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July 31, 2023

Best Nightlife Near Hanover, MD

Hanover and its environs offer an array of captivating experiences. Immerse yourself in the realm of gourmet dining and wine bars. Unwind at vibrant sports bars with colossal screens and craft beer selections.

There’s so much to do around here, the only question you’ll have will be where to start!

Top Bars in Hanover & Columbia, MD

Whether looking for an upscale supper club or a local sports favorite, there’s something for everyone close to the Hotel at Arundel Preserve!


10435 State Route 108, Columbia, MD 21044

Cheers! This wine bar and restaurant on the outskirts of Columbia offers a hand-curated selection of wines and a seasonal menu in an “unassuming, unpretentious, casual atmosphere.” Online reviewers call The Iron Bridge Wine Company “cute and quaint,” “an amazing experience,” and “a perfect spot for foodies and wine enthusiasts.”

The Iron Bridge Wine Company is open for lunch/brunch and dinner seven days a week. Reservations are highly recommended. Check the website for current menus and specials.


7284 E. Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD 21045

Check out the food, drinks and entertainment at this neighborhood spot that’s featured “the lowest happy hour prices in the area since 1996.” Patrons love Sonoma’s “great staff,” “comfortable outdoor area,” and “good food” at this “grown-up sports bar.”

Sonoma’s Bar & Grill is open Tuesday through Friday from 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Saturdays from 12:00 pm to 11:30 pm and Sundays from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm. They are closed on Mondays. Reservations are not required.


7002 Arundel Mills, Circle #7777, Hanover, MD 21076

Looking for a world-class sports bar in the area? Head over to Sports & Social, the premier sports bar restaurant at Maryland’s Live! Casino & Hotel. They certainly live up to their name with gusto. The restaurant boasts massive 47-foot big-screen TVs to cater to all your game-day cravings. Additionally, they offer convenient sports betting kiosks and weekly food and event specials. Fans say that Sports & Social is “a great place to watch sports” and has “good food, a great sports environment and outstanding service.”

Sports & Social is open seven days a week from lunch until midnight. You can book a table online through OpenTable.


10980 Grantchester Way, Suite 110, Columbia, MD 21044

Enjoy the elegance of fine dining and live music at the 18th and 21st supper club. Inspired by the Prohibition era (the 18th Amendment created Prohibition and the 21st Amendment repealed it), 18th and 21st promises an “elevated, tailored evening experience” for patrons 18 & up. Online reviewers mention the supper club’s “extremely cool vibe and decor” and that “the food is well-prepared and tasty.”

18th and 21st is closed on Mondays. Reservations can be made through OpenTable.


8865 Stanford Blvd., Columbia, MD 21045

As the name suggests, Pub Dog Pizza and Drafthouse serves up Maryland’s best pizza and beer. (And some non-pizza appetizers.) The tap list is subject to change, so be sure to check the website before you go. Fans of Pub Dog Pizza and Draft House love the dining selections and say that the place is “cozy and fun” and “the best pizza I’ve ever had!”

Pub Dog Pizza and Draft House is open seven days a week until 2 am. No reservations are required.


4802 Benson Ave., Halethorpe, MD 21227

Fish Head Cantina has something for everyone, from pub trivia to live music to bingo. The menu is primarily seafood, including a sushi bar. Fans love this “funky little spot” and its “awesome” outdoor area. 

Fish Head Cantina is open seven days a week from morning until midnight. Reservations can be made but are not required.


823 East Fort Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21230

This “locally owned neighborhood beer bar and kitchen” offers patrons high-quality comfort food in a relaxed atmosphere with a rotating beer menu and full food menu featuring something for everyone. Online reviewers note the “attentive and friendly” service and the “phenomenal drinks.”

Wiley Gunters is open seven days a week until midnight; on Friday and Saturday nights, they’re open until 2 am. 


6040 Daybreak Circle, Clarksville, MD 21029

This upscale sports bar features cocktails, food, craft beers, live entertainment and many screens showing your favorite sports teams in action. Fans of River Hill Grill recommend the “delicious” margarita chicken panini and Old Bay chicken wings. Everyone loves the “prompt and friendly service” and many beer options.

River Hill Grill is open Monday through Thursday from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm, Friday through Saturday from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm and Sunday from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm. Reservations are not required.

Tips for Enjoying Nightlife in Hanover and Columbia

Good planning is your best friend for a successful night out in Hanover, Columbia or nearby towns. Make reservations well in advance for venues that require them. Always call your intended destinations to check that they aren’t closed for a special event and are still open during the hours listed. If possible, check menus online for potential food allergy issues. 

Ensure your night out is safe by avoiding driving to bars and pubs. Take advantage of central Maryland’s public bus service or make arrangements with Uber or Lyft.  

The Hotel at Arundel Preserve is Your Home-Base for All of Hanover’s Nightlife Experiences

The Hotel at Arundel Preserve is the ideal place to wind down after a night of entertainment, drinks and food with good friends. Check out our luxurious accommodations and special offers, then contact us to book your stay!

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