Revisiting the heyday of department stores and five-and-dimes

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 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,
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