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February 1, 2010

Snow day drinking at Capt. Larry's

a dark and stormy at captain larry'sHow was everyone's snow day?

Will someone please tell me why both of the big snowstorms we've had this winter have been on the weekend? Seems like a waste of a potentially awesome snow day to me.

Did you do some wild and crazy snow day drinking Saturday night? All of the guest columns I've been publishing from Captain Larry Gross made me want to check out his old stomping grounds.

I camped out on a barstool there Saturday night, drinking a couple $8 Dark and Stormys (pictured). The mixture of dark rum and ginger beer looks pretty cool when they first serve it, but to get the taste right, I had to stir it up a bit.

Two of those and I was warm and fuzzy.

What about you guys? Where was your go-to snow day bar?

(Photo by me)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 8:19 AM | | Comments (5)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


I'm partial to the Wharf rat for cozy atmosphere and fireplace, second the Dizz. However.. due to the nature of "have no place to go, so why not?", the most safe approach would be close to where ever you're staying. Snow and ice are tricky to walk through even without a few. Also, preferably the route back would have no snow banks ( acquaintance fell into one during college, could have frozen to death if hadn't been noticed by a passerby) and within sight of the desired home target. Walking in a snow globe gets a little disorienting.. well, if you're doing it right.

My snow day drinking spot was always the Spirit Tavern on Bank Street

It's always the Mt. Royal Tavern on snow days for me.

Dark and Stormys are awesome. So hard to find a B'more bar that carried good ginger beer.


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