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Things to Do in Baltimore Before Summer Ends

September 1, 2016

Today is September 1st, which officially makes Summer 2016 the *fastest* moving summer I think I’ve ever experienced. School has started for a lot of people an summer vacations are winding down. To those who hate the heat and can’t wait to break out their boots and scarves, the beginning of September means that fall is on its way. But to those like me who would rather move across the country then experience another East Coast winter (lol), September brings about a lot of sadness about the warm weather ending. I mean, don’t get me wrong I don’t love sweating for hours on end in the Baltimore humidity, but I also don’t love navigating snow and ice and cold and all the “joys” that winter brings.

Although September has now ended, I want to be very clear that summer is NOT over yet! There is still time to enjoy the end of this season and for our readers who are local to Baltimore, I’ve compiled a small list of things to do so you can really enjoy the last of summer.

WTMD First Thursday Concert Series (Thursday, September 1st)

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via Baltimore Magazine

TONIGHT is the last First Thursday Concert Series, hosted by WTMD. Join musicians OJR, Joseph Arthur, and the Slanted Sound at Canton Waterfront Park for some outdoor tunes, food, and drinks. Admission is free and doors start opening at 6:30.

End-of-Summer Twilight Swim at the Patterson Park Pool (Friday, September 2nd)

The Patterson Park Public Pool is hosting an adult-only twilight swim to say goodbye to our sweet summer. Admission is $5 and you can bring food & drink into the pool (of course, no glass). They’ve got a DJ spinning for the entire night—get your swim on TOMORROW from 8-11 PM.

 

Bengie’s Drive-In Theater 

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via Bengie’s

Enjoy the final few nights Bengie’s Drive-In this Labor Day weekend. Bennie’s has been open for the past 60 summers just outside Baltimore. You can hang out in your car and catch the movie, or bring blankets/chairs and enjoy the films under the starts. Make sure to READ THE RULES before heading out there—I’m almost certain that Bengie’s has more rules than the most chaotic Kindergarten classroom…

Hampdenfest (September 17th)

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Hampdenfest is a free neighborhood festival in Hampden. Musicians play throughout the day and local vendors and foodies line. Beer provided by locals Union Brewery & The Brewer’s Art, and if you’ve got the stomach for it, enter the pie eating contest hosted by Dangerously Delicious Pies!

Maryland State Fair (Until September 5th)

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The Maryland State Fair brings together live music, carnival rides, and festival food and the huge fairgrounds in Timonium. Tickets are available through the MD State Fair website!

Maryland Sunflower Festival (September 11th & 12th)

The Maryland Sunflower Festival allows guests to enjoy the beauty of one of Maryland’s most historic sunflower farms. Local artists & musicians will be at the festival, and food & drink available from local vendors. It’s also a great opportunity to get that classic instagram pic of you standing amongst the sunflowers.

Que at the Zoo (Saturday, September 10th)

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Que at the Zoo brings musicians and DJs together for a day-long concert experience at the Maryland Zoo. Drinks & BBQ available for purchase

Outdoor Dining

Photo of the patio at Blue Pit BBQ, via Baltimore Magazine

Photo of the patio at Blue Pit BBQ, via Baltimore Magazine

Baltimore has a great deal of sidewalk cafes and outdoor dining experiences, and September is a great time to take advantage. As it begins to cool down, being outdoors is still enjoyable. Some of my favorite outdoor spots in Baltimore include the back patio at Blue Pit BBQ in Hampden, the outdoor seating at Barcocina in Fell’s Point for daily brunch, and the seating at Gertrude’s which allows you to eat by the sculpture garden at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

Farmer’s Markets

Although the Farmer’s Markets in Baltimore stay open well into the end of fall, I personally find them much more enjoyable when the weather is nice out. Allow yourself to linger at your favorite Baltimore market a little bit longer than you  typically would—grab some lunch and stay a while. The Jones Falls Farmer’s Market is a great one to stay and enjoy—you can release your inner child and do some hula-hooping, enjoy whatever music is playing, and do some non-food shopping with other local vendors.

Sunday at the Mill

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Last but not least, a shameless plug for our end-of-summer celebration, Sunday at the Mill. Come out to the Union Mill Courtyard in Hampden and enjoy the last days of summer. We have a great line up of local Baltimore acts, artists & vendors from the Baltimore area, and food & drink provided by Artifact Coffee. Tickets can be purchased HERE! This year, we’ve got a VIP ticket that includes unlimited dranks as well as festival admission. RSVP on Facebook.

