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. 18: Slainte Irish Pub and Restaurant( Barbara Haddock Taylor, Baltimore Sun photo / March 3, 2011 )
What's not to love about this Irish pub? It opens every day at 7 a.m. for breakfast and $10 bottomless Bloody Marys and Mimosas, and it gets some pretty talented bands to set the casual mood. They also love soccer, so local fans of D.C. United and England's Premier Leagues will never walk alone.
• Bar info: Slainte, 1700 Thames St., 410-563-6600, slaintepub.com