Globe Brewing building to be destroyed, Little Havana a burgeoning power player

A few days ago it was announced by various outlets that the long since empty Globe Brewing building adjacent to Little Havana (1325 Key Hwy, Inner Harbor) is slated for demolition, a property which had been purchased some time ago by none other than Tim Whistead, the owner of Little Havana. It’s been an interesting […]

Say hello to your Purple Route bar crawl

You know what’s really fun? Riding free buses paid for by parking fees and taxes! You know what’s even more fun than that? Using said free public transportation to grant patronage to ten or so bars/restaurants along its route! And so debuts the CCC Purple Route Bar Crawl, specifically designed to be performed on a […]

The bars that are sorta similar to one another FACEOFF

A short while ago, some B’sOAM and I were discussing some bars that we used to frequent that, for all intents and purposes, were basically interchangeable. Sort of. For instance, Friends (before it was a goddamn sushi restaurant) and Dougherty’s (223 West Chase St., Mt. Vernon) were pretty much the same place; kinda open, kinda […]

Grumpies Pour House to expand into old Federal Hill Lounge space

You may have missed this little gem amongst the maelstrom of usual internet yammering last week, but after some mild postponement the fine owners of Grumpies Pour House (25 East Cross St., Federal Hill), also owners of several other area bars, have received approval from the liquor board to expand their operation into the often and long-since defunct Federal Hill Lounge, which sits right next door.

Grumpies has always been one of the more underrated bars in the area, in my humble opinion – with a $2 draft happy hour that runs from 6-10pm, and a crowd that never gets too crowded, you can always start a Friday evening off right there. Hopefully with a proper redesign and update, the additional space can keep them going strong for years to come. Kudos to you, Grumpie’s Pour House!

(Grumpies also has a Facebook page)

Key West Tales Vol. 1 – Grand Vin

So last week I was in Key West, FL doing a little vacationing and visiting. I spent much of my time there with locals who work/own/operate businesses in the area, and was fortunate to get a taste of the non-cruise ship atmospheres and locations around town. And I’m going to tell you about them. Enjoy! […]