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July 22, 2008

The next Fab Five Friday

I've already done the five best places to get a beer in Fells Point.

I'd like to do the same for Hampden.

Think about it: the five best places to get a beer in Hampden.

Suggestions?

Clipper Mill counts. 

Should Remington count, too? 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 1:50 PM | | Comments (14)
Categories: Fab Five Fridays
        

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If Remington counts and it is open again: Dizzy Izzies. For Hampden proper I like Golden West.

hmm...

Rocket to Venus: they have gensee cream ale in cans, a great yuengling pitcher special on tuesday and the really good Paulaner Munich Lager

Hon Bar: They have resurrection on tap...that's all i need to know.

Golden West cafe: I love drinking beer and looking at the big deer skull hanging above their bar.

Fraziers: they have pool tables, a jukebox, and a questionable odor. always makes for a fun night.

Rocket To Venus has a stellar beer selection. One of the few places in Baltimore where they serve Ommegang beer.

Frazier's for cheap Boh and pool.

Flip's in Clipper Mill. Nice place, never crowded. They need to serve food here.

Izzies - cheap food, big fireplace (for the winter crowd), usually not hellacrowdedawful

Frazier's despite and because of the omnipresent aroma. That and Landis from AMS used to host the world's only rock n' roll [awesome] karaoke there. I hate karaoke, but Frazier's was tolerable.

i think this will count. Sam, you really didn't specify that it had to be a bar. me and the g/f were out in Hampden last week, and we stopped in a furniture shop called Red Tree.

the place itself is like a indie version of bed bath and beyond. however, what caught my attention is that they had food set up for anyone who walked in, as well as, free cans of Boh, and a huge pitcher of Sangria. mooches that we are, we sampled the Sangria, which was good, and the Boh, which was Boh-ish. they also had mini-hotdogs set out, and gummi worms. it was on a weekend, so i'm not sure if this is a one time deal they had, or if they do it every weekend. either way, it was a sweet deal. also they had an entire rack dedicated to bacon paraphernalia.

whooops, here's the website: http://www.redtreebaltimore.com/

I'll second the Hon Bar and throw in McCabe's

Flips! Its got a great big deck and pretty decent prices.

Allan -- OH SNAP! That's my kind of store. Bacon and sangria? Mmmmmm...

Allan (and Sam),

Red Tree and several other shops on The Avenue host First Friday events with extended hours and a Happy Hour atmosphere. The good news is they're held throughout the year.

Maybe Red Tree was just trying to create some mid-month excitement and, luckily, you found it.

Flip's at clipper mill is terrible. I have never been to a bar with an edited song list. There are no games, darts, or a pool table. They don't have any football games or baseball games. Not much of a bar when they don't have anything but rail liquor. I don't know what they are talking about, there is NO food. Again, there is NO food. Walk down to Frazier's or any bar on the Avenue for better bars.

Flip's at clipper mill is terrible. I have never been to a bar with an edited song list. There are no games, darts, or a pool table. They don't have any football games or baseball games. Not much of a bar when they don't have anything but rail liquor. I don't know what they are talking about, there is NO food. Again, there is NO food. Walk down to Frazier's or any bar on the Avenue for better bars.

Sam;
Have you been to Illusions In federal Hill? S. Charles St. A friend and his son own the bar and the son entertains there. The son Spencer is a great magician and does an act on the stage attached to the center of the bar. Check it out. If you email me I can get you the best time to go to catch the show.

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