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November 22, 2009

Recapping yesterday's Movember bar crawl

is sam's mustache real? you decide.For a few hours yesterday, I joined dozens and dozens of mustache-clad revelers for a South Baltimore swill-fest commonly known as ... MOVEMBER!

As you can tell from the photo, it was quite awesome. And money was raised to help fight the fight against prostate cancer.

I met up with the crawlers at the tequila bar Lime (801 E. Fort Ave.), which was clearly not prepared to handle the flood of 50-some wild and crazy kids. It was jammed wall-to-wall.

After about an hour at Lime, we headed down to Hideaways (1400 Key Highway), the new bar across the street from Little Havana, which recently replaced the Tavern on Key ...

Though Hideaways' new co-owner Dave Benton said the place was totally different, I thought it looked largely the same -- just with a new paint job. That's OK though, because the owner had stacked six-packs of Natty Boh as a monument to Movember. All hail Movember.

For the low low fee of $25, the crawlers got a T-shirt, aviators, a fake mustache (if they didn't already have a natural one), raffle drawings and $1 Natty Bohs, among other drink specials. Now that's what I call a deal, folks.

Post-Hideaways, the crowd had grown too large for one joint, so we split into two factions. One went to Rafters (620 E. Fort Ave.), and the other went to Captain Larry's (601 E. Fort Ave.). I opted for Captain Larry's, because it was the less cramped of the two.

Midnight Sunner Evan, who organized the crawl, was dumbstruck with the sheer awesomeness of his creation. He stumbled about, sipping a Boh and babbling about mustaches. Or wait, maybe that was me.

(Photo by Alex)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 10:43 AM | | Comments (3)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


Those girls at Hideaways made some deceptively mean vodka tonics! I had about 3 of those and was damn near borderline drunk! I will definitely have to drop in there next time I'm in Fed Hill.

I had so much fun and met a great group of people there. Thanks to Evan for organizing the whole thing and making it a blast (and helping me find a ride to the event!)!

you were charming the world with elaborate stories of bar crawls past

and Evan was plain money

My unlimited thanks to everyone who came out and made the scene. Sly Fox, Lime, Hideaways, Rafters, Captain Larry's, The Reserve and Don't Know for participating, Diece Boutique for donating the aviators, and Jessica Niederberger for designing the shirts and website!!!

We raised over $1400 and I couldn't be more happy with the way the whole thing went. If you're at all interested in seeing pictures from the crawl or want to participate in future Movembers, join the Facebook group!

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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.

Midnight Sun covers Baltimore music, live entertainment, and nightlife news. On the blog, you'll find, among other things, concert announcements, breaking news, bars closings and openings, up-to-date coverage of crime in nightlife, new music, round-the-clock coverage of Virgin Mobile FreeFest, handy guides on bars staying open past 2 a.m. on New Year's Eve and those that carry Natty Boh on draft. Recurring features include seven-day nightlife guides, Concert News, guest reviews of bars and concerts, Wednesday Corkboard, and photo galleries, as well as reader-submitted photos. Thanks for reading.

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