Ed Sheeran

Hightopps Backstage Grille sustains success with breezy atmosphere, attentive service

Hightopps Backstage Grille sustains success with breezy atmosphere, attentive service

Those visiting Hightopps Backstage Grille for the first time will likely notice the Timonium mega sports bar’s popularity before even exiting the car.

It’s the type of place that requires staffing just for its parking lots — the type of people you’d expect to see at a concert venue or sporting event. With the restaurant’s 70 spots taken on a recent weekday night, two employees directed me to a large, adjacent field, where rows of cars were already parked. I later learned Hightopps allows parking at the Timonium Fairgrounds down the street, too.

This is to say Hightopps is a Baltimore County hotspot, and has been since James and Michelle Bell opened the indoor-outdoor bar and...

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