Back story: The Creative Alliance remodeled the historic Patterson Theater in 2003 to include two art galleries, a 180-seat theater, a classroom, a media lab and living-and-work studios for eight resident artists. The Marquee, open since May, is the latest addition.
Parking: Better than in Canton; parking is usually available near the theater. Patterson Park is also within distance and has more parking options.
Signature drink: The bar doesn't have a cocktail menu, but it lists 10 spirits, including Ciroc, a French liquor made from grapes, for $8.
Where: 3134 Eastern Ave., inside the Patterson.
Contact: 410-276-1651, creativealliance.org
Open: 5 p.m.-midnight Fridays and Saturdays
Price range: Beers, $2-$5; wine by the glass, $7-$9
Happy hour: 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
Wines: Four reds, four whites, served by the bottle and the glass
Similar to: The Windup Space
Crowd: Mixed; mostly
Quiet or loud? Mostly quiet