Sign up for our newsletters   

Baltimore City Paper home.
Print Email

Eats and Drinks

Best Bar, Downtown


Hyatt Regency, 300 Light St., (410) 605-2835

Posted 9/17/2003

Maybe we should call this Best Bar to Glimpse Baltimore as the Tourists See It, or more to the point, Best Bar for Observing Drunken Conventioneers. There is nothing of the comfortable neighborhood taverns that Baltimore is so famous for here; Pisces is all about swanky surroundings, $6 drinks, and the million-dollar view of the city from atop the Hyatt Regency. But that's precisely the fun of dropping in on Pisces' bar to quaff a few. Three hundred and sixty-some days of the year we live to huddle over 60-cent drafts at our favorite obscure SoBo corner bars, but every once in a while we hanker for a change of venue. Heading downtown, Pisces is our favorite, for the incomparable night view of the city, and for the unintentionally, um, let's just say revealing views into adjacent hotel rooms. Plus, the glass elevator ride to and, especially, from the bar after a few drinks is lots of fun. And when the drunken conventioneers show up, they're often good for a few free rounds. All in all an unexpectedly good time in one of the city's least-indigenous drinkeries.

Read more

Other Awards for Best Bar, Downtown:

Windsor Club, 9/18/2002

All Awards for Pisces:

Best Drink With a View, 9/22/2004

Best Bloody Mary, 9/19/2001

Related stories

Eats and Drinks archives

More Stories

Best New Restaurant (9/19/2007)
Rocket to Venus

Best Fancy Restaurant (9/19/2007)

Best Cheap Restaurant (9/19/2007)
Eastern House

Comments powered by Disqus
CP on Facebook
CP on Twitter