Appearances are definitely deceiving at Turner's. The bar, which sits on Cross Street near the Thirsty Dog Pub and the 8x10, looks kind of like a dive on the outside. With its gray Formstone facade and a small window, it could be a dumpy narrow corner bar. But it's actually two stories with plenty of elbow room, a friendly staff and young, laid-back patrons.
Where -- 12 E. Cross St.
Call -- 410-685-8464
Notable -- Turner's just keeps going on and on. The interior looks fairly new. There are two bars - one upstairs and one downstairs, a pool table, foosball, a jukebox and a lounge with a zebra-print rug.
Vibe -- Chiller than most bars in this part of Federal Hill, come Friday nights. But Turner's can still throw down.
Crowd -- While the nearby bars are slammed on a Friday or Saturday night, there's usually room in Turner's - one of its selling points. The crowd is mostly in its 20s and 30s.
What to wear -- Jeans are pretty much the standard. You can dress casually here, or wear a nice shirt if you're trying to impress.