Maryland Science Center
When it opened in 1976, this smart playground (page 19) was a pioneer in the revitalization of the now-bustling Inner Harbor. Since then, it’s been getting kids excited about science through interactive exhibits like a walk-in beating heart, ready-to-wear space suits and dinosaur fossil digs (above). The anniversary celebration, “40 Summers of Science,” goes through Sept. 5 with Bubble Days, Patio Parties and more. See mdsci.org.
When it opened in 1992, Oriole Park at Camden Yards set a new standard for urban, baseball-only stadiums, and it remains one of the majors’ most beloved fields. Here are nine innings of tips to make your visit a home run. FIRST Be sure to get to your seats in time for the national anthem. Fans yell “O!” as the performer sings, “O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave.” The shout- out is a tribute to both the team and the lyrics that were penned in Baltimore’s harbor by Francis Scott Key. SECOND A relic from the site’s rail-yard days, the circa 1900 B&O Warehouse is the stadium’s signature backdrop. Stroll inside to sample a baseballthemed beer (Wild Pitch Wheat, Rain Delay IPA) at Dempsey’s, named for an Orioles catcher, or shop for gear at the team store. THIRD Walk along Eutaw Street, between the warehouse and the stadium, and look down at the plaques showing where homers landed. In a game, no one’s ever hit the warehouse— 432 feet from home plate down the right field line. FOURTH Grab a bite at Boog’s BBQ, operated by legendary first baseman Boog Powell. Pit beef, a Baltimore specialty, is the focus, and as the lines prove, Boog does it right. You might even spot the big man himself behind the counter or working the crowd. FIFTH Stand in the Flag Court, and watch the game from above the right field scoreboard. Flags for each American League team are flown in order of the current divisional standings. SIXTH If the children are getting antsy, take them to the Kids’ Corner, featuring a moon bounce, speed pitch and batting cage. After Sunday games, kids under 14 can run the bases. SEVENTH Return to your seats for a sing-along version of “Thank God I’m a Country Boy.” The team started playing the John Denver tune in the 1970s, and it’s been a seventh-inning staple ever since. EIGHTH Ascend to the Roof Deck, overlooking center field. You need a ticket to sit in one of the seats, but anyone is welcome to stand and watch the game on the field or on one of the full-service bar’s TVs. NINTH When the game’s tight, often there’s action in the bullpens, where the relief pitchers warm up. Along the railing above them, fans line up for great views of 90-mileper-hour fastballs that pop into the catcher’s glove. Nearby, Orioles Legends Park displays statues of six greats, including Cal Ripken Jr. and Frank Robinson. EXTRA INNINGS At Pickles Pub, in the shadow of the stadium, savor a beer (or two) and celebrate a win, or drown your sorrows and proclaim, “We’ll get ‘em tomorrow!”
PATTERSON PARK Baltimore’s “best backyard” offers playgrounds, fountains and the Audubon Center. From the top of the 1891 Victorian Pagoda (left), views extend to downtown and the harbor. At the boat lake, glimpse great blue herons and other wildlife.
July 19, 31 & Aug. 9, 21 (6:308:30 p.m.): Summer Concert Series; Sept. 10-11 (times vary): Baltimore Ukrainian Festival CYLBURN ARBORETUM A period mansion anchors this former private estate (above). Walk, hike or jog along 11 trails, or visit the Nature Museum displaying Maryland birds, bird eggs, fossils and seashells.
Saturdays through Sept. (8:159:30 a.m.): Yoga The Maryland Zoo, Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens (bottom), a playground, a pool, trails, and an 18-hole disc golf course.
Wednesdays through Sept. (3:30-7:30 p.m.): Druid Hill Farmers Market; July 24 (10 a.m.– 6 p.m.): Baltimore Pride; Aug. 20 (times vary): The New Africa Festival
ment only. www.christopherschafer. com. 1400 Aliceanna St., Harbor East, 410.404.5131 Map E7 DOUBLEDUTCH— Women’s styles by well-known designers (Orla Kiely) and locals (Pistol Stitched). Bags, sunglasses, jewelry, handmade apparel. Mon.Thurs. 11 a.m.- 6 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 7 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. www.doubledutch boutique.com. 1021 W. 36th St., Hampden, 410.554.0055 North of Map A1 HANDBAGS IN THE CITY— Designer bags and ready-to-wear women’s clothing. DVF, Tory Burch and Kate Spade, etc. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat. till 8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. www.handbagsinthe city.com. 840 Aliceanna St., Harbor East, 410.528.1443 Map E7 HATS IN THE BELFRY— Casual, designer, dress and fashion hats. Classic fedoras, porkpies, straw hats, newsboys, cowboy hats. Hours vary by location. www.hatsinthebelfry.com. Harbor Place, 201 E. Pratt St., Inner Harbor, 410.528.0060 Map D6; 813-A S. Broadway, Fells Point, 667.239.3655 Map F7 HUNTING GROUND— Lesser-known brands and vintage in an old church. Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 8 p.m., Sun. noon- 6 p.m. wwwshophunt ingground.com. 3649 Falls Rd., Hampden, 410.243.0789 North of Map A1 KATWALK— Mod rocker pieces with “bling” and Bohemian styles. Feminine dresses and blouses plus edgy leathers. Mitchell and Co. hand-made, all-natural soaps. Mon. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Tues.-Thurs. till 8 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 8:30 p.m., Sun. till 6 p.m. www.face book.com/katwalkfashionshowroom/ timeline. 1709 Aliceanna St., Fells Point, 410.669.0600 Map F7 PARTY DRESS BOUTIQUE— Date-night looks and accessories. New arrivals monthly. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. www. partydressboutique.com. 723 S. Broadway, Fells Point, 410.675.5105 Map F7 SAMUEL PARKER CLOTHIER— Since 1921, traditional menswear and furnishings. Hand-tailored Samuelsohn suits, Ralph Lauren footwear and Robert Talbott shirts and neckwear. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Sat. till 5 p.m. www. samuelparker.com. 86 Village Sq., Cross Keys, 410.435.5000 SIXTEEN TONS— Vintage-inspired men’s shirts and denim, accessories, hats. Sun.-Mon. noon-5 p.m., Tues.-Thurs. 11 a.m.- 6 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 7 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. www.shop16tons. com. 1021 W. 36th St., Hampden, 410.554.0101 North of Map A1 STEPHEN WISE DESIGNS— Local designer’s suits and accessories, plus tailoring services and occasional sewing classes. Mon.-Sat. 8:30 a.m.- 6 p.m. www. lexingtonmarket.com. 216 N. Paca St., 667.309.6021, Downtown, Map C5 UNDER ARMOUR BRAND HOUSE— Flagship of Baltimore-based performance brand. Workout apparel, plus footwear and accessories. Innovation Center with newest products, some not yet released. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. www.underarmour. com. 700 S. President St., Harbor East, 410.528.5304 Map E7 ROBERT MCCLINTOCK STUDIO GALLERY— Vibrant works on the quirkiness and beauty of Baltimore. McClintock’s medium: photography merged with digital painting. Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. www. robertmcclintock.com. 1809 Thames St., Fells Point, 410.814.2800 Map F7 ATOMIC BOOKS— Obscure comics, magazines, DVDs. A favorite of native son John Waters (who receives his fan mail here). Next door, sister shop Celebrated Summer record store. Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 8 p.m., Sun. till 6 p.m. www.atomic books.com. 3620 Falls Rd., Hampden, 410.662.4444 North of Map A1 BOOK ESCAPE— New and used books in welcoming environment with comfy chairs, neatly arranged shelves. Mon.Sat. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Sun. noon- 6 p.m. www.thebookescape.com. 805 Light St., Federal Hill, 410.504.1902 Map C8 THE CHILDREN’S BOOKSTORE— Fine children’s literature and illustration. Stuffed toys, puppets, posters, seasonal items, cards, audio tapes and CDs also available. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. www.thecbstore. com. 737 Deepdene Rd., Roland Park, 410.532.2000 North of Map B1 THE KELMSCOTT BOOKSHOP— Rare and fine books, manuscripts, prints and antique “book art.” Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.6 p.m. Sat. by appointment. www.kelm scottbookshop.com. 34 W. 25th St., Charles Village, 410.235.6810 Map C1 AMUSE TOYS— Eco-friendly specialty toy store offering educational games, stuffed animals and other well-made items. A variety of products open and on display for in-store play time. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. till 6 p.m. www.amusetoys.com. 1623 Thames St., Fells Point, 410.342.5000 Map E7; 2580 Quarry Lake Dr., Quarry Lake, 410.415.0000 THE CORDUROY BUTTON— Infant and children’s apparel (featuring local designers) plus rain boots and toys. Mon.-Sun. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 1635 Thames St., Fells Point, 410.276.5437 Map E7 WEE CHIC— Simple trendy clothing and accessories for children from newborns
CURIOSITY Interior designer-owned boutique for lighting, accessories, frames, prints. Tues.-Fri. noon-7 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.- 6 p.m., Sun. noon.- 4 p.m. www.curiosityforthehome.com. 1000 Lancaster St., Harbor East, 410.727.6262 Map E6 HOUSEWERKS An “architectural workshop” of decorative objects like light fixtures, tile and industrial elements in the circa-1885 Bayard Street Station. www.housewerkssalvage. com. 1415 Bayard St., Carroll Park, 410.685.8047 Map A8 MCLAIN WIESAND Custom-built furniture by craftsmen focusing on “fine art” in their designs. Sample products in online catalog. Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.5 p.m. www.mclainwiesand.com.
