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
- The Gathering Food Truck (maybe)
- Miss Shirley’s - well loved Bmore breakfast option. May want to reserve or get there early.
- 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.
- Lebanese Taverna - Good place for a nice dinner. Lebanese food.
- Abbey Burger - Build your own burger, one of the best burgers in town.
- Little Havana - Cuban food, chill place to hang on the water.
- Helmand - Good place for a nice dinner. Afghani food.
- Akbar Restaurant Indian
- Lumbini Restaurant Indian
- Nam Kang - Korean, open super duper late
- Mi Comalito - Casual El Salvadoran
- Gunther & Co
- Woodberry Kitchen
- Wit & Wisdom
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.
- Pauli Gees - recently opened, has beautiful huge ovens imported directly from italy. In Hampden.
- 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.
- Pratt Street Ale House - brewpub very near the conference hotel
- WC Harlan - Cocktail Bar with a focus on atmosphere and classic drinks.
- Rye - Fantastic cocktail bar right by the wharf in Fell's Point.
- Wharf Rat
- The Dizz
- Club Charles
- Mount Royal Tavern - Old school dive bar with a famous recreation of the Sistine Chapel ceiling.
- Bookmakers - Cocktail Bar in Federal Hill. Massive whiskey selection.
- Brewer’s Art
- Brewer’s Cask
- De Kleine Duivel - Authentic Belgian Beer Hall
- Wet City - Local craft brewery
- Max's Taphouse - Beer bar with >50 Taps
- Of Love & Regret - Pub with excellent by-the-glass wine selection
- 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
- David and Dad’s
- Bird in Hand
- Bun Shop
- 3 Bean Coffee
- Red Emma’s
- Cat’s eye
- Windup space
- An die musik
- Baltimore Rock Opera
- Listing of music / performances: Showspace, Culture Fly
- Pier 6
- EMP Collective
Sights and Things to Do
- National Aquarium - hot tip, half price tickets on Fridays after Five pm
- B&O Railroad Museum
- Walters - Art Museum in Mt Vernon. Free. Cool stuff they have: Medieval armor, Egyptian artifacts.
- Baltimore Museum of Art - Art Museum in North Bmore. Free. Has a pretty great modern art collection, outdoor sculpture garden.
- Streetcar Museum
- Reginald F Lewis Museum of African American History and Culture
- Baltimore Museum of Industry
- Ghost tour in fells
- Chesapeake Shakespeare Co
- Smaller local theater companies: The Annex, Single Carrot Theater, Psychic Readings, Black Cherry Puppet Theater
- Historic movie theaters: the Senator, the Charles, the Parkway the parkway is screening the classic 1995 movie Hackers Wed Oct 11 at 9 PM link
- Enoch Pratt Library Main Branch
- Atomic Bookstore - Excellent book and comics store. John Waters receives fan mail here. In Hampden.
- Great Blacks in Wax - A pretty weird experience, from what I've heard.
- Dentistry Museum
- Tattoo Museum
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.
- Water taxis is going to be closed