1600 Thames St., 410/276-9719
HOURS: Mon.–Sat. 11 a.m.–1 a.m.
This is what most of the bars in Fell’s Point used to look like back in the pre-gentrification 1980s—well, actually, it’s nicer than that, but Duda’s is part of a vanishing breed of excellent old-school taverns (with great food, by the way). Grab a bar stool (or an outside table), order a beer, and tuck in to a huge burger, fantastic crab crake, or some crab soup to watch an Orioles game (note the tablecloths).
It’s a small enough place that you can listen in on the conversations of the nearby patrons; this place seems to be a favorite of National Aquarium workers. If you’re a suds fan, Duda’s has a fairly broad beer selection for a corner joint.
© Geoff Brown from Moon Baltimore, 1st Edition