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. 59: Bay Cafe( Karl Merton Ferron, Baltimore Sun photo illustration / July 8, 2011 )
During the summer, the best place to be in Canton -- besides a rooftop deck -- is the outdoor patio of Bay Cafe, which feels like a sliver of Ocean City magically appeared in Baltimore. When it gets colder, the always-accommodating Bay Cafe turns into a great indoor restaurant and bar for parties of all sizes.
• Bar info: Bay Cafe, 2809 Boston St. Ste. 439, 410-522-3377, baycafecanton.com