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A night in the life of a nightlife columnist

Friday, February 27, 2009

It started with dinner at Slainte (1700 Thames St., pictured), because I needed to review a dish for a Taste centerpiece. I went alone, sat and read a book while I ate. 

On my way up Broadway, I noticed Reefers (711 S. Broadway) was open, so I went inside for a bottle of Yuengling ($2). It was 8 p.m. and I was one of five people in there, including the bartender.

Reefers looked like it could have been fun 10 years ago, but felt seedy now. My feet stuck to the floor on the way out ...

Midnight Sunner Evan and his buddies were using up a gift certificate to Don't Know Tavern (1453 Light St.), and invited me to help them out. Owner Jason Zink(!) was there, but I Don't Know if he saw me.

El Basha was next. More on the new hookah bar later. In short: Nice little place, poor location. Hookahs were $15. Belly dancer was good.

With the review reported, a couple close pals and I went to Club Chuck (1724 N. Charles St.) to meet up with jmgiordano. Dropped off a friend in South Baltimore and made it to Idle Hour (201 E. Fort Ave.) just in time for a nightcap.

Home at 2 a.m. Bed immediately afterward.

(Sun photo by Monica Lopossay)

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