The one-of-a-kind 19th-story Skybar will open its doors once again in a little over two weeks.
The Lord Baltimore Hotel announced today that its rooftop bar is ready to reopen for its third season — and only its second full summer one — on April 21 with an expanded food and drink menu. Options this year include artisan summery drinks like a vodka-substituted Tom Collins and mint julep made with Bulleit bourbon, as well as pressed Cuban and Napolitano paninis and shrimp salad sliders, among other snacks.
The Skybar’s claim to fame is a strong one: It’s the highest bar in Baltimore, sitting on the 19th-floor rooftop deck of the Lord Baltimore Hotel on W. Baltimore Street downtown. When uncovered in clear weather, it offers one of the best views of the city.
It’s also one of several bars or restaurants housed within the resurrected Lord Baltimore Hotel, which was bought in 2013 and renovated for a stellarly reviewed reopening in spring 2014. The Skybar was one of the hotel’s premiere draws, opening for a limited time in September 2015. It’s since been joined by a counterpart speakeasy on the ground floor called the LB Speakeasy, which pays homage to its former use as an actual illicit watering hole during the Prohibition era. The hotel also operates The French Kitchen, the LB Tavern and the LB Bakery.
Starting April 21, the Skybar will open at 4 p.m. from Wednesday through Friday and at 5 p.m. on Saturdays. An end date hasn’t been set, but the hotel says they’ll make that decision in early fall. As usual, “smart-casual” attire is recommended. Entrance allowed only for adults age 21 and older.