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

Pratt Street Ale House: Drink Up Near Union Wharf

Moments from Union Wharf, Pratt Street Ale House helped launched the brewpub revolution in Baltimore in 1993. Oliver Breweries imported equipment from England to ensure the best English-style ales; the selection here rotates, but usually includes several cask-conditioned ales and guest bottles. The food menu has many nods to B'more, of course; crab is everywhere, including the delicious warm pretzel roll with crab dip. Sandwiches have gourmet twists (The Godfather sports four cured meats, Provolone and balsalmic herb vinaigrette). Regulars love the prices, atmosphere, service, and taste. Steps from Camden Yards and the Inner Harbor, Pratt Street Ale House is your place to relax.

Check their site for hours, menus, and events.

Pratt Street Ale House
206 W. Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 244-8900
www.prattstreetalehouse.com
www.yelp.com/biz/pratt-street-ale-house-baltimore

B&O American Brasserie: American Splendor Near Union Wharf

Back when Baltimore was a booming railway town, these stunning Beaux Arts rooms were headquarters to the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. A hundred years ago some of America's biggest fatcats hung out here; you may not be able to buy towns and railroads at will, but you can still eat like they did. The B&O Brasserie offers simple, refined, and upscale American meals; typical delights include Crispy Skin Pork Belly, Crispy Skin Rockfish, duck, crab cakes, or oysters. Don't look for invention; this perfectly executed, subtly reinvented classic dining. Regulars rave over the huge and terrific cocktail list — the signature El Oso recently won a national cocktail competition.

Take a night away from Union Wharf and bring a date. Baltimore loves it here.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served. Check the B&O American Brasserie website for hours, menus, and more details. 

B&O American Brasserie
2 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
(443) 692-6172
http://www.bandorestaurant.com
http://www.yelp.com/biz/b-and-o-american-brasserie-baltimore?nb=1

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Oriole Park Tours: Experience the Legend Near Union Wharf

Remember the old concrete multipurpose stadiums?

Philly had one. So did Pittsburgh, Cincinnati … they were revolutionary. Adaptable for baseball, football, rock concerts, and more, the grass was fake, the architecture was brutal, and they sucked the joy from even the best day out.

Oriole Park at Camden Yards changed that. It brought baseball back to its roots; iron and brick, ivy and shadows, with fans close to the action. It instantly conjured memories of Brooks, Frank, and Earl, but plenty of history has been made here; Cal became Iron Man, of course, and Eddie Murray hit his 500th home run.

Take a tour and see Oriole Park from a new perspective — $9 takes you the the dugout, the press box, and even the Jumbotron Control Room. It's baseball paradise just moments from Union Wharf. Don't miss it.

Oriole Park Tours
333 West Camden Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
http://baltimore.orioles.mlb.com/bal/ballpark/tours/index.jsp

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Sushi and Sake Mixer

Union Wharf is hosting it’s first ever Sushi & Sake Mixer tonight in our Bar Lounge area overlooking the water! Wind down after work with your friends and family in our relaxing lounge as you sip on sake and taste a variety of different sushi. The delicious sushi is from Asahi Sushi in Harbor East. Check it out: www.asahisushifellspoint.com

V-NO Wine Bar: New American Food and Wine Near Union Wharf

Whether you're looking for a relaxing glass of wine or a bite after work, try V-NO Wine Bar near Union Wharf. Located in historic Fells Point, V-NO Wine Bar is a cozy cafe where you can choose from a range of impressive wines while you enjoy views of the waterfront. Regulars agree, the wine is affordable and fairly priced. If you'd like to snack, try some of the small plates. Order a cheese plate that's served with bread and olives. Or try the Rustic Plate that includes hand cured meats, sausage, homemade pate, pickles and bread. For a nice afternoon, head over to V-NO Wine Bar.

V-No Wine Bar is open daily. Check the website for details.

V-NO Wine Bar
905 South Ann Street
Baltimore, MD 21231
(410) 342-VINO
http://v-nowinebar.com
http://www.yelp.com/biz/v-no-wine-bar-baltimore?nb=1

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2014 State of Downtown Breakfast

SAVE THE DATE!
Thursday, March 27, 7:30-9:30am
Lord Baltimore Hotel, 20 W. Baltimore Street

Join 500 of the region’s top business, government, and civic leaders as Downtown Partnership releases the 2013 State of Downtown Baltimore Report. Be among the first to hear about economic conditions and trend forecasts for the region’s most important business and cultural center. The program will feature CEOs of companies that entered the Baltimore market in 2013 who will provide an insiders’ look at their business and the reasons why they chose to locate in Downtown.

http://godowntownbaltimore.com/Events/Default.aspx?eid=747DE275-5F66-E311-9116-000C29CAA908