Midnight Sun

Midnight Sun Wesley Case covers the city's after-hours scene
Football vs. football: Baltimore-area soccer bars ready to accommodate Ravens fans during early London game

Normally, a weekend morning at the British-style pub Union Jack’s in Columbia draws many singing soccer fans, eager to cheer on their respective European clubs. But with the Ravens playing in London on Sunday morning, Union Jack’s expects a crowd of purple-wearing enthusiasts of the other kind of football.

“The Ravens still outdraw soccer in this area,” said manager Gary Ouellette.

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Formerly Mad River, the Charles bar and restaurant to open in Federal Hill this month

The Federal Hill bar formerly known as Mad River will reopen as the Charles this month, aiming to shift its focus to food instead of a weekend party scene.

Operating manager David Yike and his partners closed Mad River in May for a rebranding, and Mad River regulars should immediately notice significant changes inside the South Charles Street space, Yike said.

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Ravens in London: Baltimore-area bars opening early, running specials

The Ravens will be in London on Sunday to play the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium, which means plenty of Baltimore-area bars will open early to accommodate the 9:30 a.m. kickoff.

Here’s a running list of local bars opening their doors Sunday morning, along with food and drink specials they’ll offer. (Is your bar missing? Feel free to let me know, either on Twitter or via email.

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Bunzzz Sports Bar & Grill coming to the Gallery in 2018

In 2018, sit-down dining will return to the Gallery.

Bunzzz Sports Bar & Grill plans to open in the Inner Harbor shopping mall, in the first-floor space that previously housed Brooks Brothers, by next summer, said co-owner Angela Washington-Tallitsch.

The full-service eatery and bar plans to serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, including burgers and sandwiches with a customer’s choice of buns.

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New craft brewery to open in Bel Air

The owners of AleCraft Brewing Supply will soon be using the supplies they sell to the public to brew their own brand of beer.

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Guinness temporary taproom to open in Relay next month

Guinness plans to start pouring beers at its new brewery in Relay next month, even as construction continues on the full Open Gate Brewery and Barrel House.

A small-batch brewing system is ready to start producing beer and a temporary taproom is being built in an old warehouse at the southwest Baltimore County property where whiskey and other spirits were distilled for more than 80 years.

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