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By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,Special To The Sun | February 14, 2008
If you're younger than 30, single and have been living in the Baltimore area for any length of time, chances are you've lifted a glass or two at the Ropewalk Tavern. This Federal Hill watering hole seems to be filled with smiling, pool-playing patrons most nights of the week. -- Poor:]
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By Jordan Bartel | April 24, 2012
You may tune into The Big Chee Show for the insightful sports analysis and interviews with athletes, but you should really stick around for the bro chat. Sprinkled in every weekly broadcast (5-6 p.m. Fridays, ESPN 1300), host and Federal Hill resident Chris Cichon (The Big Chee, a nickname derived from the pronunciation of his last name, "Chee-on") and his bro crew talk everything from Baltimore bro bars to bro hairstyles. "[The show's for] bros like myself who like watching sports while having a cold one with their fellow bros.
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By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 8, 2005
This ain't the Ropewalk of your blurry late-night revelries in Federal Hill. The Bel Air Ropewalk, which opened in February, might be considered the overachieving younger sibling to Federal Hill's fun-times frat boy. Both Ropewalks are owned by brothers Marc and Bill McFaul, but the Bel Air Ropewalk is larger, less smoky, and has a much better menu. It even has white tablecloths. The space, according to manager and brother-in-law Matt Saunders, can hold 400 patrons if they are standing with a drink in hand, or about 85 if they are sitting down for a meal.
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By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,Special To The Sun | February 14, 2008
If you're younger than 30, single and have been living in the Baltimore area for any length of time, chances are you've lifted a glass or two at the Ropewalk Tavern. This Federal Hill watering hole seems to be filled with smiling, pool-playing patrons most nights of the week. -- Poor:]
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By Joe Mathews and Joe Mathews,SUN STAFF | October 13, 1996
A Baltimore narcotics detective is part-owner of a South Baltimore bar -- an arrangement police officials are investigating as a possible conflict of interest.City records show that the detective, Thomas B. Fore, purchased a 25 percent interest in the Ropewalk Inc. in November. That corporation's sole business is the Ropewalk Pub at 1209 S. Charles St.Fore had a small role in a recent drug investigation in South Baltimore that officials termed "major," though the area under investigation included the Ropewalk and the targets of the investigation included Ropewalk patrons, Baltimore police Lt. Thomas Grimes and Detective Sgt. Jim Cappuccino said.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | March 23, 1998
A city police officer's attempt to halt an investigation into his activities has provided a glimpse into a two-year corruption and gambling probe that court documents say was centered at a South Baltimore bar.The investigation at Ropewalk Tavern at 1209 S. Charles St. led detectives to a convicted murderer, who allegedly accepted bets on football games and kept a .38-caliber handgun at the bar, according to a sealed Police Department search warrant application,...
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By Jordan Bartel | April 24, 2012
You may tune into The Big Chee Show for the insightful sports analysis and interviews with athletes, but you should really stick around for the bro chat. Sprinkled in every weekly broadcast (5-6 p.m. Fridays, ESPN 1300), host and Federal Hill resident Chris Cichon (The Big Chee, a nickname derived from the pronunciation of his last name, "Chee-on") and his bro crew talk everything from Baltimore bro bars to bro hairstyles. "[The show's for] bros like myself who like watching sports while having a cold one with their fellow bros.
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By Sam Sessa | December 27, 2007
It's hard to miss McFaul's, the newest bar on South Charles Street. The eye-catching black and red paint on the pub's outer facade looks fresh, and if you peer through the paneled glass door, you see swaths of shiny new wood. McFaul's, which opened this month, may be the neighborhood's nicest new Irish pub. But it's not a stand-alone bar. It's actually just an extension of neighboring Ropewalk Tavern. For years, the McFauls, who own Ropewalk Tavern, wanted to open an Irish bar. But their idea didn't find a home until recently, when they began renovating the building next to Ropewalk.
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By Robin Tunnicliff Reid and Robin Tunnicliff Reid,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 15, 2002
Taverns typically are not airy, spacious places. But those attributes are what distinguishes Ropewalk from the passel of other watering holes in Federal Hill. The lion's share of dining space in the South Charles Street establishment is in a lofty, 19th-century warehouse, with plank floors and exposed brick walls. The room is large enough to absorb any smoke from the series of adjoining rooms. (And because Ropewalk has established a reputation as a cigar-friendly bar, there's plenty of smoke.
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By Rob Hiaasen and Rob Hiaasen,SUN STAFF | February 6, 2001
This is love. Last year, on Baltimore tavern owner Mark McFaul's 28th birthday, his sweetheart pulled out all the stops and gave him the trip of his dreams: Los Angeles, baby. She had a convertible waiting for them at the airport to sweep them off to - the Reagan Library in Simi Valley. Heart racing, McFaul was in elephant heaven. He couldn't read enough about his political idol, the man who lifted the spirit of a sagging America, the John Wayne of American politics, a man who even liked the occasional Irish stout.
