After two and a half years in the works, Liam Flynn’s Ale House will have its official grand opening Saturday at 4 p.m.
Flynn said the bar, which looks like “a traditional ale house," will serve ales predominantly.
“We want to specialise in ales, Irish whiskey, and ciders,” he said.
It will also carry 15 beers on draft and is planning on adding food by the end of the summer.
For payment, the bar will accept BNotes, the local currency, in addition to cash and credit.
Flynn used to run the Pint-Size Pub in Mt. Vernon but closed it three years ago. He’s been slowly renovating the space at 22 W. North Ave since then, employing architectural salvage as one of the main components of the construction.
Last fall, he was one of local bar owners profiled in a story about the renovation trend.
At Ale House, he used reclaimed wood from the shuttered Chesapeake Restaurant, the one by the Charles Theater, to decorate and renovate; and the bar is made out of an old bowling alley top.
Flynn got his liquor license two weeks ago and announced the grand opening earlier this week.
“It’s been in chaos since we spread the news,” Flynn said.
He's outfitted the bar to serve 15 drafts, including two rotating cask-conditioned ales. He’s starting out with Pratt Street Ale House’s Three Lions. The rest of the drafts will be typical Irish favorites and a selection of craft - Saranac ale, Dogfish Head, Brooklyn Brown, National Bohemian, and Kilkenny ale, among others. Flynn's listed the whole draft menu here.
By the bottle he’ll have the usual staples – Bud, Miller – and a "growing" selection of craft beer, including Belhaven Scottish Ale and Old Speckled Hen.
He said people who’ve gotten sneak peaks have called prices “inexpensive.” The price of Natty Boh is $2, a draft around $4, a pint under $5; Guinness is $5. Bottled beer is around $4.
For the first week, the bar is going to be cash only because of some problems with the vendor. But, BNotes are also accepted.
The bar is open from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. seven days a week, with a happy hour until 8 p.m.One of the happy hour specials is one BNote for a Boh.
Liam Flynn’s Ale House, at 22 W. North Ave, can be reached at 410-244-8447Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun