Situated on the corner of historic Old Ellicott City's Main Street and Maryland Avenue, the quaint Phoenix Emporium welcomes patrons of all ages for lunch and dinner. Good food and a local favorite feel make for a great midday pitstop or late-night hangout.
Where --8049 Main St., Ellicott City
Notable --Serves more than 80 types of beer.
Vibe --Bring the family in for a feast of burgers, ribs and fries. Later in the evening, leave the kiddies at home and celebrate another week's end by throwing back a few.
What to wear --Casual is key. Dress code: shirt, shoes, pants, period.
Crowd --Overall, an even mix with a larger helping of middle-aged married folk speckled with a few college keg partygoers.
Music --Coming acoustic acts include 3 Hour Drive, Altered Mike and Rod Sebastian