Baltimore Guide

Marshall Thompson edited this page Oct 6, 2017 · 12 revisions

Help your fellow attendees find awesome ways to eat, drink and be merry while visiting Baltimore for Clojure/conj!

Food & Drinks

  • Red Star
  • Mt Vernon Marketplace - Modern restaurants-only style market. Great diversity of options.
  • Cross Street Market - Classic Bmore market
  • Lexington Market - Classic Bmore market; get the crab cakes from Faidley's
  • Clavel - Tacos, tapas, fancy drinks. Off the beaten path. Get the queso, it comes in a tiny cast iron pan and the crispy cheese at the end is amazing.
  • One Eyed Mikes - Grand Marnier bar with the largest selection in the world.
  • Brewer’s Art - brewpub in Mt Vernon. Excellent fries.
  • Owl Bar - food + drinks in an iconic bar at the Belvedere, a historic Beaux Arts style building in Mt Vernon
  • Colette - Now rebranded as Bottega, same location but featuring an Italian menu.
  • Fogo de Chao

Food Trucks

  • The Gathering Food Truck (maybe)


  • Miss Shirley’s - well loved Bmore breakfast option. May want to reserve or get there early.
  • Spoons
  • Golden West - Western style food, staffed almost entirely by Baltimore artists and musicians. Their breakfast burritos are excellent.


  • Byblos - informal mediterranean
  • RHouse - Modern restaurant-only market. Many great options, also has a bar, ice cream shop.
  • Zella’s Pizzeria
  • Trinacria - Amazing italian deli + grocery.
  • HarborQue - Fantastic BBQ. Their sweet tea is perhaps the best in all of Baltimore.
  • David & Dad’s - Breakfast + lunch, cafe, good local food.


Vegan & Vegetarian

  • Red Emma’s - communist bookstore + coffeeshop. Vegan + vegetarian options abound.
  • Charmington's - cafe
  • Grind House
  • On The Hill Cafe
  • Park Cafe
  • Terra Cafe - soul food, many vegetarian options
  • Land of Kush - vegetarian soul food.
  • Sweet 27 - offers gluten-free food, many vegetarian options. Indian fusion.


  • HomeSlyce
  • Pauli Gees - recently opened, has beautiful huge ovens imported directly from italy. In Hampden.
  • Patro’s
  • Brick Oven Pizza - by the slice, cooked in a brick oven.
  • Joe Squared - Good fancy pizza, also does good salads and risotto.
  • Blazed Pizza - Downtown pizza jawn, makes pizzas to order.


  • Attmans - excellent deli downtown.


Unique Places

  • Fell’s Point - neighborhood on the water, full of local bars + shops. East of the inner harbor.
  • Hampden - in North bmore, many bars, restaurants, shops to check out. Don’t miss the giant pink flamingo.
  • American Visionary Art Museum - Museum of outsider art. Make sure to check out the Kinetic Sculptures in the barn. Gift shop is also excellent.
  • Pierce’s Park - small park in harbor east with permanently installed playable instruments.
  • Federal Hill Park + Neighborhood - neighborhood just south of the harbor, full of local bars + restaurants.
  • Druid Hill Park - large park in North Bmore; large walking path around a small lake, many carved ‘green men’, beautiful 19th century conservatory
  • Conservatory at Druid Hill Park - built in 1888, large ornate greenhouse with beautiful exotic plants.
  • Washington Monument - the original. In the middle of lovely parks, just north of downtown. Near the Walters, the Mt Vernon Market, and lots of other great food and drink options.
  • Shot Tower
  • Greenmount Cemetery - Very old cemetery, has lots of beautiful sculptural grave markers, John Wilkes Booth is buried here.
  • Poe House
  • Poe Grave


  • Dooby’s
  • David and Dad’s
  • Carma’s
  • Charmington’s
  • Bird in Hand
  • Bun Shop
  • 3 Bean Coffee
  • Dovecote
  • Red Emma’s


  • Bertha’s
  • Cat’s eye
  • Ottobar
  • Windup space
  • Metro
  • Crown
  • An die musik
  • Baltimore Rock Opera
  • Listing of music / performances: Showspace, Culture Fly
  • Pier 6
  • EMP Collective

Sights and Things to Do

Getting around Baltimore

  • Charm city circulator - is free
  • Light rail - is pretty cheap and good if you're going north/south. Great way to get to the harbor from the airport.
  • Metro
  • Bus
  • Lyft
  • Uber
  • Water taxis is going to be closed
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