Fine restaurants, with plenty of seafood, and laid-back bars make up most of the nightlife in Saint Michaels. What little action there is can be found primarily along Talbot Street. The 208 Talbot Restaurant & Wine Bar, at 208 North Talbot Street, is one good choice. Owned and operated by two brothers-in-law, this casually elegant establishment serves up delicious meals alongside an intimate bar with perfect martinis. For a livelier evening, check out the Carpenter Street Saloon, on South Talbot Street. Adjacent to its sister family restaurant, the Saloon is jumping with pool tables, music, free popcorn, and more. And at Characters Bar & Grill, on South Talbot Street, guests will find live entertainment and dancing, a plasma flat screen TV tuned to sporting events, the state lottery’s “keno,” game machines, and a variety of special events.

It also might be worth venturing off Talbot Street to try the Shore Restaurant & Lounge on North Harbor Road. Guests can enjoy the full-service bar and lounge indoors, outdoors, or poolside. Or, at Foxy’s Marina Bar , on Mulberry Street, kick back outside with an enormous martini, fresh frothy frozen drink, or cold beer.