| May 14, 2014
| 9:45 AM
Nearly two decades ago, Rob Coyle helped his friend Rich Mackey open an Irish pub in Washington. It went well — Mackey's Public House is still open on L Street — and the two friends agreed, back then, to open another bar should they ever get...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 5:15 AM
Crime is a part of everyday life across Baltimore, but many residents in Southeast Baltimore — including this writer — have watched a cloud of concern grow darker over the neighborhood since the start of the year. In Canton and the adjacent...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 1:54 PM
The sports bar Frazier's on the Avenue has been a staple in Hampden since the mid-'90s, so naturally it has its share of regular customers. Morgan King, a co-owner along with his brother, Ray King, says his longtime regulars have only two destinations...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 6:07 AM
The Swallow at the Hollow might be a dive bar, but don't let that scare you away from the menu. It's worth a try.
The north Baltimore bar's history stretches back to the '40s, when it was a combo barber shop and bar. In recent years it has been a...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 9:56 AM
There's a Greene Turtle less than five miles away from Playoff Sports Bar and Grill, which opened in Reisterstown early in the year. A Buffalo Wild Wings sits even closer, a quarter-mile down the street.
With standard pub fare and more TVs than a Best...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 5:57 AM
It’s 1:15 on a warm and sunny fall afternoon in Canton, and the downstairs bar and lounge area of the Fork & Wrench is packed with about 30 people.
No, it’s not an office party or a surge of late lunchgoers waiting for a table upstairs at the...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 2:34 PM
Warmth emanates from every corner of the bar: the improvised electric bass groove from the jazz quartet; the patrons' hearty laughs; the glowing orange sign above the bar, proudly announcing the arrival of one of the city's most promising new bars —...
| May 1, 2013
| 6:07 AM
There is no set criterion for a great dive bar. A dingy bar can have character. An unassuming exterior could hide a spectacular interior. Sometimes, the right jukebox is all it takes.
But all great dives are unified by one factor: They possess an...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 10:20 AM
Danielle Kays reprised her win in the women's race of the Shamrock 'n Roll 5K Saturday. Dan Colopietro earned his first-ever road-race victory, leaving the men's field far behind.
The two collected the top prizes in the second annual race, held at the...
| Nov 8, 2012
You have to be in pretty good shape to make it up the myriad stairs leading to the main dining room at the Ellicott Mills Brewing Company. But once there – above the din of the street level bar – you'll be glad you made the effort. The...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 7:49 AM
Of the 11 cocktails on the menu at Wit & Wisdom Tavern at the new Four Seasons, several automatically jump out. They carry unexpected ingredients, like Fernet Branca, a herbaceous liqueur, and bitters with a dominant orange flavor.
But before I ordered,...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 9:55 AM
At 10 p.m. on a recent Thursday night, Red Maple, the lounge in Mount Vernon, was as quiet as an Old West movie town before a gunfight. Even the tumbleweeds were away, possibly pre-gaming somewhere else.
Then, at 10:30 p.m. on the dot, like Daniel...