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June 15, 2007

Harbor East bars

I'm keeping my eye on Harbor East's bar scene. What would you like to see open there in the next year or two?

Right now, the James Joyce pub is your only option for late-night drinks, and that place gets packed on Friday and Saturday nights. Otherwise, you have to walk to Little Italy or, even further, Fells Point.

I was talking to the Sun's architecture critic Ed Gunts about all the new buildings going up, and we both think that when the new movie theater opens, a whole bunch of bars will follow.

Harbor East feels like a totally different city. It's so new and tall -- and the parking situation is horrible. I'm just worried that any new bar there will be a plastic, generic spot like Hard Rock Cafe. What do you think will happen?

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 1:11 PM | | Comments (10)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


Or Federal Hil???? which is 10 times closer than Fells Point. Get a map, buddy.

Sam-The sad thing is that the majority of the people who go to Harbor East WANT plastic and generic.They don't want a bar with character where they may rub elbows with the lower classes. Let them have their yuppie enclave and that way they'll leave Fells Point, Little Italy and surrounding neighborhoods "plastic free."


Too bad you're wrong, Custard Doug.

According to Google Maps:
From James Joyce to 1000 Light St. (Federal Hill) is 1.5 miles if you're driving. So we'll shave off a half mile if you're walking. That makes it an even mile.

From James Joyce to 800 S. Broadway -- in the heart of Fells -- is only .6 miles.

Oh, and by the way, "Hill" in Federal Hill has two Ls. Get a spell check, buddy.

looks like custard doug has been OUTcustarded..... fight, fight! ;o)

Maybe the Bin will open up a nice wine bar (HINT HINT!)

me = served

Maybe the trip between James Joyce and Federal Hill would be shorter if you swam across the Inner Harbor, Custard Doug ... but all the dead fish (and dead bodies) would eliminate my appetite for drinking, personally.

Don't forget the crabs ... pinch pinch ...

Scientific studies show that being blasted drunk takes .9 miles off of your perceived walking distance between bars so perhaps Custard Doug has measured it that way!

Two great bars are opening in the next few months at the north end of Harbor East.

Tsunami is the Balt branch of the Annapolis sushi and little black dress hot spot.

Mustang Alley's promises to be booze, bands and bowling.

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