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Nice Bar/Food - Balt.

SheriS Jan 13, 2009 08:12 AM

We will be staying near First Mariner and later in the evening going to Fells Point. We will have had a huge lunch, so looking for a nice bar to hang out for a while with good drinks and decent/upscale bar food. Suggestions for anywhere between Harbor and Fells Point. Thanks.

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    abovethewaves RE: SheriS Jan 13, 2009 09:01 AM

    Ixia on Charles St. in the Mt. Vernon area has a wonderful martini/drink list as well as great apps. and small plates. Try the lobster mac and cheese!

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      lawhound RE: abovethewaves Jan 13, 2009 10:18 AM

      Warning: Ixia is not between harbor and Fells Point. It is a good 10 min walk from the Harbor/First Mariner.

    2. littlew1ng RE: SheriS Jan 13, 2009 09:21 AM

      brewer's art. i think is mount vernon area.

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        breerock RE: SheriS Jan 13, 2009 09:22 AM

        red tree in fells point

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          rawdog RE: SheriS Jan 13, 2009 09:56 AM

          Miss Irene's in Fells Point recently (and finally) opened. There are plenty of great offerings in the area, but considering what you're looking for, Irenes (intersection of Thames and Anne Street) is a shade more upscale than the others. They've got some good appetizers, but the rest of the menu might be a little more than your regular "bar food." I've been several times since it opened for drinks and once for dinner and have been pleasantly surprised each time.

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            hon RE: SheriS Jan 13, 2009 10:14 AM

            Henningers Tavern in Fells Point

            1. cuccubear RE: SheriS Jan 13, 2009 10:25 AM

              I'm not from Balt. but used to really like Burke's downtown near the Inner Harbor. Is that place still there? Is it a fit for SheriS's query?

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                AlexDer RE: cuccubear Jan 14, 2009 09:27 PM

                Burke's Cafe is still there on light st. with the comedy factory upstairs.

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                  cuccubear RE: AlexDer Jan 19, 2009 06:08 AM

                  Thanks AlexDer.

              2. crackers RE: carey24 Jan 14, 2009 08:30 PM

                Ixia and Brewer's Art are way in the wrong direction.
                Between the Inner Harbor and Fells Point is Harbor East. On Lancaster St. is Charleston, one of the top restaurants in the city, and a lot of people do not realize it has a wonderful upscale bar too - a glass of champagne and an order of those fabulous fried oysters (ask for them if they're not on the menu) would be a classic combination.

                It's sister restaurant, around the corner is Cinghiale - with its lively enoteca has an extensive wine-by-the-glass list, creative cocktails and really good "bar food." http://www.cinghiale-osteria.com/Menu...

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                  AlexDer RE: SheriS Jan 14, 2009 09:29 PM

                  I'm not sure if upscale and bar food belong in the same sentence..... lol . Red Maple on North Charles Street serves food and has the upscale atmosphere (dress code).

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                    crackers RE: AlexDer Jan 15, 2009 03:05 AM

                    The OP is looking for "Suggestions for anywhere between Harbor and Fells Point." Red Maple is about a mile north, in the wrong direction.

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                      SheriS RE: crackers Jan 15, 2009 10:54 AM

                      We have decided on Charleston -- just because that's where I'm originally from! If it's not great we'll go around the corner to Cinghiale. I really like a place with nice wines by the glass and some fried oysters!

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                        KAZ RE: SheriS Jan 15, 2009 11:06 AM

                        I'm sure you'll enjoy it. Charleston is great and I agree, the bar area is underutilized for exactly your type of thing. Good choice.

                        It's a very nice place, you can probably pull it off with Fells Point in the same night, but be conscious of dress. The lower end of acceptable dress in the Charleston is probably ok for the upper end in Fells Point.

                        They probably won't kick you out of the Charleston if you wore jeans in the bar area, but I would feel comfortable only if I was smartly dressed.

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                          FatJoe RE: KAZ Nov 27, 2009 03:40 PM

                          If you would like the "view" and a few drinks to kill the time why not go to the Rusty Skupper in the inner harbor area

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                            foster RE: FatJoe Nov 28, 2009 08:47 PM

                            Wow! This post is all over the place. Just figured that since someone resurrected it & others may read it in the next few days, I'll point a few things out. Ixia has closed. Red Tree is a furniture/housewares/ gifty store in Hampden... perhaps breerock meant Red Star in Fells.. And Rusty Scupper, across the harbor, does have a nice view, though I have never heard anyone say the food is worth mentioning.

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