Have an outdoor event you’re looking forward to in September (besides Sunday at the Mill, of course…)? Let us know in the comments below!

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30th & Weldon x Brightside Boutique x Aesthetic Distance

August 4, 2016

We teamed up with local shop Brightside Boutique and photographer Eliza Romero-Kovalsky of Aesthetic Distance for an on location shoot throughout Fell’s Point. We chose some of our favorite outfits from Brightside’s current collection and created some magic—we’re excited to share them with you.

Join us for BMORE Babes: A Summer Sip & Shop Event at the Fell’s Point location of Brightside Boutique on August 20th to scoop up all the outfits featured in this shoot. Punch will be served plus 20% off all clothing! Brightside will also be releasing a new custom-designed Baltimore print that is absolutely gorgeous!

Make sure to RSVP on Facebook to let us know you’re coming & check out the photos from the shoot below.

Photography: Aesthetic Distance
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Wardrobe: Brightside Boutique
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Hair & Make Up: Courtney McCormick
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Preakness InfieldFest Survival Guide

May 19, 2016

So you’re going to the Preakness? See ya there! If you haven’t been before, the running of the Preakness Stakes takes place at Pimlico race course in Baltimore. “The People’s Race” as it has been dubbed is known for being a little more relaxed, a little less snobby, and quite a bit more rowdy – if you’re in the infield anyway – than its other Triple Crown sisters, the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes.

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My first Preakness, 2011

InfieldFest started in 2010 following the banning of Pimlico’s BYOB “policy,” i.e. as much beer as you can fit in a cooler, trashcan, on a bus, etc. After videos of people running on top of the portapotties while full cans of beer were chucked at them went viral, Preakness decided to change their style. The first year of no BYOB proved to be unpopular, with record low attendance. Since then, InfieldFest has included the Mug Club – unlimited beer – and concerts from acts like Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, Lorde, and Pitbull, and has grown in popularity every year.

I’ve gone to Preakness a few times, starting in 2011. I missed one year because I am quite possibly the first adult to get Hand, Foot & Mouth (yes, the toddler disease) during my senior year of college finals. It was as joyful as it sounds. Otherwise, I’ve enjoyed my share of bottomless mugs of beer in the Infield, and learned the best practices for getting there, staying safe (and hydrated) and staving off the inevitable 7pm hangover associated with starting the day of drinking at 8am.

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Preakness 2013

Thanks to America’s Best Racing, we’ll be hanging out in the Mug & Vine club at InfieldFest 2016 – come hang out with us! Since it will be Julie and Shae’s first day at the races. I thought I’d share my infinite wisdom so they don’t make me look dumb, but also to help any of you guys who might be heading to your first running of the Preakness!

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Getting There: 

  1. PLAN your transportation, then also have a backup plan – I highly recommend using public transportation, especially to get there. You can check out the various routes provided by MTA here, and I usually use the Light Rail to Cold Spring Station option and catch a shuttle bus.
  2. Look at the Map – There are 2 major gates for Mug Club, and trust me when I say 90% of people who get off those buses have no idea where they’re going. The neighborhood around Pimlico isn’t the greatest, so don’t go wandering around. Look at the maps before hand and decide on a Gate to enter though based on where you want to go, i.e. Mug Club, Mug & Vine, or Grandstand.  Also, go ahead and save that map to your phone or download the Preakness App now. Just do it & thank me later.
  3. Decide on a meeting place with your posse. If you aren’t traveling together, choose a place you will meet up when you get in and get your mug. This gets much harder to do as your mug gets refilled, so decide ahead of time. Great choices are the Jaegermeister Dome or Jaegermeister stage, because there is only 1 of each and they’re easy to find.
  4. Have your exit planned. Getting out of that place after the Preakness race is bonkers, so know how you’re going to do it, and have a back up plan. Uber rates are crazy high and impossible to find your driver. I’ve got my roommate on standby just in case we can’t make our way to the shuttles back to the Light Rail, but warn them that traffic is really bad as well. Frankly, its 10x easier to leave before the Preakness is actually run, but then where’s the fun in that?!