FOR RENT Footwear from independent and major international designers. Plus apparel, accessories and an in-store gallery highlighting local artists. www. forrentshoes.com. 515 Cathedral St., Mount Vernon, 443.873.9928 Map C2 MA PETITE SHOE Jeffrey Campbell, Dolce Vita, Seychelles, vegan lines. Cafe next door. Artisan chocoloates. Store: Mon.-Thurs., Sat. 11 a.m.7 p.m., Fri. till 8 p.m., Sun. noon5 p.m. Cafe: Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.7 p.m., Fri. till 8 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.7 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., (Chocolate Happy Hour from 6 p.m.) www.ma petiteshoe.com. 832 W. 36th St., Hampden, 410.235.3442 North of Map A1 POPPY AND STELLA Boutique stocking labels like Pour La Victoire, Oh Deer!, Jimmy Choo and Jeffrey Campbell. Handbags, accessories. Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 8 p.m., Sun. noon- 6 p.m. www.poppyandstella. com. 728 S. Broadway, Fells Point, 410.522.1970 Map F7 SASSANOVA Bright pink walls and cheetah carpet creating a colorful backdrop for designer shoes and accessories. Kate Spade, The Printery. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon.5 p.m. www.sassanova.com. 805 Aliceanna St., Harbor East, 410.244.1114 Map E7
MCCORMICK WORLD OF FLAVORS Baltimore-based spice company’s first store, national and international brands. Cooking demos, history “wall.” Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. noon6 p.m. www.facebook.com/mccormick worldofflavors. 301 Light St., Inner Harbor, 443.853.1355 Map D6 MILK & HONEY MARKET Groceries for locavores. Regional meat, cheese, bread, pasta. Deli counter plus espresso bar. Daily 7 a.m.-7 p.m. www.milkandhoneybaltimore.com. 816 Cathedral St., Mount Vernon, 410.685.6455 Map C3
WALTERS ART MUSEUM Art, jewelry, medieval armor and Egyptian collection (virtual autopsy of a mummy). “Chamber of Wonders,” the imaginary gallery of a fictional 17th-century Flemish noble. Small sculptures from Mesoamerica. Audio tours. “Waste Not: The Art of Medieval Recycling,” 20 objects exploring 5th- to 15th-century approaches to the reuse of materials like gold, stone, ivory, glass and parchment, through Sept. 18. “From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story,” art and artifacts illustrating the stories behind the Walters family’s gift collection to the city establishing the museum, ongoing. Wed.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. till 9 p.m. Free walk-in tours. Café. www.thewalters.org. 600 N. Charles St., 410.547.9000 Map C3 free. www.nps.gov/fomc. 2400 E. Fort Ave., 410.962.4290 South of Map F8 HISTORIC SHIPS IN BALTIMORE The USS Constellation, from 1854, was the last Civil War-era vessel built by the Navy. After years of restoration, the 1,400-ton, 179-foot warship returned to the Inner Harbor in 1999. Other Inner Harbor ships to tour: Taney, the last surviving warship of Pearl Harbor; Torsk, a sub from World War II; Chesapeake, a lightship that guided early-1900s mariners across the Chesapeake Bay. Daily from 10 a.m. Hours vary by month; call to confirm. One ship: $5-$11, two ships: $6-$15, four ships: $7-$18; 5 and under free. www.historicships.org. Pier 1, 301 E. Pratt St., 410.539.1797 Map D6 M&T BANK STADIUM Home of Baltimore’s NFL franchise (and Super Bowl XLVII champions!) the Ravens since 1998. 71,000-capacity stadium (119 suites and 8,196 club seats) west of the Inner Harbor. www. baltimoreravens.com. 1101 Russell St., 410.261.7283 Map B8 MARYLAND SCIENCE CENTER Three levels of interactive exhibits. Live demos like “Dinosaur Mysteries,” “Follow the Blue Crab” and newest “Science & Main.” The Shed, DIY workshop for all ages. 50-foot domed Davis Planetarium, an IMAX theater with five-storyhigh movie screens, showing films like “Born to Be Wild,” “Penguins,” “Star-Spangled Banner: Anthem of Liberty.” ( Through Sept. 4) Mon-Thurs. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Fri. till 8 p.m., Sat.-Sun. till 6 p.m. ( The Shed, Kids Room, SciLab close earlier. Check website for hours after Labor Day.) $24.95, seniors $23.95, children 3-12 $18.95, under 3 free. IMAX extra. Discounted admission on First Fridays (starting Oct.) and Fridays after 5 p.m. Gift shop and cafe. www.mdsci. org. 601 Light St., 410.685.5225 Map C7 THE MARYLAND ZOO IN BALTIMORE More than 1,500 animals on 160 acres. Raptor Garden, Giraffe Feeding Station, Polar Bear Watch and Chimpanzee Forest. Rise and Conquer, official mascots of the NFL Ravens. “Penguin Coast,” a state-of-the-art exhibit recreating the South African waterside home of these endangered birds, with up-close and underwater views. Newest addition: cheetah brothers from San Diego Wildlife Safari Park. “After Hours with the Animals” on select days when zoo stays open till 7 p.m. with $10 admission. Camel rides ($7) through Labor Day. Check website for schedule. Mon.-Thurs. