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“Bad Decision”
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Bad Decisions
Price range: USD 5 - USD 10
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours
Neighbourhood: Fells Point
Description: 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.
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 to compare both were great!

Date of visit: December 2015
Thank BigPicture61
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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 female bartender. She was very sympathetic and apologetic. Not sure if we would go back unless we brought the health inspector.

Date of visit: November 2015
Thank JoAnn R
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Reviewed 5 October 2015

I had heard about Bad Decisions through numerous outlets, from Yelp to the hotel guide to websites listing the "Best of" for Baltimore. Due to that, this low rating comes from my expectations of the place. It is a dive, which is fine and we knew that coming in. The place was dead - there were only a few other patrons. Walking in, I just did not feel like I wanted to be there. It didn't seem like a place where you can strike up a conversation. It may have just been an off night, but that's all that we can go off of. We did not go on bacon night, so I'm sure that makes a difference as well. We read so many reviews of how this bar is so great because of bacon but they only have it on that bacon night! A little weird to me. It was a little bit of a walk away from the main batch of bars in Fells Point, and I probably wouldn't make that walk again. Again, it may have just been an off night but all of the other bars that we went to were busy and fun. We left before we finished our drinks and headed to another bar. Our bartender was very nice and seemed knowledgeable.

Date of visit: October 2015
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Thank Dan Z
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Reviewed 29 September 2015

This place had great reviews & was well-known by a lot of my local friends so we gave it a shot. It definitely has that "hole-in-the-wall" and "if you're not from here, you don't go here" feel at first but despite questionable service and looks when we first walked in, I'm glad we stayed. (The bartender definitely gave me & my two friends that typical look of "Oh, they're not local." and when about her business before she acknowledged us!)

You order at the bar and all of their food has bacon on it - yum! Their appetizers were the best (order the bacon wrapped dates with goat cheese, amazing!). Drinks are reasonably priced and well made. Ask to see their drink menu, it's a hand written composition book filled with everything you can imagine!

The place definitely has a great attitude mixed with a bit of snark, I'll be back! Side note: The bar did get a bit loud and crowded as bachelor parties moved in and out so I wouldn't try and go for dinner tooooo late on a weekend.

Date of visit: September 2015
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Thank ciao_amanda
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Reviewed 9 July 2015

This place is a tad different than most.I did not realize it was almost strictly Pork or Bacon on the Menu.As it turned out ,I usually like to eat Buffalo wings ,but unfortunately they do not serve them.They did have some sorta pork wings or something.As it turned out I left there still hungry,however the food we did get was pretty good,Just not what I thought it would be.

Date of visit: June 2015
Thank Paul J
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