Get thee to the Hamilton Tavern
The new Hamilton Tavern (5517 Harford Road) is a smashing success.
At 11 p.m. last Thursday there was not an empty seat inside the place -- a testament to owner Tom Creegan.
The Hamilton Tavern has a turn-of-the-century farm feel. A wooden scythe handle is bolted to the door, and saws, rakes and even an old-fashioned oyster digger are inside.
There were two beers on tap the other night -- Resurrection and Troegs. Mmmm. But I especially liked the bathrooms ...
There are pages from old books torn out and lacquered onto the walls! Gives you something to look at, ya know. Creegan said his wife Felicia Carter came up with the idea.
The Hamilton Tavern has high ceilings and smells like freshly lacquered wood. It's dark inside -- as most bars should be -- and has plenty of character.
Even though the Hamilton Tavern has only been open for a couple weeks, it's easy to see that Creegan has a hit on his hands.