Where are you a local?
Which bars are your favorite when downtown?
What about a random bar in another area?
In Frederick, I love Wags. 2-4-1 happy hour every day of the week, and 10-close. Awesome burgers and boardwalk style fries.
I celebrated my 21st birthday at Judge's Bench in Ellicott City, so I am always partial to that place although it's nothing special...decent rotation of beers on tap. Phoenix Emporium down the street has a better beer list although they're all bottles and cans. Great burgers there too.
I lived less than a mile from GL Shacks in Catonsville. Never really frequented it until I moved, but it's a solid neighborhood bar with decent food.
When downtown, I'm usually at Pickles before a game, but sometimes I'll go to Alewife. In Fed Hill I like Rowhouse and Bar Licorice. Nick's in Cross St Market for the coleslaw container beers. In Fells, Rye and Riptide. In Hampden/Remington, WC Harlan for a little speakeasy style joint.
When visiting friends in Westminster I always have to twist their arm to go somewhere other than BBW or GT, and that's usually Johansson's.
Anyone been to Mt Royal Tavern? Got a boner for that place and I've never been!