Fab Five Friday
When it comes to free live music, we don't have it that bad in Baltimore.
There are a bunch of bars around town with consistently high-quality live music.
Ready to rank them? I sure am.
1. Cat's Eye Pub, 1730 Thames St.
From Carl Filipiak to Naked Blue, I have seen some sick shows in this Fells Point pub. They have live music seven days a week -- most nights it's either free or there's a small cover.
2. Bertha's, 734 S. Broadway (pictured)
Bertha's sounds really good -- especially considering how long and narrow it is.
3. Bedrock Baltimore, 401 W. Baltimore St.
Much, much better now that the stage is no long 10 feet off the ground. The high ceilings make for solid acoustics.
4. Brass Monkey Saloon, 1601 Eastern Ave.
When beginner bands need a place to play, the Monkey is there for them. Gotta give it props for helping local groups find their footing.
5. Red House Tavern, 2239 Essex St.
This bar's weekly open jams and regular live performances are worth checking out.
(Photo by Kim Hairston/Sun Photographer)