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The OfferBaltimore’s hippest entertainment district is home to the longstanding Bertha’s Restaurant & Bar. World famous for its mussels, every diner walks away with an “Eat Bertha’s Mussels” bumper sticker at the end of the meal. Offered with your choice of eight sauces, Bertha's Mussels are plump, tender, and steamed just right. Bertha’s attracts a slew of regulars and newcomers, who show up for the mussels and stay for the live music, great beer, seafood entrees and warm, funky atmosphere.Get $40 worth of food and drink for just $20 at this Fell’s Point Landmark, and consider yourself a Bertha’s convert! Join in to the fun, lively scene at Bertha’s, fall in love with the famous mussels with accompanying dipping sauces, and treat yourself to a night of real Baltimore history and hospitality. Live jazz or blues most nights.Bertha's Restaurant & BarIt all began when Tony Norris, an instructor of classical guitar at George Washington University, Wash. D.C., and his wife Laura Norris, a violinist and music instructor, also at George Washington, teamed up with a friend to buy a decrepit bar in the backwater area of Baltimore (Fell's Point). The bar at the time was called "The Lone Star". The neglected waterfront area seemed to attract a very creative crowd. The Lone Star bar that Tony and Laura purchased around 1972 picked up an almost instant clientele due to its funky location. Tony found a stained glass memorial window in a Baltimore junk shop, dedicated to the memory of Bertha E. Bartholomew, whose identity remains unknown to this day. The stained glass window, displayed with lighting behind it, was hung over the bar. Thus, the bar became known as Berthas. The now famous "EAT BERTHA'S MUSSELS" bumper stickers have developed a bit of cult following and can be found in countries around the world. The sticker is still mailed out daily, and given to every customer as they leave.With a growing reputation and good following, Bertha’s was expanded, using a building next-next door. This building was connected to the original property at the rear wrapping around the property in the middle, giving Berthas a horseshoe affect. This added space fired up Tony's' insatiable appetite for collecting rare antiques, pieces of junk, and musical memorabilia, which he hangs on the walls, nails to the ceilings, and fills every ledge, nook and cranny. His motto is "We buy old junk, and sell rare antiques." He rarely parts with any of his junk because most of it has become permanent fixtures in Bertha's.As Bertha's expanded, Laura and Tony left their primary occupations as musicians and took on a more full time gig of running the establishment. Their lives and those of their many eccentric customers they have met through the years have allowed Bertha's to become a Baltimore landmark, which has stood the test of time.Reviews“The root of all those "Eat Bertha's Mussels" bumper stickers is actually a very cozy British-styled pub... with awesome mussels. The ceiling is a canopy of random items, such as saxophones and mannequins, which give the bar an artsy atmosphere,” says the Baltimore Sun.“A longtime holdout for live acoustic jazz and blues, Bertha's brings in exceptionally talented house bands on a weekly basis. In lieu of a cover charge, Bertha's tacks a quarter or two onto every drink sold on performance nights and gives the money to the bands,” recommends Sam Sessa, report for the Baltimore Sun.“Mussels and beer for lunch – oh boy! Ate out in Baltimore five days, and this is the only one I remember,” praises Slomo Rootlinger on Urban Spoon.
Bertha's is an offbeat restaurant in Baltimore, MD featuring the best mussels on the East coast, as well as live entertainment and private dining rooms. Bertha's has been serving Fells Point Hospitality since 1972. The main portions are large and juicy, and the desert is to die for. The lives of the owners and those of their many eccentric customers they have met through the years have allowed Bertha's to become a Baltimore landmark which has stood the test of time.