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What to Wear

  1. Honestly, whatever the hell you want. Preakness is known for being more laid-back than you probably picture for horse races but you will definitely see fun hats and seersucker suits, especially in the Grandstand. In the Infield, anything goes, from sundresses to gorilla suits – no, I’m not kidding. Think fun festival attire, with big sun hats being the perfect compromise. Side note: I love a good romper, but don’t forget about the porta potty situation. I already had to talk Shae off the ledge on this one.
  2. Shoes, shoes, shoes. This is the most important consideration. You’re going to be walking all day and walking a lot. Wear something comfortable. It’s probably going to rain this year because obviously the sun has forgotten where Maryland is so wear something either washable, like Shae and I’s favorite plastic jesus shoes, or boots. When it rains, it gets insanely muddy in the field, so don’t wear shoes you care about.
  3. Sunblock / rain gear – weather pending, but know there is little shelter in the Infield, unless you count Porta-potties. So be prepared for whatever is forecasted. I love Dark Sky for up to the minute weather updates.

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What to Bring

  1. Cash: for food, drinks besides beer – like the official drink of the Preakness, a Black-Eyed Susan – and betting. I know nothing about horse betting, but that’s what the internetz are for!
  2. Saltines or Pretzels: You’re allowed to bring food in clear containers, so go ahead and bring your drunk snack. It’s a long day, y’all.
  3. Protective covering for your belongings: This is specific to the expected forecast for this year, I.e. pouring. Don’t ruin your precious cell phone, please. The picture of Fetty Wap isn’t worth it.
  4. Extra power supply: I find my cell drains faster than ever during events like this, so I always like to bring a small portable charger like this one. Again, protected from the elements please. Hunting boxes or pouches are easily accessible at Walmart and work well for this.
  5. Proof you’re an Adult: Don’t forget your ID or you won’t get your dang mug! I know this seems obvious, but I’m talking to you, Julie. :cough, cough:

That’s all the major stuff. Most importantly, be safe, have fun, and don’t do anything I haven’t already done (this leaves the playing field pretty open.) Drink lots of water in between those bottomless beers, or Sunday After Preakness will be a very, very painful day.

We’ll be hanging out at InfieldFest this year thanks to America’s Best Racing, so come hang out with us! Tag #30thandweldon and #AmericasBestRacing on Insta so we can follow your adventures.

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A Day With Citrine

April 11, 2016

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Not everyone can say they have spent a day with one of their favorite bands, which is why we were so excited to be able to do a day-in-the-life with Citrine. Citrine is a Baltimore-based band featuring Kelci Smith, Galen Smith, and Beau Cole. Citrine’s sound is most closely aligned with dream pop, an ethereal sounding alternative rock/pop. They joined us last year for Sunday at the Mill, and with their new EP April set to release in a couple weeks, we were super stoked to spend some time with them and see what they have been up to since.

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We started our day around 1pm at B. Doughnut and met up with the band. The trio led us on a walking tour of Hampden, starting with Cafe Cito for cold brew (lots of cold brew) and Harmony Bakery for vegan and gluten free treats to keep the hangry away.

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Citrine was scheduled to meet up with Monica Immel, a friend and local artist, to discuss collaboration on a project they have been formulating. We joined their meeting and popped over to Rocket to Venus where we enjoyed pitchers of mimosa and french fries while business was discussed. The members of Citrine hope to release a digital copy of their EP ‘April’, set to drop April 22nd (maybe along with some other treats, like videos and pictures) on USB drives. They wanted to meet with Monica to discuss the logistics of laser printing and how it could fit into the vision they had for producing digital material for their EP. “I really like the idea of this being something that we do regularly and change it up between releases,” said Galen. “We could have a lot of fun with it”.

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The idea of a digital way to disseminate their work is fitting for the forward thinking and realistic minds of Citrine and getting the help of friends is in line with their DIY nature. The band enlisted Monica, who has a great deal of knowledge around laser cutting and printing (most notably with her work on the Baltimore Bench), to see if laser printing would be a sustainable and affordable way of mass engraving the thumb drives with their logo or album title. Sustainability is a huge priority for the members of Citrine, who often work on limited time with limited resources. “It’s a lot cheaper than getting CDs pressed.  Also who buys…? Nobody buys CDs anymore. And vinyl is so expensive,” said Kelci. The thumb drives make sense—both sustainable and affordable, they are able to cater to the way people consume music in this age while still providing their fan base with a keepsake.

