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Drink Baltimore is Baltimore’s new happy hour website yall

Drink Baltimore is Baltimore’s new happy hour website yall

Joining the likes of gotime.com, 600block.com and probably a bunch of others I forgot, comes drinkbaltimore.com – a site dedicated to all things drinking in Baltimore. Today is the “soft launch” of the site – just in time for Baltimore Beer Week’s first day – preloaded with staff written reviews of local drinkeries, features on general drinking culture, that sort of thing. The official launch is October 20th at Alewife (21 N. Eutaw St, Downtown) … Read entire article »

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“It wouldn’t be the 4th of July without Downtown violence”

“It wouldn’t be the 4th of July without Downtown violence”

Police identify Alabama Man as person of interest in fatal stabbing tl;dr Baltimore is dangerous Baltimore’s long-standing tradition of horrible violence as celebration for our nation’s independence continued unabated Monday night as a nonfatal shooting, a fatal stabbing, and a toddler getting shot in the leg managed to happen despite the boosted presence of police, surveillance, GPS enable lasers and a fleet of battleships in the Downtown area. Which, despite the on-the-record disappointment from police chief Bealefeld … Read entire article »

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HSTA!

THIS WEEKEND IS HUGE. Lots of things to do, not to mention Opening Day on Monday. But until then, go right ahead and get in on some of this weekend action! Post your weekend activities in the comments! BRACE YOSELF FOOL! TONIGHT, The Windup Space (12 W. North Ave., Charles North), $5 doors at 9pm Gutter Magazine’s spring dance party at The Windup Space kicks it into overdrive with renowned DJs Benny Stixx and James Nasty, playing NOTHING but Baltimore-bred music. A DJ challenge worth the price of admission! THE DAILY CAMDEN EXHIBIT AND SALE Saturday, Ikaros Restaurant (4805 Eastern Avenue, Greektown) 2-5pm Welcome to Baltimore, Hon!‘s photo docu-experiment showcasing life around Camden Yards (which is celebrating its 20th year of operation this season, natch) will be on display Saturday with sale proceeds going to RBI, a baseball-inner-city-youths … Read entire article »

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Free entry to Baltimore Comedy Factory tonight through Saturday

The Baltimore Comedy Factory has moved into its new home at Power Plant Live (6 Market Pl., Downtown) from the now shuttered Burke’s Restaurant upstairs, digs that logistically are a vast improvement in terms of access as opposed to walking through a restaurant into a cramped attic lobby. Going on nearly 30 years, the Comedy Factory has always been showcasing decent comedy at a decent price – good time for my money, and this weekend to celebrate their new location they’re giving out free admission (with 2 drink minimum, natch) to see this weekend’s headliner Don Jamieson, of VH1’s That Metal Show fame. All you have to do is print out this coupon below and present it at the door, no limit on how many copies you make! So waste … Read entire article »

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The Beer Baron update

Thursday is Liquor Board Day, and today’s docket is chock full of meaty, juicy updates and a MAIN EVENT with ramifications that could potentially change the way many, many people will be spending their weekends this summer. So let’s break down a few of these outcomes, shall we? (The MAIN EVENT will be updated as results are forthcoming, all 1pm cases are set as of this post – so keep your eyes peeled on this space)   Blake Smith, David Smith & Douglas Schmidt, Bagby’s Bistro, LLC T/a Bagby Pizza Company, 1006 Fleet Street – Class “D” Beer & Wine License –Requests for expansion and outdoor table service: The folks at Bagby Pizza Co. applied to have outdoor seating at their establishment a while ago, an attempt to occupy the now vacant walkway between … Read entire article »

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HSTA!

It’s the weekend! Here’s some stuff to do this weekend! It’s Awesome! (headers link to Facebook event pages for more details) Head 2 Head: Transmodern Fundraiser TONIGHT 9:30pm – 12:30am, Floristree, $12 (tickets) (405 W. Franklin St., Downtown) – brave the fragrant, hipsteriffic crowd at Floristree for some kickass DJs (Dan Deacon, M.C. Schmidt, DJ Jason Willet, and more!), dance your ass off to benefit this year’s Transmodern Festival (April 28th – May 1st). Yacht Rock! Stripped down and unplugged TONIGHT 10:00pm-1:00am, Waterfront Hotel, free (1710 Thames Street, Fells Point) – Not in the mood for DJs and fundraisers? Then come hear the smooth, rockin’ sounds of the Reagle Beagles Yacht Rock Band sail you off into an auditory boat party. You don’t have to dress like a boat captain, but it helps. 3rd Annual … Read entire article »

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Drinking Made Easy coming to Baltimore and Natty Boh on Tap!

Rumors had been flying about recently as to whether or not Zane Lamprey’s (awesome name btw) show Drinking Made Easy, a show dedicated to regional drink specialties and traditions, was coming to Baltimore to shoot an episode for season 2. The rumors were confirmed last week, when DME ran an article on The Land of Pleasant Living, showcasing Baltimore’s de facto beer for locals, Natty Boh (I had caught wind of the rumors via Facebook, then saw the confirmation right up in this). Zane is inviting people to email him directly with suggestions for local drinks and traditions (zanelamprey@gmail.com) for the show, so if you’d like to see your favorites when they shoot in April and eventually air, I’d say go right ahead and do that. Fingers crossed that Idle Hour’s … Read entire article »

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The Pratt Black and White Ball is this weekend

Filed under “So classy your assy better be there,” this Saturday January 29th at 8pm marks the annual Pratt Contemporaries Black and White Ball, benefiting the Pratt Library’s children and teen literacy efforts. Last year’s ball was amazifying, everyone had a fantastic time and this year promises to provide more of the same. The spread includes open bar, hors d’oeuvres by local caterers and chefs, and a DJ crankin’ the tunes for your booty shaking needs on the Central Library’s (400 Cathedral St., Downtown) swanktastic black and white marble tiled floor. The theme this year is Bond… James Bond, so wear your finest tux, gents, and bring your Walther PPK your favorite Bond girl on your arm – just make sure they don’t get poisoned, shot, painted gold or thrown off of … Read entire article »

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Rock the Boat this Thursday with the National Aquarium

The National Aquarium is hosting a $3 happy hour tomorrow on the historic U.S.S. Constellation, with proceeds benefiting ….the National Aquarium. Anyway, it’s from 5-8pm and includes free food, live music and a (presumably cash) bar. Check it out! … Read entire article »

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Happy Flag Day, America

If you’re in Baltimore this week, head on over to some of our great city’s gigantic American flags – notably Federal Hill Park or Fort McHenry, and salute that mother out. Or, head on over to the Star Spangled Banner Flag House (844 East Pratt Street, Downtown) and see how Baltimore’s Mary Pickersgill created the Most Awesome Flag in Existence (unofficially), inspiring Francis Scott Key to write a poem that would become our national anthem. Show some love for the Stars and Bars, and everything they represent*!! The Star Spangled Banner – The Diamond Four, 1898 *the good stuff, at least … Read entire article »

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