One of Baltimore's most beloved neighborhoods, Fell's Point is located on the harbor and boasts a rich variety of restaurants, shops, galleries, and the greatest concentration of bars and pubs in the city.
Fells Point pulls off with aplomb a rare dichotomy: it's simultaneously historic and modern, charming and edgy, sophisticated and quirky, traditional and diverse. The epicenter of this unique blend is the area closest to the water — most notably Thames Street and S. Broadway — where the cobblestone streets run past Italianate and Greek Revival brick buildings that house sleek bistros, preppy boutiques, and contemporary home décor shops as well as alternative record stores, tattoo parlors, and sports bars with pool tables and myriad television screens. An impressive percentage of Fell's Point businesses are independent, as the neighborhood tends to eschew retail chains.
Fells Point has historically home to sizeable Polish, Irish, and Mexican-American populations that have influenced the culture of the neighborhood (Eastern Avenue enjoys a thriving Central American presence and is the place to go for authentic Mexican cuisine, groceries, and clothing). Overall, the neighborhood is extremely inclusive, attracting young professionals, blue-collar workers and college students. It has some of the most historic edifices in Baltimore, as well as an annual Fells Point Fun Festival and nationally celebrated haunted tours.