Nothing says “Happy Fourth of July” quite like viewing the Harbor fireworks with a delicious drink in hand. The following places have the best of both worlds: great views and enticing deals.
Bars & Stripes
Start your festivities a day early with “Baltimore’s Official Independence Day Kick-Off Party.” On July 3, Lindy Promotions, Coors Light, and the Federal Hill Hospitality Association will host this fifth annual bar tour. Guests can walk the streets of Federal Hill from 5 p.m. to midnight, where 14 establishments will feature $2 Miller Lites, $3 Blue Moons, and $3 Leinenkugel Summer Shandys, as well as all-American food and shooter specials.
Guests must be 21 or older. Advance tickets are currently $11 and can be purchased here. Tickets purchased at the event will be $15. Ticket sales benefit the Federal Hill Green Fund. For a list of participating establishments, click here.
Drop by for drink specials, including $4 Coronas and $15 pitchers of Herradura margaritas. With prime views of the water, you’re sure to get a good look at the fireworks.
To celebrate, PABU will have featured wines and specialty cocktails available. Tickets for the evening, which include dinner from guest D.C. chefs and one complimentary cocktail, are $65 per person. To confirm reservations, contact Shannon Toback at 410-223-1464.
Manager Marc Gentile boasts that Little Havana has been called “the best view of the fireworks.” To decide for yourself, come in between 4-8 p.m. for half-price margarita pitchers. Then, mosey out to the big deck to take in the light show. Gentile also promises to have assorted beer and sangria specials.
Sláinte Irish Pub
This second-floor pub also features a view of the fireworks over the water. To celebrate, wine will be $5 a glass.
Woody’s Rum Bar
Upstairs from Sláinte, this third floor tropical-themed bar offers views of all three fireworks displays. In honor of the bar’s Thirsty Thursdays, painkillers, a rum drink from the Virgin Islands, will be at a reduced price of $4.50 each.
V-NO Wine Bar
This waterfront wine bar is quick to fill up, especially on the Fourth of July, so V-NO is currently taking reservations for their outdoor tables. In true patriotic fashion, they’ll be featuring American-made wines for the evening and will remain open as late as they can.