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Restaurants & Bars Featured in HBO's The Wire

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hotel Aug 25, 2011 07:44 AM

I don't know if this is the proper forum, but I am attempting to compile a list of bars and restaurants that were featured in the Wire. We have a huge Wire fan coming into town this weekend, and I never actually stopped to think about some of these. I'd rather bars for this event, but so far I have:

Definites:
Brewer's Art
The Drinkery
Dougherty's
Sidebar
Red Star
XS
Al Pacino Pizza
Chaps Pit Beef
Nick's Fish House

Might have been:
Mt Washington Tavern
Federal Hill Market Oyster Bar
Hull St. Blues

Thoughts!?

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Brewer's Art
1106 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201

Chaps Pit Beef
5801 Pulaski Hwy Ste 1, Baltimore, MD 21205

Mt Washington Tavern
5700 Newbury St, Baltimore, MD 21209

Al Pacino Cafe
1809 Reisterstown Rd Ste 153, Pikesville, MD 21208

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    perlish Aug 25, 2011 08:17 AM

    Orlando's from Season 1 is Ritz Cabaret on Broadway
    The bar that Lamar looks for Omar in in Season 3 is Leon's
    Separate scenes were shot in both the bar and dining room of Louisiana but can't immediately recall which

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      4X4 Aug 25, 2011 10:03 AM

      There were a couple of scenes (I think in season 5, where Clay Davis meets with Freamon) filmed at The Haven.

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        chefdilettante Aug 25, 2011 10:14 AM

        Location not featured, but in season 1, Omar offers his partner/lover a crab cake and explains "It's Faidley's."

        I don't remember the scene with Red Star. When was it?

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          bmore_flavor Aug 26, 2011 07:20 AM

          Several time there were lunches had at the now defunct Werner's between the Commissioner and Carcetti.

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            bmore_flavor Aug 26, 2011 07:23 AM

            Also, the Sip n Bite on Boston street was used for a scene I think, can't remember.

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            hotel Aug 30, 2011 08:10 AM

            Red Star is in season 3. Stringer is having lunch with a few of the developers taking calls on his cell phone while McNulty is tailing him outside.

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              chefdilettante Aug 31, 2011 09:44 AM

              Thanks!

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            jfish Aug 26, 2011 08:00 AM

            In season 1 (I think) D's mother brought him a fishcake from Sterlings.

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              attgig Aug 26, 2011 02:04 PM

              you're right. d's mom got it for him. i thought it was a lake trout sandwich with hot sauce though. not a fishcake.

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              laststandchili Aug 26, 2011 11:39 AM

              Bourdain's rust belt episode of No Reservations featured Wire cast members at a few area spots. I know Chaps was one he visited with Jay Landsman, along with a couple spots with Snoop.

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                hon Aug 26, 2011 11:52 AM

                I hated that episode, we aren't the rust belt and they went to stupid places.

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                ryan97ou Aug 26, 2011 12:34 PM

                d'angelo goes on a date at the prime rib:
                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0i4uX...

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                  smithtiffanyt Aug 26, 2011 12:50 PM

                  What about Kavanagh's, the bar where they go drinking sometimes. It actually became Coconuts in the 90's and then in '09 became Waterstone Bar & Grill. It's there across form MD General near Howard & Madison

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                    ryan97ou Aug 26, 2011 12:58 PM

                    Kavanaghs is actually The Sidebar based on what i've read and seen.

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                      hotel Aug 30, 2011 08:11 AM

                      Definitely is the Sidebar.

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                    attgig Aug 26, 2011 02:02 PM

                    polock johnny's - mcnulty got himself a hotdog from there.

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                      bosconet Aug 26, 2011 02:55 PM

                      Season 1 D'Angelo takes his girl to The Prime Rib.

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                        attgig Aug 26, 2011 05:13 PM

                        In the season with the kids (i think 5?), the ex-cop who's mentoring the kids in the special class takes all of them to ruth's chris in pier 5

                        1. JonParker Aug 28, 2011 05:45 AM

                          They filmed some scenes at Fort Charles Pub, which later became Taps and is now some Irish thing. Damn I miss that bar.

