Nightlife & Music

Best Bars in Howard County

January 27, 2011 3:27 PM

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Nottingham’s Tavern

8850 Stanford Blvd., Suite 1100
Columbia, MD 21045
410-290-0077
nottinghams.net

Nottingham’s Tavern, located in Columbia, MD is voted #1 in the top 5 bars/nightlife in Howard County, MD. Nottingham’s has an extensive music schedule offering live bands on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. They also offer great happy hour specials, including $2 taco nights on Tuesdays and beer of the month specials. It was voted best dining in 2009 by Howard County Magazine.

Looney’s Pub South @ Maple Lawn

8180 Maple Lawn Blvd.
Fulton, MD 20759
301-617-3593
looneyspubmd.com

Looney’s Pub South, located in Fulton, MD is voted #2 in the top 5 bars/nightlife in Howard County, MD. They offer live entertainment on Friday and Saturday evenings. They are mostly known as a sports bar, as their slogan is “the game is always on”. They have over 100 hi def TV’s for viewing and were voted Best Sports Bar in 2010 and Best NFL Bar in the Country by MSN. They have excellent wing and shrimp specials and offer $3 off their crab cake platter every first Thursday of the month.

Greene Turtle

8872 McGaw Road
Suite C
Columbia, MD 21045
410-312-5255
greeneturtle.com

The Greene Turtle, located in Columbia, MD is voted #3 in the top 5 bars/nightlife in Howard County, MD. It is the “official sports bar and grille” of the Ravens, Redskins, Capitals & Wizards. They offer flat screen TV’s in every booth and call their atmosphere “a sports fan’s dream”. Their restaurant is known for its Angus Beef Burger, wings and other happy hour specials.

Sonoma’s Grill

7284 Cradlerock Way
Columbia, MD 21045
410-381-7220
sonomas.net

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Sonoma’s bar, located in Columbia, MD is voted #4 in the top 5 bars/nightlife in Howard County, MD. Sonoma’s has excellent happy hour specials, which change daily and they also offer an extensive carryout menu. On Wednesday evenings, they offer buy one entrée get one of equal or lesser value free. They also offer live entertainment, a sports bar with 17 HD TV’s, shuffleboard, darts and outdoor seating in the summertime. They have DJ dance parties on Friday evenings and offer live bands on Saturday evenings. It was voted the city’s best of 2008 by readers of City Magazine.

Michael’s Pub

8630 Guilford Road
Columbia, MD 21046
410-290-7878
michaelspub.com

Michael’s Pub, located in Columbia, MD is voted #5 in the top 5 bars/nightlife in Howard County, MD. Michael’s Pub offers a DJ on Thursday evenings and live entertainment on Saturday evenings. They offer $2 off appetizers, draft beers and rail liquor for happy hour. They serve a very tasty shrimp toast and offer a large menu of appetizers and sandwiches.

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