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September 11, 2008

Down the Hatch

beer me!

Want a cheap, cold beer in Locust Point?

Well, I have a suggestion for you: Down the Hatch (1157 Haubert St.) I went there several weeks ago, and it could easily become my favorite Locust Point hideout.

Down the Hatch doesn't look like much from the outside. Or inside, for that matter.

But draft beers come in frosty mugs, and boy are they cheap. My buddy Justin and I each had four, and our total was just shy of $13. I was drinking Yuengling and he had Miller Lite.

Down the Hatch actually won a City Paper award for having one of the coldest beers in the city. And according to the bartender, they didn't even have the mugs in the freezer yet when the City Paper tester showed up. That 32.7-degree beer was served in a room-temperature mug.

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 10:01 AM | | Comments (17)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


I live about a block from there. I had one bad experience there almost three years ago and have never been back. The clientele is a little on the scary side for my taste but it was the blatant racism that made me never want to go back. I heard ownership had changed but I never followed up on it.

I think ownership changed when the previous owner killed himself...on the premises. I agree though, clientele can get a bit scary.

This is like the Alamo of Locus Point.
The last hold outs against the Yuppie hordes. "Old School" jokes are still told and they prob. still smoke inside!

Totally unrelated: a good top ten idea. Me and my buddies used to go to the gin mill every sunday for football before they "made the switch" because they had a ton of TV's, had great specials, and the bartenders were good to their regulars.

since then we haven't been able to find a very good replacement (given, i am a browns fan, so we need a place that definitely shows all games). i was surprised with how many places in fed hill didn't have any NFL specials. anyways, thought it might be a good, and timely, top ten: places to watch football.

my criteria would be: has nfl ticket and shows all games, has some sort of drink and food specials, has good tv's and plenty of them

Nice idea Ryan97 ou. I am amazed that some bars still do not have beer specials on Sundays for football.

ryan, go to looney's on canton square

I like ryan97ou's idea, but think it should be expanded to "top 10 places to watch football that aren't completely mobbed by ravens fans"...i like the ravens, but don't enjoy watching games in bars where overzealous fans think/act like they're actually at the stadium

greg s then don't live in baltimore,you do know this is the home of the RAVENS!

Wow david, why didn't i think of that before?! If I want to steer clear of a bunch of idiots in purple camo screaming at tv's in a bar as if they're sitting in section 510 of the stadium, all I need to do is move out of my home town. Thanks for the idea!!

Greg, then watch the game at home!!!!!!!.....If your a fan you always cheer for your team, it's in a bar not a family restaurant!!!!D%&@h#%*d

Greg, then watch the game at home!!!!!!!.....If your a fan you always cheer for your team, it's in a bar not a family restaurant!!!!D%&@h#%*d

If you don't mind driving to the towson area, Glory Days is a Browns bar on Joppa Road. There are tv's with every game on and browns fans also have an outside deck. I was there last week cheering for dallas and was treated rather well. Bert's in charles village is a great place to watch games. 34 oz frosted mugs and fans of all teams.

Drew from Greektown,

Be amazed by the fact some people have minimal interest in sports and the company of loud, rowdy fans but otherwise still seek the bar experience.


Your a beautiful, compassionate guy. May you miss every game winning touchdown this season.

All of you stop your whining. Don't go to a freaking sports bar on a Sunday afternoon if you don't want to hear people cheering for football.

End of discussion.

Crazy thing is...late last season my sister and I went out on a Sunday to Cross street for the game...the only place we could find with it on was the market!

Hi my name is Bethany and about the info that was posted about Down the Hatch....
I bartend at Down the Hatch and sure every now and then you have a bad experience at a bar but that's with any bar. When alcohol is involved sometimes people get crappy but I wanted to share some things that we have going on there.

During the games we have free wings and every time the Raven's score a touch down everyone in the bar gets a free beer. We also will turn all tv's (4) to different games as long as the Raven's are on one during their game. If you visit the bar's website and contact me...bring in a party of four we will take off 10% from your entire check.

Draft is $1.25 Domestic bottles/cans is $2.00 Imports are $2.75 and our most expensive liquor is Grand Marnier and Patron sitting at $4.50 a shot! We serve 9 inch pizza's at $4, 12 inch pizza's at $5.75, Hotdogs for $1, Polish Sausages at $1.50, and a bunch of bar snacks.

The new owner was born and raised in Essex, Md and he loves this bar because it's cozy, the bartenders are cute, you always leave having made a new friend, and there is always a game on tv! If you come down and have a "bad" experience, or you don't like the atmosphere, then I will pick up your check for the entire evening.

when the Raven's score a touch down then everyone's next beer is a penny, not free.

Oh and I will pick up your entire check as long as I see that you are absolutely miserable, having a bad time, or someone "scares" you away.

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