Pictures: Baltimore's 50 best bars 2010
Fall always seems to usher in big changes on Baltimore's bar scene. New watering holes open and some old favorites close. It's a good time of year to take stock of Charm City's colorful nightlife -- from neighborhood dives to ritzy lounges. We've counted down the city's 50 best bars. Bottoms up!
List compiled by Erik Maza and Sam Sessa of Midnight Sun and Richard Gorelick of Dining@Large.
Also see: Baltimore's 50 best restaurants
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No. 21 --The Place( Sam Sessa, Baltimore Sun / October 12, 2010 )
If you're not over 30, chances are you know very little about The Place. That's because this west side bar has an age requirement. They thought 21 and over was not exclusive enough, so they instituted an informal 30+ policy. It's for the best. The Place, as its name implies, is a little proud of itself. It's not just any place, it's "The" Place. But it can afford to do that. For their customers, this is an oasis where they wouldn't have to bump into MICA students or other rugrats. It's a strictly adult playground. --Erik Maza