The recession is official
My friends, it is with a heavy heart (and a spotted liver) that I give you this sad news: The price of a glass of Johnny Walker Blue at Hops Inn (7002 Railway Ave. in Dundalk) has tripled, from $3 to $9.
Blame the recession. Blame the demand. Blame whatever you will. But there's no escaping it.
These are tough times, when even the best bars must tighten their belts and hike up their prices.
Of course, the average price for a glass of Johnny Walker Blue is more than double that at most Baltimore bars. But still!
I mean, $3 glasses of JWB don't last forever, folks ...
Our night at Hops for the original Dundalk bar tour was one of the best bar experiences I've ever had. It was mind-blowingly good.
Anyway, I would still recommend Hops to anyone who likes low-key county joints. I went back through the archives and dug up this bit from the Dundalk bar tour nightlife column, which originally ran in June 2008:
It's possibly one of the most random but welcoming bars I've ever been to. Hop's sits in the middle of a residential section of Dundalk on Railway Avenue. A list of the buildings on this street would read: house, house, house, Hop's, house, house. A big sign out front advertised "Bud On Tap," as if it were some novel thing, and I wondered just how long it had been there.
I'm glad Hops is still doing well -- even if the scotch has gone up a bit. In my humble opinion, it's still one of the best bars I've ever been to.
(Sorry for the lack of a scotch photo. I e-mailed Johnny Walker Blue, but they never got back to me. Huff.)