Baltimore, Maryland

Not everything has to be complicated and Mums in south Baltimore is anything but complex, a single name, a no-nonsense environment and a boxy location wedged into a stretch of rowhomes with little other commercial business nearby. Baltimore dive bars have a tendency to present themselves in a similar straightforward manner, a testament to the city’s ability to keep these neighborhood, local spots afloat. The name of the bar hangs on a black sign above the door in an almost renaissance faire-style script. Multi-colored neon signs hang in alternating windows surrounded by small black tiles, adding a little intrigue to what could otherwise be a basic storefront.

Inside, an L-shaped bar sits within narrow confines, creating exactly the kind of vibe that makes dive bars great. Mums is given its faint glow by a handful of string lights that line the bar back and ceiling above the bar’s nonfunctional fireplace. Live music makes use of a small corner of the bar cleared out during select evenings. Among the wood paneling that lines the space, keep an eye out for a spot or two of purposeful taxidermy, jackalope included.

SFG Note: This is a dive bar directory listing. We haven’t had the good fortune of visiting firsthand yet. When we do, you’ll get a great review. In the meantime, we’ve compiled information to help you make a choice on visiting.

The Basics

1132 S Hanover St
Baltimore, MD 21230

Neighborhood Bar



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