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. 6: Little Havana( Kenneth K. Lam, Baltimore Sun photo / April 26, 2012 )
On a summer night, having a beer on the back deck of Little Havana -- off Key Highway in Federal Hill -- could be the most pleasant outdoor experience in the city. While other Fed Hill spots attract the obnoxious college crowds, Little Havana can get crowded, but there's a calmer, more serene alternative just out back. Go on Saturday night and then slink back the next morning for its famed Sunday brunch.
• Bar info: Little Havana, 1325A Key Highway, 410-837-9903, littlehavanas.com