Su Casa: Contemporary Furniture & Home Décor Near Union Wharf

Feeling bored with big box furniture stores? Does your living space lack that certain spark? Stop into Baltimore’s Su Casa to find just what you need.

From hand-painted picture frames and quirky knick-knacks to high-end, out-of-the-ordinary furniture, Su Casa has got you covered, floor to ceiling. With an endless supply of unique wares and accessories for sale, the unusual furniture here owns the spotlight. Su Casa’s sofas are upholstered by pros and shoppers can choose from one of their hundreds of covering options or pick one of your own for something truly “you”!

Located in Fells Point, Su Casa’s 4800-square-foot superstore is a unique destination for Union Wharf residents on the market for a unique statement piece for the home or a modernized furniture overhaul. Su Casa’s dedicated staff are eager to help and love meeting new guests, so stop in today!

Su Casa
901 S. Bond Street
Baltimore, MD 21231
(410) 522-7010
http://sucasa-furniture.com/
http://www.yelp.com/biz/su-casa-baltimore-2

John Steven’s: Award-Winning Historic Tavern Near Union Wharf

Since 1911, John Steven’s Tavern has proudly delivered good eats and a big warm welcome to local Baltimore-dwellers and visitors alike. Located in historic Fells Point, John Steven’s embraces the rich history of the neighborhood, evident in their motto: “Preserving the past, one pint at a time.” They mean it, too, with a heavy antiquarian bar and dark wood appointments throughout.

Though not much has changed by way of the atmosphere here, the menu is contemporary and classically Baltimore. You’ll find staples like mussels, broiled scallops and the ubiquitous jumbo lump crab cakes. Union Wharf residents looking to snag what John Steven’s calls the best seats in town, head over to the Tavern any day of the week — they’ll be happy to see you.

John Steven’s Tavern
1800 Thames Street
Baltimore, MD 21231
(410) 327-5561
http://www.johnstevenstavern.com/
http://www.yelp.com/biz/john-steven-baltimore

Barcocina: Mexican-Inspired Cuisine in Near Union Wharf

Remember Shuckers in Fells Point?

Barcocina, a sister to the adjacent Bond Street Social, is now open in its place. This classy Mexican-inspired restaurant doesn't call itself Mexican; the cocoa and bacon salsa is a good clue to what you're getting, a hip, modern, bustling, America-meets-the-world experience that's great for party time or a casual date.

Barcocina's guacamole is already famous in the neighborhood, and the main menu is big on tacos that, while decidedly non-authentic (Cumin Spiked Mushroom, Citrus BBQ Jack Fruit), are apparently delicious. Entrees adapt Mexican classics (sopas, mojo ajo) in a similar fashion.

There are stiff, well-made cocktails, an excellent wine list, frequent specials, and, of course, the stunning harbor view. It's just down from Union Wharf, so check out Barcocina's site for hours, menus, and more information.

Barcocina
1629 Thames St.
Baltimore, MD 21231
(410) 563-8800
http://www.barcocina.com/
http://www.yelp.com/biz/barcocina-baltimore

Dempsey’s: Brew Pub and Restaurant for Orioles Fans Near Union Wharf

Proudly named after former Baltimore Oriole Rick Dempsey, Dempsey's Brew Pub and Restaurant is a destination for Baltimore sports fans, conveniently located near Oriole Park at Camden Yards and Union Wharf.

This Eutaw Street eatery and watering hole was founded on the noble principle of making the Camden Yards areas a destination all year. Dempsey's fun vibes, excellent service, lengthy beer list and tasty menu have made the restaurant a great success, keeping Eutaw Street busy and pleasing droves of Orioles fans before, during and after games. The food here is classic pub grub and chef-driven, ensuring quality and freshness. The beer is, naturally, baseball-themed, including brews like Wild Pitch Wheat, Rain Delay IPA and The '83 Golden Ale.

Inside, you'll find plenty of authentic Orioles memorabilia showcasing many of the team and the city's proudest moments, including the team's defeat of the Phillies in the 1983 World Series, in which Dempsey was named MVP. The staff is friendly and efficient, treating guests like one of their own.

Dempsey's
333 W. Camden Street, Floor 1
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 843-7901
http://www.dempseysbaltimore.com
http://www.yelp.com/biz/dempseys-brew-pub-and-restaurant-baltimore

The Lost City Diner: Delicious & Timeless Near Union Wharf

The diner that inspired Diner, Barry Levinson's classic Baltimore film, is no longer with us. But Charles Street's Lost City Diner gives a sense of what it must have been like.

Well, somewhat. Levinson's diner wasn't covered in sci-fi memorabilia — you might call The Lost City Diner meets Hairspray. Regardless, this is a trip back to the 1950s and all you've ever loved about American diners. The menu is phonebook-thick, and whether you want pancakes, a burger, a wrap, steak, or veggie options, you'll find what you're craving. There's good, cheap coffee served by smiling, attentive staff, and they're open late — at least 11 p.m. on weekdays depending on business, 3 a.m. at weekends. What more could you ask for near Union Wharf?

