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.
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.
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.
I stopped to look at bizarre street art and some wild looking buildings. Didn’t know solar powered trash compactors existed. Good idea.
The residential neighborhood oozed charm—narrow side streets with colonial style row houses, many on the National Historic Registry.
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.
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.