There's not much better than downing an ice-cold beer on a hot summer day. But how about downing a really inexpensive ice-cold beer on a hot summer day? Yeah, that may be better.
For our third annual survey, we again divided the city into four quadrants, called hundreds of Baltimore's biggest, posh-est, smallest and divey-est bars and asked for their best prices on bottles/cans, microbrews and happy hours. We're not against drafts, but we've eliminated that category this year because there wasn't much variation in price across the city.
Wherever you live, work or play, you can find a cheap beer around the corner. Now go raise a glass -- and keep that wallet light.
Editor's note on microbrews: There is great debate, in and out of the beer community, over what constitutes a microbrew/craft beer. Several factors are in play, including production size and innovation. And while some official organizations techincally call Yuengling and Sam Adams microbreweries, our official stance is that they should not be put in the same category as Heavy Seas or Union Duckpin.