Showroom Cafe & Bar

Showroom Cafe & Bar 1

Showroom is a full-service café and bar located on the first floor of Motor House.

A former automobile showroom turned arts and dining venue in the heart of Baltimore’s Station North Arts & Entertainment District, Showroom is the perfect place to grab a handcrafted cocktail before a show or enjoy a meal with friends.

Motor House has partnered with Pantry Catering’s founder and Executive Chef, Daniel Horwitz, to create an expressive breakfast and lunch menu– offering locally sourced comfort food by day and cross-cultural street food, craft cocktails, and local beers at night. The bar is complete with a DJ booth and stage, making it a flexible venue for pop-up performances, parties, and other types of events.

Showroom is easily accessible from the main entrance on 120 W. North Ave. or from the Motor House lobby. Outdoor seating is also available during the spring-fall months.

Hours of Operation:

Mon: 8 AM – 4 PM
Tue & Wed: 8 AM – 10 PM
Thu: 8 AM – 11 PM
Fri: 8 AM – 12 AM
Sat: 4 PM – 12 AM
Sun: Closed


“Best In Show: Showroom Review” (Baltimore Magazine)
“Dining Review: Showroom Cafe inside Motor House thrives on cool vibes” (Baltimore Sun)

“People are Talking” (WJZ Segment)

“Curb to table: Street food takes spotlight on local menus” (Baltimore Sun)

“Open and Shut” (Baltimore Magazine)
“New cafe, bar, and performance space coming to Motor House” (Baltimore Sun)

“Station North’s Motor House adds a cafe and stage to bring new food and nightlife options” (Baltimore Business Journal)

Events at the Showroom

  • Theology on Tap

    April 24
    Theology is really just a fancy word for “God-talk,” the way we think and talk about our religious beliefs. But what happens when we take that conversation out of the church and into a bar? Conveners Chip and Kelsie Morgan Riegel host a monthly gathering at a local Baltimore City bar. Each gathering is centered around a different theological topic.
  • The Art of Comedy Open Mic 2

    The Art of Comedy Open Mic

    April 25
    Every Wednesday is Comedy Open Mic night at Motor House! Swing by the Showroom to get some time on the mic or support. No cover charge, but donations are accepted at the door. 18+
  • D Center Baltimore Convo #88

    Design Conversations hosted by the Neighborhood Design Center

    May 2
    In honor of their 50th year, the Neighborhood Design Center is hosting D Center's Design Conversations at the Showroom. Since 2008, Design Conversations focus on rotating topics that are timely and engaging and different every month. These events are always free and on the first Wednesday of every month. Check this page for upcoming topics or just pop in and be surprised!
  • Sean Jones & Friends Jam Session

    Sean Jones & Friends Jam Session

    May 3
    Jazz trumpet sensation, Sean Jones, has landed in Charm City! Join us in welcoming Sean at this very special “Sean Jones + Friends Jazz Jam Session”. Sean will be joined by other Peabody Faculty artists. No cover charge! About Sean: The young jazz veteran trumpeter Sean Jones believes passionately in championing the creative arc of artists who are committed to their life journey. “I think the progression of the art form comes with people being allowed to be themselves in their rawest form with no compromise,” he has noted. A highly respected and in-demand musician, Jones has recorded and/or performed with many major figures including Joe Lovano, Chico O’Farrill, Illinois Jacquet, Jimmy Heath, Frank Foster, Nancy Wilson, Dianne Reeves, Gerald Wilson, and Marcus Miller. The relationship with Miller led to another highly impacting experience when Jones was selected by Miller, Herbie Hancock, and Wayne Shorter for their Tribute to Miles tour in 2011. Currently, Jones is artistic director of the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra, Artist-in-Residence at San Francisco Performances, and a member of The SF JAZZ Collective. In addition, he serves as a member of the Jazz Education Network’s Board of Directors and was recently appointed as artistic director of Carnegie Hall’s NYO Jazz, which makes its Carnegie Hall debut and inaugural European tour in the summer of 2018. He has recently released his eighth recording, Live from Jazz at the Bistro, on Mack Avenue Records. Heavily involved in education, Jones taught at the Berklee College of Music as the chair of
  • Adult Broadway Dance W/ CJay Philip

    Broadway LIVE!

    May 8
    Hosted by Broadway veteran, CJay Philip and featuring the talented theater companies, singers, and actors of Baltimore. Broadway LIVE! is back, same place, new room, the Showroom at Motor House with food, drinks, and a fun night out for Broadway Lovers! $10 Advance | $15 Door ACT 1: 6-7:30PM Family Friendly Open Mic: Pay what you can ACT 2: 7:30-9PM 18 and Over Open Mic: $10 advance; $15 door
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