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Best Bar Where White and Black Baltimore Drink Together

Dougherty's Irish Pub

Uli Loskot
BEST BAR WHERE WHITE AND BLACK BALTIMORE DRINK TOGETHER: Dougherty’s Pub

223 W. Chase St., (410) 752-4059

Posted 9/21/2005

Our neighborhoods are delineated, our backyard barbecues are delineated, our churches are delineated, our bars are delineated. Why can’t we all just get along? We mean, rather, why can’t we all get tanked together? Nothing strips away the layers of pretense and prejudice like a frank conversation after a few shots of hard liquor, shared with a cigarette or three, while listening to music we all love in a cozy tavern—like the friendly joint called Dougherty’s Pub. We don’t know why the lines cross here. Maybe it’s because it sits at the intersection of the Mount Vernon neighborhood, the state office complex, Maryland General Hospital, the Meyerhoff, the Lyric, and MICA. It certainly doesn’t hurt that the drink specials are good, the bartenders have first-rate taste in music, and they’ve actually got some decent pool tables. Whatever the reason, Dougherty’s boasts a cross section of real Baltimore, professional Baltimore, old-school Baltimore, in-school Baltimore, and just walking by Baltimore. Proverbial Two Baltimores, meet One Baltimore. Have a seat, friend. What’ll you have?

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All Awards for Dougherty''s Irish Pub:

Best Free Pool Where You Can't Play, 9/20/2006

Best Bar, Mount Vernon/Midtown, 9/17/2003

Best Pool Hall, 9/13/2000

Best Bread Pudding, 9/13/2000

Best Veggie Burger, 9/17/1997

Best Bar, Mount Vernon, 9/17/1997

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