Best Bar, Fells Point
Cat’s Eye Pub
Published: September 22, 2010
1730 Thames St. (410) 276-9866, catseyepub.com
Over the last decade or so, Fells Point has seen many old, familiar drinking spaces replaced with new, strange ones, making us all the more fond of the old standbys. Among those—and there are still several—the Cat’s Eye Pub stands out. The place had a sad shift change when longtime owner Tony Cushing died in 2008, but Cushing’s wife and son, Ana Marie and Tony Jr., have stuck with the 30-year-old formula: opening every single day, offering lots of free live music, and welcoming all with a free-wheelin’, hard-drinkin’ attitude. Fortunately, the Cat’s Eye hasn’t caught the fast-spreading Fells Point disease of messing with a good thing.