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. $18, seniors $15, children $13, under 2 free. Free parking. www.marylandzoo.org. Druid Hill Park, 443.552.5296 North of Map B1 NATIONAL AQUARIUM Nearly 20,000 creatures housed in rain forest, Australian river gorge and coral reef ecosystems. See jellies and animal feedings. 4-D Immersion Theater and Harbor Market Kitchen. Ongoing exhibits like “Living Seashore” with two touch pools. “Blacktip Reef,” a 260,000gallon Indo-Pacific coral reef exhibit with up-close views of sharks, stingrays and a 500-pound sea turtle. “Dolphin Discovery,” all-day access to dolphins and experts, featuring training, play, feeding times and more. Mon.-Thurs. and Sat.-Sun. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. till 8 p.m. $24.95-$39.95, under 3 free. Special tours vary. Online purchase with timed entry recommended. At the Inner Harbor. www.aqua.org. 501 E. Pratt St., 410.576.3800 Map D6 NATIONAL GREAT BLACKS IN WAX MUSEUM Tableaux of 100 figures: civil rights leaders, athletes, African citizens, ministers, politicians and notables like Langston Hughes and Baltimorean Billie Holiday. Exhibits on slavery and the Middle Passage. Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed Mon. Sept.-Oct.), Sun. noon- 6 (till 5 p.m. Sept.-Oct.) p.m. $13, seniors/students $12, ages 3-11 $11, under 3 free. www. greatblacksinwax.org. 1601- 03 E. North Ave., 410.563.3404 North of Map E1 ORIOLE PARK AT CAMDEN YARDS Home of Baltimore’s MLB franchise, the Orioles, built in 1992, offering behindthe-scenes tours with a peek at the dugout, scoreboard control room and press box. Learn about the transformation of a railroad yard into a world-class ballpark. Tickets for tours at north end box office near Gate H. Hourly tours Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Sun. noon3 p.m. $9, seniors/children $6, 3 and under free. www.orioles.com. 333 W. Camden St., 888.848.2473 Map B6 PHOENIX SHOT TOWER Before D.C.’s Washington Monument, the tallest building in the United States. Take a tour of this bullet-producing site on the grounds of the Carroll Mansion, former residence of Charles Carroll, who signed the Declaration
B&O RAILROAD MUSEUM Smithsonian Institution affiliate with the oldest, most comprehensive collection of railroad artifacts in the Western Hemisphere. Site (40 acres) features the 1851 Mount Clare Station, 1884 Baldwin Roundhouse and first mile of commercial railroad track in the United States. “The War Came By Train,” rail artifacts and locomotives commemorating the Civil War’s 150th anniversary, ongoing. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.4 p.m. $18, seniors (60+) $16, children $12, under 2 free. www.borail.org. 901 W. Pratt St., 410.752.2490 Map A6 BABE RUTH BIRTHPLACE MUSEUM The childhood residence of George Herman Ruth Jr. showcases Babe’s early years. Exhibits include “Babe Batted Here”; “Babe: Husband, Father, Friend”; and “’O’ Say Can You See: The Star-Spangled Banner in Sports.” Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Gift shop. $7, seniors $5, children (ages 4-16) $4, under 3 free. www.baberuthmuseum.com. 216 Emory St., 410.727.1539 Map B6 BALTIMORE CIVIL WAR MUSEUM Exhibits at historic President St. Station. On April 9, 1861, the first bloodshed of the Civil War occurred when a Massachusetts volunteer militia left this station to walk to the B&O’s Camden Station but was attacked by Southern sympathizers. Gift shop. Thurs.-Mon. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. $3, children (ages 12-18) $2, under 12 free. www.civilwar baltimore.com. 601 S. President St., 443.220.0290 Map E7 BALTIMORE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM In a 19th-century stone building, manuscripts, photos, ledgers and clippings document the county’s history. Fri. noon- 4 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $5. www.hsobc.org.
Free. www.irishshrine.org. 1325 Bolton St., 410.669.8154 Map A6 JOHNS HOPKINS ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM More than 700 objects housed in renovated university building’s atrium. Interior features drawers for cuneiform tablets, stamped bricks from Rome and more. On loan: Goucher College’s Egyptian mummy. Mon.-Fri. 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. First Sat. of month noon- 4 p.m. Free. archae ologicalmuseum.jhu.edu. 150 Gilman Hall, 3400 N. Charles St., 410.516.0383 North of Map C1 MARYLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY A 150-plus-year-old society with more than 100,000 artifacts and a library of nearly 7 million items, including original manuscript of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and the original Lady Baltimore statue from the Battle Monument, the city’s official emblem. Period furniture, silver, toys, paintings. “What & Why: Collecting at the Maryland Historical Society” with more than 50 items spanning four centuries of donations to the museum, including influential African American jazz musician Eubie Blake’s practice pianos, a wool tapestry of George Washington and a sign from recently closed LGBTQ venue Club Hippo, through June 30, 2017.
