See City Fireworks from the Beach at Baltimore's Sandlot

Photo: Julie Hove Andersen

If you can’t decide between a big city fireworks show and laid-back beach fireworks, a Baltimore bar/restaurant achieves both experiences at once.

Sandlot is a “beach hangout,” situated at the Harbor Point development between Fells Point and the Harbor East neighborhood. Its location makes for excellent views of the fireworks, but keeps you just outside of the busy Inner Harbor public viewing areas.

The outdoor restaurant will open at 4 p.m. on the 4th, with the band Speakers of the House and DJ Neil Paul playing music, right up to fireworks time.

Sandlot, which is run by the Foodshed folks from Baltimore’s beloved foodie spot Woodberry Kitchen, will offer a simple Americana menu: hamburgers, hot dogs, and stadium nachos. They’ll be cooked up in three remote kitchens, as well as the restaurant’s main kitchen, located inside an Airstream camper.

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery is taking over all taps and cans, for a Bay-sourced beer selection.

The Independence Day celebration will be $10 for adults to get in, $5 for kid 12 and over, and since Sandlot is a canine-friendly joint, dogs are free. Guests are encouraged to bring their own beach chairs or blankets.

-Meg Walburn Viviano