No. 38: MaGerk's Pub & Grill

What began in 2000 as a sports bar intended for transplanted Philadelphia Eagles fans has transformed into one of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100603011000" title="Federal Hill" href="/topic/us/maryland/baltimore-county/baltimore/federal-hill-PLGEO100100603011000.topic">Federal Hill</a>'s more underrated megabars. There's a just-big-enough upstairs for dancing, a more breathable downstairs for mingling and an outdoor patio for those in need of a smoke break. The fact that you can get a close-to-authentic Philly cheese steak only helps MaGerk's cause.<br>
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&bull; Bar info:<a href="http://findlocal.baltimoresun.com/listings/magerks-baltimore" > MaGerk's Pub & Grill</a>, 1061 South Charles St., 410-576-9230, <a href="http://www.magerks.com/" target="new"> magerks.com</a>

( Sam Sessa, Baltimore Sun photo / October 11, 2010 )

What began in 2000 as a sports bar intended for transplanted Philadelphia Eagles fans has transformed into one of Federal Hill's more underrated megabars. There's a just-big-enough upstairs for dancing, a more breathable downstairs for mingling and an outdoor patio for those in need of a smoke break. The fact that you can get a close-to-authentic Philly cheese steak only helps MaGerk's cause.

• Bar info: MaGerk's Pub & Grill, 1061 South Charles St., 410-576-9230, magerks.com

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