2108 Eastern Ave., (443) 759-6464, johnnyrads.com
In a city full of awesome bars (something we’re quite proud of), choosing the best is like choosing your favorite child, but we have yet to meet someone who doesn’t love Johnny Rad’s once they’ve been to the Fells Point pizza joint/bar. Featuring a long bar with brightly painted skateboard decks hung on the wall for art (the owner was a skater), Rad’s has a cool edge to it without being pretentious and, most important, an awesome beer and drink list. Equally important is the effectiveness of the staff, who are quick, friendly, and make you feel like you’ve been going there your whole life— something we consider the holy grail of bartending. The extensive list of beers (most of which are cheaper than they should be) will satiate even the biggest beer snob, and its food—known mostly for pizza, but don’t miss the sandwiches and vegan/vegetarian options—is a must.