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Best Places For A Guys Night Out

By J.M. Giordano

As a guy, there comes a time when you just want to hang out with your boys.  By now though, you've probably out-grown the… ahem "gentleman's clubs" and are looking for something a little more upscale but not stuffy. We've put together a list of things you can do with your bros that will keep your self-respect intact.
11/10 Nightlife & Music Bottle of Scotch
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Birds Of A Feather

1712 Aliceanna Street
Baltimore, Md. 21231-2901
(410) 675-8466
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 4 p.m. - 1 a.m.

Birds was at one time one of the premier Scotch whiskey bars on the East Coast but also one of the best kept secrets in Baltimore. This tiny pub in Fells Point sports… you ready?...120 different types of single malt Scotches. The owner is very proficient in Scotch culture and will gladly guide the novice and expert alike through the pub's extensive menu.

11/10 Nightlife & Music Piano Bar
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Jay's on Read

225 West Read Street
Baltimore, Md. 21201-4808
(410) 225-0188
Hours: Monday-Sunday 5 p.m.- 1 a.m.
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Located in the heart of the city's gay district, Jay's attracts straight and gay customers alike. This historic piano bar is a place you can go after work in your suit and not feel out of place.  It's quiet and classy with a mature business crowd who's very friendly.

11/10 Nightlife & Music pizza and beer
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2218 Boston Street
Baltimore, Md. 21231
(410) 534-2337
Hours: Mondays and Tuesdays- 3 p.m.–2 a.m.; Wednesday–Sunday 11:30–2 a.m.
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Opened by a group of former bartenders, this Canton bar has a great atmosphere and incredible pizza. That's no joke. 'Tenders also serves up almost a dozen types of single barrel Bourbon, like Black Maple Hill, which you'd be hard pressed to find anywhere else in the city.

11/10 Nightlife & Music Skateboarding
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Johnny Rads

2108 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, Md. 21231-3107
(443) 759-6464
Hours: Daily 5 p.m.-2 a.m.
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You and your boys into skateboarding? Love old school films like Gleaming the Cube? Sport some killer ink? Then this new bar on the cusp of Canton is definitely for you.  The food is good and cheap and most of the beer comes in a can.  You and your crew will love the skating memorabilia (check out the skateboard wheels as door knobs) and the extreme sport channels showing on the bar's numerous flat screen TVs.

11/10 Nightlife & Music Nightlife Bar
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Power Plant Live!

34 Market Place
Baltimore, Md. 21231-3107
(410) 727-5483
Hours: Monday-Sunday, noon-2 a.m.
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You're probably thinking, "What's he on?!" but trust me, this cluster of bars and restaurants at the Inner Harbor has made some much needed changes in the past few months. The college kids that gave the area a rep for youthful shenanigans have mostly been replaced by an older, hotter 30-40 something crowd. New bars like PBR Baltimore, which sports a mechanical bull and fine looking bartenders, and the recently opened Lienenkugels Beer Garden with its outdoor fireplace have made the entertainment complex much more tolerable.

J.M. Giordano is a freelance photographer and co-founder of, a guide to the underground scene in Baltimore, London, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Paris.

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