Ongoing: “Inventing a Nation: Maryland in the Revolutionary Era”; “The Star-Spangled Banner Gallery”; “Divided Voices: Maryland in the Civil War.” Wed.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. $9, seniors $7, students/ children $6, under 3 free. First Thurs. of month free. www.mdhs.org. 201 W. Monument St., 410.685.3750 Map C3 NATIONAL ELECTRONICS MUSEUM Nearly 10,000 artifacts celebrating science and engineering. Nike Ajax, radar, radios, vacuum tubes, manuscripts. Among the galleries: Cold War, Early Radar and Under Seas. Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.4 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $5, students/ seniors $3, 5 and under free. www. nationalelectronicsmuseum.org. 1745 W. Nursery Rd., Linthicum Heights, Md., 410.765.0230 NATIONAL MUSEUM OF DENTISTRY Objects like George Washington’s dentures shown within the world’s first dental college. Films, historic teeth, toothbrushes through time, interactive exhibits that let kids play dentist. “The Operatory of the Future” and “American College of Dentists’ Mace and Torch,” symbols of the founding of the college. Open by appointment only; call to schedule a tour. $7, seniors/ students $6, ages 3-12 $5, under 2 free. www.dentalmuseum.org. 31 S. Greene St., 410.706.7461 Map B5 PORT DISCOVERY Ranked among top five U.S. children’s museums, three levels of activities to educate and entertain. Kids get soaked (slickers and Crocs provided) in Wonders of Water (daily except Mon.) “Heart and Seoul: Growing Up in Korea,” interactive installations like “Restaurant,” “Apartment” and “Korea K-Pop Stars Studio” bring the capital city to Baltimore, through Sept. 5. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. $14.95, military/under 2 free. www.portdiscovery. org. 35 Market Pl., 410.727.8120 Map D6 REGINALD F. LEWIS MUSEUM The experiences and contributions of Maryland African Americans from the past to the present. Three galleries, a theater for shows and talks, oral history recording studio, classrooms and cafe. “BMORE Than the Story,” visual and performance-based works by local students sharing their experiences of the 2015 unrest, through Aug. 28. “Question Bridge: Black Males,” video installation of African American men asking and answering provocative questions about race and identity, through Sept. 30.
“Now, That’s Cool!” more than 40 objects donated to the museum in the last 10 years, including a signed photograph of orator and abolitionist Frederick Douglass and a sign from Druid Hill Park labeled “White Men,” through Dec. 31. Wed.-Sat. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., third Thurs. 5-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. $8, seniors/children/students $6, under 6 free. Gift shop. www.lewismuseum.org. 830 E. Pratt St., 443.263.1800 Map D6 THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER FLAG HOUSE Home of Mary Pickersgill, who sewed the flag that inspired Francis Scott Key’s lyrics to “The StarSpangled Banner.” Period furniture, war artifacts and a glass replica of the banner. Discovery gallery for kids. Orientation film. Self-guided tours Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Docent tours Wed., Thurs. Sat. $8, seniors (55+)/ military $7, students $6, under 6 free. www.flaghouse.org. 844 E. Pratt St., 410.837.1793 Map D6
GERTRUDE’S American. Inside Baltimore Museum of Art, Chesapeake crab cakes, burgers, seafood gumbo, steaks by celeb chef John Shields. Cocktails, wines. Tues.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Brunch Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., jazz on Sunday. www.gertrudesbaltimore. com. 10 Art Museum Dr., 410.889.3399 $$$ North of Map C1 PARTS & LABOR American. Prized chef Spike Gjerde’s restaurant-butchery with 10-foot open hearth in former tire shop. Rib eye, sausages, corned tongue, prize hamburger, collards and rich desserts. Sun.-Thurs. 5-10 p.m., Fri.Sat. 5-11 p.m. www.partsandlabor butchery.com. 2600 N. Howard St., 443.873.8887 $$$ North of Map C1
Greek. On a cobblestone street, hospitality by the Spiliadis family: seafood, rack of lamb, vegetarian. Organic ingredients, sustainable wines. Private wine cellar dining. Mon.Fri. noon-2:30 p.m., nightly 5-10 p.m. www.theblackolive.com. 814 S. Bond St., 410.276.7141 $$$$ Map E8
American. Popular spot in the mornings, i.e., often a wait for a table. Breakfast anytime. Regulars rave about house-made cinnamon rolls and Captain Crunch French toast.
