Author: ultimateuptownbeerguide

San Sushi Too: A different kind of bar for a different kind of night.


Sometimes you don’t want to go out for drinks at a loud, crowded bar filled with a young crowd.  Sometimes you want to go out for a great meal at a quiet bar with great service and even greater food.  Maybe you’re going out for a date, getting to know someone new, or catching up with an old friend.  These nights are perfect for some sushi and a drink, maybe some pad thai.  There’s one place to get just that, San Sushi Too, Thai One On, and the “B” Lounge.  This little restaurant is a bit off of the beaten path of the main stretch of Towson bars on York Rd. on Pennsylvania Ave.  They serve the best sushi in Towson, (in our humble opinion) some great tai food, and any of your favorite booze, as well as some things you may not have tried.  Few things are as fun as taking a date to grab some sushi and splitting a bottle of sake,  but make sure to pour your date’s and vice versa, it’s the proper etiquette.  A bottle of warm sake on a cold night with a couple of rolls of their specialty sushi will start off any night great, or end it perfectly.  Grab dinner and a movie, head to another bar after your meal, or have a quiet dinner out and an early night it.  San Sushi Too is the perfect place for the best sushi dinner and all of your favorite drinks as well as some new ones, no matter the occasion.


Bread and Circuses Bistro: Off the Beaten Path


blog-outsideDo you find yourself tired of the same bars along York Road? Are you looking for something a more than the overcrowded bar scene and uninspired drink selections for your weekend nights? Nestled quietly just a block off York Road might be just what you’re looking for. Located on the corner of Chesapeake and Delaware avenues, Bread and Circuses is one of Towson’s hidden gems. By day, the bistro is one of the areas top rated restaurants featuring  contemporary American cuisine and daily-changing specials. By night, the bar boasts an eclectic  selection of beers, a wide range of wines by palette and price and a frequently updated list of inventive cocktails.

blog-sandwichThe restaurant and bar itself is the renovated downstairs of a cozy 1920’s style home. The bar inside the restaurant only has six chairs creating a much more intimate feel than your average bar. Their spacious outside bar and patio, however, has room for your entire late night crew while maintaining the same charming atmosphere. After sundown, Orioles and Ravens games are projected on the side of the house, viewable from the patio.



Atmosphere aside, Bread and Circuses offers an impressive selection of drinks suited to any palette and pocket.

  • A selection of over 20 beers ranging from $4 to $9 and frequently updated with seasonal beers, local additions like Brewer’s Art products and classics like Natty Lite
    • I recommend trying the Citra Ass Down IPA or the Hitachino Nest white ale
  • Several wines by the glass that you won’t find anywhere else and that won’t break your wallet
    • Ask your bartender about 19 Crimes red blend, a house favorite
  • 12 artfully crafted, house-designed cocktails
    • Love bacon? Try their “Deliverance” with house made bacon infused bourbon
    • Don’t love bacon? Perhaps “The Shaman” made with fresh basil and honey
  • If that weren’t enough the bar also boasts a collection of whiskeys even Ron Swanson would be proud of


The bar stays open right until 2:00 a.m. so it makes for a perfect last stop to any night out. As well, the kitchen serves the full menu all night as well, so if you’re tired of getting Subway at 2:00 a.m. before going home, might I suggest a medium rare filet mignon to go. A little too much? Maybe their Captain Chesapeake, a giant crab cake BLT sandwich or simply a generous order of the best truffled french fries you’ll ever have for only $7.


If you are looking for a different atmosphere from the regular uptown scene, give this little bistro and bar a try. You might just get hooked on their inspired food and drink creations.



Greene Turtle – saving college wallets

Greene Turtle – saving college wallets

Do you ever find yourself wanting to go out to grab a drink with friends or go out and watch a sports game but find yourself always thinking about the money you’ll spend?

Head Uptown to the Greene Turtle! The turtle knows college, they know college budgets, and they know college students want to have fun! From Towson University fundraisers or pep rallies to sports game on the deck, they have it all! Hangout with friends and enjoy the daily food and drink specials without having to hurt your wallet. We’ve tested out the bar all different days of the week and have never been disappointed. The nightlife is always a great time with multiple DJ’s and lots of dancing! The staff is always friendly and makes everyone feel welcome. From the bartenders to the servers and bussers, everyone is always smiling and having a great time.

The bar has fantastic Sunday specials for Ravens games that include:

  • $12.50 buckets
  • $6.50 crushes
  • $3.50 “Joe” bombs (who doesn’t love alcohol and red bull during a high pace game?!)
  • $7.99 pitchers
  • $9.99 chili or buffalo nachos
  • $9.99 crab dips w/ chips!

Still not convinced about their specials? How about the 2 for 1 power hour before the game! You have to see the daily specials for yourself to truly appreciate the prices. You will not regret making the Greene Turtle your new hangout!

The Turtle isn’t just for sports either – go any day of the week. Show up casual or dressed for success and you’ll still fit in. Their happy hour fits all budgets with prices ranging from $3.00 to $7.00 Monday-Friday from 3:00pm to 7:00pm. It’s a great place to have a meeting without the super formal feel and without the pricey food & drinks.

Check out their menu here:

For daily specials and events visit their Facebook:




**Greene Turtle Towson is selling special “Greene is the new pink” T-shirts to benefit the Susan G. Komen Fund. I’ve seen a few around town already and they are good looking shirts! Pick one up this month and support a great cause.