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September 18, 2008

The review: Hamilton Tavern

hamilton tavernMy official dead-tree review of the new Hamilton Tavern (5517 Harford Road) came out today.

Here's a link.

The folks behind the Hamilton Tavern know how to set the right tone at a neighborhood bar. It's dark, and there are good beers and wines available -- as well as packaged goods.

Definitely one of the year's best new bars.

I didn't try the food, but I hear Sun gastronomic expert Elizabeth Large is all over that. Her review should come out later this month.

(Photo by Algerina Perna/Sun photographer) 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 1:38 PM | | Comments (1)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


Just came back from there (Thursday night) and it was packed as usual. I know it seems premature, but a second-floor expansion wouldn't be a bad investment. And I think the upper level of the first floor would make an excellent stage for live acts. Now that the Hamilton Arts Collective is closed, the area could really use another decent live performance space.

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