400 N. Haven St., (410) 276-9420
Best Strip Club usually goes to one of the city’s flashier joints like Millstream Inn or Fantasies, both of whom have won in the past, but this year, as it is our last one, we decided to give it to the humble Haven Place in East Baltimore. The Haven opened in 1967 as a place for the local steelworkers to come after work. Not much has changed at the club over the years. The owner’s son still runs it and welcomes guests at the front door, and the dancers will talk to you like they know you following their set. The drinks are normal bar prices, and if you want to sit at the bar and chat, you’re not forced to watch the stage. It’s a small bar that will probably outlast the bigger joints in the city. It certainly outlasted us.