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By Erik Maza, The Baltimore Sun | February 24, 2011
Locust Point was sleepy last Friday night, mostly. Few cars zoomed down Fort Avenue. The sidewalks were empty. The brightest neon sign on the peninsula didn't come from a bar but from the Domino Sugars factory. Music emanated from some bars, but the only noise came from three of us in our 20s walking down the pockmarked sidewalks, past a McDonald's, a strip mall, some warehouses, on a bar crawl in the neighborhood. Locust Point's bar scene got two additions recently — Barracudas and 5 Points — that suggest an infusion of much-needed new blood.
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By Jonathan Pitts and The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2014
The director of Baltimore's African-American history museum on Thursday defended his decision to bar a civil rights leader from an event marking the 50th anniversary of landmark legislation after she questioned the decision to include a convicted murderer among the honorees. A. Skipp Sanders, executive director of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, said he barred Helena Hicks, 80, from the premises last week because he "could not be assured that she would be respectful and courteous to other panel members and in the presence of our audience" and "she might not be tolerant.
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By Erik Maza, The Baltimore Sun | March 7, 2012
It's Wednesday night in Upper Fells Point and I'm sitting at the bar of the restaurant Salt. The restaurant has entered its chilled-out mode; dinner service ends in a half-hour at 10:30 p.m. A jazzy score - Charles Mingus and Roy Hargrove - murmurs in the background, and a mute TV is ignored in a far corner. A dozen or so green-colored lamps that look like a squadron of flying saucers give the bar a cool, moody glow. Though the atmosphere is serene, the bar, which seats about 12, is full.
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By Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2014
The conversion of a modest rowhouse into a bar inherits a problem with no obvious solution: What to do with such a limited space? These types of bars often rely on cosmetic tweaks like fresh paintjobs or new light fixtures to convey change. The results are usually improvements - recent examples include Shotti's Point in Riverside, Canton's Silks and Cockey's in Upper Fells Point - but rarely do these new businesses feel like drastic transformations. Bar Liquorice is a recent exception.
NEWS
March 25, 2010
A 29-year-old man remained in critical condition Wednesday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center after being assaulted over the weekend outside a Baltimore County bar. Officers from the Woodlawn Precinct summoned to the Corinthian Lounge & Restaurant early Saturday found the victim suffering from severe head wounds, police said. Detectives said two people may have followed the man out of the bar in the 7100 block of Windsor Mill Road and beaten him. Police said they did not know of a motive and are asking for the public's help in finding the two suspects.
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Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | October 15, 2012
More often than not, regulars of the Baltimore bar scene will claim to know the best bar in the city. Whether it's a dive bar, megabar or something in-between, patrons have their own reasons for revisiting their favorite haunts. So, just as we did last year, Midnight Sun wants your opinion: Tell us your favorite bar in or around Baltimore and you could win a $50 gift card to the winning bar. Voting starts today and runs through Nov. 1. Click here to vote for your favorite Baltimore-area bar. (Don't stop there: Richard Gorelick wants your take on the best restaurant in the area, too. Click here to vote for your favorite Baltimore-area restaurant.)
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By Carrie Wells and The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2014
Baltimore County police are investigating after officers found a man dead in the parking lot of a Gwynn Oak bar late Friday night as a homicide. The victim, identified as Donyue Fason, 22, of Catonsville was found suffering from trauma to his upper body in the parking lot of BJ Mallard's, in the 1100 block of Ingleside Avenue, about 11:45 p.m. He was pronounced dead on the scene and police did not elaborate on the nature of his injuries. Police did not release further information about a possible motive, suspects, or whether the death was connected to the bar. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.
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By Nick Madigan | nick.madigan@baltsun.com | March 24, 2010
A 29-year-old man remained in critical condition Wednesday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center after being assaulted over the weekend outside a Baltimore County bar. Police officers from the Woodlawn precinct who responded to a call about an assault outside the Corinthian Lounge & Restaurant early Saturday found the victim suffering from severe head wounds, according to a statement issued Wednesday by the department. Detectives said that two suspects may have followed the man out of the bar on the 7100 block of Windsor Mill Road and beaten him. No motive has been determined for the attack.
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By Erik Maza, The Baltimore Sun | November 4, 2011
For those who claim it's hard to find a sports bar in Mt. Vernon and Midtown, there's Turp's . Named not for the Maryland Terrapins but for John Turpin, the bar's former manager, Turp's has nicely filled out that niche in the area. Yes, Terps games are broadcast, but the bar caters to sports fans of all stripes. On Ravens game days, it offers several drink specials. The bar opened two years ago, replacing bistro Neo Viccino, and has become popular with students and neighbors who were tired of going to the other quasi-sports bars around, namely Mick O'Shea's and the Midtown Yacht Club.
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By Julie Bykowicz and Annie Linskey | April 10, 2010
A celebration for freshmen members of the Maryland state legislature ended abruptly when smoke entered the Annapolis barroom in which it was held. Gov. Martin O'Malley and House Speaker Michael E. Busch were among at least 50 lawmakers who left the smoky building about 11:15 p.m. Thursday, just before Annapolis fire units arrived. Lt. John J. Bowes of the Annapolis Fire Marshal's Office said Friday that there was "no fire" at the bar, but said smoke and debris came out of vents when the heating system - which had been off for some time - was inadvertently turned on. The smoky conditions occurred toward the end of a celebration for lawmakers finishing their first terms in office.
