During a recent happy hour, I paid a long overdue visit to the Charles Village Pub. Unassuming in appearance, the CVP (as locals call it) provided a fantastic experience far exceeding my expectations. It started when I sat down and ordered a Whiskey & Ginger, as I always do when at an unfamiliar pub. The happy hour advertised two for one drinks, so I expected a nice rail drink at half price. To my surprise and immediate delight, the bartender brought me not one, but two Whiskey & Gingers less than a minute after I placed my order. I may also add that the bar itself was already nearly full when I entered the pub, so quick service was something I was not expecting. And better than just good service, the drinks were mixed very well with a generous but not overpowering helping of whiskey. I decided to order a Learn More
I am happy to announce that I am adding a new feature to Broke & Thirsty: bar reviews! This great category is sure to be a hit and will contain reviews of the best and the worst of the dive bars, pubs and other establishments which make up cheap drinking scene. There will also be reviews of higher end establishments where the wonders of mixology can be sampled and observed at a more celebratory price. These reviews will be easily accessible by the new menu tab “Bar Reviews” located under the “Events & Reviews” heading. I’ll be kicking off this series on great little bar called the Charles Village Pub situated, unsurprisingly, in Baltimore’s Charles Village neighborhood. More reviews to come!