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April 21, 2010

Liam Flynn's Ale House to open in June

liam flynn, owner of liam's pint-size pub, in 2004Since abdicating from his Mount Vernon digs a couple years ago, Liam Flynn (pictured) has been working hard to bring Liam Flynn's Ale House to the Station North Arts and Entertainment District. Looks like he's almost there.

The new incarnation of Liam's Pint-Size Pub could open in the North Avenue Market as early as June, Flynn said yesterday. This all depends on whether or not the space can get a sprinkler system installed before then. Flynn has his fingers crossed.

"I'm excited," he said. "A month seems like a week right now. I'm a little bit concerned. I want to be open by the World Cup."

Flynn said the Ale House will have 15 beers on tap, including two cask-conditioned ales ...

The bar itself will be topped with wooden planks from the old bowling alley which used to be above the Everyman Theatre, Flynn said. Dave Scheper is doing some wrought ironwork, too. 

"We're doing architectural salvage to give it that lived-in look," he said.

The walls are up and the tiles will be installed next week, Flynn said. After the sprinklers arrive, everything should fall into place.

(Baltimore Sun photo of Flynn in 2004 by Amy Davis)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 11:14 AM | | Comments (13)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


what is the address?

Thanks Sam! You really need a new photo. That one is from when we opened Red Emma's. I know you really prefer the old pub's name but, the new one is called Liam Flynn's Ale House. The new place is too big to be called "pint-size" anymore.
All the best.

Thanks for the update, Liam. I updated the post.

Liam, still. How about the address?

I can't wait!!! Liam is a really passionate and creative entrepreneur, whom I know will make this a total success. We need more creative solutions like these-- and most importantly we need to support them.

I've been in the city a long time and I'm so excited about what's happening in Station North-- Cheers -- keep up the great work!

North. Avenue. Market.

Since Chris, Sam, Ryan, etc. don't seem to recognize that the North Avenue Market hasn't been a real North Avenue Markket since the 1970's, I'll do the stupid dirty work:

It's that weird building on the north side of the unit block of West North Avenue that has two spire-like towers. Officially, it's 20 W. North Avenue. Note that at least part of the building is now occupied by other commercial establishments--or was, last I looked....

Alexander D. Mitchell IV -- thanks for doing the stupid dirty work and clearing that up for us.

I'm just trying to get the ideas in your heads that not *everyone* will know what some old building or location is or was. Does anybody that isn't a historian, Jacques Kelly, or Fred Rasmussen refer to the big gym building near The Sun as Calvert Station? Heck, I'm a historian but not from around these parts, and I had to look up the building just to be on the safe side (first in a Baltimore Architecture book...)

I thought it said Larry Flynt's Ale House.

Alexander you're giving Sam a bit of a hard time. You knew the answer.
It's a blog.

@baltimoregal - One of my favorites. Use that to mess with @mikenealis as much as possible

Well, maybe you got the MONTH right, but.....

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