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According to the real-life Baltimore Sun, Kavanaugh's in The Wire was based on the real-life cop bar Kavanaugh's that closed down some time in the late 90s. The Sidebar Tavern on Lexington was converted into Kavanaugh's for the show.

Some trivia: Detective Cole, who's honored with an Irish wake at the bar in season three, had been played by the show's co-creator Robert Colesberry who died in real life shortly after the filming of season two.

Bunk outside of Kavanaugh's in The Wire