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June 3, 2008

Half a beer at Bill's Cafe

Since JMGiordano rather sarcastically nominated Bills Cafe (6701 Holabird Ave., Dundalk) under last week's FFF suggestions, I'd like to tell you about our ... experience ... there.

The first thing we noticed when we walked into the Dundalk corner bar: It was bright. Too bright.

The second thing: It stunk. Bill's Cafe was rather rank. It gets better ...

Our bartender, a pleasant woman in her 50s, had big hair and an overbite.

Budweiser drafts (there is no other option for real men in Bill's Cafe) were a buck each, which we loved.

But we didn't even stay to finish our beers, because of the smell and an escalating argument between a man and woman across the bar. He started it by leaning in and laying a big fat kiss on her, which she didn't like, and then she had to keep pushing him away.

We cringed at each other, claimed we were "going out for a smoke" and peaced.

Don't think I'll be back to Bill's any time soon. 



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Posted by Sam Sessa at 12:09 PM | | Comments (11)
Categories: Bars & Clubs



I'm way off topic, but I'm (im)patiently waiting for your Non-Comm showcase blogs. Please post. Thanks.

Come Sam, it's Dundalk! How bad could it possibly be... nevermind.


You ARE better than THOSE people. Never venture futher east than Canton Square and you'll recover.


Maybe you should do something on Old Mens bars that rate.

GDA - haha, if that were the case, it'd be a full page write up on Harford House.


Maybe you should go with it.

nooo, i leave the reporting to the reporters, and the snarky anonymous postings, to the snarky anonymous posters. it makes me feel more american.


hmmm...can't say you guys smelled like sunshine and roses either by the time you crashed at my house ;)

Maybe you should go to the hood the next time and take some of your pazzy a** friend s with you..

Bills Cafe is not in Dundalk

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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 Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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