‘LB Speakeasy’ Opens at The Lord Baltimore Hotel Next Week

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Courtesy Profiles PR/Lord Baltimore Hotel
Courtesy Profiles PR/Lord Baltimore Hotel

Building on the success of its four other venues, the historic Lord Baltimore Hotel is set to open up a new bar in a once-deserted room housed within the historic 23-story building downtown.

The bar, fittingly named LB Speakeasy, sits behind a wall in The French Kitchen. The space was actually a real speakeasy during the Prohibition years (1920-1933) and is as old as the hotel itself, but it was closed down and forgotten after the alcohol ban was lifted, even as the hotel continued operating. The new owners, who reopened the refurbished hotel in 2014 to stellar reviews, discovered the room during renovations. Hotel general manager Gene-Michael Addis said in a release that “it has been like an archaeological excavation sorting through all the antique fixtures, tarnished silverware and everything else that was left behind.”

The new space has an intimate vibe with high ceilings, a centrally located circular white bar and a small lounge, per the Sun. Here’s a picture of the cozy seating area:

Courtesy Profiles PR/Lord Baltimore Hotel
Courtesy Profiles PR/Lord Baltimore Hotel

Its cocktail menu is inspired by classic tastes and serves as something of a foil to the menu from the summertime rooftop LB Skybar up above. All drinks are $12. In addition to cocktails, guests will be able to order food from The French Kitchen next door.

The bar will be open from 5-11 p.m. from Wednesday through Saturday. Guests should come dressed in smart casual attire.

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Ethan has been editing and reporting for Baltimore Fishbowl since fall of 2016. His previous stops include Fox 45, CQ Researcher and Connection Newspapers in Northern Virginia. His freelance writing has been featured in Baltimore City Paper, Leafly, DCist and BmoreArt, among other outlets. He enjoys basketball, humid Mid-Atlantic summers and story tips.
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