Best Bar, Station North
Published: September 22, 2010
1724 N. Charles St., (410) 727-8815
You know Club Chuck. Save for the Tavern, it’s the one bar in Baltimore cool enough for art hipsters to patronize. It’s got Future Islands and Beach House on the jukebox. The food, still flowing from the Zodiac kitchen next door, is damn fine—who knew a vegan crab cake could be edible, let alone good. In recent months, the Club Charles has even gotten Pikesville Rye back for sale and a handful of new, fancy-pants beers such as Dogfish. You’ll still never find Natty Boh here, but the all-out Halloween decorations and an occasional John Waters appearance might make up for it. This is a bar stand-by that will survive Armageddon.