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b bars in Baltimore

Some friends and I have a New Year's Resolution of sorts to try a different bar every two weeks, starting with A and working our way to Z. We need a good 'B' place that isn't Brewer's Art or Bertha's. The only one I can think of so far is Bert's in Charles Village. We can go further afield than Baltimore, but that's our home base.

b bistro was suggested but I've never been and thought it was more of a sit-down place than a bar scene.

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  1. If you just need a "B" Bay Cafe? But there has to be better options...

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    1. re: viperlush

      Ha, yes! For whatever reason, there are a lot of crappy bars that start with b! That's why I had to turn to the Chowhounds.

    2. Bill Bateman's is fairly solid as far as bars go.

      1. In Fells Point you've got Birds of a Feather (the Scotch bar), Blarneystone and Brass Monkey. Then headed over to Canton/Brewers Hill you've got Bartenders, Bleachers, Baltimore Tap House (formerly Growlers) & Brewers Hill Pub. Personally, I'd go with Bartenders on Boston Street. Aside from being a fun bar they put out some pretty tasty pizza, too.

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        1. Upstairs at the Brass Elephant?

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          1. re: lawhound

            I was considering that one -- if I don't do it this time, I can save it for T (since it's technically called the Tusk Lounge).

          2. I'd like to see your A-Z list when you guys complete it! Where was A and what did you think? FWIW-Try Birds of a Feather...Bartenders is a cool bar too though

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            1. re: BaltoPhilFood

              A was Asahi Sushi in Fell's. I'd never been to the old location, but the new one is very nice. It's BYOB, so I had a veggie roll and a spicy tuna role for $11 including tip. Very nice service. My one and only complaint was that the sushi was rolled a bit loosely -- I almost lost a roll or two in transit. But I liked it very much and hope to go back lots.

              1. re: pomme de terre

                I originally suggested b bistro, but I think Bartenders or Birds of a Feather is the way to go.

                1. re: pomme de terre

                  Thanks! I'd like to try it, sounds like it won't break the bank either, which is always a plus.

                  1. re: pomme de terre

                    A should have been Annabel Lee's... too bad you missed it.

                    1. re: jkosnett

                      I've been to Annabel Lee's before -- it is a nice place! Actually, I think it was my A from last year (when I only got to E, I think -- but I'm doing much better this year so far!). It's not a hard and fast rule, but I'm trying to use the alphabetical happy hour to try new places. Otherwise, we'd all just go to our standard spots, which have worn a little think lately.

                      Obviously the posters have no way of knowing what I've tried -- that's why I put the kibosh on nice 'B" spots like Brewers Art, Bertha's and Brass Elephant.