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Fells Point Guide: 2013 Edition


Introduction

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We at Baltimore Ghost Tours get asked so many times by our guests "Where should we eat?", "Where is a good bar?" and "What should we do after/before the tour?" that we decided to put together this handy guide for our guests to print and have!

DISCLAIMER: This guide is by no means designed to be a comprehensive guide to Fell's Point. Simply put: these are some of our objective, personal favorites. There are more great places in the neighborhood, but we can't fit everything into this guide.


Bars

Fell's Point has the peculiar distinction of having more bars per square mile than anywhere else in the US. What's even more strange- there are FEWER bars here now than there were 100 years ago! We're not kidding! Literally every other building in Fell's Point seems to be a bar, so you will have no shortage of places to imbibe. Here are a few we like, in no particular order, and no, they do not give us free drinks for recommending them:
  • The Wharf Rat, 801 S. Ann St., 410-276-9034. They have a HUGE Fry-O-Matic, which is the source of such culinary delights as their Fish and Chips. The Wharf Rat is also haunted, so come on our ghost tour to hear the tale of the former owner who was gunned down inside…

  • Sticky Rice, 1634 Aliceanna St. Opened in the Fall of 2010. It's not expensive, and it's not primarily a bar (although they do have a bar). Gets crowded on weekend, so make reservations in advance.

 

  • Leadbetter's, 1639 Thames St. 410-675-4794. Leadbetter's is another haunted bar!
  • Duda's Tavern- 1600 Thames St. (410) 276-9719 Truly a neighborhood bar- and haunted too!
  • Max's on Broadway- 737 S. Broadway, Baltimore, Maryland 21231, 410-675-MAXS (6297). The Original Fells Point GhostWalk and our Haunted PubWalk depart from the sidewalk outside of Max's.
  • One-Eyed Mike's, 708 South Bond Street, Baltimore, MD 21231, (410) 327-9823, . Home of the World's First Grand Marnier club, excellent tavern fare, a larger than normal percentage of employees named Mike and a great backyard courtyard. One-Eyed Mike's serves lunch, and dinner and is open Monday-Saturday.
  • Bertha's, 734 S. Broadway, 410-327-5795. Bertha's has a cozy bar area, live music many nights, and it's another neighborhood hangout, especially during snowstorms.
  • BAR, 1718 Lancaster St. 410-327-4508. This is now officially the only dive bar left in Fells Point.

Restaurants / Food

Fell's Point has an odd selection of restaurants. For the most part, there are bars that serve bar food, and super-high-end places with great food and prices to match. There's not much in between, except Pazo and Sticky Rice, both of which recently opened. There are a couple of exceptions- bars that serve good food that we like, which we'll note here.

  • Black Olive, 814 S. Bond St., 410-385-4680. Great Mediterranean seafood restaurant. It's expensive, and we recommend making reservations, especially on the weekends.
  • Blue Moon Café, 1621 Aliceanna St., 410-522-3940. The best breakfast place in Fell's Point, and possibly all of Baltimore. You WILL wait, possibly for a long time, for a table if you get there past 10:00am. Be forewarned. Try to snag a cinnamon roll before they are all sold out!
  • Dudas, 1600 Thames St. Baltimore, 410-276-9719. Another local favorite with good tavern food that will stick to your ribs.
  • Henninger's Tavern A little off the beaten path. Upscale dining with tavern food in the bar area.
  • Kali's Court, 1606 Thames St. 410-276-4700. It's always crowded and the building is beautifully renovated. Expensive. Seafood mostly.
  • Kali's Mezze, 1606 Thames St., 410-563-7600. This is the less expensive sister restaurant to Kali's Court and is located right next door. Serves delicious mediterranean tapas and has some small tables outside.
  • Kooper's Tavern - Kooper's has good hamburgers. Tuesday is 1/2 price burger day- the best deal in town.
  • Pazo, 1425 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore, MD 21231, 410-534-7296. This destination restaurant serves up style and tapas. The building is a beautifully converted factory with a bar, lounge and dining room on the bottom floor and a soaring Mezzanine level where tables line the perimeter. The tapas is Mediterranean and the menu also offers pizzas. Reservations needed. Pazo is a non-smoking establishment. It can get a bit noisy inside, especially at night when it's crowded, but we think the food is well worth putting up with it.
  • Peter's Inn, 504 S. Ann St., 410-675-7313. Foodie favorite. Don't miss the salad and garlic bread. Small and gets crowded. It's also a bar.
  • Sticky Rice, 1634 Aliceanna St. Opened in the Fall of 2010. It's not expensive, and it's not primarily a bar- it's just what the neighborhood needed. Try the sticky balls and the Godzirra.

