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. 9: Of Love and Regret( Kenneth K. Lam, Baltimore Sun photo / July 3, 2012 )
Acclaimed Stillwater Ales gypsy brewer Brian Strumke delivered a winner to Brewer's Hill this year with his first brick-and-mortar establishment, which exceeds its high expectations. While it was unfortunate Strumke and Jack's Bistro's chef Ted Stelzenmuller ended their partnership, Strumke's esoteric beers remain Of Love and Regret's main draw. Add a smart design -- the bar and tables are both long, which promote a communal bar experience -- and it's clear this newcomer should thrive for years to come.
• Bar info: Of Love and Regret, 1028 S. Conkling St., 410-327-0760, ofloveandregret.com