| 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...
| Nov 11, 2010
| 7:13 AM
All of the best sports bars, from Padonia Station in Timonium to Pickles Pub in Ridgely's Delight, share the same spirit. They're more than than just flat-screen TVs, tacky memorabilia and domestic beer. They're havens and lucky charms. It doesn't...
| Dec 3, 2010
| 11:36 AM
Back in September, with the help of suggestions from readers, Midnight Sun blogger Erik Maza came up with a list of the five best area bars for watching a Ravens game. If you're looking for a place to catch Sunday's Ravens- Steelers game, consider these...
| Apr 7, 2011
Sociologists looking for the quintessential neighborhood pub would be smart to park themselves at Koco's.
This family-owned tavern in Lauraville not only serves up good local fare — excellent crab cakes and juicy wings — it is also embedded...
| Jun 23, 2011
| 2:37 PM
Six months after its owner started a renovation, Barfly's Pub is finally open.
The Locust Point bar, which has taken over Rafters' old space on Fort Avenue, had its grand opening last Friday and has been in opening mode for about two weeks.
| Jan 20, 2011
| 1:32 PM
On a recent Saturday afternoon, a man addressed a crowd of about 50 at a brewery right outside Baltimore and said, "Let us pray."
He raised his arm, looked over his flock and solemnly intoned: "Our lager which art in barrels, thy will be drunk, at the...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 11:54 AM
MaGerk's in Federal Hill has a reputation. If we're being charitable, we could say it's a sports bar for young people. More accurately, it can be referred to as meat-heat central — especially upstairs.
But that reputation obscures the fact that...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 4:14 AM
Mount Vernon is teeming with lounges and bars that cater to young professionals.
The stretch of Eager Street between Charles and Cathedral has Eden's Lounge and City Cafe. Right around the corner, there's Red Maple. And now, there's E-Villa, which has...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 12:29 PM
Thursday might not be the best time to go to a bar to watch the Ravens. It's a home game, and it's Thanksgiving. You'll be hard-pressed to find many drink specials.
In South Baltimore, the Irish pub Delia Foley's is offering the next best thing: cheap...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 11:59 AM
To watch the Ravens and be surrounded by some history, go to the Horse You Came In On Saloon.
The Fells Point bar is said to be among the oldest in the city, dating to 1775. According to its website, the owners even claim to be the "oldest continually...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 2:58 PM
Joseph Patrick Byrne, founder and proprietor of J. Patrick's Irish Pub, a popular Locust Point tavern with a reputation as a venue for Irish music that went well beyond Baltimore, died Saturday of cancer at Harbor Hospital.
The former Cockeysville...