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July 10, 2010

The Epic Dundalk Bar Crawl Part III

the glass grillWho knew it would get this big? Who knew a little bar crawl out in the blue collar 'burbs would be so off the chain?

Every year, the name gets a little longer and the stories get a little wilder.

At first, it was just a Dundalk Bar Crawl. Then it was the Dundalk Bar Crawl Part II. Now, it's grown into a full-fledged franchise: The Epic Dundalk Bar Crawl Part III: Return of the Midnight Sons.

Check it out.

Our first stop was The Glass Grill (pictured), which has all kinds of crazy, colorful blown glass sculptures inside. A two-man band was knocking out some cover songs in the corner, but most of the folks were chilling outside on the patio.

Then we hit up Mo's, which had those ridiculously cheap Samuel Adams drafts. Bluefins came next, but it was kinda dead.

At one point, we dropped by a bar which didn't make the final story ...

I can't remember the name offhand (my notes are at work and I'm typing this from home), but it was also a packaged goods store.

The bar, like so many Dundalk bars, was U-shaped, and the men's bathroom smelled like it hadn't been cleaned in 10 years. It was rank. We also got this scary vibe from the other folks in there. I couldn't quite put my finger on it, but we bounced pretty quickly. It wasn't our scene. At all.

As always, we ended the night stuffing our faces at Denny's. We were that table. You know, the rowdy 3 a.m. table every waiter hates to serve. We didn't care, though. The place was practically empty and I made sure to tip heavier than normal.

Finally, Midnight Sons rolled out, leaving Dundalk in ruins -- a few wisps of smoke wafting up from the rubble.

(Baltimore Sun archive photo)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 11:32 AM | | Comments (4)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


Gee, who knew that some wannabe fancy-pants outsider would think that Dundalk is a joke?

Come on, that "joke" went out of fashion when 98rock still had listeners.

Haw Haw. Dundalk is funny... Your South Baltimore neighborhood is full of bums, crackheads in port-o-johns and meth-heads too, right on your block. Get over it.

Wow. Riveting!

And no "hehe!" like a little school girl in this post? You're losing your edge man.

@Rita -- Loved the link in your name. I'm a farmer-turned-yuppie, in fact. Do they have a Wikipedia article for that? Fuppies?

this is what i like The bar, like so many Dundalk bars, was U-shaped, and the men's bathroom smelled like it hadn't been cleaned in 10 years. It was rank. because downtown bars are so much cleaner...wait they have creepy ppl in the bathroom that are "bathroom" attendants.. i dont need some asshole giving me soap. I;m a grown ass man...i can do it myself

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