Sign up for our newsletters   

Baltimore City Paper home.
Print Email

Eats and Drinks

Best Cheap Drink

A Natty Boh and a Shot of Pikesville Rye at the Mount Royal Tavern

Sam Holden

1204 W. Mount Royal Ave., (410) 669-6686

Posted 9/20/2006

Three dollars and seventy-five cents for a buzz dripping with sad Mobtown nostalgia, man, at a bar that makes you feel like you're an extra in Barfly. National Bohemian has been brewed out of state for years now, but we still pretend it's "From the Land of Pleasant Living." Pikesville is distilled in Kentucky using a Maryland recipe, but at least we get credit for inventing the shit, even if it left town before the Colts did. Makes us want to cry in our shot and our beer. At least the Tavern's still where it's supposed to be. And where else are you gonna get a shot and beer, any kind of shot and any kind of beer, for the measly sum of $3.75? The Boh is cold in the can, just as we like it. And the shot of Pikesville is intimidatingly huge, served in a rocks glass. It's the equivalent of two shots anywhere else. We may have to pretend our favorite beverages are still local, but we don't have to pretend they're cheap, which is nice.

Read more

Other Awards for Best Cheap Drink:

Pikesville Rye, soda back, 9/21/2005

Related stories

Eats and Drinks archives

More Stories

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

Best Fancy Restaurant (9/19/2007)
Charleston

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

Related by keywords

Clipper City's 1st Beer, Cheese, and Chili Festival in Feedbag 2/26/2009

Belgian Beer Festival at Max's Taphouse in Feedbag 2/13/2009

Best Cocktail : The Old Fashioned At Henninger's Tavern 9/17/2008

Best Cocktail Menu : Pepino's 9/17/2008

Best Local Bottled Beer : Clipper City Oxford Organics 9/17/2008

Best Blueberry Beer : The Dog Pub 9/17/2008

Best Local Draft Beer : Oliver's Anniversary Best Bitter 9/17/2008

Best Beer Selection : Racers Café 9/17/2008

Best Opportunity For Free Whiskey : Alexander's 9/17/2008

Best Cheap Drinks : Penny a Pint Night At Patrick's 9/17/2008

Tags: booze

Comments powered by Disqus
Calendar
CP on Facebook
CP on Twitter