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March 6, 2009

The 2009 Midnight Sun Best of the Best of the Best award list

best of the best of the best awardWhat, did you think I was kidding?

Did you think there weren't really any Best of the Best of the Best awards?

Think again.

Not only did I come up with some wild and crazy categories (a few of which were actually thought up by Midnight Sunner Patchen), I had famed Baltimore Sun designer Carrie Lyle put them together. I had Curry printing print them out.

And I frantically ran to Dollar Tree yesterday to buy some faux-wood frames to put them in. Also, thanks to Midnight Sunner Jmgiordano for helping me frame them.

I've also got to thank all of the bar owners who turned out to accept the awards in person -- especially considering they had no idea what they were getting an award for. Hee hee.

Without further delays, here is the full list of the 2009 Best of the Best of the Best Awards ...

Category: Seriously, who buys enough of these toys to keep you afloat?
Winner: Atomic Pop

Best In-House DJs and Picklebacks
Idle Hour

Bar We Most Love to Hate
Lagers Pub

Most Awkward Time and Place to be Handed a Condom
Lunchtime at RA Sushi

Best Way to Skirt the Smoking Ban
Max's Tobacco Company

Biggest Meathead Magnet
MaGerk's Pub & Grill

Second Biggest Meathead Magnet
The Greene Turtle

Coldest Bathrooms

Best Place to Get Molested by a Bachelorette Party
Power Plant Live

Best Bar to Get Day Drunk
Woody's Rum Bar & Island Grill

Most Redundantly Named New Bar
Muggsy's Mug House

King Of Wikipedia and Other Online Sourcing

Most Royal, Regal Commenter
Queen Colleen

Most Connected Commenter
Mark Twain

Best Elvis Impression

Best Snarky Comments

Midnight Sun Mixologist

Best "Who's On First" Franchise
Don't Know Tavern and No Idea Tavern

We Can't Stand Hipsters But We Keep Coming Back
Club Charles

Most Maniacal Laugh
Joe Edwardsen of Joe Squared Pizza

Nobody Writes About Local Hip-Hop Like You, Baby
Al Shipley

The Best Brewpub in all of Mount Vernon
The Brewer's Art

Editor's note: Sorry for the lateness of this post. Since our computer system is apparently deserving a Worst of the Worst of the Worst award, I didn't receive any of Sam's messages asking me to publish this post. No cool framed award for that, though.

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 4:24 PM | | Comments (4)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


All hail the Brewer's Art for hosting the Shindig!

Can it be a month already!

Sarah the spamma strikes again!

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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.

Midnight Sun covers Baltimore music, live entertainment, and nightlife news. On the blog, you'll find, among other things, concert announcements, breaking news, bars closings and openings, up-to-date coverage of crime in nightlife, new music, round-the-clock coverage of Virgin Mobile FreeFest, handy guides on bars staying open past 2 a.m. on New Year's Eve and those that carry Natty Boh on draft. Recurring features include seven-day nightlife guides, Concert News, guest reviews of bars and concerts, Wednesday Corkboard, and photo galleries, as well as reader-submitted photos. Thanks for reading.

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