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June 5, 2007

Baltimore needs one of these

Spotted in Louisville: The garage door on the side of this bar allows for maximum outdoor service.

This place is called the Bluegrass Brewing Co. I had a few drinks there a couple weeks ago and decided Baltimore needs at least three or four bars with garage door bars like this.

The bar you see in this picture is actually part of the main bar inside, so bartenders don't have to run outside or to some special section to serve you. On warm days/nights, they just lift open the door, and people can eat outside while sitting at the bar. It's pretty sweet.

(In case you were wondering, I'm not sure who the dude in the picture is.)


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Posted by Sam Sessa at 7:24 AM | | Comments (2)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


You are right, Sam, that would be great!

Unfortunately, after applying for an outdoor seating permit, getting the run around from the Baltimore City liquor board, and having cry baby residents try to squash the fun, it would be an exercise in futility... hehe

I remember we used to go to a place in Northern VA the summer after I graduated college (2001) that was in an old garage.

On nice nights they would just roll open the garage doors and it basically opened up the whole building. Definitely a unique way to have open air space!

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