Orlando's from The Wire.

Filming Location in Baltimore, Maryland, United States.

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Orlando's from The Wire - Filming Location.

This is the filming location of Orlando's strip club from The Wire.

It sits on South Broadway in Fells Point, Baltimore.

Orlando's is a key location in Season 1, as it acts as the main headquarters for the Barksdale Organization.

Avon and Stringer conduct most of their business in an office above the club. The gang also counts its drug money at this location.

On paper, the business is managed by a frontman called Wendell "Orlando" Blocker. However, Orlando is shot dead in Episode 10 after he repeatedly attempts to become involved in the drug business.

This is also the place where D'Angelo "Dee" Barksdale meets Shardene Innes, who is a dancer at the club.

Where was Orlando's filmed?

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

GPS Coordinates.

The GPS coordinates for the club are as follows.

  • Latitude: 39.285359
  • Longitude: -76.593651


Open 39.285359, -76.593651 in Google Maps to view directions on how to get there.


The full address for this location is:

504 S Broadway
MD 21231
United States


It is close to the corner between South Broadway and Eastern Avenue in Fells Point.


Photos of the club and other related images.

Google Street View.

Orlando's The Wire

A Google Street View image of the premises. In real life, it is home to a gentleman's club called The Ritz Cabaret.

This was taken in June of 2019.

Orlando's: A Gentlemen's Club.

Episode 5, Season 1 - The Pager


An exterior shot of Orlando's from Episode 5, Season 1 of The Wire. The building on the right (Eastern Auto Supply) has been completely demolished.

During this scene, Orlando expresses his frustrations to "Dee" about how he is just a "clean name" for the liquor board. In his opinion, he should be allowed to get involved in "the game" because there is "plenty of pie out there for everybody".

However, Avon Barksdale is dead set against this because it might put the front's liquor licence in jeopardy. He is well aware that liquor licence renewals in Baltimore can be denied on the basis of a criminal conviction.

"What kind of strip joint has a video camera looking out?"

Episode 5, Season 1 - The Pager

The Wire strip club

In the episode "The Pager", McNulty, Daniels and Kima learn that Avon Barksdale owns a strip club.



Another shot of the outside of the club. The building on the left was recently home to "Baltimore Boxing & Fitness".

Ritz Cabaret.

Ritz Cabaret

A Google Street View image of the Ritz Cabaret from August of 2015.

Lieutenant Daniels and Detective McNulty.

Episode 12, Season 1 - Cleaning Up

Lieutenant Daniels and Detective McNulty

In the episode "Cleaning Up", Lieutenant Daniels and Detective McNulty decide to stand the swat team down and arrest Avon Barksdale themselves.

"Do they think it's Tony Montana up there? These guys probably haven't touched a gun in years."

Wendell "Orlando" Blocker.

Episode 7, Season 1 - One Arrest

Wendell Orlando Blocker

An image of Wendell "Orlando" Blocker, who manages the club.

Wendell is repeatedly warned that he needs to keep a low profile and avoid any criminal convictions. However, he ignores these warnings and tries to get in on the action.

Later on in the season, Wendell is shot dead by Barksdale enforcers "Wee-Bey" and "Little Man". This hit is ordered shortly after he is arrested by an undercover police officer for attempting to purchase drugs.

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