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After Rocket to Venus, we followed Citrine to Milk & Ice Vintage for vinyls, eclectic T-shirts, and decorative jars among the treasure trove of vintage other items owners Kate & Angie have carefully selected to fill the space. Kelci found a pretty sweet “World’s Greatest Grandpa” shirt we wished she’d purchased. Keeping with the theme of local retail, we walked the Avenue and made it to Hunting Ground, which sells of mixture of new and vintage clothing and accessories, as well as local handmade goods. At Hunting Ground, we all convinced Beau to purchase the coolest square framed glasses we had ever seen. Galen would later express the wish for two pairs so they could match (if anyone has any leads, please be in touch).

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After our modest shopping spree we piled into Beau’s car (an inherited SUV) to head to the Baltimore Node. The Node, as it’s called, is a member-funded work space for makers, ‘hackers’, DIYers, crafters, etc.  All the members have 24/7 hour access to the tools and resources available within the space, like the laser cutter and 3D printer.  After a small snafu with the alarm code, they got to work making a test jig to create a more visual understanding of how the engraving process would work.  One of the biggest concerns the group had was the ability to repeat the process in the event Citrine should sell out of the drives too quickly or want to do something similar at a later date. Beau said “I think really the hard work, the time consuming work, is gonna be getting prepped. Once it’s done, we got a way, it will all be repeatable.” With a game plan in motion, we wrapped up at the Node and made our way back to Hampden to check out the bands’  practice space, where April was recorded and the videos for it were filmed.

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The space they used is a small room Beau rents in a large building off Falls road owned by Simpson Strong-Tie, which if you don’t happen to be in the bridge building industry, you may not be familiar with. The space is small but stuffed to the brim with recording equipment, as well as the token portrait of a kitty that all studios have – right? The adjacent staff cafeteria was converted into the space to shoot their videos, with some fancy lighting tricks and some behind the scenes “magic” directed and edited by Colorless.

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IMG_2512Finally, we headed back up to the Ave for an interview over dinner at a local favorite, Golden West Cafe. Galen and Beau went “splitsies” on an omelette which, according to both of them, was absolutely delicious (Galen used the words “banging”, and Beau paused the interview to let us all know how good it was).

Hanging out with Citrine gave us a really nice insight into who they are as musicians and as people. We enjoyed going through some of their favorite spots in Hampden and we’re excited to share what we learned from our time with them—keep an eye out for the extended interview later this week.

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The Best Baltimore Cafés & Coffee Shops to Get Sh*t Done In

March 22, 2016

Whether you’re a writer, work from home, or are a student, one thing is for sure—you spend a lot of time looking at screens (and maybe even paper). I don’t know about you, but sometimes, I need a change of scenery. Often when trying to get work done from home, I get distracted by the endless to do list—when I’m home, there always seems to be another pile of dishes to do, another load of laundry to put away, a litter box to clean, trash to take out, a pot of coffee to make/drink, an episode of House of Cards to watch…you name it, it’ll distract me. Since I was in high school, I discovered the glory of doing work in coffee shops. Pop some headphones in, drink a delicious latte and sit and work for a few hours. I find I am extremely productive in cafés for a few reasons. First, I know I’m paying to be there (between $3-$20, depending on how many Americanos I drink or if I get food) and I want to get the most out of my money. Also, I’m afraid that someone will see me not being productive and *kindly* ask me to leave. Not that there is a rule that you have to be working to use café wifi, it just feels like one of those unspoken norms (although I did once see a guy in Starbucks bring his TV and his PlayStation…but this was in New York and so I’ll take that with a grain of salt). If I need more coffee, I pay for it and not get distracted in my kitchen. I’m not distracted by my cat, those pile of dishes, or the temptation of House of Cards (although I may take a break to play an iPhone game or check my Instagram). And sometimes, getting out of the house to work is necessary. Maybe your roommates are hosting a day-time beer olympics you’d rather not be a part of, or your landlord has send someone to do loud maintenance in the hallway of your building. Maybe you’re like me and you spilled coffee on your laptop and you are going to use your iPad to blog but ran out of data and the wifi in your apartment all stopped working in the same week and you need the Internet.

