2549 N HOWARD ST.  |  BALTIMORE, MD 21218

Upcoming Events
May 2024
Ottobar's Shrunken Head presents

21 +
Doors: 6pm // Show: 7pm
Trixie Little presents

Ages 18 and up
Doors: 8pm // Show: 9pm

21+
Doors: 9pm // Show: 9pm
$FREE

21+
Doors: 9pm // Show: 9pm
$FREE

21+
Doors: 9pm // Show: 9pm
$FREE

21+
Doors: 9pm // Show: 9pm
$FREE

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ALWAYS an honor to bring great live entertainment to Baltimore all these years, let alone be nominated as a fave for doing so. 
Baltimore Magazine's latest readers poll has tons of great categories to vote on- The link is in our bio, so show us and all of your faves some love in upcoming days- voting ends 5/24!

ALWAYS an honor to bring great live entertainment to Baltimore all these years, let alone be nominated as a fave for doing so.
Baltimore Magazine`s latest readers poll has tons of great categories to vote on- The link is in our bio, so show us and all of your faves some love in upcoming days- voting ends 5/24!
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Upcoming shows! Tag a friend

Upcoming shows! Tag a friend ...

Tickets onsale NOW!
JUNE 14TH!
Join us this pride season for the return of LEATHER DYKE PRIDE!! This year we are bringing you a kinky carnival inspired performance called Cirque du SO'Gay! Join us for several acts by local circus homosexuals coordinated by @sunflowerandbean and @pavoninescales, watch in amazement as @oberonthedemon swallows balloons and get ready to worship the muscles of lilf1st,THE STRONGEST DYKE IN THE WORLD!! We are excited to welcome back our guest MC, @the_majnoon, who will be joining us all the way from RI to guide you through the evening! @allurebound will be vending to supply you with all your latex needs, and @birdscratch_bootblack will be back to care for your leathers! Music will be curated by our electrifying local DJ's @adamasthedj and @sc0pi3!

Masks are strongly encouraged!
This is an inclusive space, racism, transphobia or other kinds of intolerance are NOT TOLERATED.

Poster design by:
@globeatmica

Tickets onsale NOW!
JUNE 14TH!
Join us this pride season for the return of LEATHER DYKE PRIDE!! This year we are bringing you a kinky carnival inspired performance called Cirque du SO`Gay! Join us for several acts by local circus homosexuals coordinated by @sunflowerandbean and @pavoninescales, watch in amazement as @oberonthedemon swallows balloons and get ready to worship the muscles of lilf1st,THE STRONGEST DYKE IN THE WORLD!! We are excited to welcome back our guest MC, @the_majnoon, who will be joining us all the way from RI to guide you through the evening! @allurebound will be vending to supply you with all your latex needs, and @birdscratch_bootblack will be back to care for your leathers! Music will be curated by our electrifying local DJ`s @adamasthedj and @sc0pi3!

Masks are strongly encouraged!
This is an inclusive space, racism, transphobia or other kinds of intolerance are NOT TOLERATED.

Poster design by:
@globeatmica
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ONSALE NOW!
Saturday August 10th it’s a top to bottom showcase of legendary DC music at Ottobar!

Scream returns! Established in 1979 and known for their incendiary live performances, they bring both old and new music (DC Special- 2023 Dischord Records) back to Baltimore after years!
The quartet that is The Messthetics (Impulse!) currently sees Joe Lally on bass, his former Fugazi bandmate Brendan Canty on drums and guitarist, Anthony Pirog WITH special guest, acclaimed jazz saxophonist James Brandon Lewis to unleash their combustive chemistry back on Ottobar’s stage!
DC punk scene veterans The Owners debut their melodic punk/power at Ottobar-featuring members of Ex Hex, The Shirks, Gray Matter, Iron Cross, and The Problematics among others.

SEE?! You cannot miss this-
7pm doors- All Ages
Tickets at theottobar.com and at Ottobar NOW!

ONSALE NOW!
Saturday August 10th it’s a top to bottom showcase of legendary DC music at Ottobar!

Scream returns! Established in 1979 and known for their incendiary live performances, they bring both old and new music (DC Special- 2023 Dischord Records) back to Baltimore after years!
The quartet that is The Messthetics (Impulse!) currently sees Joe Lally on bass, his former Fugazi bandmate Brendan Canty on drums and guitarist, Anthony Pirog WITH special guest, acclaimed jazz saxophonist James Brandon Lewis to unleash their combustive chemistry back on Ottobar’s stage!
DC punk scene veterans The Owners debut their melodic punk/power at Ottobar-featuring members of Ex Hex, The Shirks, Gray Matter, Iron Cross, and The Problematics among others.

SEE?! You cannot miss this-
7pm doors- All Ages
Tickets at theottobar.com and at Ottobar NOW!
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One Week Away!
Fri 5/24 join us at Union Craft Brewing for a special going away party for Concrete City- Their final performance includes Low Moda and Glacial Burners- Doors at 7pm- 18+
Tickets available now at theottobar.com and at doors night of!

One Week Away!
Fri 5/24 join us at Union Craft Brewing for a special going away party for Concrete City- Their final performance includes Low Moda and Glacial Burners- Doors at 7pm- 18+
Tickets available now at theottobar.com and at doors night of!
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Did you stop by the Ottobar booth during Saturday's Remfest?

Well, congratulations to Julie Allen for the closest guess in our almost 27 YEAR total of shows at Ottobar!
(Unbelievably, she was within 50! Next closest? off by almost 1000.)
Somebody get her a lottery ticket!
Julie has won herself 2 tickets to any show in 2024! 

