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Readers Poll


Alex Fine

2010 Readers Poll: Nightlife

Readers pick their favorite local beer and more.

Best Local Beer

Winner: Resurrection, Brewer's Art, 1106 N. Charles St., (410) 547-6925,

2nd: Ozzy, Brewer's Art

3rd: Loose Cannon, Heavy Seas

Best Happy Hour

Winner: Ra Sushi, 1390 Lancaster St., (410) 522-3200,

2nd: Brewer's Art

3rd: Vino Rosina

Best Bar, Station North/Mount Vernon

Winner: Brewer's Art

2nd: Club Charles

3rd: Windup Space

Best Bar, Charles Village/Remington

Winner: The Dizz, 300 W. 30th St., (443) 869-5864,

2nd: Charles Village Pub

3rd: Ottobar

Best Bar, Fells Point

Winner: Max's Taphouse, 737 S. Broadway, (410) 675-6297,

2nd: The Horse You Came in on Saloon

3rd: Waterfront Hotel

Best Bar, Federal Hill/Locust Point

Winner: Mother's Federal Hill Grille, 1113 S. Charles St., (410) 244-8686,

2nd: Idle Hour

3rd: (tie) Ropewalk and Ryleigh's Oyster

Best Bar, Inner Harbor/Downtown

Winner: Howl at the Moon, Power Plant Live, 22 Market Place, (410) 783-5111,

2nd: B&O American Brasserie

3rd: (tie) James Joyce Irish Pub and Pratt Street Ale House

Best Bar, Canton

Winner: Portside Tavern, 2821 O'Donnell St., (410) 522-7678,

2nd: Nacho Mama's

3rd: Mama's on the Half Shell

Best Bar, Highlandtown

Winner: Laughing Pint, 3531 Gough St., (410) 342-6544

2nd: Annabel Lee Tavern

3rd: Blue Hill Tavern

Best Bar, Hamilton/Lauraville

Winner: Hamilton Tavern, 5517 Harford Road, (410) 426-1930,

2nd: Clementine

3rd: Koco's Pub

Best Bar, Hampden

Winner: Rocket to Venus, 3360 Chestnut Ave., (410) 235-7887,

2nd: Frazier's on the Avenue

3rd: Holy Frijoles

Best Bar, Mount Washington/Belvedere Square

Winner: Mount Washington Tavern, 5700 Newbury St., (410) 367-6903,

2nd: Grand Cru

3rd: Ryan's Daughter

Best Dive Bar

Winner: Mount Royal Tavern, 1204 W. Mount Royal Ave., (410) 669-6686

2nd: Frazier's on the Avenue

3rd: Club Charles

Best Upscale Bar

Winner: Brewer's Art (upstairs)

2nd: Pazo

3rd: 13th Floor

Best WIne Bar

Winner: 13.5 % Wine Bar, 1117 W. 36th St., (410) 889-1064,

2nd: Grand Cru

3rd: Vino Rosina

Best Drunken Hook-Up Bar

Winner: Club Charles, 1724 N. Charles St., (410) 727-8815,

2nd: Ottobar

3rd: Brewer's Art (downstairs)

Best Sports Bar

Winner: Turp's Sports Bar, 1317 N. Charles St., (410) 347-0349,

2nd: Mother's Federal Hill Grille

3rd: Field House

Best Gay Bar

Winner: Club Hippo, 1 W. Eager St., (410) 547-0069,

2nd: Grand Central

3rd: Mixers

Best Lesbian Bar

Winner: Sappho's, 1001/1003 N. Charles St., (410) 752-7133,

2nd: Club Hippo

3rd: Port in the Storm

Best Karaoke Bar

Winner: Walt's Inn, 3201 O'Donnell St., (410) 327-1495,

2nd: Long John's

3rd: Nevin's

Best Jukebox

Winner: Club Charles

2nd: Rocket to Venus

3rd: Pickled Parrot

Best Bartender

Winner: Ginny Lawhorn, Landmark Theatre

2nd: Mark Beasley, Brewer's Art

3rd: (tie) Russell de Ocampo, Windup Space and Brendan Dorr, B&O American Brasserie

Best Strip Joint

Winner: Scores, 615 Fallsway, (410) 528-1117,

2nd: Ritz Cabaret

3rd: Larry Flynt's Hustler Club

Best Dance Club

Winner: Club Hippo

2nd: (tie) Mist and Mosaic

3rd: Red Maple

Best Regularly Occurring Club Night

Winner: Deep in the Game (Club Hippo)

2nd: Save Your Soul (Lithuanian Hall)

3rd: (tie) College Night (Bourbon Street) and No Rule (Metro Gallery)

Best Reason We Should Invite You to the Best of Baltimore Party

Winner: "If invited, I will come dressed as a minotaur." Johnny Mara

2nd: "Because I'll be wearing a knock-off version of Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's lipstick and my mouth too, shall gleam like the sun." Jessica Garrett

3rd: "shove your party up your ass. next year can we have best stripper be a category?" Jeff Bailey

(2nd and 3rd place do not receive tickets.)

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