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Keep It Casual

Wine bar—Sometimes a polarizing term for those who want quality vino and shareable snacks without the typical lofty atmosphere and markup. But at 13.5% Wine Bar, a casual Hampden gathering place, reservations are not accepted, and blue jeans are welcome.

Oenophiles kick back with more than 40 wines by the glass and 200 bottles, a killer cheese selection and plates small to large plus nine-inch pizzas. Sister restaurant
Silo.5% Wine Bar in Locust Point has the same vibe and too-good-to-be-true wine list, but adds harbor views and a patio.

13.5% Wine Bar, 1117 W. 36th St., Hampden, 410.889.1064, www.135winebar.com