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November 28, 2007

The next Fab Five Friday

Since people are putting together their holiday wish lists, I thought it would be nice to have one for Midnight Sun too.

So this week's Fab Five Friday topic is five things you wish for in Baltimore's nightlife scene.

More cigar bars?

More tequila bars?

More places to go dancing?

I'll give you mine in a couple days. 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 10:25 AM | | Comments (5)
Categories: Fab Five Fridays


Two things on my wish list:
1) more wine bars
2) more middle of the road restaurants; places like the old Vespa, the old Sly Fox (I hate the new Redskins bar version), Cosmopolitan in Canton, Metropolitan in Fed Hill - a step or 2 up from bar food, neighborhood vibe, but not too fancy.
And honorable mention: no smoking in bars, but that wish comes true in a few short weeks!

AC, nice list. Sly Fox was always a Redskins pub, though.

1.) Better parking options in Federal Hill

2.) Better open air restaurant/bar options

3.) Free buffets

4.) Less pretentiousness on Charles Street

5.) Places that play classic rock, 1960s rock, etc. Lacking that, more unfettered access to juke boxes so I don't have to hear Soulja Boy.

Bars/Clubs with legitimate DJs, not just DJs who spin the top 40. Most of the DJs in the area just cater to the lowest common denominator, are amateur at best, and rarely show creativity.

I don't want to hear DJs playing the same stale crap everyone hears on the radio every day.

Dance clubs that are for people who older than the college crowd!

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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.

Midnight Sun covers Baltimore music, live entertainment, and nightlife news. On the blog, you'll find, among other things, concert announcements, breaking news, bars closings and openings, up-to-date coverage of crime in nightlife, new music, round-the-clock coverage of Virgin Mobile FreeFest, handy guides on bars staying open past 2 a.m. on New Year's Eve and those that carry Natty Boh on draft. Recurring features include seven-day nightlife guides, Concert News, guest reviews of bars and concerts, Wednesday Corkboard, and photo galleries, as well as reader-submitted photos. Thanks for reading.

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