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December 10, 2010

Update on the new Taps, Catherine's Pub

DSC_3042.JPGIt was just two weeks ago that renovations started at the new Taps, Catherine's Pub. How are things going?

A reader, Beer in Baltimore's Alexander Mitchell IV, sends in this picture at right.

Just like Chris Reda said, the new owners are sticking to exterior changes, and pretty big ones it seems. Let's see if the January opening ends up happening.

Catherine's will be an Irish Pub; Reda said hours of operations haven't been decided on yet, and neither has a bottled beer list.

(He and Marc McFaul bought the 4,000-square-foot property and the business for $450,000 in August, after Taps, which had been there for two years, closed.)

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Posted by Erik Maza at 5:18 PM | | Comments (20)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


It looks like the sign at the top of the building says "Chattsmen Club."

It says Craftsmen Club, the building originally housed that organization. It was like a union social club.

The exterior is being painted by local artist Marshall Adams. He has murals all over the country - check him out...

the front looks really nice, the yellow on the side, not as much, but then again that could be a primer. The windows look great and should be a nice addition to the community.

Also they painted over the palm tree with the raven on the side from the Fort Charles Pub days, which sucks, and destroyed a bunch of the molding where the scaffolding is poking through. It does look really nice so far otherwise however.

Does anyone have any literature on the Craftsmen Club? I'm Xtremely interested in its history

so I guress that they aren't going to be a Steeler's bar then, I saw the yellow on the side and wondered.

The palm tree is still coming down on the side of the building. The artist doing the murals is really good, definatly check him out... and anon, no steelers bar sorry :)


Saw this on craigslist, is this bar for sale again already?????

@Billy Drew: looking into it

Ahahahaaha what the hell

So he bought for 450 and selling for 525?

@Tif: check back tomorrow morning; just talked to Reda

Erik, You haven't mentioned the Mix-Off tonight at Don't Know. Any reason?

@roger: putting it together was harder than I thought; will write at length about this tomorrow too. Short story: no mix-off, but will have a Midnight Sun mix-er! next month

can't do anything in this town without you punk kids finding about it. hahahahaha!!!!!

Some good work done so far, but did Maza find out if this is really up for sale again?

Sorry still Tuesday morning, looking forward to an update today by Erik.

I think there will be an unveiling of the Maza scoop sometime today

Here's Chris Reda on Taps/Catherine's Pub/Delia Foley's: "We would sell if someone was interested."

"we would sell if someone was interested"

I wonder if they either discovered something wrong with the building or their business plan?

or do they not just want the headache, however if anybody can do it they can...

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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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