Hampden Village Merchants: Restaurants, Bars, Shops & Services in our neighborhood
Other Baltimore Shopping, which is by no means a comprehensive list of all the great places in Baltimore, it's just ones that we personally recommend:
Last updated August 2018The Children's Bookstore - Oldest independent bookstore in Baltimore, and it's for kids!
Normal's Books - Used Books & Records Sound Garden - The go-to spot for affordable antiquated media
Festivals & Events
Artscape - come for the art, stay for the scape.
Baltimore Book Festival - party time. With books!
Baltimore Comic-Con - Excelsior, true believers!
HampdenFest - Our neighborhood arts and music festival
High Zero - experimental music
Maryland DeathFest! - death metal in a festival setting
Maryland Film Festival - "I like to watch."
Mayor's Christmas Parade
Miracle on 34th Street in Hampden - crazy lights!
Night Of 100 Elvises - so many Elvises
Small Press Expo - for some reason they insist on having this in Bethesda.
Sowebohemian Festival - AKA Sowebo.
Transmodern Festival - better than Post Modern!
Film and TelevisionBengies Drive-In Theatre
Charles Theater - When we're not drinking across the street at Club Charles we check out an art film now and then at this theater.
Creature Feature with Count Gore De Vol - One of Scott's favorite shows when he was a kid... that and Captain Chesapeake
Divergent Thinking Productions - Home of Alvin Ecarma's film "Lethal Force"
Planet Krulik - Jeff Krulik created the classic "Heavy Metal Parking Lot" Matt Porterfield The Senator Theater - historic landmark theater
Michael Tully/Hammer To Nail Trashy Travels - John Waters Movie Locations and Divine Dirt
Local Zines/BlogsBaltimore Brew - Local politics and culture
Eight-Stone Press - Creator of Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore
The Hungover Gourmet - The journal of food, drink, travel fun
Leeking Ink - Visit Davida's zine empire
MobTown Shank - politics and culture
Monozine - This anti-medical magazine has proven that you really can have fun at the expense of others
Nightclubs & BarsThe 930 Club - Legendary DC club
The Black Cat - DC area club
The Club Charles - the quintessential Baltimore bohemian bar Ottobar - the Baltimore landmark The Sidebar - You think the Ottobar used to be fucking small? Go around the corner from where the Ottobar used to be to this joint.
Newspapers & MagazinesBaltimore Business Journal - weekly business news
Baltimore Magazine - the monthly
Baltimore Sun - Baltimore's major newspaper
ArtsAmerican Visionary Art Museum - Outsider & Visionary Art, Art Brut
Baltimore Tattoo Museum Current Gallery Great Blacks In Wax Museum - It's as awesome as its name
The Metro Gallery - gallery/performance space in Station North
The Johnny Eck Museum - The online museum to one of Baltimore's finest! James Taylor's Shocked & Amazed! On & Off the Midway
Eats & DrinksBerger's Cookies - sweet heart attack!
Brewer's Art - Resurrection and Ozzy
Peter's Inn - tell Bud and Karen Atomic sent ya!
Pizza Johns - another one of Scott's fave Essex hangouts. Closed Mondays!
Red Emma's - Infoshop Coffeehouse collective
OtherAtomic TV Links - A lot of cool sites to check out.
Baltimore or Less - All Things Baltimore
The Green Mount Cemetery
H.L. Mencken House
The Poe House