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Best Gay Bar

The Hippo

1 W. Eager St., (410) 576-0018,

Posted 9/19/2001

Last year we threatened to disqualify the Hippo from this category, and this year, well, we're threatening to do so again. Maybe we should just send the Hippo a Best of Baltimore Hall of Fame plaque and let the rest of the bars fight among themselves for the annual honors. What can we say? The Hippo does it all: karaoke, drag-king and -queen shows, charity benefits, cabaret nights with touring theater companies, tea dances, women's nights, men's nights, theme parties, leather contests, free pool nights, vacation giveaways, happy hours, nightclub acts, employee shows, piano-bar sing-alongs, costume contests, and more. Mount Vernon's Hippo has deservedly been a cornerstone of the Baltimore gay community for 29 years. The well-trained staff work hard so that you can play hard. Isn't that endorsement enough?

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Other Awards for Best Gay Bar:

Guerilla Gay Bar Baltimore, 9/16/2009

Grand Central, 9/17/2008

Grand Central, 9/19/2007

Grand Central, 9/20/2006

Grand Central, 9/21/2005

Grand Central, 9/22/2004

Park Avenue Sports Bar, 9/17/2003

Baltimore Eagle, 9/18/2002

The Hippo, 9/13/2000

The Hippo, 9/15/1999

1722 on Saturday Nights, 9/18/1996

All Awards for The Hippo:

Best Bingo, 9/17/2003

Best Gay Bar, 9/13/2000

Best Piano Bar/Best Karaoke, 9/13/2000

Best Gay Bar, 9/15/1999

Best Gay/Lesbian Bar, 9/17/1997

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