THAMES STREET OYSTER HOUSE Seafood. New England- and MidAtlantic-style fare prepped by Eric Houseknecht: lobster roll, bouillabaisse, crab cakes, skirt steak, also soups, sandwiches. Wed.-Sun. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Sun.-Thurs. 510 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 5 p.m.-midnight. Bar till 1:30 a.m. daily. www.thames streetoysterhouse.com. 1728 Thames St., 443.449.7726 $$$ Map F7 TWIST Mediterranean. Bright, hip spot where Mediterranean gets a modern bent. Mezze and Greek salad, but also chicken wings and steak Provencal salad. Entrees from lamb shank to sandwiches and burgers. Extensive brunch menu. Sun.-Thurs. 10 a.m.11 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 9 a.m.-11 p.m. www. twistfellspoint.com. 723 S. Broadway, 410.522.4000 $$ Map F7 WATERFRONT KITCHEN American. Spot with its own greenhouse for farmsourced cooking. Maryland rockfish, organic chicken, steak and pasta. Tues.Fri. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Tues.-Thurs. 59 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 510 p.m. Sun. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (brunch) and 5-9 p.m. At Douglass-Myers museum, water taxi stop #8. Valet p.m. www. waterfrontkitchen.com. 1417 Thames St., 443.681.5310 $$$-$$$$ Map E8
B&O AMERICAN BRASSERIE American. Stylin’ space in Beaux Arts structure now Hotel Monaco. Charcuterie, small plates, Maryland rockfish with almonds, duck fat fries, scallops with ginger. Artisan wines. Breakfast, lunch, Mon.Thurs. 5-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 11 p.m., Sun. till 9 p.m. Bar later. Happy hour Mon.-Fri. 4:30- 6:30 p.m. www.bando restaurant.com. 2 N. Charles St., 443.692.6172 $$$ Map C5 BUBBA GUMP SHRIMP CO. Seafood. National “shrimp company” with waterfront views and patio for crab cakes, hush “pups” (fish), salads, sandwiches, “bourbon” skewers, jambalaya, Dixie ribs, Key lime pie. Kids menu. Sun.Thurs. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 11 p.m. Happy hour weekdays 4- 6 p.m. www.bubbagump.com. 301 Light St., 410.244.0838 $$ Map D7 FAMILY MEAL American. “Top Chef” alum Bryan Voltaggio’s Baltimore digs of Frederick original. Diner classics (fried chicken, Sriracha ketchup meatloaf) and regional favorites (soft shell crab sandwich, lobster risotto) plus “Happy Campers” kids menu in a 6,000-square-foot space across from aquarium. Mon.-Sun. 7 a.m.-10 p.m. baltimore.voltfamilymeal.com. 621 E. Pratt St., 410.601.3242 $$ Map D7 FRANK & NIC’S American. Near Camden Yards, “West End Grille” with 15 TVs. Scallops, crab cakes, chops, filet and lo mein. Kids’ menu, game day specials, happy hours. Some nights DJ, live music. Mon.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.1:30 a.m., Sat.-Sun 10 a.m.-1:30 a.m. www.frankandnics.com. 511 W. Pratt St., 410.685.6800 $$ Map B6
sliders, crab cake Benedict and sandwiches, griddle cakes, omelets, po’boy, soup and sandwich combos. Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 7:30 a.m.3:30 p.m. www.missshirleys.com. 750 E. Pratt St., 410.528.5373 $$ Map D6; 513 W. Cold Spring Ln., Roland Park, 410.889.5272; 1 Park Place, Annapolis, Md., 410.268.5171 MORTON’S Steakhouse. Where powerlunchers dig into porterhouse, New York strip, filet mignon, lobster, shrimp Alexander. Cocktails, bar and sommelier team. Sun.-Thurs. 5-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 11 p.m. www.mortons.com. 300 S. Charles St., 410.547.8255 $$$$ Map C7 PHILLIPS SEAFOOD Seafood. In the Power Plant, Eastern shore favorites (crab cakes) plus clams, mahi mahi, lobster since 1956. Sandwiches, steak, chicken too. Kids menu. Waterfront view, crab deck and live music. Shipping. Sun.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 10 p.m. www.phillipsseafood.com. 601 E. Pratt St., 410.685.6600 $$$ Map D6; 7002 Arundel Mills Circle, Hanover, 443.842.7000 TIN ROOF American. Energetic outpost of Nashville original located inside Power Plant Live! with multiple stages for live music. Local bar atmosphere with big-screen TVs and a focus on good food: burgers, steak sandwiches, quesadillas, wings, plus big salads. Daily 11 a.m.-2 a.m. www.tinroof baltimore.com. 32 Market Pl., 443.873.8137 $ Map D5 TIR NA NOG Irish. Well-appointed pub with furnishings from Ireland. Irish classics like herb-crusted rack of lamb, shepherd’s pie plus American burgers and fries. Grab a pint, and watch the harbor action. Daily 11 a.m.-2 a.m. www.tirnanogbaltimore.com. 201 E. Pratt St., 410.483.8968 $$ Map D6 UNO PIZZERIA & GRILL American. At Harborplace, popular spot for deepdish and thin-crust pizza, pasta, steak, seafood, burgers, beers and wines plus sundaes and “double deal” specials. Sun. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Mon.-Thurs. till 11 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till midnight. Also Columbia and Ellicott City. www.unos. com. 201 E. Pratt St., 410.625.5900 Map D6 brick walls, white tablecloth service. Generous pastas ($$), classic veal dishes, famous salad, mussels in white wine, crab cake Castillo. Wine bar. Sun.Thurs. 