Best Bourbon Bar: Barfly's

620 E. Fort Ave., (443) 682-7227, barflysbaltimore.com

It seems that every new bar that opens is dubbed a “Bourbon and Whiskey Bar.” But Barfly’s isn’t just following a trend like everyone else: Every inch of the multi-tiered shelves behind the bar is loaded with over 250 bottles of hard-to-find bourbons, ryes, and Japanese whiskeys. The only thing you won’t find here is the pretense that usually surrounds such an impressive bourbon collection. It’s just you, a dark bar, a chill bartender, and names like Pappy, Willet, Stagg, Hibiki, and Yamazaki lovingly beckoning to you and your soon-to-be-hefty tab (not to mention the sick leave you’ll be forced to use the next morning).

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