Baltimore, United States
Fells Point is one of Baltimore’s oldest and most historic neighborhoods. For a long time, the neighborhood was home to the city’s working class. Gentrification has crept into the area and today, the residential area is a mix of white and blue collar workers, some that are new to Baltimore and some whose families have lived here for generations.
There are very few monuments or museums in the area. What draws people here are the pubs and restaurants, most of them locally owned and operated. Exposed brick walls, plenty of beer on tap and lively atmosphere bring the neighborhood to life.
John Steven (1800 Thames Street) is a place full of atmosphere, and great food too. Anyone searching for the perfect crab cake should forget about the chain restaurants and pull up a chair here. If crab cakes and seafood are not your style, try the Black Olive (814 S Bond) one of the best Greek restaurants in town. Top off the night at Max’s Tap House, with over 140 drafts and 1200 varieties of bottled beer, you can tour the world from the comfort of your bar stool.
But its not all drinking and eating. Some of the city’s best antiquing is here, along Eastern, Fleet and Aliceanna Streets.
Fells Point has an urban charm fusing old style character with today’s excitement. Best of all, the water taxi stops at the waterfront and Inner Harbor, allowing you to leave your car behind.
From I-95 take exit 57 (Boston Street for northbound travelers, O'Donnell Street for southbound). Turn onto Boston Street. In a mile, turn left on Aliceanna Street. Turn left on Bond Street to go to the commercial heart of Fells Point.
From Inner Harbor, Baltimore offers a unique way to Fells Point. Water Taxi plies the waters of Baltimore Harbor taking passengers from Harbor Place to the Fells Point Waterfront. Along the way, enjoy spectacular views of the Baltimore skyline.
Those who wish to stay on Terra Firma can take the 11 MTA bus from Pratt Street near Inner Harbor to Fleet Street and Broadway.