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The Horse You Came In On Saloon

1626 Thames St, Baltimore, MD 21231-3489
+1 410-327-8111
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Terrible Experience All Around

Just awful. Drinks were terrible and ridiculously overpriced. Servers were rude and twice never... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Joe R
via mobile
Cool spot

Really neat spot with great history! I would advise to go early thou, it gets really packed late at... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2017
Cassie B
Georgetown, Kentucky
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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.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible10%
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1626 Thames St, Baltimore, MD 21231-3489
+1 410-327-8111
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just awful. Drinks were terrible and ridiculously overpriced. Servers were rude and twice never offered change back when paying, just automatically kept it which is not ok! Way over-crowded with young twenties kids and just kept packing people in until we couldn't even move. The...More

Thank Joe R
Reviewed August 7, 2017

Really neat spot with great history! I would advise to go early thou, it gets really packed late at night!

Thank Cassie B
Reviewed July 24, 2017 via mobile

Great bar with several different service area was very easy to get a drink. Friday night had fun live entertainment. Would definitely visit again.

Thank Doug S
Reviewed July 11, 2017

WE loved this bar! Actually loved all 4 bars inside. Ended up going here twice because we loved it so much and really loved the entertainment--- dudes playing guitar and talkative bartenders. Some of the lady bartenders were not so friendly but met a few...More

Thank 74Chrissy
Reviewed July 3, 2017 via mobile

We came for the Edgar Allan Poe connection but were a little disappointed. It was too loud to have a real conversation, and the service was polite but very slow, even though it wasn't busy. All of that being said, I am glad we stopped...More

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed July 1, 2017 via mobile

This bar is supposedly the oldest contusually operating bar in Baltimore, so that's pretty awesome. Aside from that, it was one of Poe's favorite haunts, and it is known as the last place he visited before his death. AND, if you go inside you'll find...More

Thank Mike G
Reviewed June 26, 2017

Always go to the oldest bar or pub in a city. Went to The Horse You Came In On Saloon and we were all disappointed, primarily by the music blaring in around noon. Not many people were there at that time. For younger age group...More

Thank Mauri_Rintamaki
Reviewed June 25, 2017 via mobile

Every time I come to Baltimore I come here. It's one of the oldest bars in the country and is famous for being rhe last place Edgar Allan Poe drank before he staggered around the corner and died. also love reading the signs around the...More

Thank Marjorie R
Reviewed June 21, 2017

Stopped here with visitors from out of town, good tourist destination but also cool place for locals. We had half price burgers on Friday afternoon (happy hour-ish hours I think) and they were one of the best burgers ever!! Tried orange and grapefruit crushes, a...More

Thank Angeladida216
Reviewed May 23, 2017

Best place to enjoy a great time and experience the best cocktails with crazy bartenders. This is the best place to enjoy varieties of Jack Daniels cocktails with various infused flavors which is unique to the place. I enjoyed the rustic and old school theme....More

Thank Vaheh B
TheHistoricHorse, Owner at The Horse You Came In On Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2017

Thank you so much for such an amazing review! It's an honor to hear that you think so highly of The Horse and we appreciate you sharing. We look forward to seeing you again, my friend, take care!

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November 28, 2016|
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Absolutely, please visit our website and create an inquiry and a manager will be in touch. Have a great week, Management