And out comes this year's City Paper "Best of Baltimore" issue, with the emphasis (for us beer geeks, anyway) on the Nightlife section.........
Best Bar, Fells Point: The Cat's Eye Pub
Best Bar, Hamilton: The Hamilton Tavern
Best Beer Bar: Max's Taphouse ("Really, would it be anywhere else?")
Best Place to Watch UFC: Pratt Street Ale House
Best Tourist-Friendly Bar: Duda's Tavern ("...one of the best beer lists west of Max’s...")
Best Local Draft Beer: Zodiac at The Brewer's Art ("Zodiac features a pale ale’s lower f*ck-you-up percentage—keeping it less than 5 percent—but rotates the type and amount of hops on a monthly basis—12 times a year, you’re gonna get a little something different in your glass.")
In Other Categories:
Local Issue We're Sick Of: The Bottle Tax
Best Local Blog: The Baltimore Snacker (baltimoresnacker.blogspot.com)
Best Place to Buy Beer: The Wine Source
Readers' Poll: Best Local Beer Winner: Resurrection, Brewer's Art 2nd: Ozzy, Brewer's Art 3rd: Loose Cannon, Heavy Seas Best Liquor Store: Winner: Wine Source 2nd: Beltway Fine Wine and Spirits 3rd: Wells Discount Liquors
Much, much more of the issue here, or electricity-free editions in those ubiquitous yellow newspaper boxes scattered downtown or at your favorite retailer or library that has a stack of them..................
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