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Bar food, beer, and trivia in South Baltimore?

Maulie May 12, 2008 07:29 PM

I've just moved here from Albuquerque, and it seems like this is non-existent! I'm looking for a quiet little pub with beer, bar food like burgers nachos or wings, and maybe some NTN trivia to keep me busy.. but I can't seem to find anything! I usually work late, and it seems like every place closes early.. or at least the kitchen does.

If you know of a great little place, please, let me in on your secret!

  1. Chowtimore May 13, 2008 06:52 AM

    Not in South Baltimore and not exactly quiet on their trivia night, but check out The Wharf Rat in Fells Point on Tuesday nights. They brew their own beer and the bar food is decent for something that comes out of a kitchen the size of a shoebox.

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    1. re: Chowtimore
      tennisgal1206 May 13, 2008 07:22 AM

      Does the Wharf Rat do buzztime trivia?

    2. BaltoPhilFood May 13, 2008 07:28 AM

      You'll find trivia nights all around Federal Hill. Tues-No Idea on S.Hanover and Heath Street, Wed- Mad River on Charles Street... There are the trivia machines at a number of different bars in the area. This covers your bar food request as well. i have heard mixed reviews about "Don't Know" and "Muggsy's" both on Light Street.

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        hon May 13, 2008 07:49 AM

        Are you talking about the trivia game on the TV screen with the remote box they give?

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          Maulie May 13, 2008 11:59 AM

          Yes, that's the one!

          1. re: Maulie
            BaltoPhilFood May 13, 2008 12:02 PM

            Ah, Bert's in Charles Village has it but that's the only one I know of. If you are new to the area maybe give one of the trivia nights around federal hill a try. Good way to meet some new people!

            1. re: BaltoPhilFood
              Maulie May 13, 2008 01:18 PM

              What are these "trivia nights" you speak of? Where should I look to see when the next one is; would something like that be in the City Paper?

              1. re: Maulie
                BaltoPhilFood May 13, 2008 01:42 PM


                There's a place to get you started!

              2. re: BaltoPhilFood
                tennisgal1206 May 13, 2008 02:07 PM

                Big fan of Berts NTN/buzztime trivia. Food is so-so but the trivia competition is fierce!

          2. baltoellen May 13, 2008 08:06 AM

            If it is that hand held trivia game thing, check out Kooper's in Fells Point.

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              hon May 13, 2008 12:30 PM

              Buzztime is just like NTN, plug in your zip and it will give you locations that have it! Drifters on South Charles is one place.


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              1. re: hon
                Maulie May 13, 2008 12:35 PM

                Drifter's isn't Drifter's anymore =( I've called them a couple of times to find out if they still do trivia since they've changed names (and presumably management) but I've been unable to get an answer.

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                shorty40cdm May 13, 2008 01:48 PM

                They don't have computerized trivia, but I love Thornton's Pub in Locust Point. Hull St Blues, also in Locust Point, may also be a good bet. And, I think both offer some type of informal trivia night/game night.

                1. cece_balti May 13, 2008 05:28 PM

                  This isn't exactly south Baltimore either, but the James Joyce Pub (www.thejamesjoycepub.com) has trivia nights on Mondays. I personally think their calamari is da bomb.

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                    Wangus May 13, 2008 08:04 PM

                    I used to do James Joyce Trivia nights down in NC and have been thinking about going again if I can hack up a team from somewhere. It's a good bit of fun. The food is decent bar food, though nothing special.

                  2. Seabiscuit May 14, 2008 08:29 AM

                    Max's on Broadway & Alexanders Tavern - both in Fells point have trivia nites and excellent bar food.

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