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Best Bar, Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon Stable and Saloon

909 N. Charles St., (410) 685-7427

Posted 9/18/2002

In our book, a good bar is one where you feel comfortable, a lively yet homey place with both a regular clientele and a welcoming atmosphere for strangers. The downstairs bar at the Mount Vernon Stable and Saloon fits that description well. And besides welcoming strangers, the Stable/Saloon makes all types of people feel at ease--you'll find men and women, blacks and whites, gays and straights. Plus the place serves a decent selection of draught beers; on a recent visit it offered 10. None of them could be called adventurous (Yuengling, Bass, Magic Hat #9, Dogfish Head Pale Ale), but we appreciate the variety. The food is darn good too, and it's served until late (try the crab soup of the day). Although the bar is rather small, there's usually a stool or two available; if not, try one of the really cool tables hidden around back--they're great for a private conversation or a secret smooch.

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Other Awards for Best Bar, Mount Vernon:

The Brass Elephant, 9/19/2001

Club Charles, 9/13/2000

The Drinkery, 9/15/1999

Dougherty's Irish Pub, 9/17/1997

Gerben’s Café, 9/18/1996

All Awards for Mount Vernon Stable and Saloon:

Best Ribs, 9/22/2004

Best Lesbian Bar, 9/17/2003

Best Place for Boys to Meet Boys, 9/15/1999

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