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fun, funky place in Bmore???

elegantelliot Jan 23, 2008 10:06 AM

a group of friends are getting together to celebrate a birthday. any suggestions? somewhere with a fun atmosphere, good food, and good booze. nothing to fancy, brewers art is a possibility to give you an idea what i am thinking. any ideas are appreciated!

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    MarcDC RE: elegantelliot Jan 23, 2008 10:24 AM

    Nacho Mamas? Cosmopolitan (not so much "funky" per say, but happening)?

    1. tennisgal1206 RE: elegantelliot Jan 23, 2008 10:26 AM

      I like the Waterfront in Fells Point.

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        elegantelliot RE: tennisgal1206 Jan 23, 2008 10:52 AM

        is the waterfront a restaurant?

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          tennisgal1206 RE: elegantelliot Jan 23, 2008 11:01 AM

          Yes - I think their food is pretty good. You can sit upstairs then stop at the bar on the first floor for drinks before/or after. Plus, they have live music every night.

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        sweetpotater RE: elegantelliot Jan 23, 2008 11:17 AM

        Jack's is small but definitely fits the fun, funky, unfancy bill.

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          hon RE: elegantelliot Jan 23, 2008 12:16 PM

          Henningers Tavern in Fells Point

          or Peters Inn in Fells Point

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            elegantelliot RE: hon Jan 23, 2008 12:17 PM

            is rub any good??

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              JonParker RE: elegantelliot Jan 23, 2008 12:40 PM

              I have ot been to Rub, but it's gotten mixed reviews here. I need to go check it out -- it's just a few blocks away.

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                pigtowner RE: elegantelliot Jan 24, 2008 12:44 PM

                I like Rub for sure. The decor is a little too overdone for me to think it's funky, but it is very laid back and the food is really good. You have to be a meat eater definitely. The margaritas are really good. The parking is insanely easy :)

            2. scarlet starlet RE: elegantelliot Jan 23, 2008 12:26 PM

              Peter's Inn is great, but I would never call it "fun and funky"!!!

              I suggest:
              Brewer's Art (eat upstairs then move downstairs for a more "funky" atmosphere)
              Nacho Mama's
              Red Star (not really funky, but fun)

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                toro head RE: scarlet starlet Jan 23, 2008 01:22 PM

                My God. If you want edible food, do not go to Nacho Mama's. Drinks yes, food no.

                Go to Jack's Bistro and sit in the bar area.

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                venera RE: elegantelliot Jan 23, 2008 07:23 PM

                I'd recommend Zodiac. It definitely fits the "funky" bill but the food will be great. You can drinks before or afterward next door at Club Charles.

                1. BmoreHound RE: elegantelliot Jan 23, 2008 07:48 PM

                  Jack's is great. I had dinner there over the weekend and it was fantastic.
                  I'd also go to Three or Woodberry.

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                    elegantelliot RE: BmoreHound Jan 24, 2008 06:36 AM

                    thank you for all of the responses, i will let you know what we end up doing!

                  2. poached RE: elegantelliot Jan 24, 2008 01:07 PM

                    -I second a few from above who mention Peter's Inn- The food is top shelf and it is totally funky. It's my first choice when I want high quality with a more low key fun vibe- however it can get very crowed.
                    -Henniger's is another fun place with tasty grub
                    -I always find Sascha's a crowd pleaser and is fairly easy on the wallet
                    -Rocket to Venus- make a res. if Fri or Sat They have great booths and some really fun cocktails- the gingerberry drink is excellent!

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