What's the best neighborhood bar in Mount Vernon?
I love how long this paragraph is getting.
Now comes a real challenge: What, in your opinion, is the best neighborhood bar in Mount Vernon? And why? Everybody gets one vote.
For the purposes of this contest, I'm defining Mount Vernon with these boundaries in mind: Guilford Avenue to the East, Fayette Street to the South, Howard Street to the West and Mount Royal Avenue to the north ...
This is a tough one, because Mount Vernon doesn't have nearly as many neighborhood bars as Fells Point or Federal Hill. A couple years ago, my vote would have been an easy one: Liam's Pint-Sized Pub. Alas, Liam's is no more. At least not for a while.
I'm going to have to cast my vote for Mick O'Shea's (328 N. Charles St., pictured). I've had some not-so-wonderful experiences with servers there. But when I think of a great neighborhood bar in Mount Vernon, Mick O'Shea's is the first place that comes to mind.
Plus, you can't beat their Monday night burger special ($6.99 for a burger, fries and a beer). I order Resurrection as my beer. Booyah!
What makes a neighborhood bar a neighborhood bar? Dig it.
Now, what do you think is the best neighborhood bar in Mount Vernon?
(Baltimore sun archive photo)