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.
10 Market Place
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
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.
600 Water St. (above Ruth's Chris Steak House)
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.
22 Market Place
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.
10 Market Place
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.
26 Market Place
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
Restaurant34 Market Place
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.
35 Market Place
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.
600 Water St.
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.