Best New Bar
Liam Flynn’s Ale House
Published: September 21, 2011
22 W. North Ave., (410) 244-8447, pintsizepub.com
Liam Flynn’s isn’t the sort of Irish bar that plasters leprechauns all over everything and dyes its beer green, in case you were hoping. The bar, which opened in July, has 15 taps, with an emphasis on ales from the British Isles, including two that are locally brewed and cask-conditioned (i.e., unfiltered and unpasteurized). Service is friendly, seating is ample, and the jukebox is eclectic. Bonus points if you’re a fan of soccer, rugby, and Gaelic sports; the Ale House is home to the Glasgow Celtic and London Fulham football clubs supporter’s clubs, and games—even the morning ones—are regularly broadcast. Add in the burnished old-wood charm of the place, provided in part by the bar, made of planks from a former bowling alley, and you have a welcome addition to Station North.