Posted on May 16, 2021
There may be no neighborhood with more Baltimore pride and character than Hampden. Originally settled as a blue collar community for mill workers, Hampden has gradually become a cultural center of the city, as younger artists started to move to the area. Today, you can find some of the city's best dining, shopping, and art in this neighborhood.
What to Do
- Baltimore Streetcar Museum - Volunteer-led museum about the history of Baltimore's Public Transit
- Skatepark of Baltimore - Free skatepark open to the general public for all experience levels
- Celebrated Summer Records - Locally-owned record store specializing in punk, metal, and indie records
- Atomic Books - Bookstore with diverse selections, comics, a small bar, and frequent guest readings and events
- Bazaar - Small oddities shop, featuring unique taxidermy, antique medical supplies, and all sorts of surprises
- Druid Hill Park - A 745-acre inner city park with walking trails, tennis courts, greenhouses, and home to the Maryland Zoo
- Ma Petite Shoe - Shoes and Chocolate!
Where to Eat and Drink
- Holy Frijoles - Fresh Mexican food and a full bar!
- Blue Pit BBQ - Barbecue joint with a huge whiskey menu. Also the best vegan bbq in the city
- Common Ground Cafe - Coffee and breakfast
- Golden West Cafe - Iconic restaurant with a diverse menu, lots of vegan options, and a full bar
- The Charmery - The best ice cream you'll find
- Nepenthe Brewing Co - Brewery with craft beers on tap and a large food menu
- Union Craft Brewing - Some of Baltimore's best local beer
Hampden is one of the many areas around Baltimore where Staffordshire Realty offers rental homes. Make sure to check our listing page to see what properties are currently available.