In DC, there are many ways to explore other places without venturing beyond the Beltway. Now, bar-goers can even go to Maryland.
According to Washingtonian, the Free State Atlantic Bar opens tonight in Chinatown. With one owner having grown up in Aberdeen native and graduated from the University of Maryland, it’s got all the Maryland stuff and what sounds like a laid-back ambience. Orange crushes, Berger Cookies, nautical decor and a Chesapeake mural. Perhaps drawing inspiration from Camden Yards, there’s no Natty Boh, since it isn’t made in Maryland.
Of course, DC residents could also drive all the way to Maryland if they wanted a truly authentic, Boh-drenched experience. But it could also benefit visiting Marylanders who may feel like they don’t quite fit in around the District, so let’s give it a try.