Best Bar, Highlandtown
The Laughing Pint
Published: September 22, 2010
3531 Gough St., (410) 342-6544, laughingpint.com
We envy anyone who lives near this gem of a bar. The atmosphere is mellow, the food is delicious, and the people who work here are so damn nice. Hipsters hang out here, but we’ve also seen postal workers coming off their shifts, old tattooed men, and ping-pong enthusiasts. (The balls often end up ricocheting around the small bar, which keeps things lively in the absence of a television.) There’s a heated patio—in season—for smokers, and beverages range from Natty Boh to microbrews to fresh grapefruit greyhounds. You can surf the web or play on the gorgeous wooden shuffleboard table for free.