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April 6, 2010

The Horse You Came In On has the jams. The bathrooms, not so much.

how baltimore is this? the horse you came in on has tunes -- just  not bathrooms.On Easter Sunday, if you felt like hitting up the Horse You Came In On in Fells Point, you could dig the live music -- just not use the restrooms.

At least, that's according to this sign, which was posted out front.

Does that meant the restrooms were out of order? Or just off limits? If they were out of order, let me be the first to say:


On second thought, bathrooms are overrated.

Bring on the tunes!

(Photo by jmgiordano)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 7:30 AM | | Comments (10)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


Someone who knows something (liquorboarding?) ... if you don't have restrooms don't you have to shut down?

I would assume there are sanitation laws about this, yes. When I called the Horse, the phone rang and rang, until it said the voice mailbox was full. From what I've been hearing about the current owners, the Horse ain't what it used to be.

I hate to be the voice of reason here, but they probably meant that restrooms are for paying customers only. That crazy asterisk looks like 'roid rage.

Maybe they should change the name to "Old Grey Mare You Came In On"

Or change it to The White Horse You Came In On . . .and someday, through a twelve step program, hope to come off of

Sad note for the Horse. I was fond acquaintances with the former owner, framed many of his pictures, including the horse&cowboy one that hung over the bar. Went there after change of ownership and swore i'd NEVER go there again. Not my kind of crowd. read: creepy. It's pretty hard to weird me out, hated the new vibe of the place.

I used to love the horse, but since it was sold it hasn't been the same. Some guy bought it and gave it to his son to run, who by the way, is a shoe in for "the situation" or one of the gotti kids. They should change the name to "the douche behind the bar."

you all are a bunch of haters...there is a reason the bar was sold and my guess is that the former owner was not able to pay his bills. Just because the bar does not fit you, don't talk bad about the people who own and visit it. Before you stereotype the new owner, you should meet him.

Hey guys, just to better explain the sign, what the bartender on duty meant was bathrooms are for customers only. I think it’s clearly visible there was some frustration when she had written that on the board. I agree more than anyone that the wording is awful and misleading. There have been some issues with characters wondering in doing their business and leaving, any business owner or reasonable individual should be able to see how and why this is unacceptable. To many of our previous customers delight, who frequented the horse before change of ownership, the first thing I hear is “wow, the bathrooms are so clean.” Of course this is all relative, but everyone at The Horse works extremely hard to keep the establishment exceptionally clean. It is disappointing to hear that we lost what sounds like were once some very good customers , the reality is you can’t please everyone, but I would love to hear any feedback....this is what helps us continue to grow and succeed. We still have live music 7 days a week...check out our website to view specials and live music calendar. If anyone would like to further reach me for comments, concerns, feel free to email me or just simply stop in the bar, I am always around to talk. Thanks guys...hope this helps make sense of the ridiculous sign. PS....the gotti haricut helps hide the chubby cheeks...shhh its top secret. Haha....enjoy this great weather

Don't even attempt to go in this place unless you want to be harassed by a bunch of thugs.

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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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