FOOD, FUN & PEOPLE COME TOGETHER
Espresso bar and cafe by day, craft cocktails and fun menu in the evening.
A former automobile showroom turned arts and dining venue, Showroom is the perfect place to grab a beer or a meal with friends in Baltimore's Station North Arts & Entertainment District.
Motor House has partnered with Pantry Catering‘s founder and Executive Chef, Daniel Horwitz, to create an expressive breakfast and lunch menu–offering comfort food by day and cross-cultural street food. Evenings we serve local draft beer and craft cocktails. We offer music, 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.
120 W. North Ave
Baltimore, MD 21201
chef daniel horwitz
Daniel Horwitz currently serves as the Executive Chef for Showroom. After graduation from college, Dan apprenticed under the tutelage of Chef Craig Shelton at the Ryland Inn in Whitehouse NJ. Shelton had worked under such great names as Wolfgang Puck, David Bouley and Joel Robuchon. Dan spent 3 ½ years at the Ryland Inn, working all stations from pastry to poisson. It was during his tenure there that the Ryland Inn received four stars from The New York Times.
After moving to the Baltimore area, Dan became the executive chef for ZeMean Bean in Fells Point and then moved on to become an off premise catering chef for Linwood’s. After three years at Linwoods, he decided to start his own catering company and has been putting out fantastic food ever since.
India Nance currently serves as the Cafe Manager for Showroom. She is passionate about and driven to provide great product and experiences at Showroom Cafe. As an unapologetic extrovert, you may find her humming a favorite tune or engrossed in conversation, so feel free to join in! She’d love to meet you.
“I have always felt a calling to the customer service industry. I truly enjoy being able to brighten someone’s day… even a little.”
press & buzz
They like us! They really like us!
"Best in show"
"If only these walls could talk. With its panoramic views of the colorful Howard Street Bridge and the changing Station North landscape, the building at 120 West North Avenue has seen a lot through the years....As guests shimmy their way back and forth between the dance floor and the bar, three letters from the original signage mounted overheard say it all: “F-U-N.”
"Year In Review: The Beat’s top 10 new restaurants of 2017"
"[Showroom] is slinging food from breakfast to lunch most days and have a killer happy hour from Tuesday to Friday (all night on Thursday). The menu is an eclectic mix of international flavors and the bolsitas, which are essentially bags of goodness with a range of flavors from Mexican to Tex-Mex to Mediterranean...."
"Showroom Cafe inside Motor House thrives on cool vibes"
"This is one cool cafe. At the new Showroom Cafe & Bar, the vibe is hip, and so are the customers. Bottom line: Baltimore’s newest arts cafe is a fun place to hang out, drink and eat, whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
"People are talking"
Watch this on-air interview with our Head Chef, Daniel Horwitz.
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Showroom at motor house
120 W North Ave
Baltimore, MD 21201
Book a party
Party and Dine with Artsy Vibe
We have a variety of large party and private event options at Showroom Cafe and Bar. Private dining options are available for seated groups of 6 to 90 guests, and cocktail parties of up to 100 guests. For additional details and information about booking a special night with us, please fill out the information at the link below