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April 13, 2009

Woody's Rum Bar and Island Grill is open for the season


Woody's Rum Bar and Island Grill (at the corner of Thames Street and Broadway, pictured) is open for the season.

At least that's what owner Patrick Russell told me a couple days ago. The third-story wooden deck/patio lounge above Slainte in Fells Point opens at 11 a.m. daily. Web site here.

"The best place to get day drunk is now open," Russell said today. If you go there, be sure to look for the Best of the Best of the Best award I gave 'em. If you don't see it, you have my permission to raise a ruckus ...

I firmly stand behind the Best of the Best of the Best Award I gave Woody's. I honestly can't think of a better place to have a few frozen cocktails on a hot Saturday afternoon in Fells Point -- especially when there's a soft breeze blowing to help hide the stink of the harbor.

I've never had bad service there, either. Here's a question for you: Since Woody's is only partially enclosed, does that mean you can legally smoke cigarettes up there?

(Photo courtesy of Woody's)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 8:17 AM | | Comments (12)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


Woody's is the best happy hour spot. Reasonable drink prices, a great view, and it's usually not too crowded. I just hope it stays not too crowded...

You may want to check this drink prices this season. Some prices have increased 100% over 2007 numbers.
Still a great view with great service and fun place.

""The best place to get day drunk..."
If you're really looking to get "Day Drunk" you can go to your local corner bar or dive.


Does a better job selling the virtues of this place than it's owner.


I've always considered Woody's a hidden gem. I hope that doesn't change. The fish tacos are the best thing on the menu (even though the rice served with it is sub-par) and the service is spotty.

Looks like a cool spot, I'm going to have to check it out.

It took me 35 minutes for my waiter to bring me my first drink but it was like the second day they were open for the season and every table was full (he was the only waiter.) Plus, the guy was really really nice and it pretty much made up for it. I doubt you can smoke there...I would be shocked if you could.

Anon, what prices?

Also, yeah, you can go to your corner bar, but sometimes when the weather's warm, I like drinking outdoors.

Awesome place....."island wings" are real good and coronas are $2 maybe $3?

Obviously "Anonymous" above doesnt really grasp the joy of day drunk-ness.

For those of us who do....Woodys is a great spot.

I was there on Friday night. You definitely can NOT smoke there. My sister in law lit up a cigarette and was told rather harshly to put it out.

How much are drink prices now? In 2007 coronas were $2, last year they were $3. Are they now $4?

I cruised their website but am not seeing any specials listed. They say there are specials from 4-7, but specifics aren't listed.

Hmmm ... $4 Coronas would be pretty bad, especially considering how cheap they were in recent years.

I can assure you I do understand the virtues of a day-drunk. Yes $4 for Coronas and $4.50 for other Mexican beers. Corey has done the math correctly. I never said it was not a great spot. The menu has changed some and the food is great.

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