Baltimore's 100 best bars [Pictures]
Baltimore's nightlife scene is a reflection of its people -- extremely eccentric, but just as endearing. We put personality at a premium, and expect good value, too. So while we're happy to visit D.C. for the occasional swanky escape, given the choice, we'd take a cold Boh in a Baltimore bar nearly every time.
But which one? Ask 100 Baltimoreans their favorite bar and you'll likely receive just as many answers. That's because it's a diverse, forever-evolving community, susceptible to rising trends (craft cocktails, beer-snob hang-outs, sophisticated wine bars), but firmly committed to its long-standing haunts and dives. Last year, we broke the overall top bars list down into Top 10s (best places to go dancing, best places to meet singles, etc.). But this year, we stripped the signifiers and tackled the city's scene head-on. Raise a glass, and let the debates begin. --By Wesley Case
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No. 91: Ale Mary's( Alexis Jenkins, for The Baltimore Sun / October 6, 2012 )
Having the bar with the best (or it most blasphemous?) name isn't enough to make this list, but it certainly helps. Since 2004, Ale Mary's has been a relaxing corner bar, serving more than 50 types of beers to its Fells Point crowd. Best of all, it's a family-run business that immediately feels like it.
• Bar info: Ale Mary's, 1939 Fleet St., 410-276-2044, alemarys.com