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June 4, 2009

Two specials worth noting

ropewalk tavern

I still need to come up with a name for this weekly feature about happy hour and other such specials.

Any suggestions?

At the request of Midnight Sunner Linnea, here are not one but two notable specials. Both, it turns out, are in South Baltimore.

I've been known to suck down the occasional cigar, and when it rains, I head to the Ropewalk Tavern's Smoke Easy Cigar Lounge (1209 S. Charles St.).

I wrote about this third-floor smoking den when it opened a little while back. With the plush leather furniture and all the wood and brick, it's a cozy spot for cigar smoking.

Now, I've got even more reason to go. Every night until 10 p.m., you can get a pint and a cigar for $6. I don't know how good their cigar selection is, but their tap selection is pretty impressive.

Also, single malt scotches are $5, draft pints are $2.50 and Amstel Lights are two-for-one. Nice.

And now, the second special ...

In the past, I've poked fun at Mad River's (1110 S. Charles St.) clientele, but this special is pretty darn good: $1 Rolling Rock and Bud Light drafts from 9 p.m. until close on Thursday nights. 

Granted, most people don't rage it on a Thursday night. But since summertime is near and people are going to start slipping downy ocean on Fridays, perhaps its not such a bad idea to close out Mad River on a Thursday night. Perhaps. If you do, it certainly won't drain your wallet.

(Sun photo by Gene Sweeney Jr.)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 11:06 AM | | Comments (4)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


My favorite special is $1 shots at JA Murphy's in Fells Point at 1703 Aliceanna St. 4-7 pm every weekday. They have beer and mixed drink specials too I think.

$6.00 for a pint and a cigar? Man, that looks very reasonable (unless we're talking PBR and El Producto)

How about "Hour Man Sam."

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