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July 19, 2010

The Get Down is open

the get down baltimoreThe Get Down had its soft opening last week, and is officially open for business, according to owner Bryan Burkert.

"It far exceeded my expectations," Burkert wrote in an e-mail.

The grand opening of the Fells Point lounge, which replaced the live music club Fletchers, is this weekend.

DJ D-Mac will spin Friday and Washington's DJ Harry Hotter will spin Saturday. The action starts at 10 p.m. ...

I grabbed one of the photos from the lounge's Facebook page. Check out the rest. Wow.

The interior design and lighting was done by Scott Chmielewski, a Baltimorean who has worked with clubs in Miami and New York, as well as the Beijing Olympics. Judging by the photos, Scott did a fantastic job with The Get Down. I can't wait to see it in person.

Starting this Wednesday, The Get Down will be open seven days a week at 7 p.m. The upstairs will only be open Fridays and Saturdays.

(Photo courtesy of The Get Down's Facebook page)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 7:49 AM | | Comments (4)
Categories: Bars & Clubs, News


Just curious if anyone else finds the name of this bar to be incredibly stupid? Maybe it's just me.

This place is amazing. I went to the preview party last week. WOW. Good music, chill atmosphere, funky vibe. This is the kind of place Baltimore needs. I will definitely be there for the grand opening this weekend. And probably a lot more after that.

I also find the name to be quite stupid. As for the place, I use to be a regular at fletchers so its weird paying 4.50 for a miller light. All in all, the place is kinda cool looking if you're looking for something different to do. The lighting effects really make the place what it is, let's hope enough drunk sluts flock to this place.

I also find the name to be quite stupid.

Ironic, dude. Ironic.

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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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