Congrats Julie and thank you to GRIA, all vendors, bands, staff, volunteers and YOU for helping make it another great event!
See you next year!

Did you stop by the Ottobar booth during Saturday`s Remfest?

Well, congratulations to Julie Allen for the closest guess in our almost 27 YEAR total of shows at Ottobar!
(Unbelievably, she was within 50! Next closest? off by almost 1000.)
Somebody get her a lottery ticket!
Julie has won herself 2 tickets to any show in 2024!

Congrats Julie and thank you to GRIA, all vendors, bands, staff, volunteers and YOU for helping make it another great event!
See you next year!
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JUST ANNOUNCED!
Australian Stoner Pop Babe Rainbow right here Aug 28th with special guest Very Nice Person!
Tickets onsale FRI at 11am at theottobar and Ottobar

JUST ANNOUNCED!
Australian Stoner Pop Babe Rainbow right here Aug 28th with special guest Very Nice Person!
Tickets onsale FRI at 11am at theottobar and Ottobar
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Ottobar's Shrunken Head presents
ZOCKO! WITH PARTY NERVES
21 +
SATURDAY, MAY 18
Doors: 6pm // Show: 7pm
GRAB YOUR ANNETTE FUNICELLO AND HEAD ON UP!
Upstairs @ Ottobar
Zocko! with Party Nerves (Philadelphia)

Ottobar`s Shrunken Head presents
ZOCKO! WITH PARTY NERVES
21 +
SATURDAY, MAY 18
Doors: 6pm // Show: 7pm
GRAB YOUR ANNETTE FUNICELLO AND HEAD ON UP!
Upstairs @ Ottobar
Zocko! with Party Nerves (Philadelphia)
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ST. TWERKIESDAY W/ UNCLE QUINCY
21+
SATURDAY, MAY 18
Doors: 10pm // Show: 10pm
$FREE
 
Upstairs @ Ottobar @uncle_quincy 
St.Twerkies Day – Hip-Hop, Funk, & Soul Dance Party!

ST. TWERKIESDAY W/ UNCLE QUINCY
21+
SATURDAY, MAY 18
Doors: 10pm // Show: 10pm
$FREE

Upstairs @ Ottobar @uncle_quincy
St.Twerkies Day – Hip-Hop, Funk, & Soul Dance Party!
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EXTRA MEDIUM
21+
FRIDAY, MAY 17
Doors: 9pm // Show: 10pm
$FREE
 
Upstairs @ Ottobar
Extra Medium with DJ Cian!

EXTRA MEDIUM
21+
FRIDAY, MAY 17
Doors: 9pm // Show: 10pm
$FREE

Upstairs @ Ottobar
Extra Medium with DJ Cian!
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PROTOPLASM
21+
THURSDAY, MAY 16
 Doors: 9pm // Show: 9pm
 $FREE
 
Upstairs @ Ottobar
Playing goth, industrial, death rock, ebm, and darkwave!
Every third Thursday
 
Bauhaus, Chemlab, Cocksure, Curse Mackey, Fields of the Nephilim, Kaelen Mikla, Klack, Mephisto Walz, 
My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, Out Out, Pop Will Eat Itself, Secret Shame, Skinny Puppy, SPECTRES, Strange Boutique, TSOL
 
with DJs ZAZIE MONDUST & PLAGUELUSTRE

PROTOPLASM
21+
THURSDAY, MAY 16
Doors: 9pm // Show: 9pm
$FREE

Upstairs @ Ottobar
Playing goth, industrial, death rock, ebm, and darkwave!
Every third Thursday

Bauhaus, Chemlab, Cocksure, Curse Mackey, Fields of the Nephilim, Kaelen Mikla, Klack, Mephisto Walz,
My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, Out Out, Pop Will Eat Itself, Secret Shame, Skinny Puppy, SPECTRES, Strange Boutique, TSOL

with DJs ZAZIE MONDUST & PLAGUELUSTRE
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TRIVIA & KARAOKE NIGHT
WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
Doors: 6pm // Show: 7pm
$FREE
 
Upstairs @ Ottobar
Ottobar trivia, play as teams or solo!
@showtimetrivia 
Trivia at 7:00!

Karaoke at 9:30!

TRIVIA & KARAOKE NIGHT
WEDNESDAY, MAY 15
Doors: 6pm // Show: 7pm
$FREE

Upstairs @ Ottobar
Ottobar trivia, play as teams or solo!
@showtimetrivia
Trivia at 7:00!

Karaoke at 9:30!
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DJ UNCLE QUINCY
21+
TUESDAY, MAY 14
Doors: 9pm // Show: 9pm
$FREE @uncle_quincy 
 
Upstairs @ Ottobar
Hip-Hop, Funk, & Soul Dance Party w/ DJ Uncle Quincy!

DJ UNCLE QUINCY
21+
TUESDAY, MAY 14
Doors: 9pm // Show: 9pm
$FREE @uncle_quincy

Upstairs @ Ottobar
Hip-Hop, Funk, & Soul Dance Party w/ DJ Uncle Quincy!
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METAL MONDAY!
21+
MONDAY, MAY 13
 Doors: 9pm // Show: 9pm
 $FREE
 
Upstairs @ Ottobar
Metal Monday! ALL METAL ALL NIGHT!

METAL MONDAY!
21+
MONDAY, MAY 13
Doors: 9pm // Show: 9pm
$FREE

Upstairs @ Ottobar
Metal Monday! ALL METAL ALL NIGHT!
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