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Bad Decisions

Fells Point
American, Bar, Pub
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701 S Bond St, Baltimore, MD 21231-3304
+1 410-979-5161
17:00 - 02:00
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Sun 12:00 - 02:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 02:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

So disappointed, we were looking bacon and got nothing. Since the bar moved they stopped serving food. It would be nice if their website reflected the change. We had a drink, but the martini was made with cheap vodka.

Thank P9CAJF
1 review
Reviewed 7 February 2017

For the past 5 years, Bad Decisions has been the home base for my Baltimore Scotch Sippers Meetup Group. The owner, John Reusing, regularly scheduled Scotch Tastings and held special Whisk(e)y themed Cocktail Classes for 30 or more people. Without his enthusiastic support and detailed knowledge of Whisk(e)y, Baltimore Scotch Sippers would not have grown much past the first year... More 

Thank Kathryn S
Milan, Ohio
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Found out they moved upon our return to Baltimore. So we trekked to the other side of fells point to find a marvelous surprise. Yes everything happens for a reason! The new whiskey And "swine bar" is amazing. Looking forward to the return of the kitchen in all its bacon glory. Nothing better than whiskey and pig. They also have... More 

Thank Shelly L
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 July 2016

We had some really great drinks at Bad Decisions after going out on the pedal mill. Not much of a street presence but glad we went in. We would go back.

Thank June O
Frederick, Maryland
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

A dive bar though they're moving at the end of the month. Visitors stand out from the locals, but the bacon Bloody Mary is outstanding.

Thank Molly B
Tampa, Florida
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94 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Hubby and I met our brother in law at Bad Decisions before dinner. Everyone was very friendly and made fantastic drinks! I heard about the bar from Travel Channel episode featuring bacon so of course I had to order a basket of bacon to try. It was perfectly cooked and very tasty. We enjoyed our stay.

Thank Julia W
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

As an ex neighbor to Bad Decisions, it was always my favorite spot. Amazing and creative drink menu, and an unpretentious atmosphere. Go in and trust the bartenders.

Thank sailorbrendan
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256 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

Crammed in which made for a very crowded experience in what is a small venue. Atmosphere pretty good and service prompt but you need to book a table really.

Thank Rampikino
New York
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80 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

The name says it all! Going to this place was/is a bad decision. The drink were bad at best! Poorly crafted if the term can be used in a sentence describing this dump - the appearance is much better than the drinks. They must have paid for any positive comments. I went to two other places for cocktails in Baltimore... More 

Thank BigPicture61
Spokane, Washington
1 review
Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

Let's start with the positives: spicy bacon hummus, fig BLT and regular BLT were amazing. BIG negative: kitchen cook brought our sandwiches, he couldn't tell which one was which so he touched them both with his bare hands. Sick. Germs eek. My boyfriend was freaking out. They should have used toothpicks or let us look at the sandwiches. Told the... More 

Thank JoAnn R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
American, Bar, Pub
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
12:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 701 S Bond St, Baltimore, MD 21231-3304
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore>  > Fells Point
  • Neighbourhood: Fells Point
  • Phone Number: +1 410-979-5161
Bad Decisions is a dive bar with one of the best cocktail programs anywhere. With almost 900 kinds of liquors behind the bar and a wide range of fresh ingredients we can make almost any drink from all corners of the globe. Come in for a great drink at a great price in a very casual atmosphere.

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