's Chris Steak House)
410-468-0022
Wed. - Sat., 6 p.m.-2 a.m.

This upscale Latin nightclub offers a beautiful setting with rich leather sofas and chairs as well as extensive wine and cigar lists.

Howl at the Moon

Piano lounge
22 Market Place
410-783-5111
Wed. - Thurs. 7 p.m. - 2 a.m., (show: 7:45 p.m.); Fri. 5 p.m. -2 a.m. (show: 5:45 p.m.); Sat. 5:30 -2 a.m. (show: 5:45 p.m.)

Part of a national chain known for its dueling pianos act, Howl at the Moon has a more interactive style of entertainment than most lounges. Guest can sing along or make requests depending on the show. Of course, singing is not required, but all those drink specials make it just a little easier.

Luckie's Tavern

Bar/restaurant
10 Market Place
410-499-4410
Mondays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

This Vegas-themed tavern features plenty of flat-screen TVs for watching football, a full food menu, tremendous beer selection, and occasional live music.

Maryland Art Place

Image courtesy of MAP, Four Mazes by Leslie Hirst

Art gallery
8 Market Place, Ste. 100
410-962-8565
Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Maryland Art Place (MAP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting emerging Maryland artists. MAP's gallery is free and open to the public.

MEX

Restaurant/bar
26 Market Place
410-528-0128
Tues.-Sun. 11 a.m. - 2 a.m.; Open for lunch only on Monday.

Casual southwestern fare is on the menu for lunch and dinner, but at night the focus turns from eating to drinking. Happy hour specials, a stage, DJ booth and a lounge all draw in the after-dark revelers.

Mondo Bondo Italian Bistro

Restaurant

34 Market Place
410-244-8080
Mon.-Tues. 11 a.m.-10 p.m.;Wed.-Fri. 11 a.m.-2 a.m.;Sat. noon-2 a.m.

Pizza, subs, salad and other casual Italian fare is on the menu at this restaurant in Power Plant Live! Its late-night hours make it popular with the area's club-goers.

Mosiac Lounge

Nightcub
4 Market Place
410-262-8713
Wed. - Sat. 9 p.m. - 2 a.m.; 3rd Sun. 9 p.m. - 2 a.m.

This dance club came in from the cold in 2007 when it moved from its tented patio location in to an inside/outside location.

Port Discovery

Children's Museum
35 Market Place
410-727-8120
October - Memorial Day: Tuesday - Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Saturdays: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sundays: Noon - 5 p.m. Box Office closes at 4:30 p.m.

A children’s museum in the middle of a nightlife complex may seem a bit odd, but the location of Baltimore's Port Dicovery in the Power Plant Live! plaza makes a daytime visit to this complex of restaurants a worthwhile family pastime.

Designed for kids ages 2 to 10, Port Discovery is a place where children can kindle their creativity while expending large amounts of energy. The average visit is 2 to 3 hours, though families with stamina could stay all day.

Rams Head Live

Live music venue
20 Market Place
410-244-8856
Open show days only

This fantastic live music venue hosts national, regional, and local acts. Food kiosks and bars inside are plentiful, and there are even closed circuit TVs showing the concert throughout.

Ruth's Chris Steak House

Restaurant
600 Water St.
410-783-0033
Sunday 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.; Mon-Thurs. 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.; Fri-Sat 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Sizzing, butter-soaked steak is the thing to order at this upscale national chain. The grilled lobster tail is amazing as well.

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