The review: Dick's Last Resort
I wish I could say Dick's Last Resort was full of unexpected surprises. But the new Inner Harbor restaurant/bar is just what I expected: A tourist zone, with overpriced drinks and "funky" decor.
When you consider the location (next to Hard Rock Cafe and a few doors down from the shuttered ESPN Zone), Dick's is tailored for the neighborhood. I'll bet it does well there.
While Dick's has plenty of dining space, I nabbed a chair at the bar. I set my elbows on the stone-topped bar and immediately realized it was about six inches too high (or the chairs were six inches too low) ...
At 5' 9", I'm of average height, and the bar almost came up to my shoulders. Sitting there, I felt like a kid, waiting for a root beer float at the drug store. I scanned the drink menu, and saw that a bottle of Natty Boh was a whopping $4.75.
Let me repeat that, just so it sinks in: At Dick's Last Resort, a bottle of Boh is $4.75.
In all my years as a nightlife critic, I've never seen Boh sell for that much. $3 is too much for a bottle o' Boh. I had to order it, just to see if, somehow, the most expensive bottle of Boh tasted any different than the cheaper bottles I'd had at dozens of dive bars around town. It didn't.
To the bar's credit, Dick's had two Heavy Seas brews on tap: Marzen and Loose Cannon. You can order a pint, or a large souvenir glass, which costs upwards of $10, but you get to take it home. Oh boy.