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August 29, 2007

The next Fab Five Friday

What's the best lounge in Baltimore?

I'm talking everything from high-end places like Red Maple to laid-back bars with comfy lounge areas. And just because a place has the word "lounge" in its name doesn't mean it's really a lounge.

I'll give you my list on Friday. What's yours?

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 7:02 AM | | Comments (4)
Categories: Fab Five Fridays


My husband and I love the outdoor lounge at the Ruth's Chris at Pier 5. What better place is there to be on a nice summer night but outside people watching under the stars.

does brewer's art (upstairs, not the dungeon-esque basement) count as a lounge? if so, then thats the best one in baltimore!

Casbar had delicious drinks and an eclectic music selection last Saturday, and my out-of-town guests enjoyed the special-effects drinks and decor at Ixia. But my personal favorite is Tusk Lounge on the second floor of Brass Elephant. Comfy, never loud or crowded.

Eden lounge yo. dat's where it's at.

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