Baltimore's 25 Best Bars
Baltimore is known for the illustrious corner bar—the comfy dive down the block where the Natty Boh is always cold and everybody knows your name. But the city's nightlife scene has boomed in recent...
Cocktails are for the mornings, too.
From mimosas to Bellinis, cocktails are to brunch what comics are to Sunday mornings at home—a tradition. But besides classic libations, many restaurants are putting their own twists on early-day...
At just 25 years old, Tony Cushing has taken over the bar his father made an institution.
Ana Marie Cushing has a photo of her son, Tony, that never fails to amuse her. He's perhaps just four years old, behind the bar at the Cat's Eye Pub in Fells Point—the bar and live music venue that...
Baltimore's five best bartenders give us the scoop.
With the growing excitement around cocktails—both classic and cutting-edge—we interviewed some of the area's most popular and experienced bartenders to find out what their customers are ordering and...
The future looks bright with Constellation Cocktails.
“What’s your sign?” For the first time in bar history, it’s not a cheesy pick-up line. Now through September 2009, Explorers Lounge (InterContinental Harbor Court Hotel, 550 Light St., 410-234-0550)...
Looking for rum in all the wrong places? Try Joe Squared.
Nationwide, rum is the second most popular spirit sold, after vodka. But at Baltimore's Joe Squared restaurant, it's clearly number one. Joe Edwardsen, chef/owner of Joe Squared (133 W....
Restaurant chefs get creative in the kitchen with craft brews.
Wine with dessert? Of course. Beer with dessert? What?
Actually, as craft beers take the country by storm, the seemingly odd matchup works quite well. Gourmets are finding that exquisite boutique...
Legendary liqueur packs a wallop.
The pepperminty sweetness of the cloudy greenish concoction was the first sensation to hit my palate. Next came the burn of the 124-proof liquid snaking its way down my throat. As the hairs on the...
Classic cocktail makes a comeback.
The mint julep has long been associated with the Kentucky Derby, so it's no surprise that Marylanders have been known to tipple a few during Preakness (May 17 this year), the second jewel in the...
Chefs pair cocktails and food with intoxicating results.
Order the confit of pork shank with a pomegranate glaze at The Wine Market, and you might be surprised by the server's drink recommendation. Not a lovely pinot noir with cherry nuances or a smooth...