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. 54: Waterfront Hotel( Colby Ware, for The Baltimore Sun / June 28, 2012 )
Step into this recently renovated Fells Point bar on any given night and be prepared to for live music. Quality varies (which explains the lack of a cover), but after enough beers and Cherry Bombs, that seems to matter less and less. This isn't a place for cocktails, but it is a dependable spot for cover-band singalongs and a killer brunch.
• Bar info: Waterfront Hotel, 1710 Thames St., 410-537-5055, waterfronthotel.us