Maybe you’re looking for a new spot to get some work done, or maybe you haven’t taken yourself on a coffee & work date and want a coffee shop to try it out. Baltimore, I got you. Here are some of the best baltimore cafés to get shit done in. All of the coffee shops and cafés listed (alphabetically) give you free wifi for you’re Internet enjoyment and just ask one thing: you buy a cup of coffee.

3 Bean Coffee

Neighborhood: Federal Hill (right on Key Highway)
Table type: Low top tables (seating 2-4) and high top bar area.
Don’t Miss: Any latte: their art is beautiful (for non milk drinkers, coconut milk, almond, and soy are available). 3 Bean prides themselves on serving ‘craft coffee’ so you probably don’t want to leave without some. Non-coffee drinkers try the Matcha.
Food stuffs: Mostly pastries and desserts (including local ice cream). Also quiches and sweet/savory pies from Dangerously Delicious Pies.
Stipulations: Just spend some money.
Ambiance: A lot of natural light. Can be loud during peak times, so bring headphones.
On the Internet: web | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
In person: 209 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD 21230, (410) 216-3339

Artifact Coffee

Neighborhood: Hampden
Table type: One communal table, a few smaller 2 & 4 top tables, some ‘bar’ area.
Don’t Miss: Artifact offers coffee brewed in a Chemex (to ‘share’). It is delicious and brewed just for you!
Food stuffs: Go for a meal, stay to work. Artifact’s kitchen is fully functional and their menu diverse. Stop in for brunch, salads, sandwiches, and pastries.
Stipulations: Get the password upon entering.
Ambiance: Artifact gets busy but it’s easy to get work done. If you’re looking for something a bit quieter, try the back room.
On the Internet: web | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
In person: 1500 Union Ave, Baltimore, MD 21211, (410) 235-1881

Atwater’s

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Atwater’s Canton (via Soup of the Day Blog)

Neighborhoods: Belvedere Square, Canton, Catonsville, Johns Hopkins Hospital Area, Towson (at Kenilworth), Falls Road
Table type: Each Atwater’s is different, but most feature both tables and bar seating.
Food stuffs: Atwater’s has great sandwiches, pastries, and
Stipulations: Just spend money. I also do think they try to move tables quickly during peak times (so don’t expect to settle for hours when they’re busy).
Ambiance: They all differ. Caton is nice and airy, while Towson gets crowded. Catonsville has a spacious upstairs area, and I probably wouldn’t get to work at their Belvedere Square locations.
On the Internet: web | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
In person: Check their website for individual addresses.

The Bun Shop

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Neighborhood: Mount Vernon & Downtown
Table type: Communal tables, two/four top tables, comfy couches.
Food stuffs: Sweet & savory buns!
Stipulations: None!
Ambiance: Very big space. Well lit near the front but the back gets a bit dark.
On the Internet: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
In person: 239 W Read St, Baltimore, MD 21201, (410) 989-2033

Ceremony Coffee Roasters

Neighborhood: Mount Vernon
Table type: low top tables and a lot of hightop bar area
Food stuffs: Avocado toast is the most memorable.
Stipulations: The low top tables ask that you don’t work there during their ‘peak’ hours (with signs posted saying “No Laptops”).
Ambiance: A very very open space with high ceilings and a lot of natural light.
On the Internet: web | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
In person: 520 Park Ave, Baltimore, MD 21201, (443) 835-1659

Charmington’s

Neighborhood: located right at the intersection of Charles Village & Remington.
Table type: Mostly communal tables (that seat about 8) and some space at a bar as well.
Don’t Miss: Anything espresso.
Food stuffs: Some salads and sandwiches, pastries, and Utz chips. Vegan and gluten free options available.
Stipulations: Currently, Charmington’s has free wifi all day (so long as you buy something). They used to turn off the interwebs between 12p-2p, but it seems those days are behind us.
Ambiance: Semi-relaxed. Can be a bit loud but nothing headphones can’t solve. I think the height of the tables vs the height of the chairs is a bit awkward (I always feel like I’m sitting low)
On the Internet: web | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
In person: 2601 N Howard St, Baltimore, MD 21218, (410) 235-5004

 

