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June 13, 2008

Fab Five Friday

Good morning kids.

It's time for the five best gay- or gay-friendly bars in Baltimore.

This was a tough list for me, because my list of MS reader suggestions was rather ... limited.

But, being the brave leader that I am, I have decided to go ahead with the list. Here it is ... 

grand central1. The Hippo, 1 W. Eager St.

Hippo knows how to party.  

2. Grand Central (pictured), 1001 N. Charles St.

Central is huge, and the service can be slow at times, but I like the atmosphere and decor.

3. The Rowan Tree, 1633 S. Charles St.

j wrote:  Long Live JOHNNY MAURO!!!! Queen is right in the respect that Rowan Tree deserves top honors with an asterik for Mr. Mauro.

4. Coconuts, 309 W. Madison St.

Lots of nearby parking, and a wild and crazy crowd. I'm down with Coconuts.

5. Crossroads, 3328 Foster Ave.

Read this story. Kupkake lives! 

(Photo from Sun archives) 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 9:55 AM | | Comments (5)
Categories: Fab Five Fridays


Oh Sessa, you have made my day....Kupkake!

I am shocked, SHOCKED, that Crossroads doesn't have a Website.

Johnny Mauro called me today to find out about all this "internet stuff". I'm turning him into a MS reader. Thanks for including the Rowan Tree,

Your Humble Queen,

long live Johnny Mauro!!!

I must comment about your recent post about gay/ gay friendly bars.

I am a reporter for The Sun, who wrote an article last year about the growing trend of bartenders who use text messages to inform their patrons about drink specials....

Anywho, the photo that accompanied my story was the same one re-used on the Midnight Sun post.

The bartender in the photo -- David Nail Jr. -- saw me yesterday and told me that he's been getting a lot of crap from people who think that he provided you with slow bar service.

I can say without hesitation that David Nail Jr. -- the bartender in the picture -- is a great bartender. He's fast, he knows his drinks, and he's personable.

(Oh yeah, keep up the good work Sam!)

Happy Pride!
John-John Williams IV

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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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