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October 7, 2008

Two beers at two really different bars

luckie's tavern

A few days ago, I had two beers at two radically different bars, and I wanna tell ya about it.

First I met a couple friends at (hehe) Friends in Fells Point. Some scooters were parked outside, and the usual troupe of punks/indie kids/rockers/skaters/preps were hanging out inside.  

A Yuengling cost $3.50 but the bartender took his time. The food took its sweet time, too.

Then I headed to the new Luckie's Tavern (pictured) in Power Plant Live, where I ordered a Samuel Adams Oktoberfest. It cost $4.75 and came quick. Also in the bar was the usual troupe of young 20- and 30-something professionals.

Both bars annoyed me, but each for different reasons. I wasn't big on the service at Friends or the steep beer prices at Luckie's. It's obvious you're paying for the decor and service at Luckie's. Sometimes, I'm willing to make that trade.

(Photo by Doug Kapustin/Sun Photographer)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 11:11 AM | | Comments (3)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


I have never had a problem with friends. The food sometimes is a bit slow but the bartender is generally fine and everyone is usually really nice.

also i wouldn't be looking at a fell's point bar's quickness if it was during fells point fest (which was a couple days ago).

and they have a great jukebox.

ryan97ou, you couldn't be more correct about the juke box at friends. One of the best in the city.

Luckie's is a Cordish project.

Go figure.

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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