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By Sam Sessa | December 27, 2007
It's hard to miss McFaul's, the newest bar on South Charles Street. The eye-catching black and red paint on the pub's outer facade looks fresh, and if you peer through the paneled glass door, you see swaths of shiny new wood. McFaul's, which opened this month, may be the neighborhood's nicest new Irish pub. But it's not a stand-alone bar. It's actually just an extension of neighboring Ropewalk Tavern. For years, the McFauls, who own Ropewalk Tavern, wanted to open an Irish bar. But their idea didn't find a home until recently, when they began renovating the building next to Ropewalk.
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By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 8, 2005
This ain't the Ropewalk of your blurry late-night revelries in Federal Hill. The Bel Air Ropewalk, which opened in February, might be considered the overachieving younger sibling to Federal Hill's fun-times frat boy. Both Ropewalks are owned by brothers Marc and Bill McFaul, but the Bel Air Ropewalk is larger, less smoky, and has a much better menu. It even has white tablecloths. The space, according to manager and brother-in-law Matt Saunders, can hold 400 patrons if they are standing with a drink in hand, or about 85 if they are sitting down for a meal.
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By Christina Hernandez and Christina Hernandez,SUN STAFF | February 27, 2005
With the success of the Ropewalk Tavern and several other recent additions to downtown Bel Air, the city's historic Main Street is showing the vibrant nightlife envisioned by community leaders four years ago when they created the Main Street Improvement Program. "We are extremely pleased not only with the way the community has responded to the new venues and restaurants, but also the way the new businesses have become a part of the community almost instantly," said Carol Deibel, director of the Bel Air Department of Planning and Community Development.
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By Robin Tunnicliff Reid and Robin Tunnicliff Reid,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 15, 2002
Taverns typically are not airy, spacious places. But those attributes are what distinguishes Ropewalk from the passel of other watering holes in Federal Hill. The lion's share of dining space in the South Charles Street establishment is in a lofty, 19th-century warehouse, with plank floors and exposed brick walls. The room is large enough to absorb any smoke from the series of adjoining rooms. (And because Ropewalk has established a reputation as a cigar-friendly bar, there's plenty of smoke.
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By Dan Rodricks and Dan Rodricks,SUN COLUMNIST | October 22, 2001
They stocked some extra Rolling Rock at the Ropewalk Tavern in South Baltimore yesterday because it was Lizz Wainio's favorite beer and her friends, whose tastes run strictly to other American brews, drank the Rock in her honor. Marc and Bill McFaul, who own the tavern, brought in some musicians and set up a table with a jar for donations in Lizz Wainio's name, and there was a scrapbook of photographs and tributes to her. This is how the friends of a young, smart, beautiful woman who died in the terrorist attacks on Sept.
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By Rob Hiaasen and Rob Hiaasen,SUN STAFF | February 6, 2001
This is love. Last year, on Baltimore tavern owner Mark McFaul's 28th birthday, his sweetheart pulled out all the stops and gave him the trip of his dreams: Los Angeles, baby. She had a convertible waiting for them at the airport to sweep them off to - the Reagan Library in Simi Valley. Heart racing, McFaul was in elephant heaven. He couldn't read enough about his political idol, the man who lifted the spirit of a sagging America, the John Wayne of American politics, a man who even liked the occasional Irish stout.
NEWS
By Christina Hernandez and Christina Hernandez,SUN STAFF | February 27, 2005
With the success of the Ropewalk Tavern and several other recent additions to downtown Bel Air, the city's historic Main Street is showing the vibrant nightlife envisioned by community leaders four years ago when they created the Main Street Improvement Program. "We are extremely pleased not only with the way the community has responded to the new venues and restaurants, but also the way the new businesses have become a part of the community almost instantly," said Carol Deibel, director of the Bel Air Department of Planning and Community Development.
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By Dan Rodricks and Dan Rodricks,SUN COLUMNIST | October 22, 2001
They stocked some extra Rolling Rock at the Ropewalk Tavern in South Baltimore yesterday because it was Lizz Wainio's favorite beer and her friends, whose tastes run strictly to other American brews, drank the Rock in her honor. Marc and Bill McFaul, who own the tavern, brought in some musicians and set up a table with a jar for donations in Lizz Wainio's name, and there was a scrapbook of photographs and tributes to her. This is how the friends of a young, smart, beautiful woman who died in the terrorist attacks on Sept.
NEWS
By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | March 23, 1998
A city police officer's attempt to halt an investigation into his activities has provided a glimpse into a two-year corruption and gambling probe that court documents say was centered at a South Baltimore bar.The investigation at Ropewalk Tavern at 1209 S. Charles St. led detectives to a convicted murderer, who allegedly accepted bets on football games and kept a .38-caliber handgun at the bar, according to a sealed Police Department search warrant application,...
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By Joe Mathews and Joe Mathews,SUN STAFF | October 13, 1996
A Baltimore narcotics detective is part-owner of a South Baltimore bar -- an arrangement police officials are investigating as a possible conflict of interest.City records show that the detective, Thomas B. Fore, purchased a 25 percent interest in the Ropewalk Inc. in November. That corporation's sole business is the Ropewalk Pub at 1209 S. Charles St.Fore had a small role in a recent drug investigation in South Baltimore that officials termed "major," though the area under investigation included the Ropewalk and the targets of the investigation included Ropewalk patrons, Baltimore police Lt. Thomas Grimes and Detective Sgt. Jim Cappuccino said.
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