Baltimore's 100 best bars [Pictures]
Baltimore's nightlife scene is a reflection of its people -- extremely eccentric, but just as endearing. We put personality at a premium, and expect good value, too. So while we're happy to visit D.C. for the occasional swanky escape, given the choice, we'd take a cold Boh in a Baltimore bar nearly every time.
But which one? Ask 100 Baltimoreans their favorite bar and you'll likely receive just as many answers. That's because it's a diverse, forever-evolving community, susceptible to rising trends (craft cocktails, beer-snob hang-outs, sophisticated wine bars), but firmly committed to its long-standing haunts and dives. Last year, we broke the overall top bars list down into Top 10s (best places to go dancing, best places to meet singles, etc.). But this year, we stripped the signifiers and tackled the city's scene head-on. Raise a glass, and let the debates begin. --By Wesley Case
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No. 8: Club Charles( Colby Ware, For The Baltimore Sun / October 20, 2011 )
A hipster haunt, Club Chuck feels plucked from an older era, with its unremarkable exterior, low lights and, of course, those red booths. But Club Charles' familiarity makes it wonderfully reliable. Some bars around Baltimore offer different experiences and scenes each night, but with Chuck, you know what you're getting: A buzzing crowd and cheap drinks in a warm setting.
• Bar info: Club Charles, 1724 N. Charles St., 410-727-8815