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January 10, 2008

The smokiest Baltimore bar?

What do you think is the smokiest bar in Baltimore?

I would have said Liam's Pint Size Pub, but it just went smoke free.

A buddy of mine is working on a pre-smoking ban story. 

Got any suggestions for him? 

(Monica Lopossay/Sun Photographer) 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 11:25 AM | | Comments (11)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


mt. royal tavern or dizzy izzie's, definitely.

Frasier's on the Avenue.

I second the Mt Royal Tavern and would add Fletcher's

dizzys and mt royal tavern.

i had to recently leave dionysis (spelling?) on preston because it was SO smokey. and i'm a smoker!

Brewer's Art basement, especially those tiny side rooms.

Agree with F. Pants. I'm a heavy smoker myself, but those side rooms downstairs @ Brewers have chased me outside gasping for air.

brewers downstairs is smoke free now. and it's AWESOME. I think that MORE people will come out to these places now that the smoke has cleared.
Except the Tavern. They will have to pry those cancer sticks from their cold, dead hands.

Southside Saloon on Fort. There's still smoke in there from 1972.

Holiday House on Harford Rd. It is where they filmed scenes for John Waters movie "A Dirty Shame". It is larger than your average dive bar, which makes the amount of smoke in this place that more impressive. It has a cast of characters too. The Holiday House deserves a reality show, but a good start would be a piece centering around the smoking ban.

Frazier's is pretty bad. I could barely finish a drink in there one night. My hair reeked so bad had to shower when I got home. It was awful. And the place wasn't even crowded.

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