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Nightlife Winners

Best Happy Hour

3 for $4 at the Wharf Rat

801 S. Ann St., (410) 276-8304,

Posted 9/16/2009

There's something magical about escaping a hot ass day by walking in to a place crammed with old nautical stuff, sitting down at a sticky bar, and in seconds having your entire field of vision filled with mugs of cold beer, clustered in triads. From 4-7 p.m. and all day Sunday, you can get any three draft beers in 8 ounce mugs for $5. And the Wharf Rat has many from which to choose, mostly house-brewed Oliver ales, some seasonal, a few cask conditioned (that means flat), and a selection of recognizable national brews. Use this opportunity to expand your beer repertoire, using the handy pamphlet, complete with descriptions, for guidance (we're not too keen on the shameless marketing ploy of food pairings, though). Of course, we usually fail to look past the ABV for each beer, and thus end up getting a full set of 3 Lions (7.3 percent) most of the time. Don't judge.

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Other Awards for Best Happy Hour:

Curb Shoppe, 9/17/2008

Blue Sea Grill, 9/19/2007

Dizzy Issie's, 9/20/2006

Red Fish, 9/21/2005

Red Fish, 9/22/2004

Racers Café, 9/17/2003

The Brass Elephant, 9/19/2001

The Brass Elephant, 9/17/1997

Tom Rowley’s, 9/18/1996

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