| 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...
| Aug 11, 2011
Bottom of the Bay, the venerable (since 1972) crab joint-cum-seafood restaurant on Route 1 in Laurel, is not easy to describe. It's a one-story, two-room structure that defines what Maine lobster purveyors up "nawth" call "eating in the ruff." That is,...
| Sep 24, 2011
| 2:19 PM
For decades, National Premium has been a hazy, distant memory. Stored-away memorabilia and faded beer ads were all that remained of its once-storied legacy.
That may change next year. Tim Miller, an Easton real estate agent, has acquired the trademark...
| 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...
| 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.
| Mar 22, 2012
Adam Bosley of Bel Air captured his first road-racing victory Saturday, emerging from a pack of 250 green-garbed runners to win the ShamRock 'n Roll 5K in Bel Air.
Bosley, a University of Maryland grad who trains for the triathlon, crossed the finish...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 8:54 AM
After the first few weeks of engaged euphoria mellow out, and you stop staring at your ring instead of the road while driving, it's time to focus on the task at hand. There are a zillion and one details to iron out, and as a first-time bride, you probably...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 7:51 AM
In February, Spike TV announced "Bar Rescue," a design makeover show, would take up the cause of J.A. Murphy's in Fells Point. The show was coming at the request of owners Keith Murphy and Joel Gallant. Theirs was one of more than 200 bars to apply for...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 6:55 AM
When the Canton bar Clutch closed this spring, few mourned its passing. Some neighbors had complained the bar had been to rowdy for the area, but mainly, the news seemed to have been greeted with a shrug.
The bar, which confidently called itself...
| 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...