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PJ’s Pub and Maxie’s Pizza Bar and Grill

Photo: Max Robinson, License: N/A

Max Robinson

As Johns Hopkins opens its hallowed halls to returning students, so too do the local Charles Village drinkeries. For the most part, PJ’s and Maxie’s are the go-to bars for Hopkins drinkers newly legal or old-pro (though Charles Village Pub and One World Café tend to get some of the overflow). Open since 1983, PJ’s shows its age: cracked stucco walls broken up with hardwood paneling; a framed JHU basketball jersey hangs behind a pipe, coated in dust. You feel like you’re in a well-regarded uncle’s garage. The specials for Thursday, hefty 22 oz. Miller Lites ($2.75) and Blue Moon drafts ($3.25), are perfect for the thirsty undergrad. Meanwhile, the not-quite two-year-old Maxie’s feels hipper. The “Thirsty Thursday” menu boasts glasses of Grand Marnier ($5) and fried calamari “stix” ($3.95). There is nothing especially Irish about their signature Irish trash can ($11), save for, perhaps, the staggering amount of alcohol and mixers found within (vodka, gin, rum, tequila, triple sec, Blue Curaçao, Sprite, and a strategically placed can of Red Bull on the rim). Though pricey, this bro’ed-out Long Island iced tea is a popular choice for sipping or chugging on a late Friday night, inspiring the legend hastily inscribed on the side of the men’s room stall: “I HOPE ALL YOU HOPKINS FUX DIE.”

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