Kavanaugh's bar from The Wire.

Filming Location in Baltimore, Maryland, United States.

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Kavanaugh's bar from The Wire - Filming Location.

This is the filming location of Kavanaugh's Irish bar from The Wire.

In real life, it is called the Sidebar Tavern, and it is situated on the corner of Lexington Street and Guilford Avenue in Downtown Baltimore.

This location features in a number of episodes, as it is the bar where members of the Baltimore Police Department like to hang out together and drink after work.

One of the most memorable scenes occurs in the episode "Dead Soldiers" in Season 3, when the body of homicide detective Ray Cole is laid out on the pool table during his wake. During the scene, squad supervisor Jay Landsman gives an emotional toast to the deceased officer.

After a night of drinking and taking part in singalongs, detectives Bunk Moreland and Jimmy McNulty are shown stumbling around and vomiting on the sidewalk outside.

Where is Kavanaugh's bar?

Below, you will find the address and the GPS coordinates for this location.

GPS Coordinates.

The GPS coordinates for the bar are as follows.

  • Latitude: 39.291328
  • Longitude: -76.611226

Map.

Open 39.291328, -76.611226 in Google Maps to view directions on how to get there.

Address.

The full address for this location is:

220 E Lexington Street
Baltimore
Maryland
MD 21202
United States

Directions.

It is situated about 100 yards east of the intersection between North Calvert Street and East Lexington Street.

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Kavanaugh's bar in The Wire.

Episode 3, Season 3 - Dead Soldiers

Kavanaugh's bar The Wire

Bunk Moreland and Jimmy McNulty struggle to stay on their feet after an evening of heavy drinking.

Ray Cole's hearse is visible on the left.

"Like that."

Bunk and McNulty

Bunk, who is clearly having a drunken existential crisis, points out that you can wake up one morning thinking about mundane things such as bills, retirement, and dry cleaning, only to die suddenly—"like that."

220 E Lexington Street.

220 E Lexington Street

In real life, 220 East Lexington Street is home to the Sidebar Tavern.

This Google Street View image was taken in June of 2022.

Edward Norris.

Edward Norris

Homicide veteran Edward Norris walks outside and hands Bunk and McNulty a drink. Seconds later, he also proceeds to get sick.

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