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January 16, 2008

The next Fab Five Friday

Gman had a good point yesterday with his comment:

Lotta crying over bad service here. How about a review of the best "service" restaurants in the city? A Fab Five Friday is it?

So this week, I'll list the five bars/clubs with the best service in Baltimore.

If you've had some really good service at a bar or club lately, let me know.  

(Photo of bartender Ted Anderson at John Steven Ltd. by Amy Davis/Sun Photographer)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 10:45 AM | | Comments (9)
Categories: Fab Five Fridays


The best bartender service I've had is Anne Marie at Brewers Hill Pub - she's quick, friendly, down to earth, and makes a point of remembering her customer's names and most importantly, what they drink!

Without a doubt, the best service is the Saturday day bartender at Magerks, Dave Manchester.

My favorite is the girl who runs the upstairs bar at JD's Smokehouse in Canton on Thurs, Fri and Sat. Check her out, she is very prompt and very nice!

I'd have to vote for the Waterfront. Super friendly bar staff.

I'll second Waterfront, service upstairs is always friendly.

That's three for Waterfront...Good food, great bartenders.

Best service I have experienced is Crazy Lil's in Fed Hill, I think his name is Ryan, great bartender

I totally second Lil's. Ryan is awesome, but everyone there is great.

I haven't been there since about September, but the bartender Stacy at Mahaffey's is one of the top bartenders in the city when it comes to service!

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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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