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August 15, 2008

Baltimore's best bar name?

Ladies and gents, I give you:

Shirley's Honey Hole
2300 E. Oliver St.
Baltimore, MD 21213


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Posted by Sam Sessa at 10:56 AM | | Comments (22)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


I don't think there's a discussion: Shirley's Honey Hole wins

this is easy - Dick's Halfway Inn

I have to go with a more subtle name: The Horse You Came In On.


I've also always loved Butt's & Betty's

Has anyone ever been there before?

Dick's Halfway Inn
Ale Mary's
Laughing Pint
BAR (the one in fells, not BAR Baltimore)

I love BAR.

wow. love that. shirley's honey hole wins hands down.
and i love BAR in fells, too.

I can't remember where I saw it (probably not Baltimore) but I always like He's Not Here Inn

I've been hanging out in Fells alot recently. But I have not heard of this "BAR" bar. Please do tell.

Are you asking if anyone has been in Shirley's Honey Hole before?? I suspect many.

@Frank - He's Not Here is a legendary bar in Chapel Hill, NC. Back in the day, they would serve up their trademark 32 ounce blue cups of draft beer for only $3. I'm imagine it's more like $6 a cup these days. Great bar name. Great bar.

Wait, Colleen, you must be the only South Baltimore girl who even knows there's another side of the harbor. Just kidding (kind of).

Seems Mr. Sessa has experienced BAR, too. Back in the yesteryear, when he did the FFF, he rated it one of Baltimore's top dive bars:

It's a great dive bar, worth checking out.

BAR - Baltimore City Paper has this description that appearred 9/22/2004:

Trouble and GDA thanks for the info about Bar. Who knew? And as far as being one of the few South Baltimore girls to leave the Hill...thats mostly due to working at Mother's (for almost 9 years).
I need a break and some quality down time away from SoBo. Plus when I originally moved to B-more from Annapolis, I lived in Canton for a few years. I never subscribed to the mentality of sticking to your part of town. I love diversity. So I spread the love. :)

i know it's kinda simplistic, but i've always liked the name of, "Racers".

Sherley's honey Hole and Dick's Halfway Inn should merge. It would be a fantastic union. They could have Liquor in the front and poker in the rear.

Mather, you've been quiet for the past couple months, and now, 5 comments in a day? I think you've just broken your own record for single-day commenting! P.S., where have you been the past couple months?

i love "no idea"..... I mean come on:
"Where did you go out last night"
"No Idea.."

i love u Jess!

Sorry- summer is a busy time, but I've been following along from the sideline.

Hopefully Ill see ya all at the Suare.

Anyone remember "Fly Like An Eagle" in South Baltimore on Heath and Light Street..back in the day or Hammerjacks on Charles Street.If you're a true 21230 you will know these places and even passed out in a few of them..

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