How to Handle a Mispour: A Bartender’s Guide

Anyone who’s seen the inside of enough bars can easily tell a good bartender from a bad one. There are certain places which have great reputations for service, and hire nothing but good bar staff. Unfortunately, there are even a few places where the opposite is true and there’s not a decent barkeep present any […]

The Bar Telephone

In a Baltimore Sun piece last week, the lazy, mediocre Erik Maza took pains to mention four separate times in a 400 word review that there is no telephone hooked up in Murphy’s Law Tavern. “It seems [Bar Rescue's] producers — or the owners — forgot to fix some things. The phone line, for one. […]

Best Bars for Daydrinking, Part 3

Well Monday has finally come, which means you’ve had all weekend long to check out all the bars featured in Part Two of our Best Bars for Daydrinking series. Today we leave the lush tree-lined avenues of our beloved North Baltimore neighborhoods to scour the hardscrabble streets of the southside for the best of all […]

Best Bars for Daydrinking, Part 2

There are a lot of great bars in Baltimore, but many establishments are great for different reasons. The bar that’s great in the hour before last call is seldom ever also great before noon. Yesterday we laid out our criteria for what makes a great daydrinking bar. Today, we’re here to give you some of […]

Best Bars for Daydrinking, Part 1

Sometimes you just can’t wait until happy hour. Every once in a while You have a day that’s so good or so bad or so pointless that you find yourself on a bar stool before noon. Hey, we’re not here to judge you. We’ve been there too. Maybe there’s some random daytime sports thing you […]