The Hippo named one of world's greatest gay bars

The Baltimore Sun

Congrats, Baltimore: You've been partying in one of the world's greatest gay bars, according to Out.

In an unranked list based partly on a reader poll, the magazine named The Hippo as one of the 200 top gay bars in the world. Catty-corner competitor Grand Central, meanwhile, got snubbed and didn't make the cut.

Here's what Out had to say: "No visit to Baltimore's gay scene is complete without Hippo, an institution since its founding in 1972 and for generations of ageless decades has kept the boys glued to their bar stools, gripping pool cues and transfixed by attractive and fun-loving Charm City citizens."

That seems fair enough, grammatical issues aside, but surely there's room for both of LGBT Baltimore's biggest watering holes on a 200-bar list.

In any event, a choice made by non-locals only has so much validity, so we'll turn the question to you. What's the top gay bar in Baltimore?

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