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April 19, 2008

Kicking it old school

I've mentioned Schaefer's (121 W. Randall St.) before, but I also wanted to point out the awesomely decorated front door.

It's kind of hard to see in this photo, but it's purple, with a raven and upright painted in the middle.

That's what I call Ravens spirit.

Apparently back in the day, Schaefer's used to have two old wooden swinging doors like saloons in the wild, wild West. 

I could be wrong, but I don't think any Baltimore bars still have saloon doors like that anymore.

Know of any that I'm missing? 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 2:41 PM | | Comments (6)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


Doesn't Horse You Came in On have one except they lock one of the doors?

Here's an unique New Jersey landmark that is one of a kind.
Beats the hell out of a parade of imaginary pink pachyderms.

Phineas T. Barnum must of been jealous.

Schaeffer's is a great, old school, bar.. Great drink prices and great cook outs. True Ravens fans!

Marc, I think you're right. I'm trying to picture it in my head. Anybody else know for sure?

Jerry's Belvedere Tavern has saloon-style doors separating the bar from the restaurant.

Spirits in Fells has them between the bar and the you can look all westernly returning from the loo...

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