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October 23, 2008

The review: Bourbon Street

bourbon streetThe new Bourbon Street (316 Guilford Ave.) looks great. But it doesn't look like it's drawing a big enough crowd. I went there last Friday, and it was less than a third full at 11 p.m. Here is a link to the review.

I think live music will help bring more people. Problem with that is you normally book bigger bands several months in advance. So it could be a while before they get up and rolling with regular live music.

And I'm not sure what kind of advertising they're doing, but more might help.

Also, I have started putting newsworthy blog posts in the nightlife column. We've done studies, and very few people read both the print  and online editions. I don't want the dead-tree readers to feel left out.

(Photo from Bourbon Street's MySpace site) 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 2:40 PM | | Comments (4)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


yeah. they said the same thing about Sonar and Power plant live. And Rams Head I believe.
it all comes down to the owner and who they run the place. I think the problem in the past has been that the coke-heds that open clubs have no idea how to run them. They would be closed even if it were NY.
The city's cheap real estate is an attraction to the "dude, lets open a club" crowd.

So Thursday night I went down to Bourbon street to celebrate my friends birthday. I had spent a good part of the day picking an outfit out and getting ready to go out. We got there and after paying the $5 to park we waited in a line wrapped around the building. I would like to give a better review of Bourbon street but we never made it in. Apparently both my friend's and my jeans were too baggy and we were told to step to the side. Even thought people were all around us with more baggy clothing we were denied to the club. There are alot better places to spend my money I give Bourbon Street a big thumbs down!

Evan, you should take a picture of what you were wearing that night. Then we can judge for ourselves. Knowing you, I think that is hilarious that you got turned down from going to Bourbon Street. You would be the last person that I would think of getting turned down trying to gain entrance into a bar.

Jason, I think this person is a different evan than the one who normally posts on Midnight Sun.

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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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