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December 1, 2008

2008's best bar openings and closings?

I'm thinking about doing a nightlife column on this year's best bar openings and closings. I might even split it into a couple different categories. I might do best revamp, best new drink, etc.

Got any suggestions for best new bar? How about the bar you miss the most?

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 10:19 AM | | Comments (6)
Categories: Bars & Clubs
        

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I've been to Bourbon Street twice and I have to say I really enjoy drinking for free on Ladies Night. (I mean, who wouldn't like that?) The music and the crowd are pretty decent for the most part, too.

Howl at the Moon hasn't closed, but with all of the recent departures, it has become a shell of its former self.

I miss charlotte's for mostly selfish reasons, but also because it had decent live music pretty much all the time and very friendly staff. *single tear*

I work at.... I mean... been to Bourbon Street too. The drink prices are reasonable and had a great time hanging out with my buds and just chillin'

Bar I miss the most... Lulu's.

I think the Hudson Street Stackhouse is probably my favorite bar to open this year. If adding a bar to an existing place counts as a 2008 opening, I also like the Metro Gallery.

On the closing side of things, I wasn't too heartbroken to see Tiburzi's shutdown... twice.

Bar Closings in Federal Hill/ South Baltimore:

Charlotte's, Federal Hill Lounge (maybe), Sky Lounge


Bar Openings in Federal Hill/ South Baltimore:

Taps, Muggsy's, The Abbey

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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 erik.maza@baltsun.com. Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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