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. 32: The Paradox( Colby Ware, For The Baltimore Sun / April 14, 2012 )
For more than two decades, this warehouse-turned-sweat-mecca has been the best place to experience Baltimore Club, the exuberant, lightning-quick dance music that's influenced pop taste-makers for years. It could be intimidating: 13,000 square feet filled with gyrating bodies and bright lights on the outskirts of the city, but once you're there, it feels like home.
• Bar info: Paradox, 1310 Russell St., 410-837-9110, Paradox's Facebook page