Fell’s Point is a neighborhood in Baltimore, Maryland, and home to a variety of shops, restaurants, coffee bars, music stores, and over 120 pubs. Located on the harbor and famous for its maritime past, it now boasts the greatest concentration of pubs/bars in the city. The pubs and bars in Fell’s Point provide excellent entertainment and nightlife. This waterfront community is a much-visited location in Baltimore. The neighborhood has also been the home of large Polish and Irish populations throughout its history. In recent years a steadily increasing numbers of middle to upper middle-income residents have moved into the area, driving up property values. Fell’s Point is one of several areas in and around Baltimore that are listed on the National Register of Historic Districts, and the first from Maryland.
In 1965, transit planners proposed to link Interstate 83|I-83 and Interstate 95 in Maryland|I-95 by building an elevated highway along the north shore of the Baltimore harbor. This project would have entailed extensive demolition within Fell’s Point, and the highway would have cut off the remainder of the neighborhood from the waterfront. A revolt against the proposals was raised by local residents and derailed the project. Fell’s Point’s addition to the National Register of Historic Places prevented the use of federal funds for the road project, and contributed to the project’s cancellation.
One of the leaders of the revolt was Barbara Mikulski, who would go on to become a U.S. Senator. We had the great pleasure of visiting with her at the Greek Festival in Baltimore recently.
We love Fell’s Point and are so grateful to the marvelous Barbara for saving the place from becoming a highway!
We found Fell’s Point from the Most Incredible Theadora whose blog is called People, Places and Bling!
Now, every visit to Baltimore includes a day in Fell’s Point.
Our very favorite place to visit is The Thames Street Oyster House, small Pub located on the waterfront which provides the most delicious fare!
The Mussels are, quite frankly, the BEST I have eaten anywhere on our planet, including Belgium!
The bar is small and always full of locals eating and socializing.
The cocktails are most interesting and creative concoctions, we had the Moscow Mule………oh for YUM!
I sometimes dream of having lunch at Thames Street!
The streets of Fell’s Point are full of quaint and interesting shops…
Even the Police Department is charming….and it was featured in “Homicide: Life on the Streets”
If you are ever in Baltimore……….go visit Fell’s Point, it is a place lost in time……