1310 Russell St., (410) 837-9110, thedox.com
Baltimore’s most enduring after hours spot is also its greatest—not because it’s open until dawn, or because of the snack bar, or even because of the legendary floor-shaking sound system. It’s because at the Paradox, everyone is accepted: black, white, gay, straight, trans, cis, baseball cap, covered in DayGlo paint (or even corpse paint), whatever. As long as you love to dance and are willing to stay up all night, it’s just as much your party as anyone else’s. If you’re the type of person who wishes the party wasn’t over at 2 a.m., skip the late-night stop at Royal Farms and head down to the Dox for four more hours of fun instead.