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Fell's Point. is a historic maritime neighborhood east of Baltimore's Inner Harbor area that contains the city's densest collection of pubs, bars, and restaurants (good ones, that is).
Neighborhoods in the Fells Point area
- Jewish Museum of Maryland, 15 Lloyd St, ☎ +1 410 732-6400 ([email protected], fax: +1 410 732-6451), . Tu-Th, Su 12PM-4PM; closed on Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret, Simchat Torah, first two and last two days of Passover, and Shavuot; also closed on New Years Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and the day after.
- Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, 830 E Pratt Street, ☎ +1 410 333-1130, . Tu-Su 10AM-5PM, closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day and Easter Sunday. This new facility is the largest museum on the East Coast that is devoted to African American history and culture. Admission $8, seniors and college students $6, 6 and under free.
- Phoenix Shot Tower (Old Baltimore Shot Tower), 801 E Fayette St, ☎ +1 410 396-5894, . Sa-Su 10:30AM by appointment only.
- Fells Point Ghost Tours, . A one hour walking tour of historic and haunted Fells Point in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Also has a 2 hour haunted pub tour.
- The Vagabond Players, 806 South Broadway (cross street Lancaster St, two blocks north of Broadway Pier), ☎ +1 410 563 9135, . The oldest and longest-running amateur theater in America.
- Amiccis, 231 S High St, ☎ +1 410 528-1096, . Su-Th 11AM-10PM, F-Sa 11AM-midnight. It is all too easy to walk into an overpriced tourist trap in Little Italy, but that's why you brought this travel guide, right? Amiccis is one of the clear favorites, having won "best Italian restaurant" categories in various years across multiple Baltimore journals/websites. The setting seems somewhat fancy, but the atmosphere is decidedly casual and informal. Portions are enormous, wine flows plentifully, and those mixed drinks are stiff. They also have a nice new bar, which is a solid after hours option in the area. $16-32.
It is profoundly easy to find a drink in Fells Point, and to find others to share it with. Walk around the main streets, and you'll find every other door is both open and bearing a chalk board listing their ridiculous specials, like $6 for all you can drink mimosas over a period of ten hours on Sunday. The bars here are less offbeat than you'd find in other parts of the city, with a bit wider appeal—they tend towards the more traditional faux-Irish pubs. While it's quite easy to go awry with the local restaurants (tourist traps abound), you can have a great bar experience just by walking around and following your intuition. Live music is commonplace throughout the bars every night of the week.
- Daily Grind, 1720 Thames St, ☎ +1 410 558-0399 (fax: +1 410 558-0945), . Coffee Shop.
- 1840s Carrollton Inn, 50 Albemarle Street, ☎ +1 410 385-1840, . The 1840s Carrollton Inn is a series of interconnected rowhomes, some dating back to the early 19th century, surrounding a central courtyard. Next door to the winter home of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, signer of the Declaration of Independence. The location is a huge plus—it's in Jonestown within very easy walking distance of Little Italy and the Aquarium.
- Admiral Fell Inn, 888 South Broadway, ☎ +1 410 522-7380, . Step into a place in history. Where folklore, fantasy and more than a few ghost stories thrive in the historic waterfront village of Fell’s Point, a charming neighborhood full of eclectic shops, restaurants, and taverns. And in the middle of it all is the Admiral Fell Inn, a quaint, European-style hotel that boasts stately rooms, an intimate pub, and a new innovative food experience.
- Inn at Henderson's Wharf, 1000 Fell Street, ☎ +1 410 522-7777, . Right on the water, on a quiet wharf just beyond the attractions and pubs.