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Neighbors get a taste of plans for Guinness brewery, hiring

As many as 300,000 people a year could visit a proposed Guinness brewery and taproom in Relay and a company executive said Thursday night that nearby businesses will be promoted, not hindered.

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Naptown Pint: Craft beer has a female problem

Certain craft brewers (not all) are guilty of gross sexism

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Wits End Saloon in Timonium takes whiskey seriously

The first three years after brothers Marc and Andrew Unger opened their Timonium comedy club — Magooby’s Joke House — inside the former Lorenzo’s Dinner Theatre, the old dressing room space sat empty.

In 2013, they transformed the 600-square-foot area into a whiskey-focused bar called Wits End Saloon.

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Dance music-focused Diskobar opens in Mount Vernon this week

Diskobar, a new music-focused bar located inside a Nepalese restaurant in Mount Vernon, will open Friday.

Located in the basement of Kumari Restaurant and Bar, Diskobar will play modern disco, deep house and other forms of dance music, said Patrick Paulus, the general manager who came up with the concept.

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No Idea Tavern in South Baltimore to rebrand under new ownership

Baltimore bars continue to rebrand, aiming to evolve with the changing wants and needs of the public. This time, it's No Idea Tavern that's taking on a change. 

Under new ownership, the South Baltimore sports bar (at 1649 S. Hanover St.) plans to transform with a new name and look, more food options, and a renewed focus on service, said co-owner Jon Ferguson.

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Country band Old Dominion emerges from the background

Some aspiring artists fantasize about seeing their names at the top of the marquee. Matthew Ramsey dreamed of reading his name in fine print — specifically, the liner notes of hit country records.

“It really wasn’t until I realized that country music had a whole underworld of songwriters that I dug into it,” Ramsey said.

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