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September 28, 2009

By the way, Babalu Grill is closed

babalu grill mojitoI know, I know, I should have blogged about Babalu Grill closing when it actually happened, which was weeks ago.

For the record, the Power Plant Live restaurant/bar closed Sept. 6, according to its Web site. There have just been so many closings lately, it's hard to keep up with them all.

Why did Babalu close? According to this post on Dining@Large, the lease was up, and Babalu's owners wanted out.

And that, dear readers, is that.

I went to Babalu a couple times in the past several years, but it wasn't really my scene. Babalu had a reputation for great mojitos, but I tried two a couple years ago and wasn't that impressed. 

Oh well.

(Baltimore Sun photo by Karl Merton Ferron)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 9:43 AM | | Comments (3)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


I think a more accurate description would be 'mojitos are great, and Babalu Grill had some OK ones.' Not a huge loss.

Over-rated. Glad it is gone.

Its sad that another bar has to bite the dust.The nightlife in Baltimore is dead. Really are there any upscale bars in Baltimore anymore?

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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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