Maryland Avenue Shopping

Best Bars in Annapolis for Watching March Madness!

While seating will be limited in the stadiums where it’s played and the sports bars where it’s watched, the NCAA men’s basketball tournament – better known as March Madness – is back after being canceled in 2020 for the first time since it was first held, in 1939. Tipping off on March 18 and…

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Irish Fare & Hospitality without Crossing the Pond

For over two decades, the Irish Restaurant Company (IRC) has served Irish hospitality at their three local restaurants right here in Anne Arundel County. In 1998 Galway Bay was founded on Maryland Avenue in downtown Annapolis by Michael Galway. Anthony Clarke soon joined him as partner and…

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Dining & Shopping Under the Stars

photo courtesy of author There’s no doubt that Annapolis thrives with summertime vibes both on the water and along the downtown streets. A weekly event that Annapolitans look forward to during the warmer months is Dinner Under the Stars. Over the last few years, Wednesdays on West Street have…

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Maryland Avenue Meals To-Go

Maryland Avenue is one of my favorite streets in Annapolis, and one of my favorite places to wind away an afternoon or evening. While things are different these days, here are places you can get a taste of the Avenue to go. Wine at Annebeth's. Photo courtesy of the author. Annebeth’s I’m always…

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7 Dinner and Alcohol Specials To-Go

Soul – 509 South Cherry Grove, Annapolis Cocktails – Soul’s Craft pre-mixed Cocktails $40 tax included for 5 Cocktails Pour over ice and you are all set! (Regular $11 per cocktail) Soul Cocktails. Photo courtesy of the author. Chart House – 300 2 nd Street, Annapolis Food - Enjoy 10% Off on all…

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St. Patrick's Day with Galway Bay

St Patricks Day - a full day of celebrations honoring the patron saint of Ireland and Irish culture in its entirety through parades, activities, dining events, and other social gatherings. alt="Galway Bay" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-12129" data-processed="true" src="https://assets.simpleviewinc.com/simpleview/image/fetch/c_fill,q_75/https://res.cloudinary.com/simpleview/image/upload/v1613434280/clients/annapolis/Screen_Shot_2020_03_17_at_3_17_25_PM_copy_c40bc066-db60-4432-92b4-96b72dee7593.png" With the recent restrictions on the nation concerning the latest public health crisis, the holiday will be…

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Experience Irish Dance for Yourself in Annapolis

From the tricolor flags that line Main Street to the variety of events that fill the social calendar, it should be obvious that Annapolis is all about celebrating all-things Irish in March. Irish food, drink, and music abound at popular spots both downtown – see Fado, Galway Bay, and Castle Bay –…

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History While You Eat

People live in and visit Annapolis for many reasons, but most appreciate the town’s waterfront setting and that Annapolis predates the United States. Some know that many buildings in the downtown area are at least one or two centuries old. But how many people appreciate the history of the specific…

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Gift Giving on Maryland Ave.

Annapolis is home to a wide variety of shopping options. From books to clothes, from olive oil to chocolate, you will not be hard-pressed to find the perfect gift for all of your loved ones this Holiday season. There is a special street, however, that provides incredibly unique and creative…

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Fancy An Irish Whiskey?

When I heard Galway Bay was chosen as the 2019 winner for Best Irish Whiskey Experience in the United States, I took it as an opportunity to learn and went on a field trip. Tastings take place in the Naval Whiskey Room that was “launched” in 2018 and coincided with the twenty-year anniversary…

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