the horse you came in on saloon

from edgar allan poe posted in literature


the horse you came in on saloon
1626 thames st
baltimore, maryland 21231

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Everybody likes a good story, and this Fells Point institution has a number of them.

The oldest continually operating saloon in the United States (since 1775), the bar has changed names many times, but is now a live music venue known as The Horse You Came In On Saloon.

Local legend says that Edgar Allan Poe used to enjoy imbibing at this location, and that he was potentially knocking them down here the day he was found incoherent on the street before he died- October 3, 1849.

Although this story is completely unverified, so are equally fun ghost stories from the bar's employees. Apparently, a ghost nicknamed "Edgar" continually swings the chandelier, opens cash register doors, pulls out stools, and knocks over beer bottles. Maybe the ghost is drunk too...

The Horse You Came In On Saloon, photo: mediafury