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. 30: Townhouse Kitchen + Bar( Gene Sweeney Jr., Baltimore Sun photo / September 19, 2012 )
A sports bar with an industrial chic look, Townhouse plays a perfect foil to neighbor RA Sushi's boisterous, music video-like atmosphere. It's appropriately sleek for Harbor East, but the sharp design isn't overcompensating for shortcomings. In fact, Townhouse boasts one of the more impressive draft lists in the neighborhood. A prime place for a date, especially when both want to watch the big game.
• Bar info: Townhouse Kitchen + Bar, 1350 Lancaster St., 443-268-0323, townhousebaltimore.com