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August 21, 2008

Does Taps look better?

taps baltimoreLooks like the Taps crowd is trying to clean up the outside of the South Baltimore bar at Charles Street and Fort Avenue.

There's a fresh coat of brown paint, which kind of looks better than it used to.

I dunno though. I'm kind of on the fence about the color.

Brown? Coconuts are brown. So are ... other things.


(Photo by me) 



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Posted by Sam Sessa at 9:23 AM | | Comments (9)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


They've done some addtional renovations to the interior. New floor, new TV's, and they're getting the upstairs open on weekends. It's like an airplane hanger up there.

I stopped in there about 3 months ago while meeting up with some friends during their Fort Ave bar crawl. It was pretty empty except for about a half-dozen patrons. But I have to say, I was served one of the coldest beers I've ever had - a great thing. Granted it was Coors Lite (or Miller, or Natty, or some other beer-flavored water). But their other selection was excellent.

Obviously the owner is putting more work into it. Hopefully that Live Music license comes through. That place has great potential.

F taps. These people are idiots.

I love Taps. Dave has done an amazing job giving it a re-birth from the days of the Ft. Charles Pub.

Taps is the best bar south of Cross Street.

Like putting lipstick on a Pig!

When. Do. I. Get. My. Wine. On. Tap.

If this is a representative photo, the colour might look better at night.
Was it done on a tight budget, the fit and finish could be better.
It projects a new, generic, and kind of Seventies look, but little enticing or engaging personality.

Isn't the point to induce people to come in and discover it's inner charms.

I think it looks better then it did. And AC is right. Where is all that wine on tap? I remember Patrick from Koopers saying it was a state of the art way to do wine these days-or something to that effect. I haven't really given TAPS a try. But I will for the wine.

It looks horrible - absolutely horrible - I would've gone with neon green before dookie brown... it has no appeal, it would have been smart to steal some ideas from Stalking Horse - get a video juke box, and start selling liquored up slurpees... its like a bad Magerks without the upstairs... an a hideous exterior

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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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