Best Pub Crawl

City Paper

What with the tall ships, the Blue Angels, and the fireworks involved with the Star-Spangled Spectacular, the all-out celebration of the national anthem’s bicentennial in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, one could be forgiven for forgetting the War of 1812 action that took place 200 years ago along the 10 miles or so separating the tip of North Point, where the British landed, and East Baltimore, where they wisely started their retreat. The best celebration of that action may be to hit bars, restaurants, and strip clubs that now dot the route, partaking of whatever little somethings they have to offer. The best part, other than shooting the War of 1812 breeze with knowledgeable locals, is that the closest place to where the British troops stopped before turning back is now the site of Haven Place Gentlemen’s Tavern. Had it been there when the British were, they might have never left.

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