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April 1, 2010

Why Elliott's Pour House will not host THE (midnight sun) SITUATION

elliott's pour houseMuch to the disappointment to all the Elliott's Pour House fans who posted 7,500 comments about how awesome the Brewer's Hill neighborhood bar is, I'm not holding THE (midnight sun) SITUATION there.

Sorry, guys.

Normally, when people spam me about a bar or a band, I boycott them immediately for at least six months.

This time, I didn't want to get all judge-y on Elliott's until I'd been there ...

It's a cool little neighborhood bar with a fun vibe and a bunch of beers on tap. If I lived over there, I'd go on a regular basis. My pal CJ and I went on a Sunday, when all the beers on tap were $4. Mmm! I had a draft Loose Cannon and a Dale's Pale Ale. Finally, a place with Dale's Pale Ale!

I'd heard rumors about a popcorn machine dispensing free buttery kernels for customers, but didn't see it.

But I'm not about to have THE (midnight sun) SITUATION there. It's just not big enough. The Midnight Sun crew wouldn't have room to breathe if we went there. Or maybe my ego is too big for Elliott'. 

Something like 40 people showed up to the first Midnight Sun event, at Idle Hour. Then, 75-odd folks showed up to the second event, at Brewer's Art. Same goes for the one at Bad Decisions.

Elliott's Pour House would just be too cramped. Maybe we'll do a Midnight Sun micro-event, like a beer/liquor/wine tasting there. Just not THE (midnight sun) SITUATION.

(Photo courtesy of Elliott's Pour House's Web site)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 11:49 AM | | Comments (5)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


I voted for Elliott's but I didn't spam it or tell other people to go on there and put in their vote. I mentioned the bar because I actually like it. When you ask for our opinions on something you will have to expect that people will mention a bar more than once. #justsayin

But I'm glad you finally went. You should go again on Tuesday for all day happy hour, or Thursday for Sing Your Face Off Karaoke.

Thanks Sam,

Glad you got a chance to stop in. I think a beer event would be pretty cool.

You all are welcome at FüL. Provided you can find it.

And keep that Sessa character out.

Sam, for those of us in Brewers Hill (highlandtown south lol) EPH is a great neighborhood pub. Canton feel, Brewers Hill prices. Hope you come back again.

boo, it was so conveniently located. I hope the situation will still be in stumbling distance. I can't wait to see sexy school bus again.

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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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