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August 25, 2009

What is going on at Huckas?

huckas baltimoreIt's a good question. And as of right now, I don't have the answer.

Back when I blogged about Huckas closing late last year, the word on the street was Brian Pettit was trying to open a new joint there called Canton Arts & Entertainment.

I've walked past Canton Arts & Entertainment and seen people doing work inside.

Yes, I know, we should add Canton Arts & Entertainment to the list of Baltimore's Worst Named Bars.

Come to think of it, I don't have an official list going. Let's fix that. I officially nominate Turp's, 13.5% and NcDevin's.

Any others come to mind?

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 1:16 PM | | Comments (25)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


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Nobles.....Drifters was great

As far as NcDevins is concerned, you are aware that the owner has two children named Nick and Devin... and that they are of Irish heritage... NcDevins makes perfect sense....

Sobo Bob, oh yes, I am familiar with the owner and the children and all that. I understand the name NcDevin's. I just don't like it.

Honestly, I can't remember a place that has gone through so many bar names.

And the place is huge! 2 Floors



Oh, it's an amalgmation of his kid's names? Well, then forget it! NcDevin's is an awesome name!

Or not.

IMO, if the owner wanted to name the place after his kids, "Nick and Devin's" sounds a lot better.

While I love both of these establishments, I have to nominate No Idea and Don't Know. If I tell friends to meet me at one, inevitably they wind up at the other. It has caused irate reactions to the question, "where should I meet you?" Answer: "No Idea." The "Who's On First" Jokey Smurfiness of it all gets old fast.

You could have some real fun if you wanted to open this same question up to bad strip club names!

Jeff, you made me think of the worst strip club name when I was stationed in Florida: "Show N Tail"

I laugh just thinking about it.

Green Cilantro & Hummers top the list

I think it was a pretty bad decision to name a bar Bad Decisions. Don't Know and No Idea aren't too far behind.

Hummers might take the cake, though. God that's just awful.


I got Chinese carry-out from a place called "Wok on the wild side" once. Food was worse than the name.

I would have to go with Green Cilantro and Bad Decisions.

I know Kamp building is for sale along with the two properties next to it for 800,000. That's with the curse included of course.

Add Cheerleaders to the list please

Dick's Liquor is pretty poor choice of names for a package goods store.

I think there is a place called Dick's Halfway Inn on Philadelphia Rd in the Rosedale area. I did a double-take when I noticed the sign the first time.

Dick's Halfway Inn is on the list of best names, not worst. And Hummers would be a much better strip club name.

It SHOULD be called Canton Arts & Entertainment LLC. that's a hilarious name for a bar...

Muggsy's Mug House
McGooby's Joke House
Vin (with the long pretentious vowel)
Mad Beaver (that's the place's name right?)

13.5% is dead on the money Sam. Just say it out loud, "you guys wanna go over to thirteen point five percent?" Where's the nickname in there? 135?

Nah, just call 13.5% "that fancy wine bar in Hampden." That's so much funnier.

Last night I walked past, and the lights were on and people were inside. Still no signage outside.

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