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March 10, 2008

The writing on the wall

Saturday night, Amie and I dropped by Dionysus for drinks with friends, and I ended up putting some graffiti on the wall.

There's a basket of chalk in the bathroom, and if you want, you can scribble your heart out.

I haven't seen another bar in town do this, and being a natural exhibitionist, I really like it.

I wrote "OMG!"

I told my friends about the chalk, and it got us asking the age-old question about bathroom graffiti:

Who just randomly has a Sharpie in their pocket and suddenly decides to tag a wall with it?

(Photo by me) 


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Posted by Sam Sessa at 12:41 PM | | Comments (10)
Categories: Bars & Clubs
        

Comments

Nacho mama's has chalk too.

Nacho Mama's had chalk in the bathrooms and Kisslings used to encourage grafitti as well. I haven't been to either in a while, so I don't know if they still do this.

I can't imagine having enough time to do this in bar bathrooms.

They don't offer chalk or markers, but the Lo Fi Social Club encourages patrons to mark up the bathrooms.

The Waterfront has chalk.
Both the Wharf Rat and Cat's Eye have annual paintings that are quickly retagged by locals.

Best Graffiti-
On condom machine " For refund insert baby here".
Another on same condom machine "This gum taste's like rubber."

Both from the Wharf Rat in Fells Point. Ah the classics...

Sorry Sam, I walk around with a Sharpie in my pocket most of the time. I'd like to say it's because I'm an engineer and I'm cool like that, but really I'm more likely to use it to label a CD than to sketch out a design for something amazing. It does not get used on bathroom stalls though.

dude. please. stop. you're in danger of sounding like B-Rag. "We found this AWESOME little place near the Lyric called the Mount Royal Tavern...we hear all the artists go there!"
Dio's has had chalk since it opened like 5 years ago.....

Oh yeah my fav B-room graph "Don't leave, I'll be right Back--Godot" @ the Tavern of course.

At first I thought that was a basket of candy next to the toiletpaper roll before reading the intro - whoops!

Props to Dionysus, too, for being an awesome low-key first date place. In addition to decent beer and tasty pizza, those chairs in the back are perfect—very comfy and encouraging of one-on-one conversation. Every date I've spent there has landed me a second (compared, for instance, to Teaism's 0-2 and Cafe Japone's 1-1 record).

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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 erik.maza@baltsun.com. Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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