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March 18, 2008

The next Fab Five Friday

In light of yesterday's post about the potential banning of ladies nights, I think it's time to do a Fab Five Friday on Baltimore's best ladies nights.

A respected bar owner once told me something like this:

"There are so many ladies specials in Baltimore.

"On any given night, at any given bar, a girl can drink for almost nothing in this city." 

So, what are the best ladies deals around town? 

(Photo by Barbara Haddock Taylor/Sun Photographer) 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 7:51 AM | | Comments (14)
Categories: Fab Five Fridays


Ladies nights are a tired, sexist relic of the past. They encourage drunken behavior by giving women discounts or free liquor, and discriminate against male patrons. This sort of discriminatory practice has no place in today's society, and the state legislature should outlaw this practice.

Dead Freddies on Harford Road used to have one on Thursdays I think. It was $5 and you got a cup and could fill it all night with draft beer, wine, or rail liquor. I have no idea it is still going on though.

i've got a bunch of ladies nights listed on my site but i'd say one of the better ones is the $5 endless glasses of wine for women until 8 p.m. Fridays at Don't Know.

I haven't been there in a couple weeks so I'm not sure if they are still having it though as it's not listed on their web page.

dude! Mad Beaver in Fed Hill!!! Mos def!
Jello shooters then up go the shirts! Sweet!

To randy sue: Ever owned a bar? I'm guessing you haven't. I've done club promos for do what rings the register to pay the TAXES (state/local/entertainment/new ones passed this Jan)....and to make a living.

Of course ladies nights are meant to get behavior a little loose. Goes back to the Adam & Eve hook up (or the alt version: Adam & Adam; Eve & Eve).

As far as your "state legislature should outlaw this practice"'ve got to be kidding. It's called human behavior. We're not all cut out for the nunnery or priesthood.

Friday's at Don't Know is still going strong.

Apparently Randy Sue has never gotten lucky during a ladies night. Isn't that what it's for. To get a bunch of women in a bar, drunk, for men to come and hit on them, in hopes to snag the woman of their dreams. (At least for the night)

"and the state legislature should outlaw this practice"

Don't worry, after outlawing smoking and trans fats, I'm sure the city council will protect us from this threat as well.

I just wish they were as eager to do something about the threat of being beaten into a coma on your way back from Baltimore bars and restaurants.

Or shot, stabbed, otherwise murdered.


OK Giordano, we get it. Your biting ironic impersonation of the Federal Hill meatheads is so edgy, even the 600th time!

Seriously man, get a new bit. This one's gotten somewhat tired, dig? kthxbye.

damn "rick" did I hit a nerve? Bra?

not so much a nerve, broseph. just that the same worn attempt at ironic parody of an obviously easy target has simply lost it's funny value (whatever it might have had to begin with), and has gotten pretty redundant. it has gotten pretty redundant. i just thought you might want to know.

Now guys, don't fight, can't we just get along. How about if we go out to Don't Know and grab a beer and watch all the pretty ladies get drunk for only $5.

To the Crease!!

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