Daily Grind

Neighborhood: Fells Point
Table type: Lots of 2/4 top tables (as well as outdoor seating).
Food stuffs: Sandwiches, wraps, soups…
Stipulations: None.
Ambiance: Very open and bright, easy to escape noise.
On the Internet: web | Facebook
In person: 1720 Thames St, Baltimore, MD 21231, (410) 558-0399

Dooby’s

Neighborhood: Mount Vernon
Table type: Lots of counter space, as well as four tops.
Food stuffs: Korean-inspired food, pastries.
Ambiance: Big and open space. Well lit, but can get loud.
On the Internet: web | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter 
In person: 802 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201, (410) 609-3162

Dovecote Cafe

Neighborhood: Reservoir Hill
Table type: Communal tables, low tops, couches.
Food stuffs: Pastries, paninis, and tapas (to name a few).
Ambiance: Bright and beautiful. I am personally in love with the aesthetic of this place!!! Talk about dream wallpaper *swoon*. Also, really really well priced.
On the Internet: web | Facebook Instagram
In person: 2501 Madison Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217, (443) 961-8677

Milk & Honey Market

Neighborhood: Mount Vernon
Table type: Low tops (chairs & booths)
Food stuffs: Adult grilled cheese. Kid’s grilled cheese. Pastries too.
Stipulations: None.
Ambiance: Well-lit, and a decent amount of tables. Also a grocer so you can pick up some things for the home while working there.
On the Internet: web | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
In person: 816 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD 21201, (410) 685-6455

One World Café

Neighborhood: Tuscany-Canterbury
Table type: The front ‘cafe’ area has some low-top tables and a couch for lounging. There is space at the bar also.
Food stuffs: Sandwiches, brunch, and some really amazing cakes (vegan too).
Stipulations: None, just buy something. I’m not sure if you’ll be able to work at the bar during peak times (I’ve never tried).
Ambiance: Depending on when you go. During brunch and other peak times, it can get really loud and busy but the cafe is on the opposite side of the restaurant and you’ll be able to get work done and get away a bit.
On the Internet:  Facebook | Twitter
In person: 100 W University Parkway, Baltimore, MD 21218 (410) 235-5777

Patterson Perk

Neighborhood: Patterson Park
Table type: Very few tables, low tops.
Food stuffs: Pastries, bagels, sandwiches & paninis.
Stipulations: None!
Ambiance: Generally quiet but very small—theres just a few tables in the front. But Patterson Park is right across the street, so you can always grab your coffee and work outside (if you don’t need wifi).
On the Internet: web | Facebook | Twitter
In person: 2501 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224, (410) 534-1286

Park Cafe & Coffee Bar

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Neighborhood: Bolton Hill
Table type: Counter seating & low tops.
Food stuffs: Breakfast (egg sandwiches, oatmeal, yogurt), salads, soups, paninis, and yummy baked goods.
Stipulations: None, other than spend some moolah!
Ambiance: Open and bright!
On the Internet: web | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
In person: 132 McMechen Street, Baltimore, MD 21217, (410) 225-9282

Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse

Neighborhood: Station North
Table type: Low top tables.
Food stuffs: Lots of veg/vegan options. The chefs at Red Emma’s are always creating a new delicious dish.
Stipulations: Closed Monday. Also, Red Emma’s frequently hosts events, so maybe call ahead to make sure you’re not going to walk into a talk when you’re expecting to get stuff done quietly.
Ambiance: The new location is a big space and it is very open. It can get loud, but it doesn’t really travel which is good.
On the Internet: web | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
In person: 30 W North Ave, Baltimore, MD 21201, (443) 602-7611

‘Spro Coffee

Neighborhood: Hampden
Table type: Low tops in the front and back, with outdoor seating as well.
Food stuffs: Nice pastries (and an amazing macaron!)
Stipulations: None!
Ambiance: Mostly quiet and well-lit. On the smaller side, but surprisingly a lot of seating for the size.
On the Internet: web | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
In person: 851 W 36th Street, Baltimore, MD 21211, (410) 243-1262

Zeke’s Coffee

Neighborhood: Lauraville
Table type: Low top tables
Food stuffs: Sandwiches, soups, pies and ice cream.
Stipulations: None. Just buy something.
Ambiance: On the smaller side, but very nice.
On the Internet: web | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
In person: 4607 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD 21214, (410) 254-0122

 

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