1712 Aliceanna St., (410) 675-8466, abs.net/~scotchjh
We fancy ourselves a good Scotch every now and then (easy on the peatiness, please), and few places compare to Birds of a Feather. Whereas most bars fail to stock anything beyond your Dewars or Johnnie Walker, Birds of a Feather boasts more than 120 varieties of single-malt Scotches from the four regions of Scotland. There are blends, too, of course. But no matter the style or smokiness of the particular label, the bar staff is helpful in finding the perfect match for your palate. Drinking Scotch has an air of pretension about it, but you wouldn't know it at Birds of a Feather. The comfy atmosphere and nautical decorations give it that certain homey feel that makes a small Baltimore bar a home away from home.