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Castlebay Irish Pub in Annapolis Maryland

Sunday, October 09, 2005

I don't normally review pubs but I thought I would give it a go while the memory is still fresh in my mind.

We made it down to Castlebay in Annapolis last night shortly after 9PM so we could see Murphy's Law (not the signed band from NYC) but Annapolis's local Irish band. I went because of a friend of a friend of the band was promoting so after much deliberation, I decided to go. The pub itself was quaint and right when you walked in you were facing the left side of the stage. The crowd was primarily 25+ years of age and being Annapolis, was quite filled with the military (Hello Moose's in Waikiki). The crowd seemed to max out the pub at roughly 180 people and could have occupied more if not for the dining section of the pub. Irish beer was flowing, and the crowd was in support of 'the Law' as they did a 3 hour set covering everything from the Proclaimers to Jimmy Buffet. The crowd sang along and it was a warm atmosphere with less drunken rowdiness that might have accompanied a younger crowd catered pub.

At one drunken blurry moment in the night, it seemed that 80% of the people were singing merrily along with the band. However much fun it was, the mood was dampened as lady midnight strolled in and for one reason or another, the fun came to a halt as we were all displaced to other areas in Annapolis for the pub was shutting down. Midnight seems like an early time to go home on a Saturday night but I don't know the restrictions in Annapolis. None the less, it was a fun night and if you are ever in the area, stop by for a Guinness and some decent sing along music.

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