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Best Bars For Hipsters In Baltimore

April 17, 2014 6:00 AM

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Baltimore is a great place to indulge in the guilty pleasure of sipping a brew while taking in the awe-inspiring sights and sounds. While it may seem easy enough to stumble into any bar and simply “grab a drink,” for some, the greatest satisfaction in barhopping truly arrives when a drink can grab you. Here’s a list of the best bars for all you hipsters out there in the Baltimore area.

The Brewer’s Art
1106 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, Md. 21201
(410) 547-6925
www.thebrewersart.com

Imagine being transported back to the Middle Ages and venturing into a watering hole fit for kings. Located in Mount Vernon, the dim lighting and ornate décor of the Brewer’s Art comprise a comfortable and relaxing environment where patrons can unwind to discuss politics, art or even read a few pages of their favorite literary work. This venue has a bar, lounge and dining room, and brews its own list of specialty drafts, such as the Charm City Sour Cherry. Brewer’s Art is open daily 4 p.m. to 1:45 a.m. Free street parking is also available after 6 p.m.

Pazo  
1425 Aliceanna St.
Baltimore, Md. 21231
(410) 534-7296
www.pazorestaurant.com

If you’re into atmosphere, then the vintage Spanish décor of Pazo will immediately appeal to your senses. The bi-floor, open-concept, Mediterranean design invites all to sit by candlelight while gazing at elaborate staircases that may possibly bring out a few inner Don Juans. Pazo offers a substantial beverage menu that includes more than 350 types of wine. Pazo’s food menu is geared toward tapas and small plate portions, which are a perfect accompaniment to all of its spirits. True hipsters can dance until the night is over Thursday through Sunday. Valet parking is offered.

Photo Credit: 13.5% Wine Bar via Facebook

Photo Credit: 13.5% Wine Bar via Facebook

13.5% Wine Bar
1117 W. 36th St.
Baltimore, Md. 21211
(410) 889-1064
www.13.5winebar.com

What could be trendier than sipping and snacking at a Baltimore bar that also serves locally produced food? The 13.5% Wine Bar is a Hampden “it” spot where patrons can choose from a wide selection of, you guessed it, wine. Yet, in addition to its titillating array of vino, this cleverly illuminated venue serves snacks, desserts and other yummies apt for sharing. Sunday brunch is a scrumptious way to end the week. Visit the website for a list of hours of operation.

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Talara
615 S. President St.
Baltimore, Md. 21202
(410) 528-9883
www.talarabaltimore.com

Heat up sultry Latin nights in Baltimore at the extremely exclusive Talara. The colorful South-American décor and artfully designed layout will excite your eyes, while simultaneously arousing taste buds with delight. Talara’s house cocktails draw “oohs” and “aahs,” particularly when paired with ceviche or small plated dishes. Located on the corner of President and Fleet Streets in downtown Baltimore, this venue opens daily at 4 p.m.

Rye Fells Point
807 S. Broadway
Baltimore, Md. 21231
(443) 438-3296
www.ryebaltimore.com

Get ready for a real bar experience where there’s no need to second guess whether or not the bartender actually mastered the recipe for the concoction you just ordered. Rye Fells Point is a classic gem located near the water in the heart of Baltimore. This full-service bar also serves delicious nibbles, such as PB&J bites, to accompany its impressive drink menu that includes original signatures like the “Pony Express.” As an added bonus, every first Sunday of the month, Rye holds a mixology class open to all interested patrons over 21.

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Keisha Oduor is a professional writer and entrepreneur who resides in Baltimore. She has a degree in Communications and French from New York University with work experience in publishing, nonprofits, healthcare administration and program management. Her work can be found on Examiner.com

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