Read the paper alone, bring the family, or pile in with friends to fuel up for a night out. It's that kind of place. Check Lost City Diner's site for full hours, menus, and awesome photo galleries.

Lost City Diner
1730 N Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 547-5678
http://www.lostcitydiner.com/
http://www.yelp.com/biz/lost-city-diner-baltimore

Breathe Bookstore Cafe: Books, Workshops & More Near Union Wharf

Breathe Bookstore Cafe is not your typical bookstore. While this Baltimore spot is indeed filled with books, it also has a lot more to offer. Here you can come in for some great vegetarian and Ayurvedic meals. Try the Indian breakfast bowl or a seasonal fruit muffin for breakfast. For lunch, order the vegan mac & cheese or the savory tart. Breathe also serves Counter Culture coffee. Breathe also hosts numerous events including a weekly meditation with Susan, the shop owner, meditative healing circles, and psychic guidance. To nourish your body, mind and soul head over to Breathe Bookstore Cafe near Union Wharf.

Breathe Bookstore Cafe is open daily at 9 a.m. Check the website for details.

Breathe Bookstore Cafe
810 West 36th Street
Baltimore, MD 21211
http://breathebooks.com
http://www.yelp.com/biz/breathe-bookstore-cafe-baltimore

The Smoking Swine: BBQ Near Union Wharf

For those who love BBQ, The Smoking Swine in Baltimore is a must. This tasty food truck, usually near Union Wharf, has a loyal following of people who love good, casual BBQ. The menu is impressive for the limited food truck kitchen. Here you can choose from sandwiches, ribs and sausages that can be ordered a la carte or as part of a platter. For a sandwich, try the hand pulled, dry rubbed, pork sandwich. If you prefer brisket, be sure to try the Lonestar Brisket Sandwich. For ribs, try the St. Louis Style or the beef short ribs. The sides here include mac and cheese, collard greens, Meaty Beans and other BBQ standards that diners adore.

The menu here is always changing, so be sure to follow The Smoking Swine on Twitter or Facebook for daily details and location.

The Smoking Swine
http://thesmokingswine.com
http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-smoking-swine-baltimore

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Birds of a Feather: A Scotch Lovers’ Dream Near Union Wharf

For those who love Scotch, Birds of a Feather is a must. Located in Fells Point, this local favorite is a warm and welcoming spot that serves over 120 single malt scotches. The bar shelves are full of perfectly aged Laphroaigs, Lagavulins, Glenmorangies and more. If you get hungry while sipping on all this fine whiskey, order off the light fare menu. Here you can order some affordable meals, like a hamburger served on a Kaiser roll, a chicken breast sandwich and stuffed jalapeño poppers. If you're looking for a quiet bar with a knowledgable owner who's happy to teach you about Scotch, then be sure to head over to Birds of a Feather near Union Wharf.

Birds of a Feather is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Birds of a Feather
1712 Aliceanna Street
Baltimore, MD 21231
(410) 675-8466
http://www.abs.net/~scotchjh/
http://www.yelp.com/biz/birds-of-a-feather-baltimore

Fork & Wrench: Gastropub Near Union Wharf

Fork & Wrench is a stunning Baltimore gastropub near Union Wharf that serves New American fare. The restaurant features wood paneled walls and steel bar stools that give the space a vintage turn of the century feel with an industrial twist. The decor at the bar is nicely contrasted with the beautiful booths in the dining area. Start off your meal with the kale salad, the escargot calzone or the oil poached calamari. For your entree, try the fried pork chop or the succulent roast chicken. Regulars love the peppered dick breast. All the food is locally sourced so the menu is a great reflection of the seasons. Be sure to order a few cocktails while there. Try the Fork & Wrench's rendition of the Sazerac, Manhattan, or other classics.

Fork & Wrench is open daily. Check the website for details.

Fork & Wrench
2322 Boston Street
Baltimore, MD 21224
(443) 759-9360
http://www.theforkandwrench.com
http://www.yelp.com/biz/fork-and-wrench-baltimore

O’Malley Antiques: Unique Home Furnishings Near Union Wharf

Whether you've just moved into your apartment at Union Wharf or are looking to change things up a bit, be sure to head over to O'Malley Antiques. Located in Historic Mount Washington, this antique store is a great place to explore some beautiful American, English and Continental antiques. Whether you're looking for an 18th century buffet or a 19th century secretary desk, O'Malley Antiques is sure to have something for you. If you prefer accessories that add a special touch to any room, O'Malley Antiques has plenty to offer. While the pieces here are not cheap, these are exquisite antiques that are sure to become family heirlooms.

O'Malley Antiques is open Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

O'Malley Antqiues
1501 Sulgrave Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21209
(410) 466-0606
http://www.omalleyantiques.com