And with its festive atmosphere and creative-casual food, it's likely that those crowds are there to stay.
Back story: Kooper's North is the new Mays Chapel outpost of the much-loved Fells Point bar/burger joint Kooper's Tavern. Like its city counterpart, Kooper's North features a wide range of beers and an assortment of creative gourmet burgers.
Parking: Lot in front
Signature dish: The Baltimore-style mussels, cooked in a broth of Heavy Seas ale and Old Bay, are tender, spicy, and a great foil for Kooper's easy-to-drink Yellow Tail Ale.
Where: 12240 Tullamore Road, Lutherville-Timonium
Contact: 410-853-7324, koopersnorth.com
Open: 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Friday (kitchen closes at 11 p.m. Monday to Thursday and midnight Friday); 9 a.m.-2 a.m. Saturday and Sunday (kitchen closes at midnight Saturday and 11 p.m. Sunday)
Credit cards: MasterCard, Visa, American Express
Reservations: Not accepted
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