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August 15, 2008

The Nest replaces DSX

Item: Starting tonight, The Nest will replace the Downtown Sports Exchange at 200 W. Pratt St.

I haven't been, but the three-story Nest reportedly boasts 22 flat screen TVs, hardwood floors, a deck and an outdoor grill and beer shack.

If someone goes this weekend, please lemme know whatcha think of it. 

I reviewed it when Art Masoero renovated and reopened it in late 2006.

For the review, I talked to Jim Stankovic, who ran DSX for 10 years with his son Phillip and daughter Sharon.

"I give them credit," the elder Stankovic said at the time. "It looks like it's coming back pretty strong." 

Guess that didn't last.

(AP photo) 


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Posted by Sam Sessa at 2:53 PM | | Comments (5)
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While the DSX was fine...I really missed Balls. Now, that was a great name of a bar.

I was never really impressed TVs in bars. If I really wanted to watch TV I'd stay home and unless the visual can hold it's without the sound or more accurately competing and losing with the music and crowd noise, it's a wasted time trying to watch.

I was never really impressed TVs in bars. If I really wanted to watch TV I'd stay home and unless the visual can hold it's own without the sound or more accurately competing and losing with the music and crowd noise, it's a wasted time trying to watch.

I was wondering why they were painting the windows and doors neon blue and yellow. It looks horrible!!!

Went there to watch Ravens-Browns, I was in the neighborhood. (Was heading to the Wharf Rat, but it had McCain signs all over the front, so, ugh... I used to like their beers.) Anyway, Nest isn't a bad place to watch football, 2 buck beers and bar munchies looked good although I didn't have any, you could see 4 different games at the bar. Mostly non-local crowd though, with the hotels and Convention Center there.

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