Club Scene

Longtime stalwart No Way Jose had been pouring Natural Light (and many other varieties of beer) on Cross Street for more than a few years.  Part of the large collection of bars on Cross Street in the Federal Hill neighborhood, the space has been given a refresh, and now has a new look, a new name, and a new menu.

Welcome to One Star Country Club.

Inside, the layout of the bar area is the same, but brighter colors abound, a glass garage-style door now opens up to the sidewalk outside, and a series of TV screens line the back bar overhead.

In the rear dining room, a staircase has been relocated to the rear corner, opening up the space a bit. The stairs lead up to another small dining room on the second level.

The décor consists of vintage sporting equipment displayed on the walls throughout-tennis racquets, hockey sticks, golf clubs, fishing rods, and the like.

To go along with the gaming spirit, there are some fun, old-school games available at the end of the bar: Trivial Pursuit cards, Cards Against Humanity, and Rockem’ Sockem’ Robots.

{One Star Country Club, 38 E. Cross Street, Federal Hill}

About Brian Michael Lawrence

Brian Michael Lawrence is one of THE Baltimore style experts. After all, he was the longtime editor-in-chief at STYLE Magazine, which specialized in covering everything stylish around the Baltimore area. Brian also served as editorial director for the digital division at Sinclair Broadcasting, and creative director at Blue Sky Design. Currently, he oversees communications & marketing for the department of Tourism, Film & the Arts at Maryland’s Commerce Department.  In his bi-weekly column, you’ll get to see what cool hotspots are piquing the interest of this Baltimore style maven and why - whether it's the fabulous food, cool cocktails or elegant environs.

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