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Best Bar Restoration

Red Star

Frank Klein

906 S. Wolfe St., (410) 675-0212

Posted 9/22/2004

The Red Star had gone from lame yuppie bar to a derelict property until finally all that stood were three walls in the middle of Fells Street. Some of the Fells Point faithful fretted that they were about to witness another trouncing of an already weak historic preservation ordinance. But then came the work. Out of the wreckage rose a new Red Star. The tavern recently reopened showcasing its massive industrial wooden beams salvaged from a demolished historic warehouse across the street. It has the obligatory exposed brick, two-story-high walls that serve as a backdrop for a spectacular staircase, and an elegant Wild West-sized bar. Unfortunately, the new Red Star preserves its predecessor’s vaulted acoustics, too, making shouting mandatory, but hey, we’re just glad to have it back.

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Best Brunch, 9/20/2006

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