Another post on my personal best of Baltimore. I’m sure some may not agree with my list which is fine, I’m looking for new spots to add anyway! This is just my list of places I know of from my time living there and still visiting or places my friends suggest.
Since its getting warmer one thing Type A gal likes is dining (and drinking) al fresco. Not only is the sun great for you but a bit of sunset and or people watching is a wonderful thing. So here is my list of places that I enjoy hanging out in the warm weather:
This is a hidden gem I just found out about in Silo Point (just past Locust Point) in downtown. I don’t know for sure but I think this area is pretty new as I don’t recall it when I lived in Bmore which was about 5-6 years ago. Miguels is a little hard to find but that hasn’t hurt business. The happy hour drink prices are just ok ($1 off) but the food prices are good (and the food, Mexican style- is yummy). The crowd is diverse and the patio area overlooks the water. Parking in the garage is free! They also have a much cheaper happy hour on certain days like Wednesday and Sunday (love a good weekend happy hour).
Teavolve– I love this place at any time. Located in the Harbor East/Fells point section, it’s great for brunch, happy hour, and dinner. It’s mostly an indoor spot but there are tables outside that are great for chilling and drinking the flavorful sangria and on certain nights (in doors) they have a DJ or band.
While I’m not a huge Greek food fan, I do love the class of this place. Located in Harbor East the feel is airy, classy and hip. It over looks the water and is a nice option for something a little fancy.
City Café– This was one of my go to spots when I lived in Mt. Vernon. Hip, good food (great desserts). It’s more of a casual spot and has two sides, the sit down dining side and the place your order/get your own seat side. I have gone for both experiences but when I think of this place I think of dining on the more casual side for brunch, sipping a mimosa and people watching. Aww the life.
An old staple in the Locust Point/Federal Hill area, it was a fun spot when I used to go in my younger years. I’ve been for happy hour and brunch. It can get packed so coming at an off time might be best or getting their early. The price is right ($4 for a mimosa) and I liked the Cuban inspired food. Nice outside view of the water if you can get a seat!
Popular spot (especially for the younger crowd) over looking the water in Fells Point. Hip and trendy. Great outdoor seating for people and water watching.
Honorable mention- The Boathouse – http://www.boathousecanton.com/
There are tons others that I am overlooking so please share!