Sipping Flying Dog at Poe Boys
I think the owners of Poe Boys may finally have a winner on their hands.
The new Fells Point bar feels like a Fells Point bar -- something it's predecessor, the fancier Miss Irene's, never did.
Midnight Sunner Alexander D. Mitchell IV wasn't too impressed with Poe Boys' beer selection, but I thought it was formidable. They have two tap risers, with more than a dozen draft beers.
I ordered a Flying Dog Raging Bitch, a new IPA from the regional brewery. It's hoppy, that's for sure. But it also goes down easy -- even at 8.3% abv.
There weren't many people in Poe Boys, probably because it's new, and it was also 9 p.m. the Tuesday before Christmas ...
Our server playfully tried to get me to order the buffalo wings (a special blend of spices the kitchen staff just loves, she said) and I must admit, I was tempted. But in the end, I opted for the one beer.
I also meandered to the back room, where the owners have installed a new pool table. The red felt goes well with the maroonish walls. It's a classic-looking space.
I'm always hesitant to make predictions about how well a new bar will do, because there are so many outside circumstances that always come into play. But Poe Boys has a better chance than Miss Irene's. That's for sure.