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March 27, 2009

All-you-can-drink at Power Plant Live

power plant livemartini Here's an upcoming special worth noting:

On April 9, Power Plant Live will debut 5 Ways Thursdays, a weekly discount designed to save you $$$.

Here's the skinny: From 10 p.m. to close every Thursday, patrons can pay to get an open bar at five different bars in Power Plant Live.

The participating bars are Mosaic, Rock Bar, Mex, Luckie's and the outside plaza lounge.

5 Ways Thursdays costs $10 for women and $15 for men ...

Not bad. I can see a lot of people taking advantage of this -- especially when the weather warms up some.

Since I'm shilling for Power Plant Live, I'll open this post up to any other bar owners who want to advertise their recession specials. I know there are more out there, but it's impossible to track everybody down. 

Got any other solid specials for me?

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 10:05 AM | | Comments (28)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


Uh oh....this should be interesting...

Maa HAAAAA the french

5 dollars more for men?? Doesn't this seem discriminatory and unethical? This is my problem with places like Power Frat Live, where they cater to a heterosexist society.

To take advantage of this special do you actually have to go to Power Plant Live? Cause that's kind of a deal breaker for me. Otherwise, it sounds great.

hahahhaha this is awesome.
people watching at it's best.
"Alie....! Alie....c'mooooonnnn...(hic)...Cody and Josh said they'd meet us at the car! Alie! whersh the car.. (stumble)...."
awesome. I love watching douchbagettes!

No no, BA, you can enjoy this special from the comforts of your own home. Just mail your $15 to The Baltimore Sun, c/o Sam Sessa, Features Dept.

Heterosexist? No. Smart? Yes.

Dear lord.

Leave Him out of this, Groundskeeper.

Elliot's Pour House had one that was 1$ miller light bottles post HH from 7-11..Friday and Saturday night

@Evan - hahah


Also, a huge LOL at Evan's comment. God I love that video.

have to agree with ba on this one. i would have a hard time going to powerplant if they gave free drinks.

can we make a midnight sun over/under as to how many people are going to get shot at powerplant on april 9th? put me down for 3 shot, 1 fatality.

Hey Bill can you cite any instance where someone has been shot at Powerplant Live. Stupid comment from a stupid person.

I guess that makes sense if your target market is the 18-25 get drunk till you puke crowd.

I sure wouldn't be happy if I were one of the Serious Steaks places.

PP Live is such an awesome space, I would love to be able to go sit outside on a nice night and have a cocktail or a glass of wine.

Paul, you don't go to PPLive to sit outside and enjoy a cocktail. You go there to ROCK!

Miller Lites and G&Ts! C'mon!

Why is so much negativity towards Power Plant Live? Yes, i work for Power Plant and we've actually taken huge steps in not allowing college buses or any type of college parties in the past three years i've worked here.

We have raised the level of our dress code and behavior tolerance to make it a safe place to come out and enjoy themselves. I see more college students in Federal Hill than Power Plant on any given Thursday, Friday or Saturday. The new promotion was not intended to be anything more or less than a cheaper alternative for people to come out. No one is forced to take advantage of the special. And if any of you would like to come out, feel free to contact me via Sam and i'll be more than happy to show you the changes we've made.

Also, again this summer we'll be hosting a FREE concert series for the city, including some national artists like Better than Ezra, Candelbox (part of the Preakness celebration) and others. i hope all of you give it a chance.

You know what? I'm going to do just that Chris, I'm coming to 5 Ways Thursday and I'm going to take copious notes on the changes you've made.

Is the free concert series info avail online anywhere? if so, could someone supply a link? thanks

I frequent PP Live & the free concerts pretty regularly over the season & I'm a fed hiller in my *ugh* mid-30's. Yes there's plenty of "people watching" still there, but I do enjoy it as a nice change of pace for a night out - esp. if the weather is nice! It's not ALL youngins' & Yo-boys like back in the day. Chris is right - their steps to improve have shown! MY wish is that the special was for a Friday or Saturday night - too old to drink that late out on a work night! :( For a Fri or Sat night though, that deal would still be worth it even if I left by midnight!! BUT's for thursdays :(

Charging an extra 5.00 for men is blatent discrimination. EVERYONE, male, female, black, white, green should pay the SAME price. Hope some guy(s) go to the Human Relation Commission and blow this right out of the water!


maybe my comment was a bit harsh. i have not heard of anyone getting shot at powerplant, though i do think it is on borrowed time. i think the overwhelming majority have given powerplant so many chances that it cannot redeem itself at this point, and makes for a really good punching bag. i can see why you have a vested interest in pumping business, but until you start advertising in bold letters that trash from both sides of the fence is not welcome, which you covertly admitting to doing, then i do not think it will be embraced by many locals. this stupid person just told you how to win back business.

I think some people are confusing Power Plant Live with their neighbor across the street (where there have been shootings).

But bullets don't know what bar you went to.

It's Thursday specials like this that make me wish I was still a broke-as-a-joke college student and not a yuppie 9-5er. So if I'm ever off on a Friday I'm sure I'll be making a visit.

I know PP gets a lot of bad press, but there aren't too many places in this city where you can drink outside and that happens to be one of my favorite pastimes. Hope it lasts for a long while!

5WT is the start of a good idea to get business on a Thurs. night. What if...?A nearby hotel partnered with PP & gives reduced rate to 5WT. goers ...a.) some may celebrate, sleep local, plus go to work on time Friday am; b.) or some might start the wknd early,Thurs. night, stay local, go to nearby businesses Friday, maybe Sat. c.) best of all..fewer drinkers going home by car after the 5WT deal.Generating more local income? Just an idea.

Smacks of desperation.

No Fair says "Hope some guy(s) go to the Human Relation Commission and blow this right out of the water!"

Doesn't sound you are willing to be one of those guys, how come?

You know that one guys is right, power plant could be a great place. The idea
was amazing, on a nice night you should be able to sit outside and enjoy
some drinks but instead its douche city. There couldn't be more tribal
and barb wire tats, blown out gotti hair, sunglasses in doors, wife
beaters, k-swiss shoes, & steroids. Then again its pretty much always
been that way.

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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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