Baltimore's bars and clubs unaffected by snowstorm; offering snow day specials tonight
Last night's snowstorm disrupted air travel, shut down some schools early, and generally made it a dogfight to get home, even if you lived inside the city.
But, as always, if there was one sector that was seemingly unaffected by the multiple inches of snow it was nightlife. Few venues closed, and others even offered snow day specials.
That will continue tonight, when it seems the only the only canceled nightlife-related engagement is the Liquor Board hearing.
On Wednesday, the only show I saw canceled was O Pioneers!!! at Charm City Art Space, which notified attendees via Facebook a half hour after 3 p.m. But Red Maple was closed, Club Hippo also canceled its bingo night, and in Columbia, Victoria Gastro Pub closed early.
In Bolton Hill, people still flocked to the Tavern. And in South Baltimore, Elliot's Pour House wrote on Facebook: "Snow makes us all feel like boozin.'" Crude, but true.
"Last night was good," he writes. "Most of the bars were open and pretty crowded."
For tonight, here's a list of some of the bars offering specials and venues that are staying open:
Bars and venues staying open despite snow:
Cat's Eye Pub has its regular 3 - 7 p.m. happy hour. 1730 Thames St.
The Charles will host a screening of "Alien" for Gunky's Basement. 1711 N. Charles St.
Elliot's Pour House has $2 domestics; ladies get half-priced drinks. 3728 Hudson St.
Mother's is offering $2 Bud and Miller Lite; $3 Blue Moon and Heineken. 1113 South Charles Street.
No Idea is offering $1 drafts all night long, and three drafts for $7. 1649 S. Hanover St.
Rocket to Venus will hold their regular 5-7 p.m. happy hour: $3 for three glasses of beer, excluding Brewer's Art Resurrection. 3360 Chestnut Ave.
Ottobar is offering $4 snowball shots, which consist of "Bailey's, a splash of Vanilla Vodka and a splash of Rumpleminze," write owner Craig Boarman. 2549 N. Howard St.
Got any others? E-mail me, or tweet me @midnightsunblog. Will be updating the list through the night and into tomorrow if there are more snow day specials.
Photo: Mother's (via twitter)