Tag: bar culture

Brews and Boardgames at The Windup Space


After a long week, sometimes one can barely muster up the energy to stay in and play board games.  You get endless texts, emails and phone calls reminding you that you should be social, but your idea of a great time is playing a seven-letter word with a Q on a triple-word score square.  Tell your friends you can’t join them on whatever physically exhausting outing they have scheduled because you’re needed elsewhere in the city to win a rousing match of Pictionary.  The best part?  You won’t be lying.

This Saturday at The WindUp Space is the first weekend gathering of the Baltimore Brews and Boardgames.  Generally a group that meets Tuesday nights, they decided they needed more time for play and secured a second timeslot at the popular Station North locale.  Grab a drink, head to a table, and play from an assortment of provided games.  Feel free to bring your own, should you be so inclined.  Their game list is extensive and includes classics like decks of cards, Scrabble, Boggle and Bananagrams, but ranges all the way to other games like Fluxx, and Gloom, that I personally have never heard of.    There is a ping pong table in the back if physical exertion is more up your alley.

Saturday, January 12, 2013
4:00p – 8:00p

The WindUp Space
12 W. North Ave

Baltimore, MD

To get out of the house and meet cool new people who play obscure board games!  Alternatively, so you can sink a stranger’s battleship.

Free!  Or at least, there’s no cover.  Pay your tab, tip generously, and BYO Snacks.

Holy %^$*! Tavern Institutes


If you’re headed to the Mt. Royal Tavern, a Bolton Hill landmark and beloved home-away-from home for many generations of Baltimoreans, you’d better bring cash if you plan to drink because they don’t take American Express Visa Players Club anything but cash. If you plan to drink and swear, you’d better bring a roll of quarters. Because there’s a new “cuss bucket” in town and it seems like everybody’s talking about it. Recently fed up with the increasingly profane language being bandied about by patrons and the occasional bartender, the owners plunked a “cuss bucket” behind the bar, collecting twenty-five cents per swear word. The nominal tinkling of coins can really add up when the crowd is watching local sports or American Idol. In the first month, the Cuss Bucket netted $110 that was donated to the SPCA. The latest charity to benefit from the crowd-gone-vulgar is the Baltimore Zoo.