Happy Valentine's Day Baltimore! Some of you have planned dinners at your favorite restaurants, or maybe an elaborate home-cooked meal for two. But there's no need to spend a paycheck at the Charleston, risk getting robbed in that cesspool of crime that is
for a table at Petit Louis, or even slave all day in the kitchen.
For those after a more casual Anna Howard Shaw Day, you can always hit up these ten Baltimore bars - they're romantic, they have specials, and they're softly-lit! (Also: check out this guide to local
Vino Rosina (507 S. Exeter St.)
This comfortably swanky
restaurant has a special dining menu for the night, but it'll also be serving up some new infusions for Valentine's: The Duchess, a vodka infusion topped off with champagne, is made with fresh lemon juice and lavender bitters ($10.50). There's also the Orchard Fizz, a lemon-infused vodka cocktail that has an egg white and is finished with club soda ($10.50). The bar was one of our top ten
Owner Randal Etheridge told me the South Baltimore bar isn't doing anything special on Valentine's Day. But it doesn't need to. With its moody lighting and quality background music, it's helplessly romantic. It also topped our critic's picks
Power Plant Live bars
Power Plant has been holding Valentine's Day-themed events since Saturday: there was a Love Sux party at Howl at the Moon, and a "My Bloody Valentine" day party at Angels Rock Bar. Tonight, restaurant Tatu (
Other bars may host Anti-Valentine's Day parties, but they'll pale in comparison to Sidebar's, Baltimore's punk temple. Chicago punk band
(garage-pop) perform. Cover is $8.The bar is also one of top ten places to
Midtown BBQ & Brew (15 E. Centre St)
Romantic bars don't all have to be posh lounges. This is one is for
. It doesn't have anything special planned for tonight besides its Tuesday night trivia night, but those rack ribs will still be there. Trivia night starts at 8:30 p.m.