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                            msjess Aug 28, 2011 01:20 PM

                            Wasn't there some hot dog joint where Bunny Colvin and deacon ate lunch? I remember they were debating the proper hot dog toppings.

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                              laugh riot Aug 30, 2011 08:16 AM

                              Two words: Lake Trout

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                                foster Sep 5, 2011 05:09 PM

                                That was Polock Johnny's .....

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                                Polock Johnny's
                                3212 Washington Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21230

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                              KAZ Aug 30, 2011 01:13 PM

                              Pretty sure McNulty got his kids to do the front and follow in the Northeast Market:

                              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOb82d...

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                                KAZ Aug 30, 2011 01:27 PM

                                McNulty's drinking again ... at the Harbor Way Inn on Pratt street is where he picks up some floozies. Beleive me, they found the actress in a casting call, not the real Harbor Way Inn.

                                Also the bar used in Season 2 was in real life and the show called the Clement Street Cafe. It was on the corner of Clement and Covington. Its gone now. But "why don't you go work a bar stool down Clement St" is still one of my favorite lines of the show.

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                                  cduftler Aug 30, 2011 04:27 PM

                                  Hmm..I thought it was Clement and Jackson??

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                                    KAZ Aug 31, 2011 06:26 AM

                                    Ooops, absolutely correct. Clement and Jackson.

                                    For posterity: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHybA8...

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                                    hotel Aug 31, 2011 06:04 AM

                                    Nice quote on the Clement St Cafe!

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                                      KAZ Aug 31, 2011 06:49 AM

                                      Here's the interior shot of the Harbor Way Inn. Its still there, but there is no sign. On Pratt just east of the MLK.

                                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6r2a2...

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                                      KAZ Aug 31, 2011 06:47 AM

                                      Pretty sure Daniels and Pearlman initially hook up at that old place on the harbor where the new Marriott is now. I can picture it, but can't pull the name. Used to have a decent brunch with a great view. Who's got the stink of wisdom on them?

                                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMqiIu...

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                                        MTP Aug 31, 2011 12:01 PM

                                        in dc, Mc nutty goes to georgia brown's with the campaign manager

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                                          foster Sep 1, 2011 10:35 AM

                                          Carry out Chucky's (or is it chuckie's) Chicken and Ruth's Chris in season 4.

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                                          KAZ Sep 2, 2011 06:26 PM

                                          Not that it matters for the purpose of the original post, but the place was called Victor's Cafe. Long gone now.

                                        3. laugh riot Sep 1, 2011 11:54 AM

                                          Wow this is a great and informative post. Props to the OP, who is clearly a fan of the HBO series The Wire, which I've heard is pretty good. I don't like violence or food very much, though.

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                                          Cafe Mocha
                                          859 N Howard St Fl 1, Baltimore, MD 21201

                                          Kumari Restaurant
                                          911 N Charles St Ste B, Baltimore, MD 21201

                                          Tapas Teatro Cafe
                                          1711 N Charles St Ste A, Baltimore, MD 21201

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                                            SaltyBalty Sep 2, 2011 07:53 AM

                                            Ropewalk Tavern on Charles Street was used.

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                                            Ropewalk Tavern
                                            1209 S Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21230

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                                              GlimmeringSesame Sep 6, 2011 10:01 AM

                                              - I forget which season it is, but Bubble's mentor/sponsor (I think his name is Walen?) is working at a crab place in Baltimore. Not sure if it was on filmed on location, but the mentor worked at Bay Island Seafood Carry Out (on 1903 W. Pratt Street). The crabs there are not bad btw.
                                              - Also, it's been mentioned in the thread, but Sterling's was were D's mother brought back food for him. Sterling's has two locations (original location and a sub location within Lexington Market).
                                              - If you hit up Lexington Market, you can go to Sterling's, Faidley's and Polock Johnny's (none of these locations were ever seen, I think they were just mentioned).

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                                              Lexington Market
                                              400 W Lexington St, Baltimore, MD 21201

                                              Polock Johnny's
                                              400 W Lexington St Ste 56, Baltimore, MD 21201

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