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June 12, 2009

Several Inner Harbor bar/restaurants caught serving liquor to underage patrons

hard rock cafe baltimoreA string of Inner Harbor and downtown bars and restaurants have been charged with serving alcoholic beverages to underage patrons in the past couple months.

From the looks of it, a couple underage Maryland State Police Cadets made the rounds on March 31, and were (allegedly) served alcoholic beverages at the following spots: Hooters, M&S Grill, James Joyce Irish Bar, Roy's and Hard Rock Cafe (pictured).

All of these places have hearings at the liquor board for these violations on June 18.

Bourbon Street is also scheduled for a hearing that day, but their list of violations is a little bit longer ...

According to a liquor board docket, on Jan. 3, a police officer was assaulted outside the Guilford Ave. mega-club and seven females were arrested. Yikes.

Then there are the nine-odd counts of underage drinking violations, all from the same night (March 12). Looks like inspectors had a field day in there that night.

(Sun archive photo)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 2:22 PM | | Comments (5)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


Nobody else thinks it's interesting that SEVEN females and only females were arrested at Bourbon Street? Damn....


No, not really. I think it's more interesting that these 'raids' only took place as a public relations exercise, responding to the upswing in juvenile crime occurring at the harbor.

Yeah, but the seven women who are accused of beating a police officer happened right after New Year's.

Yea, and the Cadets "Made the rounds on March 31" Thats also well before the recent noise being made about juvenile crime.

Maybe the juveniles are just protesting that they cant drink anymore...


Check your facts. The first dept. internal memo, regarding juvenile disobedience at the Inner Harbor (that's been made public) was drafted February, 2009.

WBAL has a link to it on their website.

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