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August 23, 2007

Sly Fox Pub relocates

Thanks for the heads up -- the Sly Fox Pub has indeed moved to the building where the old Skybox Bar & Grill used to be.

The new address is 823 E. Fort Ave. and the number is still 410-637-3699.

The new location is twice as big, with 10 flat screen TVs. It's still smoke-free, of course. The grand opening party was last night, but you can expect the festivities to overflow into the weekend.

"It was ridiculous," Brian Fox said of last night's party. "It surpassed any expectations we could have ever had. It was jam-packed."

As for the old thuggish Skybox regulars I wrote about yesterday?

Fox has "no interest in that crowd ever coming back."

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 2:59 PM | | Comments (5)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


Sly Fox is a fine bar, but they charge $5 a for a draught beer. Which is just way too much, and they never run any great specials during football.

The old crowd at sky box was rough on the weekend nights, but sunday afternoon during the day the crowd was fine and my friends and I would go watch all the NFL games there, and we weren't stuck paying $5 a beer.

I just hope sly fox actually runs some good specials during the game, I know they show Washington Redskins games there, but they don't need to charge prices for beers like they are in DC.

overrated bar. also it's a deadskins bar.

I've always referred to this place as the "douche bar". You open a bar in Baltimore with a giant Redskins flag on the wall on day 1? Seems like somebody's ill-advised idea of "marketing positioning" to me.

I don't know why they need a bigger place, their smaller prior location was never very crowded. It was always pretty common for the douche bar to be empty, when the other local bars had decent, less douchy, crowds.

Sweet! Are they going to serve Miller Chill?
I'll def stop in after my company soccer game and dog walk!

I couldn't agree more with Fort Ave Resident and Harry.

The Sky Box offered ample TV's, affordable beer and tasty food on Sunday afternoons. It was an ideal place to watch the games and you could leave with both of your arms and legs in tact, which cannot be said for the Sly Fox.

Finally, I would like to address the following quote:
"Fox has 'no interest in that crowd ever coming back."
As a college graduate that lives in South Baltimore, I'd like to have a nickel for every time I have heard a new bar owner along the Fort Ave corridor use this line.

With comments like these, it's easy to understand why native residents are opposed to the changing face of their communities. Frankly, the rough around the edges atmosphere that was found at the Sky Box is part of what made it a great place to watch a game.

Ok enough ranting for now, I have to go find a new place to spend my money on Sunday afternoons.

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