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June 22, 2009

Liam's North to open in Station North

guinness!Liam Flynn, who used to run Liam's Pint-Size Pub in Mount Vernon, plans to open a new bar called Liam's North in the Station North Arts and Entertainment District this fall.

Ever since he left the space below Kumari on North Charles Street, Flynn has been scouting for new spots.

Finally, he thinks he's found one -- on West North Avenue by the Windup Space. Renovations still need to be done, and we are months away from seeing anything open. But the wheels are in motion, Flynn told me.

"Everything's coming together," he said.

Ideally, Flynn would like to build a stage and host live music in Liam's North. He'd like to bring in folk, Irish and other such music to the bar ...

That would spice up the neighborhood, for sure. The other bars that have live music near there (Windup, Joe Squared, Metro, Hexagon, etc.) mostly host up-and-coming indie groups from here and around the region. You don't see much traditional Irish music in Station North. Maybe there's a reason for that though. Who knows?

I was surprised to hear that Liam wants to rename the place. Pint-Size Pub is such a great name for a a bar.

"It won't be pint-size anymore," he said.

Good point. And good luck, Liam.

(Sun photo by Kim Hairston)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 3:33 PM | | Comments (8)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


Maybe "Quart-Sized Pub"?

Oh, I'm sorry--European Union, NAFTA and all that............

"Litre-Sized Pub."

That location is a HUGE risk... I'd love to see the area come up, and wish them all the best. But I wouldn't count on that investment working out.

Wow Paul...I wonder what your comments would have been 5-10 years ago and people coming into Canton...probaly the same but thats cool stay in Canton complaining about your trash not being picked up twice a week

People are so angry in the internets.

I lived in Canton 10 years ago. Canton isn't, and never was, anything like the Station North area. If you take a moment to reread my comment, you'll see I said:

"I'd love to see the area come up"

and I would.

I'm not convinced it will, just like I'm unconvinced the West Side will. I really hope I'm wrong.

Paul, ask Sarah Williams (owner of Metro Gallery), Load of Fun's Sherwin Mark, Joe of Joe Squared and Russell of Windup Space if they think the area is a HUGE risk. The area has improved tremendously over the last 2 years because these people saw the POTENTIAL of the area, measured it against the risk and forged ahead.

WheelSee is right in a manner of speaking. Station North is one of those improbable (reallllly improbable) areas that's doing a great job of reinventing itself as an arts district and sticking its feet firmly in the scene. The clientele is loyal and supportive and Liam is making a pretty calculated risk - a smart one at that - in opening his new location. Best of luck!

I must say that Station North has a tremendous amount of potential.

I went to Joe Squared for the first time and thought it was f@#*ing awesome -sitting outside on next to North Ave. watching live music, drinking quality beer from a pitcher and enjoying great late night food.

I do wish the best for this area and all business owners.


Sorry about that, your comment just rubbed me the wrong way that day and I snapped...With that being said you should go down to the area and check it out it's a much different vibe than the Fed Hill's, Fells's, and Canton's of the worlds...but it's not the wild wild west of the older times...

Within a few years that area will be completely changed especially given the outrageous prices of property in DC and it's proximity to Penn Station and the MARC trains for the DC Trainmuters

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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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