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Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2014
Last fall, Timonium - home to the state fair and a head-spinning number of chain businesses - welcomed a city favorite, Ryleigh's Oyster. Since then, the Baltimore County version (it calls itself Ryleigh's Oyster Hunt Valley) of the Federal Hill staple has seen steady crowds regularly fill its tidy, well-designed space. On a recent Friday evening, with the location's one-year anniversary weeks away, Ryleigh's hummed along at an appropriately brisk pace. It was the end of the workweek for many in the area, and both bar areas (one near the front entrance and another in the back)
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By Carrie Wells and The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2014
Baltimore County police are investigating after officers found a man dead in the parking lot of a Gwynn Oak bar late Friday night as a homicide. The victim, identified as Donyue Fason, 22, of Catonsville was found suffering from trauma to his upper body in the parking lot of BJ Mallard's, in the 1100 block of Ingleside Avenue, about 11:45 p.m. He was pronounced dead on the scene and police did not elaborate on the nature of his injuries. Police did not release further information about a possible motive, suspects, or whether the death was connected to the bar. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun and By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2014
Even though he was a child during rock 'n' roll's hedonistic late '80s, Jack Barakat hopes to inject the same party-hard attitude into the Fells Point bar scene. The 26-year-old guitarist of All Time Low — which started in Towson and has blossomed into one of pop-punk's most known bands — is now a co-owner of The Rockwell, the bar-lounge hybrid that originally opened as Vale Tudo last November. (The name change, which became official in June, aims to better reflect the rock vibe, according to management.)
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Kit Waskom Pollard and For The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2014
Columbia's Aida Bistro & Wine Bar has been a Howard County favorite since it opened in 2002. Loyal customers have followed the restaurant through several changes, including relocation and the introduction of an innovative - and cool - tap system for serving wines by the glass or carafe. During summer of 2014, owners Joe and Mary Barbera ushered in another set of changes, as former sous-chef Nina Swartz took over as executive chef and the restaurant introduced a new menu offering entrées at a mix of prices.
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By Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2014
When the bar Vale Tudo changed its name to The Rockwell in June, part of the reason was to have a name better reflect the club's "rock 'n' roll image. " Now, it can count a rock 'n' roll figure as an owner. Jack Barakat of All Time Low, the pop-punk quartet from Towson, recently became a co-owner of the Fells Point bar, according to the band's manager Keith Lazorchak.  Barakat spoke to the magazine Alternative Press , who first reported the news, about why he wanted to become a co-owner: " There haven't been that many bars I go that have a rock 'n' roll vibe like there used to be, kind of a craziness to them.
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By Evan Siple and For The Baltimore Sun | August 19, 2014
A cocktail bar in South Baltimore new to the scene, Bar Liquorice recently had a soft opening. It has been tweaking its dimly lit lounge aesthetic thanks to one Jeff Cahill, previously of Helen's Garden/John Stevens LTD while co-owner Tom Looney of Gypsy Queen food truck and Helen's Garden fame has been building the food menu. With these two realms in good hands, the cocktail list should be soon to follow. And indeed, Bar Liquorice has a noteworthy cocktail program featuring the time-honored "modern twists on the classics," from New Old-Fashioneds to Manhattans and Moscow Mule variants.
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By Sam Sessa, The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2010
If you're traveling to Baltimore for the first time, you've probably got a checklist of the standard tourist attractions. While the Inner Harbor has real gems like the National Aquarium and Maryland Science Center , it doesn't offer much in the way of nightlife, aside from a few chain restaurants. Here are three great spots that are a short, cheap cab ride from the Inner Harbor. Brewer's Art, 1106 N. Charles St. 410-547-6925, belgianbeer.com Baltimore doesn't have many brewpubs, but Brewer's Art makes one of the best ales around: Resurrection Ale. The bar is split into three areas: A semi-fancy restaurant, Victorian parlor/bar and dark, enchanting basement.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2014
A man hit in the head after breaking up a fight outside of an Essex bar died, Baltimore County police said Monday. William Earl Law, 59, died on Aug. 7 at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, after police said he broke up a fight outside Sylvester's Tavern three days earlier. Officers were called to the bar in the 7300 block of Golden Ring Road on Aug. 4 for a fight. Police said George Lawrence McGraw and another person got into an argument inside and went outside to fight, when Law and several others broke up the fight.
FEATURES
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2014
If you're a fan of The Quest Bar on Fleet Street in East Baltimore, the good news is there's a big party there this Saturday. The bad news is the party is a last hurrah. After nearly 15 years, bar owner Tom Mathison is selling his longtime Highlandtown establishment -- perhaps the last true gay bar on the east side -- to developers, who plan to tear the tavern down and put in townhomes, he said Thursday. "It's just bittersweet when you've done something half your life, seeing it end," said Mathison, 66, who spent years tending bars on Boston Street and in Fells Point before starting Quest.
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