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Luckie's Tavern

Address:10 Market Place
Baltimore, MD 21202

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By Alex Walsh | Posted 11/12/2008

Luckie's Tavern, in Power Plant, likes to keep things classy. That much was evident from the moment we entered and were greeted by sleek black and red furniture, a stage for live music adorned with paintings of the Rat Pack, and a group of well-put-together cocktail waitresses in a black shorts and top combination that actually looked chic rather than Hooter's-esque. Some men patrolling the area in Zoot suits and fedoras completed the hep-cat vibe. Juxtaposing the nifty staff was a crowd of young professionals still in their work clothes throwing some back next to other twenty- and thirtysomethings in fancier going-out attire. Luckie's pairs a cool lounge atmosphere with the smooth sounds of crooners from the mid-century era that inspires its look and feel, creating more of a conversational environment than, say, a fist-pumping one. There is still plenty of room and opportunity to dance, though. And unlike so many downtown spots, our bar tab for the night was pleasantly reasonable. We were lucky (heh) enough to come to the grand opening on Sept. 19, when free drinks and food were abundant until 9 p.m., but were pleased to discover that similar deals are available weekly. Every Thursday and Friday Luckie's offers $2 domestic drafts and well cocktails as well as a Vegas-style buffet from 5-9 p.m. Be sure to try a little harder than a T-shirt and baseball cap--you don't want to get shown up by the bouncers.

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