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The Horse You Came In On Saloon

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Address: 1626 Thames St, Baltimore, MD 21231-3489
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+1 410-327-8111
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11:00 - 01:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 01:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The oldest continually operated Saloon in North America dating back to the...

The oldest continually operated Saloon in North America dating back to the late 1700s. The only Licensed alcohol establishment in Maryland to exist before, during, and after prohibition.

The Horse you Came in on Saloon has been at the heart of Baltimore's local live music scene for over five decades. Hosting over one-thousand live music performances per year, you're certain to catch some great local live acoustic tunes on during your stay.

Offering a full lunch and dinner menu featuring a combination of classic pub fare, south of the border favorites, and local crab-centric items such as our Crab Pretzel, and Angus Certified Philly Crab Cheesesteak. The portions are generous, so come hungry.

Local legend has it that "The Horse" was a favorite drinking spot for the talented American author and Poet, Edgar Allan Poe. The facts around Mr.Poe's death remain a mystery; however it has been suggested and believed by many that The Horse You Came In On was his last stop before his passing.

Through the years many employees & patrons alike have experienced what they believe paranormal activities at the hand of Mr.Poe (some employees, going as far as resigning from their duties).

The Horse is the largest on premise Jack Daniel's Bar in the state of Maryland. Per square foot, the most Jack Daniel's is consumed within our four walls than any other pub, saloon, or tavern in the WORLD.

Check out our Jack Daniel's Club with over Five Hundred Members and or try one of our Home-Made Jack Daniel's Infused spirits.

We welcome you to check us out, grab a cold beer, try some Maryland crab dip and enjoy live local music in our homey & Historical atmosphere.

  Open at 11 A.M. Daily for Lunch and Live Entertainment, saddle up & stay a while.

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Just had drinks here but they were so good. Food looked good as well and the atmosphere was fun on a Sunday afternoon. They had some great 90's alt rock playing. Good vibes.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just had drinks here but they were so good. Food looked good as well and the atmosphere was fun on a Sunday afternoon. They had some great 90's alt rock playing. Good vibes.

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TheHistoricHorse, Owner at The Horse You Came In On Saloon, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We're very happy to hear that your Sunday visit with us was well enjoyed. You should visit again and grab a bite to eat, we have awesome cheesesteaks and crab pretzels! Hope to see you again soon! More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have live music (as do many bars in Fells), a great layout to the property with plenty of space, there are 4-5 bar areas. a great selection of beers. The bartender was great, friendly and informative. And who can not love sitting on the Saddle bar stools? Do not miss it. We thought the best bar in Fells.

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Thank 749David
TheHistoricHorse, Owner at The Horse You Came In On Saloon, responded to this review

Thank you for such a great review! We appreciate you deeming The Horse as your favorite bar in Fells Point, especially since there are so many great ones to choose from. We're glad that you received great service and enjoyed our saddle bar stools! We hope to see you again soon! More 

McMurdo Station Antarctica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Crowded and fun with lots to look at whether you like kitsch or people watching. They have several areas with a variety of music styles playing whether live or recorded. Get here early on Saturday if you want to avoid a wait in line outside.

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TheHistoricHorse, Owner at The Horse You Came In On Saloon, responded to this review

Thank you, Christopher! Being able to provide our guests with multiple selections of music in one building is something we take a lot of pride in. Variety is good and we're so glad you enjoy this factor when visiting us. We look forward to seeing you this weekend! More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Go here if you want to be surrounded by young college kids, whom most I was skeptical whether or not they were 21. The toilets smelled like vomit and this is just not my type of place.

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Thank Rene T
TheHistoricHorse, Owner at The Horse You Came In On Saloon, responded to this review

Rene, we appreciate the feedback. We can assure you that we take extreme precautionary measures in preventing any underage admittance in our establishment after certain (dining) hours and apologize if you felt any patrons looked too young to be there. As far as the state of the bathrooms, if anyone in our staff had been informed, they would have taken... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

I have been in Baltimore for over 5 years and during this time I visit this place occasionally. I went with my Dominican friend who had a surgery a few weeks ago and two other friends from the hospitality industry. We were having a good time until the associates started taking ours and others chairs away to make space for... More 

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TheHistoricHorse, Owner at The Horse You Came In On Saloon, responded to this review

Natalia, we are very sorry to hear about your most recent experience with us and can assure you that this matter will be looked into immediately. Thank you for bringing these matters to our attention. We strive to treat all customers with respect and kindness, regardless of any origin or gender. We appreciate all of your previous recommendations and visits... More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Went inside because of the historical aspect of the place. There are actually two doors that you can go through, like two buildings are attached. There were tons of people in there, pool, etc. We walked in, didn't order anything, it didn't see like our type of place and left. I can say that I have been there.

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TheHistoricHorse, Owner at The Horse You Came In On Saloon, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback. We apologize if our establishment didn't seem to be a place you would enjoy but if you decide to give us another try in the future, stay a little while and you might be pleasantly surprised! We have live music daily, a great happy hour and an awesome food menu. Thanks again and have a... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Went with a group of 10 to celebrate two friends birthday. We all got drinks on separate tabs and were there for maybe 30 minutes when the bouncer came, grabbed one of our friends drink, threw it away and kicked us all out, without wanting to give us an explanation. Once outside, we all demanded to be told why they... More 

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TheHistoricHorse, Owner at The Horse You Came In On Saloon, responded to this review

We sincerely apologize that your birthday did not go as planned. We also apologize for any miscommunication or mix ups concerning your tab. We have never discriminated and never will and hope you try us again on another occasion. Thank you for taking the time to bring this to our attention. Would you mind telling us the exact date you... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Incredibly racist and unprofessional business. A group of friends and I stopped by this past Friday for drinks and were kicked out 30 minutes later due to what they called a "mistake" but we know to be straight up racism. My entire group was forced out of the bar with no explanation or courtesy, we barely had time to grab... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped in after having dinner to hear the live music and have some drinks. We ended up getting desert as well! Excellent atmosphere and service, the live music was very good!

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TheHistoricHorse, Manager at The Horse You Came In On Saloon, responded to this review

We certainly do have some tasty treats on our menu, Beverly. We are happy to hear that your evening out at The Horse You Came In On Saloon was fabulous. Come back soon for excellent service and a great time, thank you. More 

New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Fun place with a relaxed attitude. A nice mix of colorful locals and curious visitors. I love that it has live music and that it is in Fell's Point, my favorite place to stay in Baltimore.

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Thank Marciahi
TheHistoricHorse, Manager at The Horse You Came In On Saloon, responded to this review

That is fabulous to hear that The Horse You Came In On Saloon is your favorite place! We sure do have fun here and want to share that with all of our customers. I'm sure we will see you soon, thank you. More 

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