Fell's Point and party should be synonymous in the encyclopedia on Baltimore vocabulary (if one existed). Fell's Point has beautiful historic characteristics about it, including several remaining cobblestone streets and hundreds of buildings over two centuries old. A nationally registered historic district, Fell's Point might be old, but it still knows a thing or two about how to party.
(Even Edgar Allan Poe had this intel. It may have been the place where he had his last drink, but at least he went out with a bang.)
There's so much history (and partying) in the small space of Fell's Point — Photo courtesy of Cat's Eye Pub
If you plan to party through the night, you’ll want to get started with a full belly. For casual sushi, pull up to a table at Asahi Sushi on South Broadway. It may not be fine dining, but it’s good service, bold flavors and big sushi rolls. The Maryland crab roll is out of this world and will have your taste buds dancing before you hit any pub or dance floor. The best part besides the prices? B.Y.O.B. Asahi welcomes diners bringing in their own bottles: they don’t charge a corkage fee, and they’ll even bring over a bucket and some wine glasses.
To give you options, if you want to dine in a more refined (but not stuffy) atmosphere, grab a bite at Black Olive on Bond Street. Serving up Greek cuisine, Black Olive offers a healthy selection of grilled meats and fish, perfect for keeping things light before your partying.
Now that your belly is full with good eats, start off your evening at the Horse You Came In On at Thames Street. This small venue is popular amongst the locals. Live bands and inexpensive drink specials make this not only a reasonably priced place to stop but also an entertaining one.
While you’re on the block, you might as well stop in at the oldest bar in Fell's Point. Duda’s Tavern isn’t only known for its age and its crab cakes but also its neighborhood feel. Its casual dive-bar atmosphere makes for a nice break from the more energetic bar scene of Fell's Point.
Fell's Point also has a wine bar, for those looking for a more refined evening out — Photo courtesy of T. Browne Smith
Next stop on the party train is Cat’s Eye Pub - and you don’t even have to leave Thames Street. Cat’s Eye Pub is a landmark in Fell's Point, known for its live bands and other live music. Grab a drink and, if you’re lucky, grab a seat. But more than likely, you’ll be standing for your ovation.
There are several more pubs and bars to hit up in Federal Hill, but generally speaking, you’ll only have until 2 a.m. to get in all your partying. If you’ve completely burned the midnight oil and can’t make it past Fell's Point’s cobblestone streets, then rest your head at the Admiral Fell Inn. You may find that your partying isn’t quite over. But beware: The Admiral Fell Inn is reported to be haunted. It offers ghost tours in addition to its accommodations.