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March 14, 2008

Fab Five Friday

Sometimes I gripe about how hard it is to come up with these lists.

This one wrote itself.

Heck, my first nightlife column for The Sun was how to dodge meatheads in Federal Hill.

So here it is: The five biggest meathead hangouts in all of Baltimore. 

1. Magerk's Pub and Grill, 1061 S. Charles St.

Yo, bartender, lemme get a round of Miller Lites and some shots of Cuervo for the ladies.

2. Mad River Bar and Grille, 1110 S. Charles St. (pictured)

As the bartender told Casper's friend, "This is Mad River, bro." ...

3. The Bay Cafe, 2809 Boston St. #439

Because who needs Ocean City when the beaches and babes are right here in Bmore? 

4. The Greene Turtle, 722 S. Broadway

Meathead 1: "Dude, you totally just spilled Miller Lite all over my pink button-down Geoffrey Beane shirt."
Meathead 2: "Sorry, bra." 

5. Angels Rock Bar, 34 Market Place, Power Plant Live

Where meatheads go to pretend they're tough. 

Honorable Mention goes to the late, great Baja Beach Club.

(Photo by Andre F. Chung/Sun Photographer)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 8:27 AM | | Comments (6)
Categories: Fab Five Fridays


You could have just lumped Power Plant all-in-one, or at least the old PP bars of Bar of Baltimore, McFadden's, Baja Beach Club, and Have a Nice Day. I'd leave out Howl at the Moon, since meatheads generally avoid places that have pianos.

sweet, now I know where to go to get myself free drinks bought by Penn State grads...

Bro! Some ideas:
Top Five Girl Bartenders
Top Five Places to Go When You Don't Want to Drink
Top Five Activities That Go with Drinking Somewhere

Thanks for posting a list of places to avoid on St. Fratty's Day!!

Sam...could you link to that avoiding meatheads story?

Ben, sure, I'll dig it up. Might take me a day or two.

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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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