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April 3, 2009

Bar Voice

If you didn't read yesterday's review of Looney's South, you missed (what I think is) a pretty funny passage about Bar Voice.

Here it is:

Ever heard someone talk in bar voice? It's a (pretty lame) term I use to describe the obnoxiously loud, often raspy voice that post-college guys use when they have had a few drinks. Looney's was abuzz with bar voice that night ...

This particular young fellow outside the place noticed a friend of his, and said, in bar voice, "HEY! WHAT'S UP, DUDE?" His friend, for some unfathomable reason, must not have heard him, and kept walking.

Mr. Bar Voice didn't give up trying. "HEY! HE'S GONNA WALK RIGHT BY ME. LOOK! HEY MAN! HEY!"

Finally, his friend realized what was going on, stopped and said hello. Whew. For a second there, I thought a fight was about to break out. Ignoring anybody who speaks in bar voice is a dangerous idea. You never know what might happen.

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 7:58 AM | | Comments (3)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


Longtime lurker, first time poster...this is completely OT but I need some advice. My little sister is headed out with a bunch of friends to celebrate a 21st birthday on Saturday. She is the last of the group that's still 20. She'd like to go along and DD so can anyone recommend a chill bar that will let her in (and mark her hand or whatever)? Maybe something in Fells...nothing in Power Plant please!

Dear NeedAdvice,
you have to be 21 in all the bars in fed hill unless its an all ages show at the 8x10. I don't think there are many options except maybe Iguana Cantina which is technically PPL.

Shouldn't someone respond to NA in the bar voice?

To answer honestly, I think Fletcher's does a good amount of all ages or 18 and up stuff.

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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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