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December 20, 2007


Well, R.I.P., Clayton's Tavern.

I went there more than a few times, but usually for dinner -- not drinks.

Their food was a notch or two above pub grub, and their service was decent, but the beverages were a few bucks more than other neighborhood pubs.

Still, I'll miss Clayton's.

Wonder what's going to replace it.

(Photo by me) 


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Posted by Sam Sessa at 12:47 PM | | Comments (3)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


I'll find a way to sleep tonight.

Anybody been to the place next to Mother's where Vespa was? Also, any news on Stalking Horse?

It was heartbreaking when Sean Bolan's left, mainly because it was the best place to get a quality brew in Fed Hill. At least we have plenty of fine eating/drinking establishments in Canton.

Admittedly, I won't miss the demise of Clayton's. The food was decent, but I found the place to be "schizophrenic" in its motif. Was it a dance club, wine bar, pub? It seemed to never really go one way or the other.

Personally, I do miss Sean Bolan's. Would I like to see something similar return? Sure. I lament the fact that there are few places in Baltimore--Max's comes to mind--where I can choose from a plethora of beers to enjoy. If something similar were to rise from the ashed of Clayton's, I would not miss Clayton's at all.

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