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January 26, 2010

Looking for nearby country bars

Speaking of George Strait and Reba McEntire -- anybody know of a good country bar hereabouts? I'm down with Cancun Cantina and Pop's Tavern. There's got to be one or two other country bars around here, right? Why can't I find them?

Also, if you know of a Greater Baltimore bar with a mechanical bull, that would be good, too.

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 1:54 PM | | Comments (9)


The Friendly Inn has live bluegrass bands playing every weekend...

What about Bob's Country Bunker?
Elwood: What kind of music do you usually have here?
Claire: Oh, we got both kinds. We got country *and* western.

There used to be a bar in Middle River called Rock a Billys that had a mechanical bull.

I haven't been there in 5 years so I don't know if the bar or the bull is still there.

if you want to get out of your comfort zone head to the borderline -

they also have kareoke (sp?)

it is funny that baltimore has 93.1 which is one of the largest country stations in the USA but nothing for bars in the city. here is a tip to the morons opening up ANOTHER mexican bar in federal hill.......make it a country bar and you wont be out of business in 1.5 months.


I highly recommend Daniel's in Elkridge - not 100% country but certainly at least 85% awesome !!!

I second Friendly Inn (Ellicott City?), never been there but heard its a nice bluegrass joint.

I think "At least 85% awesome" should be Daniels' new PR campaign.

Those dcers have everything-- I had heard tale of a bar near the Navy Yard/revitalization area that had one... in a cursory search (cause I gotta another job to do) I see this rumored place might be McFadden's DC... but if I'm getting this article correct ( we just need a bar here to step up to the plate and randomly rent the bull on a monthly basis or something... then all of our bull riding fantasies + alcohol can come true. I would like it to be somewhere in Canton, b/c I wish to walk to this event-- not have to take a cab through the tunnel-- do you hear me Field House (I will find you much less D-B*ggy to patronize if you have a mechanical bull and don't charge me a cover)? I also must say-- there is a fictional bar on how I met your mother that has a lovely mechanical bull set up. Whoo!

Whoops! not McFaddens... just McFaddens writing about someplace that does! I try.

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