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August 20, 2008

Hops Inn: A Dundalk gem

beerIf you're planning on doing a Dundalk bar tour, make Hops Inn (7002 Railway Ave.) one of your stops.

I went there a couple months ago and wrote about the family-owned bar. Here's a link to the story.

In it, I talked about the ridiculously cheap $3 shots of Johnny Walker Blue Label.

Mmmmm ... 

Sorry, lost myself there for a second. 

Anyway, MS reader Lorraine went there last night and has some semi-sad news to report ...

Alas, they substituted JW Black for Blue. Lee's rationale is that the regulars couldn't see the sense of paying 3 bucks a shot for 'a shot of whiskey.' I ended up spending a mere 2 dollars for what had to be at least 2 jiggers worth of Jameson.

However the selection of brews on tap were superb. I had a Ying Ling Lager and a Killian's Red and their pepperoni pizza was better than many I've had at many a gen-u-ine parlor.

Oh well. Hops still ranks pretty high on my list of Dundalk bars.

(Photo by Mary Hartney) 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 10:25 AM | | Comments (3)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


Ying Ling lager eh? Hops Inn even carries Chinese beers. Quite a selection.

I'm sure Sam Sessa meant Yuengling Lager rather than Ying Ling Lager.

Sam Sessa didn't write it -- Lorraine did. That's why it's in italics.

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