According to legend, the bar is the last place renowned American writer Edgar Allan Poe ever took a drink shortly before his mysterious death in 1849. Accounts that he fell in a gutter after drinking here one night add to the vast amount of speculation surrounding Poe’s death. Patrons claim that a ghost, known as Edgar, haunts the establishment. Inside the saloon is a sign reading Poe's Last Stop. What actually happened to Poe remains a matter of speculation. You can visit other Poe-related sites here in Baltimore, including Poe's grave and the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum.