James Joyce Pub, Baltimore, Maryland
Baltimore , Maryland
Tel: 410 727 5107
Concierge.com's insider take:
A literary Irish pub may seem incongruous amidst the condos and hotel construction in Harbor East, but this six-year-old establishment manages to feel authentic. Owner Jimmy Fagan, an Irishman who formerly managed The Dubliner, one of Washington, D.C.'s most popular bars, had this pub designed and built in the Emerald Isle then shipped over and fitted on-site. The padded-leather bar stools, wooden booths, and beaded-glass panels provide a hale atmosphere for sipping a well-built pint of Guinness draft or a dram of single-malt Scotch. Pub grub includes beef and Guinness stew, and the Molly Bloom salad (grilled Atlantic salmon over greens, cherry tomatoes, and hard-boiled egg, tossed with onion relish dressing). Live music makes things a bit rowdier on the weekends.
Open daily 11 am to 2 am.