  • Tapas Adela, 814 S. Broadway. Great tapas place with outdoor seating. We love their sangria and patatas bravas and grilled wild mushrooms.

  • Thames St Oyster House,- 1728 Thames St. One of our new favorite places in Baltimore. They have a large variety of fresh oysters at their raw bar and the quality is always high. Their lobster roll is also excellent. Reservations are a must!
  • Ze Mean Bean Café 1739 Fleet Street, (410) 675-5999, is slightly off the beaten path on Fleet Street, but well worth the trip for mouth watering Eastern European specialties such as their pierogi platter, borscht, or sandwiches made on freshly baked bread- and don't miss their desserts!

Shopping


Fell's Point is lined with specialty shops. Here are a few we like:

  • aMuse, 1623 Thames St Baltimore, MD, 410-342 5000. Small in size but large in appeal, aMuse offers innovative and fun toys for all ages.

  • Antiques Row, Fleet St. There are several antiques shops that line both sides of Fleet St. in Fell's Point. This
  • Cupcake, 813-15 S. Broadway. 410-522-0941. Fell's Point got a slice of a New York boutique when Cupcake moved in. You'll find a trendy, but never fashion victim, selection of up to the minute looks. Kind of like raiding your much cooler older sister's closet.

  • A Good Yarn, 1738 Aliceanna St. 410-327-3884. They have a small selection of quality, interesting yarns. The owner is very helpful and you can actually speak with her and ask questions, in contrast to most of the crowded yarn stores in Baltimore.
  • Sound Garden, 1616 Thames St., 410-563-9011. New and used CDs and vinyl.
  • Su Casa, 1625 Thames St., 410-522-7010. Su Casa carries home furnishings and other house wares, like barware, etc. A lot of it is imported from Mexico.

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Lodging


Fell's Point: There aren't too many places to stay in Fell's Point. There are no large hotels, so smaller boutique hotels and B&Bs are the order of the day.

Nearby lodging

Most of the hotels in the area are clustered around the Inner Harbor.
  • Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel, 700 Aliceanna St., 410-385-3000
  • Courtyard Baltimore Downtown/Inner Harbor, 1000 Aliceanna St., 443-923-4000.
  • Pier 5 Hotel, 711 Eastern Avenue, 410-539-2000.

  • Parking


    See the map at the bottom of this page. Fell's Point has just built a spanking new parking GARAGE ON CAROLINE STREET (parking is just $3 after 5pm!) and we urge you to park there because if you park on a residential street for more than two hours you will get a $40 parking ticket. The garage is much cheaper, and we know that you'll want to stay in Fell's Point for more than two hours! Note: The parking garage costs just $3 after 5:00pm (cheaper than the meters) Parking is hard to come by in Fell's Point in the evenings and on weekends. It's much easier to park in the garage on Caroline Street. Did we already mention this? Good! Now you know!


    Parking in metered spots is free after 8:00pm! We wish you good luck in finding a metered spot! Parking meters accept credit cards and then give you a ticket which you must display in your car window. Broadway and Thames have these meters.


    Transportation

    The Charm City Circulator launched in 2010 and connects the neighborhoods around the Inner Harbor. The Green Route connects Fells Point to the Inner Harbor area. For schedules and maps see their web site here: http://www.charmcitycirculator.com/
    Another way to get around the harbor area of Baltimore is by water taxi. There is now only one water taxi company that serves the area, with a convenient stop in Fell's Point near our tour departure point, Max's on Broadway. See the map below for the water taxi departure/arrival point in Fell's Point.

    • Water Taxi: All day pass: Adults: $8, Children 10 and under $4. The Water Taxi stops at the foot of the Fell's Point Square on Thames St.
    • Land Taxi: Also, you can usually find a land taxi outside of the Admiral Fell Inn, at the corner of Thames and Broadway on the Fell's Point Square. Cabs abound in Fell's Point and you will have no problem finding one.

    Map

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