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September 24, 2008

Little Havana has new tubes

little havanaLittle Havana (1325 Key Highway) recently installed two 42-inch flat screen TVs on the outside of the bar, according to one of my inside sources.

You should be able to see at least one of these TVs from the outside patio.

Better still: Little Havana also has a new massive TV they call "Big Daddy."

I'm not sure exactly how big it is. But it's not small. You can bet on that much.

All this talk of TVs brings up an interesting question ... 

Which bar has the biggest TV in Baltimore? Is it still ESPN Zone* with their massive entertainment room? I think they call it the Command Center or something like that.

I walked by Muggsy's Mug House, which advertised a 120-inch TV on their second floor. I found this a little hard to believe. Kind of like Bigfoot. 

I mean, at 120 inches, it had to be a projection screen, right?

*For some reason, whenever I think of ESPN Zone, I think of this commercial for car parts store Auto Zone. "Get in the zoooone. Auto Zone." 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 11:29 AM | | Comments (11)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


I can testify that Muggsy's has a huge tv on the second floor, it also has a Wii which I have played on previously mentioned huge tv. I did not measure, but 120 inches sounds right.

Havana's new TV is big.. I'm pretty sure its this 65" job -

Problem is, they don't bother to hook it up in HD, so I may as well be watching it in black and white. Then again, you don't really go to Havana's to watch a game.

There's a pretty massive teevee at Hucka's, but they'd need customers to actually see it.

cheese by making that comment you have admitted to going to Hucka's.

just sayin

oooooohhhhhh SNAP!

Im one of the owners from muggsys... its a 116" screen... not tv, so its a projector, it takes up pretty much the whole front of the room on the second floor... great for football and great for wiii!!

As stated in a previous post ...

If a bar has nice TVs with standard def. programming stretched to fill the screen ... I won't make the mistake of going there again for any sporting events.

I only have 93" projector at Don't Know, but maybe if I move the projector back a few more feet. Hmm!The projector at Muggsy's looks great.

A suggestion to the bar owners that frequent the comments section -- The last two years I was in college, a local bar bought a gigantic HD projection screen. It must have been at least 120". Because they were also a live venue, they would roll the projection screen up above the stage when it wasn't in use. But whenever there wasn't any live music, for MNF, March Madness, etc., they would get a great crowd in to watch the games. Even on days without any sports they would have movie nights and sometimes get some people in.

Long story short - I think it might be worth the investment.

There's nothing more annoying than a big screen TV with standard deffinition...why bother?

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