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May 25, 2008

Stalking Horse = vodka bar?

Here's an odd aside: The Stalking Horse (36 E. Cross St.) is now advertising itself as a vodka bar.

I called manager Marc McFaul, who said they stock more than 50 different brands of vodka. 

He sees Stalking Horse as more of a martini bar than a scotch haven like Ropewalk, and thought having so many kinds of vodka would be a good conversation piece. 

"Vodka's very popular and I thought it fits more with the place," he said.

And, they invested in a cotton candy machine, which means they can make vodka-infused cotton candy.  

(Photo by Algerina Perna/Sun Photographer) 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 10:57 AM | | Comments (4)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


do you think this is a way to keep them relevant? i think stalking did the best job with renovations out of all the sobo bars. that being said, they probably have the worst food in fed hill, narrowly edging out junior's for the title. upstairs is packed on friday and saturday, but it doesn't look like they are bringing people in during the week. the competition for patrons is cut-throat, especially with all the attention mother's has been receiving. do you agree that nobles seems like old news already? i hope stalking keeps it together because it is a cool place, and if you need to rent a room for a party, go strike a deal for the upstairs. they'll hook you up with an all you can drink fest for 4 hours. fun time.

The Stalking Horse is one of the better bars in Fed Hill. Their mixed slushee drinks are great. On another note, ever tried to move around at Mother's or Drifters on a Friday night? Stalking Horse gets crowded as well, but not like some of the other bars where it takes 10 minutes to get a Miller Lite.

I like the idea of cotton-candy infused vodka better.

You know what's not fun? Snorting cotton-candy fibers. Talk about air pollution.

Bill, in hindsight, I feel like Nobles picked a bad time to renovate. The big crowds only go to a new place for a few months before moving onto the next new place. I think the owners of Nobles should have waited another six months to let the hype from the new Mother's on the Alley cool down some.

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