Baltimore's top 50 bars: Joe Squared, Turp's, Grand Central among 50-41
Well, it's finally here. The official, definitive, ultimate: Baltimore's best 50 bars list.
Sorry, Rodos, you didn't make the cut. You too Looney's.
But, in compiling the list - The Sun's Sam Sessa, Richard Gorelick, and yours truly, Midnight Sun - we looked at not just popularity, but quality of ambiance, conversation, and drinks.
Through sheer character and history, these bars stepped above the rest. They come from all parts of the city, from Mt. Vernon's Turp's to Hamilton's Brannan's Pub. There are gay bars -- Hippo, Leon's -- and sports bars -- Mother', MaGerk's.
But where on the list do they fall? We will be revealing them all this week in increments of ten. The first batch is online now, and it includes Station North's Joe Squared, Turp's and Grand Central.
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