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June 26, 2009

Sand, sun and sips: Five of Ocean City's best beach bars

fager's islandRemember a few weeks ago when I asked for recommendations of great beach bars?

Turns out, your suggestions were a big help. My colleague, Sun writer Jill Rosen, used them to compile a great roundup of five beach bars.

Check it out.

Oh, and there's a photo gallery too. Check it out.

I can't believe I've never been to Fager's Island (pictured). This dock looks really romantic. 

Of course, including Seacrets was inevitable. But I was glad Jill got to Liquid Assets, and a few lower key places too. She did a great job mixing it up. Her piece will appear in Sunday's paper.

(Baltimore Sun photo by Kim Hairston)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 8:19 AM | | Comments (7)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


Sam, you have to make it to Fagers. By far the best bar in OC. They also have a fancy restaurant side, and the best sunset view in town.

I really don't get the Liquid Assets thing. I've been there before, and it was okay, but nothing special. I actually felt weird drinking in a liquor store.

Can't believe she didn't mention Shenanigans on the Boardwalk... (haha, JOKE).

No Bearded Clam or Dutch Bar?!! Wussy. Sigh........

Never been to Fager's Island? Holy crap. You've been missing out.

Mackey's is also always a great time.

What about FishTails? That should def be on the list!

Above mentioned are good bars but the BEST is still SEACRETS. Since I'm over 50 yrs. of age, I like daytime best. Nightime is to crowded for me.

I don't know how Fishtales could be left out of this list. This list loses all credibility without it.

Fagers is a dump. They haven't had a good Monday deck party in years and that was their signature party. Oh wait, it still is with the 60 and older crowd. Nothin says a good time like DJ Batman and Jimmy Buffet.

Good call on FishTales. Love that place.

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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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