The best beer deal in Baltimore
I don't know if I really want to give this one away, guys. I don't know if you deserve it.
I have discovered what is undoubtedly the best draft beer deal in Baltimore City. Wanna know what it is? All right, fine, I'll tell ya -- but only 'cause I love ya ...
The Locust Point bar Down the Hatch (1157 Haubert St.) pours drafts of Clipper City Gold and Magic Hat #9 for (drum roll please) $1.25.
Yes, you read that right: $1.25. This ain't some happy hour deal, either. It's all the time. Now that's a recession special I can get behind.
I first went to Down The Hatch a couple years ago at the suggestion of the dearly beloved Midnight Sunner jmgiordano. Down the Hatch is a cozy little corner bar with a cast of colorful regulars. The bar has had domestics like Coors Light and Miller on tap for $1.25 for a long time.
But when ace Baltimore Sun police writer Justin Fenton and I went there last night, we noticed a few new additions to Down the Hatch's draft selections. We asked the bartender how much it cost to get a Clipper City or a Magic Hat, and she told us it was the same as the others -- $1.25.
Now, this could be a case of a bartender not knowing the proper price. So be warned. But even if Clipper City and Magic Hat are twice as expensive, that's only a whopping $2.50. Goodness gracious.
So get there fast, before Down the Hatch's owner reads this blog post and decides to raise the prices.