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November 16, 2007

Fab Five Friday

I am by no means the expert on where the 30+ set hangs out in this city.

And I didn't get too many suggestions the other day.

But here it is: my list of the five best places for the 30+ set in Baltimore.

1. Paul's, 701 E. Fort Ave.

Totally unpretentious Federal Hill hangout for the 30 and 40+ set. 

2. Mosaic, 4 Market Place, Power Plant Live

Mosaic can get flooded with 30-somethings on Friday and Saturday nights. 

3. Waterfront Hotel, 1710 Thames St.

See a live band downstairs, and if you meet someone, head upstairs to the best lounge in Fells Point for some conversation. 

4. Maggie Moore's (pictured), 21 N. Eutaw St.

Perfect hangout pre- or post-Hippodrome show. It's elegant but also semi-informal. 

5. Grand Cru, Belvedere Square, 500 E. Belvedere Ave.

A little expensive, but it comfortably straddles the line between informal and business casual.

Honorable mention: James Joyce Pub, 616 S. President St. 

(Algerina Perna/Sun Photographer) 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 7:47 AM | | Comments (3)
Categories: Fab Five Fridays


VIN in Towson! Not only is it beautiful inside with a long bar for meeting people but the food is delicious!

I'd have to throw Regi's (Federal Hill) into the mix as well.

Clayton's on Light in Fed Hill. I see a lot of old people there. A friend of mine had a stint there and really got after the 40-50+ crowd. The lifestyle got way to heavy for him...

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