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. 72: Turp's Sports Bar and Restaurant( Karl Merton Ferron, Baltimore Sun photo / October 27, 2009 )
Still the only sports bar in Midtown-Belvedere, Turp's continues to pack in diverse crowds of college students and long-time locals. There's a lot to like about Turp's (namely the stirring atmosphere for a Ravens game) but we enjoy the Saturday Late Night Happy Hour, which runs 10 p.m.-1 a.m. During that time, many items are $5, including nachos, Jaeger Bombs and the appropriate Hipster Special, a PBR tallboy and a shot of rail whiskey.
• Bar info:Turp's Sports Bar and Restaurant, 1317 N. Charles St., 410-347-0349, turpsonline.com