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June 24, 2010

The review: Tiki Barge

tiki bargeReady for your second sneak peak of the week?

Yesterday, we had the Michael Jackson/Blanks interview. Today, it's the advance review of Tiki Barge, which comes out in tomorrow's Live! section.

Check it out.

I couldn't help but give Tiki Barge a great review -- it deserves it. There isn't another place quite like it in Baltimore, and lord knows, we could use more than a few Tiki Barges around here.

As a reviewer, I try not to use superlatives that often, but I couldn't help myself with Tiki Barge. 

I said it's one of the best things to happen to Baltimore's nightlife scene this summer, and I stand by it. How many other places are there where you can sit poolside and sip drinks all day?

(Baltimore Sun photo by Gene Sweeney Jr.)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 12:00 PM | | Comments (11)


We have a cabana bar at Padonia Park Swim Club and bands every friday, saturday and sunday. You can find me at the bar listening to the bands while my daughter is swimming till 10 so there is another place!

Stop snitchin', Sessa.

I was hoping to get there during my staycation next week before the masses found out about it.

How does it help Baltimore's nightlife if it is where you can sit poolside and sip drinks all day?

The Merritt Athletic Club on Fort Ave. has an outdoor pool with food and drinks from The Reserve that also looks fun. Although, you do have to be a member...

'Tis a fine barn, but sure 'tis no pool, English.

We live in a city that provides 3-4 good months a year as it relates to weather, so it makes sense that most businesses don't want to invest in patios, decks, tiki bars, etc.... Obviously you would make a lot of money in those 3-4 months, but the rest of the year is a wash.

Baltimore would def be better off with more outdoor bars but it makes sense that owners don't want to invest the money.

Baycafe, Nicks, and now Tiki Barge. If I am missing anything please let it be known. (doesnt count anything outside of city limits)

A couple of us snuck down there on Fathers' day evening, and had a great time. We were also impressed at the very reasonable check at the end of the night. Would definitely go again.

I wonder what the capacity is?
Now that word is out, lines would pretty much ruin it... especially if folks stay all day, resulting in the line not moving...

Now the D Bags and their fake plastic gf's are gonna start showing up. Great!

There are some spots we don't talk about Sessa......

@Calvin- I agree with you but thankfully there is a strong magnetic force that will take them to Merritt Athletic Club on Fort Avenue.

@Chop we were down there until about pool close- when did you get there?

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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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