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. 34: Red Maple( Colby Ware, for The Baltimore Sun / August 25, 2011 )
With Baltimore bars outnumbering clubs a million-to-one (a slightly exaggerated figure), friends ask all of the time, "Where can we go to dance?" One of the more posh destinations is Red Maple, the Asian tapas restaurant in Mount Vernon that transforms into a high-energy dance party spot on any given night.
• Bar info: Red Maple, 930 N. Charles St., 410-547-0149, 930redmaple.com