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Lots of Pubs and Shops to enjoy in Fells Point, Maryland

 

 

Fells Point Pub
Fells Point Pub

If you want to go drinking, Fells Point in Baltimore is the place to head.  You will find 120 plus pubs in a a small  area. Pub after Pub. Historic Taverns like The Horse you Rode in On, the oldest continuously run pub in North America and hang out of Edgar Allen Poe.

It’s an historic part of Baltimore east of the Inner Harbor established in 1763.  A former sailor’s stopover, it has a nautical and wild nights of chugging ale feeling.

Fells Point Pub
Fells Point Pub

The harbor was interesting—ranging from a mix of military ships and massive container ships to small personal kayaks.  Outdoor places to eat.  Large fortress like wharfs.  Things for families to do like museums and an Aquarium.  Great walking.  And yep, lots of drinking.

Walking near Fells Point, Baltimore
The Harbor of Baltimore
Fells Point, Baltimore
Kayaks for use in the Baltimore Harbor
Baltimore Harbor
Baltimore Harbor

I had to be in Baltimore for a brief period in June and didn’t have a lot of time to explore but I enjoyed meandering  the area of Fells Point and waterfront seeing no Pottery Barns or Zaras.

Instead I found a shop advertising psychic readings,  fun hats, Zelda Zen—not sure what that is about out—but clearly the focus of the owner. Sprinkled through out the cute little shops were a few that  bewildered me.  Like why would there be a surf shop?  I would expect that in Hawaii or CA.

Fells Point Surf Shop
Surf Shop, Fells Point
Fells Point Baltimore
Shopping in Fells Point
Fells Point, Baltimore
Who wouldn’t want to shop here?

 

Fells Point, Baltimore
Creative shopping in Fells Point

I stopped to look at bizarre street art and some wild looking buildings.  Didn’t know solar powered trash compactors existed. Good idea.

Walking near Fells Point, Baltimore
Wild buildings Baltimore
Baltimore
Baltimore also known as Charm City
Walking near Fells Point, Baltimore
Interesting building, Baltimore
Wall murals Fells Point
Wall murals Fells Point
Fells Point
On main street of Fells Point

The residential neighborhood oozed charm—narrow side streets with colonial style row houses, many on the National Historic Registry.

Fells Point
National Historic District
Fells Point
National Historic District
Fells Point
National Historic District
Historic District Fells Point, Baltimore
Historic District Fells Point, Baltimore

Interestingly, growth is happening, given the number of cranes and amount of construction.  My guess is that it won’t stay quaint and cute for long.

On my walk I noticed  an abandoned dock.  Maybe it will turn into a Highline type park before you know it.  (Here’s a blog post if Highline isn’t something you know about).  I’ve done several posts about the Highline over the years of blogging.

abandoned dock in Baltimore
abandoned dock in Baltimore

If I go back to Baltimore and specifically Fells Point, I’d like more time to take the Urban Pirates Cruise, a Food tour or even the Haunted Pub Tour.  All look like a lot of wild times  in this lively and fun focused area of Baltimore.

Fells Point
Fells Point motto? Reflection in a window.   
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Susan J. Smith
Susan's career includes writing for newspapers, lots of community work and a wonderful family life. Now she is enjoying traveling, photography and writing for DesignDestinations and Grand Rapids Magazine. She welcomes you on her journey and appreciates your comments.

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