The City That Drinks

  • 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 distributor’s show at Horseshoe Casino or the open house at Baltimore’s “alternative” liquor distributor, Legends Limited. Because...

  • The Rockwell

    The Rockwell

    702 S. Broadway, (443) 835-1336, therockwellbaltimore.com There’s been some hype, mostly in the form of scorn, about the announcement that Jack Barakat, guitarist for the homegrown pop-punk band All Time Low, is now the co-owner of Fells Point bar The Rockwell. We never really cared about All Time...

  • Melba's Place

    Melba's Place

    3126 Greenmount Ave., (410) 366-6536, melbasplace.com Charles Village is a house divided. Its white residents tend to migrate toward watering holes like Charles Village Pub in the north and the younger, hipper places like P.J.’s Pub and the so-called “secret bar” a little farther south, while the...

  • 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, we’d yet to have our first taste of Chesapeake crabs this year and so the mere thought of beer and Old Bay set the mouth to watering. And, if you’re trying to be a good...