339 S. Conkling St., (443) 413-5647, @VeniceTavern
The new style of brightly-lit, white-painted bars might be dubbed “Mount Vernon Modern.” You can get a great beer (sometimes) but you can’t help but feeling like the owners were aiming for Versailles and landing at Ikea. It’s a classic basement dive, dark, and a little dank. And there is a revolving list of half a dozen or so craft drafts that go for $3 each. It’s like the great compromise for people who like good beer but hate a lot of the bars that sell it.