Three hotel bar reviews
Today, my review of three -- not two, not four, but three -- hotel bars.
They are, in no particular order, Tavern 101, Diamond Tavern and Explorer's Lounge.
Two out of the three were great. One wasn't. Guess which one. Take a guess! Do it! Or just read the story and find out, I guess.
Of all three, I liked Tavern 101 best. The Explorer's Lounge's reputation preceded it, so I knew what to expect. Tavern 101 caught me off guard ...
I got the impression the Diamond Tavern wasn't even trying. They're right next to the stadium, so I'm sure they get a ton of walk-up traffic during Yankees and Red Sox games (that's about it). Zink!
But our bartender's shirt was dirty. I get a little neat-freaky about some things, and I don't like it when a server's shirt is dirty -- especially in a semi-upscale setting. It's unprofessional, and un-Hilton. Am I alone here? He didn't even keep much of an eye on our glasses, either. Shameful!
(Baltimore Sun photo by Lloyd Fox)