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March 29, 2008

Boo for wimpy hand dryers

One of the few things I can't stand about the Dog Pub (20 E. Cross St.) in Federal Hill is the hand dryers in their bathrooms.

There are no hand towels -- just these wimpy automatic hand dryers.

How I hate them.

My hands would dry faster if I held them over the bar while the bartender blew on them through a silly straw.

As frequent MS readers well know by now, I'm a man who needs thick paper hand towels or one of the nuclear-powered XLerator hand driers in Ropewalk Tavern or Stalking Horse.

XLerator hand dryers blow the water off your hands and onto the floor. The water doesn't have time to evaporate.

I looooove them. 

Everything else falls short.

To the owners of the Dog Pub: Before you open another branch in the 'burbs, toss a little money toward the Baltimore bar to upgrade those terrible horrible no good very bad hand dryers.

(Photo by me) 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 8:00 AM | | Comments (3)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


The Dyson (of vacuum cleaner fame) hand dryers work well too. I ran into them in a mall in Rhode Island and pleasantly surprised.

Mostly I agree with you give me towls not air dryers.

i second the dyson. they actually have them in the inner harbor food court bathrooms.

i am curious as to what other things you cant stand about that place????

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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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