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. 14: Pickles Pub( Barbara Haddock Taylor, Baltimore Sun photo / September 14, 2010 )
Maybe we're still high on Orioles Magic, but there's an undeniable charm to bar across the street from Camden Yards. The atmosphere at Pickles -- both inside and outside -- stays loose the entire time, making it too easy to look up at a TV and realize the game started an hour ago. It's just that fun.
• Bar info: Pickles Pub, 520 Washington Blvd., 410-752-1784, picklespub.com