The Venue

The skinny on local clubs

October 19, 2006|By SAM SESSA

Ale Mary's

Ale Mary's has fun with religion, but it doesn't make fun of it. That's how this Fells Point pub can pull off its tongue-in-cheek religious puns. Though the bar is only a year and a half old, it's found a solid neighborhood niche.

Where -- 1939 Fleet ST.

Call -- 410-276-2044

Web site --

Notable -- Rosaries hang behind the bar, and one bar tap is decorated with hands clasped in prayer. There's even a monstrance, the vessel used to carry the sacrament in Catholic Masses.

Vibe -- Friendly bartenders, good beer on tap and a warm wood interior put you at ease right away -- the goal of any good bar.

Crowd -- Since it's off the beaten bar tour, Ale Mary's doesn't get as much foot traffic as bars on Fells Point square. The bar draws a good chunk of neighborhood residents in their late 20s, 30s and early 40s.

What to wear -- You don't have to gussy up, but most people dress in jeans and semi-nice shirts (or fleece, considering the recent drop in temperature). If casual pub wear is jeans, greasy hair and a Hooters T-shirt, the standard Ale Mary's outfit is one notch higher.

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