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January 22, 2008

The new Stalking Horse

Checked out the newly refinished and reopened Stalking Horse (26 E. Cross St.) last Friday night.

It really surprised me.

Not only is the second story open and a third story with a roof deck scheduled to open in a few months, the bar looks totally different.

It looks like the McFauls, who run Stalking Horse and nearby Ropewalk Tavern, put a ton of money into the place. ...

There are plush leather seats near the back of the second story and bathrooms with fancy granite floors and sinks (and those hand dryers I love).

I was shocked.

Before the fire took Stalking Horse out of commission, it was developing a reputation as a party spot with the post-college crowd.

Once people discover the new Stalking Horse, that place is going to be slammed on Friday and Saturday nights.

Tonight is the grand opening party. Drinks are $2.

Weird night for a grand opening, don't you think?

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 4:33 PM | | Comments (3)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


awesome! and it has the best service in Baltimore too!
Sam, you don't live in Federal Hill do you?

I strolled past there the other night and did look much nicer than before. I was a sucker for their frozen drinks before the fire.

Went back on Saturday night (I previously commented on your posting about SH last week), and it was really kicking!

Even on saturday night, the average age was a bit higher- like 28-30. Bar was a little overwhelmed, but thats something that will be worked out as the staff becomes comfortable in their new diggs. They were attentable and the place itself is about as nice as you get in Fed hill- and with upstairs sewt to open- it should be a welcome hangout!
See ya there tonight!

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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.

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