Baltimore/ Fun & Entertainment
Published on March 16, 2020
Check out 4 favorite low-priced music venues in BaltimoreCat's Eye Pub | Photo: Tessa S./Yelp

Wondering where to find the best music venues near you?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable music venues in Baltimore, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to satisfy your cravings.

1. Ottobar

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Topping the list is Ottobar. Located at 2549 N. Howard St. in Charles Village, the bar and music venue is the highest-rated cheap music venue in Baltimore, boasting four stars out of 149 reviews on Yelp. 

Rolling Stone named this spot one of the top 10 live music venues in the country. Look for a variety of musical acts and DJs, happy hours and private parties. 

2. Cat's Eye Pub

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Next up is Fells Point's Cat's Eye Pub, situated at 1730 Thames St. With four stars out of 111 reviews on Yelp, the dive bar, pub and music venue has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a low-priced option. 

Yelp can offer more information on Cat's Eye Pub.

"This spot offers live music seven nights a week," the business writes on Yelp in the section highlighting specialties. "[Look for] blues, classic rock, funk, zydeco, jazz, bluegrass, rockabilly and Irish-inspired music."

3. The Sidebar Tavern

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Downtown Baltimore's The Sidebar Tavern, located at 218 E. Lexington St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the inexpensive dive bar and music venue four stars out of 36 reviews.

Operating since 1998, this venue offers punk, metal, hardcore and indie-style musical acts, according to its Facebook page. 

4. The Metro Gallery

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The Metro Gallery, a bar, art gallery and music venue in Charles North, is another affordable go-to, with four stars out of 32 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1700 N. Charles St. to see for yourself. 

Established in 2007, this spot is a performance space, art gallery and bar, which hosts art shows, along with diverse musical acts like Khalid and singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers. 

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