The Sidebar

Located at 218 E. Lexington Street in Baltimore, Md. on the corner of Lexington St. and Guilford Ave. During shows, please use the door farthest from the corner, the door on the corner is used for loading equipment in and out of the venue.

All shows at The Sidebar are all-ages.


There is plenty of street parking along both Guilford Ave. and Lexington St. Do not park in the adjacent lot. (The Parking authority owns the lot and are directly across from us.) Most meters run until 6pm M-F but some run 24 hours all days of the week. CHECK YOUR PARKING METER TO BE SURE.

Loading/Unloading for Bands:

For bands, it is suggested to park and unload either along Lexington St. facing east towards Guilford Ave or directly in front of the bar on Guilford Ave. This will put you near the stage-side door at the corner that we use for loading gear during shows. We do not suggest it, but bands have been able to load in and out from the adjacent parking lot and then find elsewhere to permanently park.


COMING FROM NORTH: I-95 South towards Baltimore. Take I-395 North exit (53) towards Downtown. Turn Right onto Pratt Street. Left onto Calvert Street. Right onto E. Lexington Street. We are on the left at the 2nd light (Guilford Ave.)

COMING FROM SOUTH: 295 North (Baltimore/Washington Parkway). 295 North turns into Russel Street. Make a Right onto Pratt Street. Left onto Calvert Street. Right onto East Lexington Street. We are at the 2nd light (Guilford Ave.)