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July 31, 2007

Coming soon: Fab Five Fridays

Hey everybody -- I need some help. I'm starting up a new weekly feature similar to Sun food empress Elizabeth Large's Top Ten Tuesdays called Fab Five Fridays.

I'm looking for suggestions for the first one, which is the five best places to grab a beer in Fells Point. Got any ideas for me? What are your favorite beer spots in that neighborhood? I'll tell you mine Friday.

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 11:09 AM | | Comments (11)
Categories: Fab Five Fridays


As a local who tries to avoid the tourist scene on the weekends i frequent the Dead End on Fell St.Good food and food specials every night,friendly bartenders and cheap beer make it very welcoming.It feels sort of hidden since you pretty much have to know it's there or stumble upon it.

There's something seductively authentic about Wharf Rat ... it's like you've stepped back in time a century or so. Only there's bar trivia. Oh, and the brews are potent, too.

well i'm sure that greene turtle will be on sam's list, as he clearly loves the atmosphere there more than anywhere else in baltimore... personally, i like woody's- great outdoor seating.


Woody's tiki bar and the $2 Coronas all day

Duclaw is not a "fells point bar" unless you are a tourist. sorry tyler.

Gotta go with Max's on Broadway, for the sheer number of choices available. No matter what kind of beer mood you're in, you can find something to your taste. one mentions Max's? The atmosphere might not be the best, but the selection and variety more than make up for it. Avoid the overbearing crowd and go on a weeknight.

Max's cause the got 40 oz Natty Boh's and those metal cooling coaster things

Hey anonymous Duclaw hater -

I live in Fells and despite DuClaw being a "tourist" bar, I'm not going to be a snob and stop going there. The homebrewed beer is better than all the Lite beers you all drink and the bar setup is probably the best in the city. And it's not usually overcrowded and smoky like most Fells Pt bars. So basically it's not your typical Fells Pt bar even though it's in Fells.

hey kids, let's play nice. not everyplace is everyone's cup of tea or brew of choice.

Is Max's still banned from FFF?

I second Warf Rat because at any moment, if feels like EA Poe might come in from a snowy night, hang up his coat, and drown some sorrows by the fireside. How far north on Broadway can this go?

Why would you hate on Du Claw. Great beer, outdoor seating, pretzel dogs. It's a Maryland brewer. If you have a problem with chains, stay out of Green Turtle (don't they have an a BWI location now?)

I like Red Star and John Stevens too. Both have good beer selections and food and I have never been disappointed.

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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