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July 22, 2010

Water Street Tavern opens outdoor Key West Bar

this is the water street tavern's new key west barLast month, the Water Street Tavern quietly opened a new Key West Bar and patio space in its cozy downtown alleyway. 

The bar itself opens up onto the street, as seen in this photo. The furniture is brand new, and the bar even hired an artist to emulate signs you might see in Key West.

"I wanted something that was a little different, like Key West when you walk up to the bars on the street and get a drink," said owner Vincent Arosemena. "It makes for an outdoor party situation." ...

The Key West Bar has a bunch of island-type drinks, from mojitos and frozen daiquiris to orange crushes and Coronas. The drinks range from $2-$5, depending on what you order.

As always, Water Street Tavern has its killer 32-ounce draft beer specials for $4, as well as 16-ounce draft beers for $2, which has to be the best all-around special you'll find downtown. On Fridays, Natty Bohs are $1.25.

"We've been lucky -- people like what we're doing," Arosemena said.

With those prices, and the now the new bar, it's easy to see why.

(Baltimore Sun photo by Gene Sweeney Jr.)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 7:30 AM | | Comments (10)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


That guy in the picture looks lonely.

It's lonely in Key West, too.

we've been a few times, the food is ok too. The guy is really cool and friendly which is alot more than I can say about the other un-named bars on Water st.

Congrats. Looking for a long time friend Bill Vannie. Far as I know he didn't drink rum, but liked places like this. Thanx, n

"Congrats. Looking for a long time friend Bill Vannie. Far as I know he didn't drink rum, but liked places like this. Thanx, n"


File a missing persons report, for Christsakes.

Maybe that's a new semi-regular feature for you, Sam... Midnight Sun's Missed Connections...

Owl Meat, I'm thinking there's a way to spin this for Tipsy Tuesday.

Owl Meat, I'm thinking there's a way to spin this for Tipsy Tuesday.

Hmm... consider the challenge accepted. I have no idea where this will go.

I do not drink rum.

I do not eat green legs and spam

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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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