Featured Event

upstairs this week

  1. Wednesdays

    TRIVIA HAPPY HOUR

    TRIVIA HAPPY HOUR 7-9PM * $2.50 DOMESTIC BOTTLED BEERS * HOSTED BY SHOWTIME TRIVIA! FORM A TEAM & JOIN IN! WEEKLY PRIZES! LATE NIGHT KARAOKE 9PM-CLOSE!

    • 9:00pm
    • $2 NATTY BOHS, $3 RAILS AND $4 PINTS!
    • Ages 21+
  2. Thursdays

    "TERMINAL LOVE"

    PUNK/POWER-POP/LO-FI

    • 9:00pm
    • AWESOME DRINK SPECIALS!!!
    • All Ages
  3. Fridays

    "PHYSICAL EDUCATION"

    DJ'S JAMES NASTY & ANTONIO HARPER SPIN BMORE CLUB/DISCO/DOPE JAMS!

    • 9:00pm-2:00am
    • Ages 18+
  4. 1st Saturdays

    "VIDEODROME"

    VJ TRON PLAYS THE BEST & WORST FROM WHEN MUSIC VIDEOS WERE COOL (AND HE'LL TRY NOT TO RICK ROLL THE WHOLE BAR... NO PROMISES!)

    • 9:00pm
    • $2 DRINKS 9PM-10PM!
    • All Ages
  5. 3rd Saturdays

    TONY AND SARAH PRESENT...

    CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR MORE INFO!

    • 9:00pm
    • All Ages
  6. 4th Saturdays

    CURB DOGS

    A TRIBUTE NIGHT TO SKATEBAORD CULTURE, FILMS AND MUSIC

    • 9:00pm
    • All Ages
  7. Sundays

    DJ'S, BANDS, COMICS, MOVIES & MORE!

    DRINK SPECIALS ALL NIGHT!

    • 9:00pm-2:00am
    • DRINK SPECIALS ALL NIGHT!
    • Ages 21+
  8. Mondays

    METAL MONDAYS

    DJ'S SPIN HAIR/THRASH/DEATH/STONER

    • 9:00pm
    • $9 ALL-u-CAN-DRINK 9PM-11PM, PLUS DRINK SPECIALS ALL NIGHT!
    • All Ages
  9. Tuesdays

    TWO FOR TUESDAYS!

    2-4-1 DRINKS PLUS DJ'S SPINNING 2FERS OF INDIE/BRITPOP/ELECTRO/NEW WAVE/SOUL/GARAGE.

    • 9:00pm-2:00am
    • All Ages

upcoming upstairs events

  1. Tuesday October 20, 2015

    jonny two bags

    just a TEST

    • 8:00pm-1:15am
    • All Ages
    • DRINKS ALL DAY!

The Ottobar opened in downtown Baltimore September 1997 at 203 east Davis St. in the former Chambers nightclub. With a VERY limited capacity, the venue provided an intimate showroom for live music and occasional performance art. National artists of note who performed: The White Stripes, Le Tigre, Fear, Bright Eyes, Lamb Of God, Death Cab For Cutie, The Rapture, Jimmy Eat World, Of Montreal, Blonde Redhead, Queens Of The Stone Age, Man...Or Astroman, and Spoon, along with local artists of the time: Goliath, Third Harmonic Distortion, Oxes, The Oranges Band, Lungfish, Candy Machine, Daybreak, The Goons, Roads To Space Travel and many, MANY more. Performances included: The 80's Prom, Smiths/ Morrissey Karaoke, Salute To Satan, Tiny Couch Night, The Death Of Vaudeville Night and The Annual Outdoor Music Festival "Bourbon Street Anti Fest." The Davis Street Ottobar closed on November 17th 2001.

That same month Ottobar reopened at 2549 North Howard street (lower charles village) and opened with the one and only Daniel Johnston. The new venue was considerably larger and offered a much cleaner and hospitable atmosphere (for the first few years.) National artists of note so far: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Drive-By Truckers, Dinosaur Jr, TV On The Radio, The Breeders, Maroon 5, Supersuckers, Quiet Riot, KRS-ONE, Jonathan Richman, David Cross, Michael Ian Black, At The Drive In, Atmosphere, The Melvins, Coheed And Cambria, Bouncing Souls, Animal Collective and of course, many many more.Local artists have included: Lake Trout, Glenmont Popes, Fishnet Stalkers, Thrushes, Celebration, Ponytail, Misery Index, Prince Charming Chazz and more. Other special nights include: "Underground" Dance Party, Pet Wedding, Butcher Knife Throwing Contest, Spelling Bee, Ottobar Boys and Girls Choir, Book Burning For Peace and more.

CONTACT US

we would love to hear from you

  • 2549 N. Howard St. Baltimore, MD 21218
  • 410.662.0069