6037 Belair Road, (410) 483-6011, facebook.com/mixersbar
Mixers is somewhat of a hidden gem, which is partly what makes it so lovable. Located in the Northeast of the city, it maintains the cheap, friendly, unassuming neighborhood vibe Baltimore’s gay bars were once know for. Mixers has a small dance floor and hosts DJs and drag performances, offering a much-needed alternative to Mount Vernon’s larger clubs—which can feel impersonal at best or intimidating at worst. What really sets Mixers apart is the mixed crowd—there’s a nice balance of men and women—an unfortunately rare occurrence in a city that’s sorely lacking dedicated lesbian nightlife options.