THE CITY THAT DRINKS

The City that Drinks: 2300

The City that Drinks: 2300

Climbing the stairs from Myth and Moonshine to its second-floor sister bar, the jazzy speakeasy 2300, feels like an ascent to the 1920s: A sparkling chandelier dangles above the stairs; vintage furniture, such as a dark floral couch and a...

Because whiskey: Cocktail Week's Balvenie Master Craft class

Because whiskey: Cocktail Week's Balvenie Master Craft class

When Ginny Lawhorn of Sticky Rice and Baltimore Style fame invited us to join the festivities of the first Baltimore Cocktail Week, we scanned through the main events—a welcome cocktail party, sessions on wellness and money management...

Sip Kitchen and Wine Bar offers 72 bottles of wine from self-pour machines

Sip Kitchen and Wine Bar offers 72 bottles of wine from self-pour machines

Federal Hill’s newest wine bar, Sip Kitchen & Wine Bar, quietly settled in to the first floor of the Ritz Carlton Residences toward the end of 2014. Originally out of Georgia, the spot sports 72 bottles of wine from self-pour...

The City that Drinks: 444 Liquors and Sports Bar, an utterly charming dive bar

The City that Drinks: 444 Liquors and Sports Bar, an utterly charming dive bar

Nestled comfortably on the main drag in Essex, among various pregnancy counseling centers, the iconic wastewater-treatment plant, and even a haunted house in an office building (looking at you, Kim’s Krypt), lies...

Greene Turtle's tasty house beer, Shell Raiser

Greene Turtle's tasty house beer, Shell Raiser

Since City Paper is Baltimore’s Most Cynical Alternative Weekly, expectations weren’t exactly elevated when we arrived at the Arundel Mills Corporate Park on a cloudy Thursday to taste what The City That...

If you've got pumpkin fatigue, try smoked beer instead

If you've got pumpkin fatigue, try smoked beer instead

What’s the scariest thing in the bar scene this time of year? This: Canton’s Hudson Street Stackhouse had 20 pumpkin beers on tap—over half its draft offerings are given over to the god-awful gourd....

The Secret Beauty of Matthew's Stellar Cellar Bar

The Secret Beauty of Matthew's Stellar Cellar Bar

There’s something about walking down a set of steps to enter a bar that make us feel like we’re in on a secret. And it only gets better if the place is out in the open and right under everyone’s noses. That’s the...

Alaska Distillery's Smoked Salmon Vodka: What do you do with fish booze?

Alaska Distillery's Smoked Salmon Vodka: What do you do with fish booze?

A short while ago, we were out drinking and noticed that the coaster advertised Alaska Distillery’s Smoked Salmon Vodka (ultra premium!). We’ve had some interesting infusions in our day—from bacon/Nilla...

Bar Battle at Fork & Wrench

Bar Battle at Fork & Wrench

2322 Boston St., (443) 759-9360, theforkandwrench.com

The City that Drinks 9/24/14

The City that Drinks 9/24/14

Imagine this: not one, but two liquor-retailer events scheduled for a Monday afternoon in Baltimore. What was The City That Drinks supposed to do? We could attend the big...

The Rockwell

The Rockwell

702 S. Broadway, (443) 835-1336, therockwellbaltimore.com

Melba's Place

Melba's Place

3126 Greenmount Ave., (410) 366-6536, melbasplace.com

Flying Dog's Dead Rise Beer

Flying Dog's Dead Rise Beer

So everyone was pretty psyched when Flying Dog announced Dead Rise, their Old Bay-flavored beer. When it was released in May,...

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