Fab Five Friday
As noted before, Baltimore is not known for its good service.
But here at MS, we'd much rather focus on the positive. So, on that note, here are the five bars and clubs with the best service in the city.
1. Waterfront Hotel, 1710 Thames St.
Even when it's packed, the bartenders are on their game. I've never had bad service at the Waterfront.
2. The Annabel Lee Tavern, 601 S. Clinton St.
The bar staff here bent over backward to accommodate the people I was with, even though it was late at night (they didn't know who we were, of course). We couldn't have asked for better treatment.
3. Birds of a Feather, 1712 Aliceanna St.
Owner and bartender Alicia Horn takes care of her customers with free homemade pizzas and an encyclopedic knowledge of the many scotches she serves.
4. Ixia (pictured), 518 N. Charles St.
Tom Cusack and the rest of the crew run a tight ship. You get better service at Ixia than nearly every other Baltimore lounge.
5. The Stalking Horse, 26 E. Cross St.
Manager Marc McFaul also helps oversee Ropewalk Tavern. But the service at Stalking Horse (which just reopened) has always been better.
(Photo by Monica Lopossay/Sun Photographer)