Field House: Power Plant meets Canton
For the record, I haven't been to the Field House, Canton's newest watering hole. But Midnight Sun guest columnist (and Baltimore Orioles Examiner) Jay Trucker has. Here are his thoughts on the large new addition to the Baltimore bar scene:
Field House Baltimore, the new restaurant and bar on Boston St. that replaced the old Ray Lewis's Full Moon Barbecue, aims to be many things to many people. Cheap is not one of those things.
Billed as an "upscale sports bar," Field House hosts karaoke on Tuesdays, a DJ dance party on Fridays, and live music on Saturdays.
On Saturdays, Field House charges $10 for entrance after 8 p.m., a steep price considering live music doesn't begin until 10 p.m. and features mostly cover bands. ...
The best thing about Field House is that their bartenders are fast and friendly. Unfortunately, 16 oz Yuengling drafts cost $5, and mine was so cold, chunks of ice floated to the top of the glass.
When the music finally started, the band was put in an awkward position -- looking out from the corner of the 2nd floor loft, they were playing to the crowd 25 feet below and too far removed to make much of an impression. Meanwhile, patrons who decided to pack themselves onto the 2nd floor were treated to the band members' profiles for most of their set.
To further confuse matters, the band, Burnt Sienna, can best be described as The Temptations of cover bands. For those of you with better things to do than pay attention to the membership of a Delaware cover band, what I mean is, the Burnt Sienna that played Field House on Saturday night does not feature a single member from the Burnt Sienna I used to enjoy during my days in Newark, Delaware.
Every time the singer of the group exclaimed, “we’re Burnt Sienna!” my fiancée, a Delaware native, responded, "No you're not!"
That's why I love her.
Anyway, if you are looking to pay a $10 cover and $5 a beer to crane your neck at one of two giant projection televisions or stare from afar at an unfamiliar cover band masquerading as a band you used to enjoy in college, then Field House, the closest Canton comes to The Power Plant, is for you.
If not, then stick to your square of choice.