After spending a long day out on the lake, or maybe carving your way through the mountains, there is nothing like heading back to your vacation rental to get ready for a night out on the town. From fine dining to moonshine distilleries, Deep Creek Lake offers many options when it comes to choosing how to spend your perfect evening. Hang out with the locals at some of their favorite spots enjoying live music, great food, and the best nightlife around, or head to the nearest sports bar and enjoy a nice, refreshing cocktail. Here are a few of our favorite places to spend the evenings in Deep Creek, Maryland.

Black Bear Tavern and Restaurant

Blackbear tavern and restaurant it’s a great place to spend the evening! They offer a full menu as well as events, concerts, and even a club.  The tavern and restaurant doubles as a club and bar. There is never a dull moment here so make sure to stop by when you’re in town.

Address: 102 Fort Dr, McHenry, MD 21541


Honi-Honi is an indoor and outdoor experience that is the perfect way to end a day on the lake. Sit inside or enjoy a few games of cornhole outside. Grab a bucket drink or sit down for some delicious food, no matter what you choose you will have a great experience, as well as a wonderful atmosphere. From live music to a heated deck you will love the island atmosphere this restaurant offers. 

Address: 19745 Garrett Hwy, Oakland, MD 21550-7143

JG’s Pub, Restaurant & Lounge

Serving locals and tourists since 1988, JG’s Pub Offers delicious cheesesteak hoagies, hot wings, and their famous crabcakes. Some of the pub favorites are their hush puppies, macaroni and cheese wedges, and their homemade jalapeño poppers. You can’t go wrong with their zucchini planks and shrimp jammers. Come in and see what it’s like to be a local in Garrett county. 

Address:  18553 Garrett Hwy Oakland, MD 21550


For a beautiful indoor and outdoor dining experience check out Moonshadow. Perfect for lunch or a late dinner, Moonshadow has fire pits and entertainment available as well as some of the best craft brews around. Sit back and enjoy the live entertainment after dinner, or sip on your favorite cocktail. Enjoy their drink specials or craft beer selection. Unwind from a day spent out in the sun with a nice fire and good time.

Address: 145 Bumblebee Road, McHenry Maryland 21541

Mountain State Brewing Co.

At Mountain State Brewing Company enjoy the wood fire pizza and live entertainment. This brewpub has 3 different locations, one being in Deep Creek Lake. Their West Virginia location is one of the distributing microbreweries and taprooms in the state. Their artisan flatbreads are made on their hand-built, wood fire, brick ovens creating the best flavor possible. Come for the food, but stay for the entertainment.

Address: 6690 Sang Run Road McHenry, MD.

Shooters Bar & Grill

Shooters is an all-American favorite offering wings, sandwiches, burgers, and even specialty pizzas. There is something here for everyone in the family, even the pickiest eaters. They have different specials depending on the day and offer a family-friendly casual atmosphere with great food. They just opened their Deep Creek location as they were so popular in the Cumberland area they decided to expand.

Address: 17869 Garrett Highway, Oakland

Tall Pines Distillery LLC.

For those interested in a drink a little stiffer, check out the Tall Pines Distillery. They are the first legal moonshine distilleries in the county since the prohibition. They offer Traditional recipes and an unforgettable grain to glass experience. Some of their classic flavors are the Banana Fosters, the Huckleberry, and the Rebellion. For an experience, you can’t get anywhere else make sure to check out the distillery and find your new favorite moonshine.


9224 Mason Dixon Hwy Salisbury, PA 15558

The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille

Getting its start all the way back in 1981, the green turtle was an ocean city English-style pub that its owners turned into a beloved sports bar. There are over 30 since its original opening but got its start in Maryland. The sports bar offers everything from fresh seafood and crab cakes to burgers and sandwiches. They offer a wonderful cocktail menu and a full bar for those who are planning to stop by for a few appetizers and drinks during your favorite sports game. 

Address: 75 Visitors Center Dr. McHenry, MD 21541

The Vagabond Taproom

For those looking for a relaxing night with great food, delicious beers, and wonderful desserts this is your place. The taproom often hosts parties and participates in many local events. You can catch them around town in things like GO!  Garrett County! or stop by for your favorite beer. See a list of their upcoming events and choose one that interests you.

Address: 215 E. Alder Street, Oakland, Maryland

There are many options in Deep Creek to create the perfect night out.  From grabbing food & drinks or going out for a night on the lake at Honi Honi, you won’t be disappointed. At Red Barn Vacations their rentals are centrally located making your commute to your destination fast and easy. We hope to see you soon out on Deep creek lake.