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July 8, 2010

Cast your votes for the Best of the Best of the Best Awards

these beer taps look mmm mmm goodSorry for not posting as much as I'd like to lately, gang. I've been putting together the second annual Best of the Best of the Best Awards, which has been eating up all my spare time.

At last, they are complete. All will be revealed in tomorrow's Live! section (it's the cover story).

Right now, I'm going to share a few of the categories with you, and I want you to nominate some bars and clubs for what you think they should win (vote by leaving a comment).

Ready steady? Here goes ...

Best new bar

Best happy hour

Best happy hour buffet

Best dance parties

Who do you think should win, and for what category?

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 9:23 AM | | Comments (16)


Best new bar

The Point at Fells

Best happy hour

Ra Sushi

Best happy hour buffet

Taco Fiesta

Best dance parties

The Ritz

best new bar:
tiki barge

best happy hour:
georges in the peabody court hotel (2-for-1 beer/wine/rail sun-fri 5-8mp)

best happy hour buffet:
don't go to too many places with a free buffet, but one that's relatively unknown is Marie Louis Bistro has free wings on most HH nights

best dance parties:
ottobars 2-for-1 friday dance party.

best new bar:
Tiki Barge

best HH:
Captain Larry's Friday&Saturday $2 late night happy hour

best dance parties:
2nd Fridays Honky Tonk night w/Arty Hill at Blob's Park

New Bar: Canton Arts & Entertainment
HH: Green Cilantro
Buffet: Gutman's
DP's: no idea

Best new bar: Tiki Barge (even though I have yet to be there, I've heard great things!)

Best happy hour: RA

Best happy hour buffet: Idk -Bay Cafe?

Best dance parties: Depending on what mood I'm in, either The Reserve or Cat's Eye

Best new bar: Tiki Barge

Best Dance Party: No Rule @ The Metro Gallery

best new bar: Tiki Barge

best happy hour: No Idea- All you can drink Miller Lite and Wine for $5 4-7pm

best dance bar-????

best happy hour buffet-TGIFriday's

best lawsuit- ;-(

Best new bar: Tiki Barge
Best happy hour: Ra
Best happy hour buffet: Taco Fiesta

Is that lawsuit still dragging on???

Is it sad that I haven't been to a new bar in years let alone a happy hour? And I really wanted to vote because I love democracy.

Best new bar

Tiki Barge

Best happy hour


@Sturmy-unfortunately- lawyers make a lot of money!

what's the time span on "new". I wouldn't classify Tiki Barge as a great bar as I wouldn't call the guy with the cart at every table in my wedding party a bar or the kiosks with 3 beers at Artscape. It's a great new place but just like the ice bar, 4 bottles of liquor doesn't equate to a great "bar".

I haven't seen a happy hour buffet in forever and I don't dance so I'l just point out that I like the lil bar inside Kumari Indian restaurant "Funky Bddha" where everything is $5 all the time. Top shelf, mixrs, anything, besides beer which is cheaper. It may be a tiny place but if you want to get loaded...

best new bar

tiki barge, the point, or dark horse in bel air

best happy hour

ja murphy's

best happy hour buffet

??? residence in marriott?

best dance party

fridays at ottobar or red maple

New Bar: a toss to The Falls in Mt. Washington (opened January)
Best happy hour buffet: Bare Bones, Ellicott City

Thanks for all the votes, everybody!

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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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