Since 1991, Grand Central Station
(1001 N. Charles St.
, 410-752-7133), which was known until 2003 as Central Station, has been a gay-nightlife mainstay of Baltimore, and an anchor of the bar district along North Charles Street in Mt. Vernon. The gay and lesbian entertainment complex consists of several different bars and lounges, including a large dance floor as well as a separate upstairs lesbian bar called Sappho's
- although everybody of both genders is welcome throughout the place. Lube wrestling, wet underwear contests, and special events are held frequently - there's pretty much always something interesting going on at this bar. The staff is friendly, and the crowd comprises a pretty good mix of professionals, students, locals, and visitors.