4 Businesses You Can’t Miss in Southern Gaithersburg

Living between the Gaithersburg Crown Retail District and Rio Washingtonian Center means being in the center of the action. Many of the best shops and restaurants in town are within walking distance of Sawyer Flats, making it difficult to imagine living anywhere else.

Here are just a few of the very best places to visit within reach of this metropolitan gold mine.

The Amazing Art Studio

115 Crown Park Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

No matter your skill level, this studio is a warm and inviting environment to try your hand at painting pottery, glassware, canvas and sculptures. It is the perfect place to craft a personalized wedding gift, housewarming present, or Mother’s Day gift.

Create a gift to take with you—or plan a party at the studio itself. The studio space can accommodate up to a dozen people and still maintain social distancing, and party packages include everything you need to make your birthday, baby or wedding shower, or bachelorette party an extra-special occasion. You can also take the studio experience home with you with pottery, canvas, board art or even face mask to-go kits. Choose from a variety of kits on hand or the staff will create a custom kit just for you.

Coastal Flats

135 Crown Park Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

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Care, passion and delectable ingredients went into creating the unique menu of this Downtown Crown restaurant. From the Coastal lobster roll to the pecan-crusted trout, Coastal Flats offers a fireworks show for the taste buds.

The menu also includes surf-and-turf mainstays like filet mignon and crab cakes, so no worries if you’re hungry for the classics. Round out your dinner with a piece of key lime pie or a warm flourless chocolate waffle. Feel free to enjoy it all because at Coastal Flats you can fill your stomach without emptying your wallet. Make a reservation for a table in their outdoor dining area, or call in an order for curbside pickup or delivery to enjoy a taste of luxury at home.

iRock Karaoke Lounge

15964 Shady Grove Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

I rock Karaoke Bar

You may have heard of karaoke on stage in front of strangers, but what about in a private room with just your friends? Add room service and songs in seven languages (and counting) and you have iRock Karaoke Lounge.

Why risk embarrassment singing in a public bar when you can laugh together with your friends? You and your friends can settle into your own room, enjoy the perks of a cutting-edge sound system, and order from a full bar. iRock’s private rooms are the perfect way to sing your heart out safely, and the attentive staff is only too willing to fuel you with liquid courage if need be.

Space is limited, so don’t forget to make a reservation as the room you want may already be taken! And if karaoke from the comfort of your couch is more your speed, their menu of Korean fare is available for takeout so you can simulate the iRock experience at home.

Monster Mini Golf

9116 Gaither Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

It’s always tee time at Monster Mini Golf, Gaithersburg’s indoor mecca of mini golf. This is not your traditional mild-mannered miniature golf course. Instead you’ll be greeted with 18 holes of glow-in-the-dark golf, with enough crazy corners and wacky obstacles to make it fun for beginners and challenging for pros. 

And the golf itself is just the beginning. Animated monsters aim to entertain, a custom radio station pumps out classic ’80s tunes and the fun-loving staff is always ready to up the ante on the party with trivia and prizes. If all that golfing works up an appetite, visit Stella’s Kitchen for a snack. Make a reservation online and let the games begin!

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