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 10 p.m. www.chiapparellis.com. 237 S. High St., 410.837.0309 $$$ Map E6 LA SCALA Italian. Chef-owner Nino’s shellfish, veal chops, herbed or stuffed, steaks, salumi, 17 housemade pastas ($$), Caesar salad. Indoor bocce court (at happy hours), wine tasting room and terrace. Valet daily. Mon.-Thurs. 4:3010 p.m, Fri.-Sat. till 11 p.m., Sun. 210 p.m. www.lascaladining.com. 1012 Eastern Ave., 410.783.9209 $$ Map E6 MO’S CRAB & PASTA FACTORY Seafood. Crabs year-round with unique seasoning plus backfin crab cakes, stuffed shrimp, lobster, mussels, combos, steamers, chicken and surf-and-turf, linguine with six sauces. Kids menu ($). Daily 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Free hotel shuttle. www.mosbaltimore. com. 502 Albemarle St., 410.837.1600 $$-$$$ Map E7 MO’S FISHERMAN’S WHARF Seafood. Part of chef Mo Manocheh’s empire with its own wholesale market/carryout nearby. Steamed crabs, lobster, Cajun combo, spiced shrimp, chicken parmesan, Cajun combo, steaks. Daily 11 a.m.-1 a.m. www.mosseafood.com. 219 S. President St., 410.837.8600 $$-$$$ Map D6 OZRA Mediterranean. Persia-meetsMediterranean in this stylish two-level space. Eggplant three ways, tabouleh, grilled and skewered meats, Persian ice cream. Select wines. Bar and terrace on second floor. Tues.-Thurs. 5-10:30 p.m., Fri.-Sun. 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. www.ozraus. com. 806 Stiles St., 410.528.2710 $$$$$ Map E6 dacks) turning out photogenic plates of rockfish with smoked tomato and crab butter, and braised octopus. Local and boutique wines. Free valet. Tues.-Thurs. 5:30-9:30 p.m., Fri. till 10 p.m., Sat. 510 p.m. www.theivybaltimore.com. 205 E Biddle St., 410.514.0303 $$$$ Map D2 THE PRIME RIB Steakhouse. Since 1965, fine supper club for lobster, filet mignon, chops, Imperial crab. Business casual, jackets for men Sat. night. Piano Sun.-Wed., piano/bass Fri.-Sat. Bar. Complimentary valet. Mon.-Thurs. 510 p.m., Fri.-Sat. till 11 p.m., Sun. 49 p.m. www.theprimerib.com. 1101 N. Calvert St., 410.539.1804 $$$$ Map C2 SOTTO SOPRA Italian. High ceilings, murals and mosaic floors, Ricardo Bosio’s pastas, wild boar cacciatorini. Opera dinners one Sun. a month (call), wine tastings. Mon.-Sat. 11:30 a.m.2 p.m., Mon. 5:30-9:30 p.m., Tues.-Wed. till 10:30 pm., Thurs. till midnight, Fri.Sat. till 11:30 p.m., Sun. 5-9 p.m. www. sottosoprainc.com. 405 N. Charles St., 410.625.0534 $$$ Map C4 TEN TEN RAMEN Japanese. Casual spot serving a variety of Japanese noodle soups and rice dishes. Small plates (karaage fried chicken, garlic tofu) and desserts (mochi ice cream), plus bubble tea and assorted Asian snacks. Mon.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and 5-9:30 p.m., Sat. 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Sun. 3:30-9:30 p.m. www.tentenramen. com. 413 N. Charles St., 410.244.6988 $ Map C4 TIO PEPE Spanish. Since 1968, softly lit, subterranean, white-wall bistro known for its sangria, paella and zarzuela. Catalan wines plus seafood bisque, Segovia suckling pig, Serrano with melon, red snapper, beef tournedos with sherry sauce. Mon.-Thurs. 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri. till 11:30 p.m., Sat. 5-11:30 p.m., Sun. 4-10 p.m. www. tiopepebaltimore.com. 10 E. Franklin St., 410.539.4675 $$$ Map C4
scene at Angels and late-night tunes at Tin Roof. www.powerplantlive.com. Market Pl. and Water St., Downtown Map D5 RAMS HEAD LIVE! In Power Plant Live!, top touring acts, emerging artists, tribute bands and local favorites. Most shows standing room only; all ages. Frankie Ballard July 21; Garbage July 31; Toad the Wet Sprocket Aug. 15; The Legwarmers Sept. 10; The Mountain Goats Sept. 18; Andrew Bird Oct. 7. www.ramsheadlive.com. 20 Market Pl., Downtown, 410.244.8854. Box office: 410.244.1131 Map D5 ROYAL FARMS ARENA Home of the Baltimore Blast soccer team, this facility hosts 800,000 guests and 120 events each year. Lil Boosie Aug. 6; Janet Jackson Aug. 14; Maroon 5 Sept. 16. www.royalfarmsarena.com. 201 W. Baltimore St., Downtown, 410.347.2020 Map C6 WINDUP SPACE Edgy art/music/film/ performance space with casual bar. Every Tues. (9:30 p.m.-midnight): the Out of Your Head collective of improvising musicians. Every first Thurs. (7 p.m.): MONDOBaltimore: Trash Flicks and Cult Epics. Tues.-Sat. (sometimes Sun. and Mon.) from 5 p.m. www.thewindupspace.com. 12 W. North Ave., Station North, 410.244.8855 North of Map C1 CHESAPEAKE SHAKESPEARE COMPANY Ellicott City-based troupe also performing in the renovated 1885 Mercantile Trust and Deposit Company. ”The Three Musketeers,” Alexandre Dumas’ adventure tale June 24-July 24 (this show at Ellicott City’s PFI Historic Park); “Othello,” Shakespeare’s famed tragedy Sept. 16- Oct. 9. www.chesa peakeshakespeare.com. 7 S. Calvert St., Inner Harbor, 410.244.8570 Map D5 CREATIVE ALLIANCE Contemporary art and performance space inside the historic Patterson Theater (circa 1910) hosting comedy, film screenings, experimental music and burlesque shows. Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Free entry, ticket prices vary. Marquee Lounge for dinner and drinks. www. creativealliance.org. 3134 Eastern Ave., Highlandtown, 410.276.1651 Map H6 EVERYMAN THEATRE In a historic building, local performers dedicated to making theater accessible and affordable to all. “Wait Until Dark,” a thriller about a blind woman terrorized by thugs searching for a heroin-stuffed doll Sept. 7- Oct. 9. www.everyman theatre.org. 315 W. Fayette St., Westside, 410.752.2208 Map C5 SPOTLIGHTERS THEATRE Intimate community stage (since 1962). “Marx in Soho,” imagining the revolutionary socialist in the afterlife where he agitates to clear his name Sept. 2-18. www. spotlighters.org. 817 St. Paul St., Mount Vernon, 410.752.1225 Map C3 ILLUSIONS BAR & THEATER Spencer Horsman, co-owner and magician, mingles on weekends with card tricks and an escape act. A chic crowd orders Magic Hat beer and magic-themed cocktails. Fri.-Sat. 5 p.m.-1 a.m. www. illusionsmagicbar.com. 1025 S. Charles St., Federal Hill, 410.727.5811 Map C8 MUSTANG ALLEY’S In a stylin’ space, 12 lanes of bowling with four reserved for duckpin bowling (a favorite native pastime). Cocktails, full menu. Tues. 4:30-11 p.m., Wed.-Sat. noon-midnight, Sun. noon-10 p.m. www.mustangalleys. com. 1300 Bank St., 2nd floor, Little Italy, 410.522.2695 Map E6 OF LOVE AND REGRET From the brewer of Stillwater Ales, a cheery pub with 20-plus draft beers plus small plates, gourmet burgers. Upstairs lounge with cocktails on tap. Mon.-Thurs. 410 p.m., Fri. till 1 a.m., Sat. 11 a.m.1 a.m., Sun. till 10 p.m. www.ofloveand regret.com. 1028 S. Conkling St., Canton, 410.327.0760 East of Map H8 ONE EYED MIKE’S At a hand-carved 1860s bar, staff serves wine by the glass and bottle plus cocktails and beer. World’s first Grand Marnier club. Also full menu of pub fare. Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.2 a.m., Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-2 a.m. www. oneeyedmikes.com. 708 S. Bond St., Fells Point, 410.327.0445 Map E8 THE OWL BAR Dark wood, cozy corners and a friendly bar staff that serves yards of beer and brick-fired pizzas. Dates to pre-Prohibition when it was an F. Scott Fitzgerald hangout. Mon.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.2 a.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-2 a.m., Sun. 11 a.m.midnight. www.theowlbar.com. Inside the Belvedere, 1 E. Chase St., Mount Vernon, 410.347.0888 Map C2 PRATT STREET ALE HOUSE Brewpub with 42 taps, Oliver ales, full menu and 25 HD TVs. Mon.-Sun. 11 a.m.11 p.m., bar till 2 a.m. www.pratt streetalehouse.com. 206 W. Pratt St., Downtown, 410.244.8900 Map C6 WOODY’S CANTINA In warmer months, a third-floor deck that beckons patrons with its relaxed Mexican vibe, harbor views and daily specials (Margarita Monday, Wine Wednesday). Extensive selection of tequila and mezcal, plus dishes like fish tacos, pulled-chicken enchiladas and carne asada. Mon.-Sun. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. www.woodyscantina baltimore.com. 821 S. Broadway, Fells Point, 410.563.6800 Map F7
GREENE TURTLE Flat screens in every booth bring new meaning to dinner in front of the TV. Hearty pub food (burgers, wings). Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.2 a.m., Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-2 a.m. www. greeneturtle.com. 718-722 S. Broadway, Fells Point, 410.342.4222 Map E7 LOONEY’S PUB One of the anchors of O’Donnell Square, a casual, twostory corner pub. More than 40 TVs broadcast sports. www.looneyspubmd. com. 2900 O’Donnell St., Canton, 410.675.9235 Map G8 PICKLES PUB A stop for grub and pints before and after Orioles and Ravens games. Steamed shrimp with Old Bay, Maryland crab soup, fried pickles. Daily 11 a.m.-2 a.m. www.picklespub.com. 520 Washington Blvd., Downtown, 410.752.1784 Map B6 TURP’S SPORTS BAR & RESTAURANT In a historic brownstone, a welcoming spot to cheer on the teams. Beer, burgers, crabcakes, wings (10 ways). High-def TVs and game-day specials. Mon.-Sun. 11 a.m.-midnight. www.turps online.com. 1317 N. Charles St., Mount Vernon, 410.347.0349 Map C2
CANTON More than 200 years ago, Captain John O’Donnell sailed into Baltimore from China and named his plantation for the Chinese port that brought him wealth. This once mostly Polish neighborhood remains connected to its working-class roots. Find shops, lively bars and cafes a few blocks east of Fells Point. Map G7/H7 CHARLES VILLAGE Home of the “painted ladies,” Victorian-era row houses in bold colors, this neighborhood north of city center attracts artists and young professionals. Johns Hopkins University and Baltimore Museum of Art add to the cultural, intellectual vibe, while the Waverly farmers market serves as a community hub. North of Map C1