There's a scintillating 19th-century legend about the earliest origins of Baltimore's Red Star Bar & Grill, which you can find and read by visiting the restaurant's website, but today the restaurant is a popular, family-friendly place serving up tasty meals and craft brews in a rustic and friendly atmosphere. The decor is built around rough-hewn wood and exposed brick, and the menu manages to include elevated dishes without seeming at all pretentious.
If you're looking for a happy hour snack to share with some friends from Union Wharf, you might order the hot crab dip served with grilled pita, or pass around the olive and goat cheese chiabatta loaf. If you're in the mood for a full meal, go for one of the flatbread pizzas (try prosciutto and mushroom) or the tender, juicy pork tenderloin served with a malbec glaze over a bed of potatoes gratin.
The Red Star Bar & Grill
906 S Wolfe St
Baltimore, MD 21231