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February 26, 2010

The skinny on Lebanese Taverna's late night happy hour

the bar at lebanese tavernaLast Friday, Amie and I went to Lebanese Tavern to check out their new late night happy hour, which runs from 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Fridays.

With its high, curved ceiling and dark tones, Lebanese Taverna's bar area is a sharp, sleek space. It's a place where you can feel comfortable in jeans or a suit.

We took a table by the door, and glanced at the happy hour menu. A server brought us a basket of soft, warm pita bread and a saucer of olive oil mixed with herbs.

DJ Gray (of GoodLove fame) spun some easy house grooves spiced with sitars and other Indian flourishes, at a listenable level -- not too loud, not too quiet ...

Amie ordered a glass of a smooth but full-bodied tempranillo, and I got a mojito. Carlin's mojitos aren't too sweet, because he puts a bit of triple sec in them.

The best part about the happy hour? Both our drinks came to less than $5. Nice!

Before this happy hour started, Lebanese Taverna closed around 11 p.m., Carlin said. But Harbor East was crying out for late night drinks and food, and it's good to see Lebanese Taverna filling that void.

(Baltimore Sun archive photo. That's me in the orange shirt.)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 10:44 AM | | Comments (5)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


...but was there anyone else there?

Yup. I'd say more than half the tables were full. Decent crowd, considering this thing just went public.

sounds good.

are there food specials too?

sidenote: is that kid sweeping the floor for them? CHILD LABOR! MUahahahah


Hey, I am checking that happy hour tonight. Heard about it from a friend. Plus mojitos may take away the mental strain this weather has been producing.

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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