On Friday my boyfriend and I were on the way to the O's game (where we got to see a grand slam ball actually go through a rainbow—so awesome!) when it started pouring down rain, so we took refuge in Sullivan's Steakhouse on Light Street. Admittedly out of place in our soaking wet Orioles T-shirts, we saddled up to the bar to try some cocktails.
While the ambiance of Sullivan's is certainly pretty swanky (jazz playing, dark wood interior, dim lighting), the prices for their cocktails weren't as horrendous as I expected. Their list of signature drinks was pretty standard and each came in at $9.95. I tried The Knockout, made with orange vodka infused with pineapple slices and an orange twist. The vodka-soaked pineapple wedges certainly packed a punch, and overall the drink was just the right amount of sweet, sour, and strong.
But my boyfriend spotted a sweet tea martini made with Firefly Vodka, something I've been dying to try since I heard raves about it from friends in South Carolina. Sullivan's version of the drink mixed the vodka with sweet and sour mix, simple syrup, water, and topped it off with a twist of lemon. It was delicious. With just the right amount of sour mix to compliment the vodka, it was just like sipping a sweet tea in the middle of a muggy, Southern summer.
While we were, though, we realized the best nights to visit Sullivan's bar are Thursdays and Sundays, where, from 5 p.m.-close, you can get their signature cocktails for only $5 each. With the friendly service, classy atmosphere, and delicious martinis, something tells me I'm going to come back—maybe more appropriately dressed next time.
To see a more food-centric review of Sullivan's, check out the June issue of Baltimore magazine.
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