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January 8, 2008

Quigley's Half-Irish Pub

I really like the new sign owner James Quigley chose for his pub on Portland Street in Ridgely's Delight.

It's old school -- made of wrought metal and doesn't light up at night.

But I really like the crest.

And it's good to see him take down a lot of the temporary beer logo signs he was using to advertise ...

 

(Photos by me) 


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Posted by Sam Sessa at 8:49 AM | | Comments (5)
Categories: Bars & Clubs
        

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Have you been there yet? If so, how is it?
The last time I went by there, I think it was summer and it wasn't open yet. But it looked cute inside.

AEB,

Yes, I've been there a couple times. My girlfriend used to live nearby, actually.

I like Quigley's. Jim pretty much revamped the place by himself, using scrap wood, bricks and metal from defunct Baltimore bars, restaurants and theaters. The beers are pretty cheap, too.

And, there is Ms. Pacman.

Where is the crest from? How about a little investigative reporting! Great job. I thought the Sun was a "NEWSpaper!!!"

I can never get a person to answer the phone there. I call 410-539-9052 & all I get is an automated voice saying the telephone number & to leave a message. No one ever calls me back.

Quigley's is my local corner bar in Ridgley's Delight, so that makes me biased, but I would come here every night to see Anna and Laura. Unfortunately, they only work Wednesday (Laura), Thursday - Friday (Anna). Great cute personable bartenders. Tip them well.

Besides the fries, irish wings, irish nachos, burgers, and cheesesteaks,
I have tasted the new menu and give thumbs up to the crab dip, Anita's Italian Wedding Soup, drunken shrimp, and rockfish bites with spicy aioli.

40s of Natty Boh, 24 ounce Sierras, and shots of Jameson are always available. Great jukebox, especially if you like U2 which is often played. Three tv's in this nice neighborhood bar where you are generally treated with respect and not ignored.

Close proximity to Camden Yards and M&T Bank Stadium and one block from the Babe Ruth Museum. Stop in before or after the game.

On the girls' off days, ask Quig, the owner, for his DeNiro impression. Spot on, but call first to make sure they're open.

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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 erik.maza@baltsun.com. Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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