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May 1, 2008

More on Nobles

Went to Nobles the other night to see what kind of changes came with the new name.

Turns out, quite a lot. ...

Bill was right -- the pirates are gone.

In fact, the whole place looks a lot more open.

The bars are freshly varnished, and the walls have a new coat of paint.

I went around midnight on Tuesday, when domestic bottles (Bud, Bud Light, Miller) were $2.

Yuengling was on tap but cost $4.

All in all, I think I'll miss the pirates. They gave Drifters some character. 

But I think getting rid of them and opening the place up was a better move business-wise.

It used to get packed in there late nights. 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 11:26 AM | | Comments (3)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


i was there around 11:30 on tuesday. just missed you. the extra room makes the place huge. i think it would be smart to put a cash only beer tub in the new room on packed weekends to take the pressure off the bar. i still never understood why they didn't make the upstairs one continuous floor, rather than have an opening to look at the uglies downstairs. ha

Might be worth checking on a weeknight, but still bet it will be overrun on weekends.

Hey, I was out at Ropewalk on Tuesday night with some out-of-town Oakley reps, should have brought them by there since everything was dead that night and they were looking for a more "happening" spot. They didn't seem impressed with Federal Hill Tuesday nights.

The pirates are gone, but the Friday All-You-Can-Drink Happy Hour continues.

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