More than 40 million people visit Baltimore every year, a significant number of whom are in the Charm City on business. The sprawling Baltimore Convention Center is a centerpiece of the city’s business tourism, hosting countless workshops, seminars and conventions for businesses from around the world. If you’re in town for business and staying in short-term housing near the Baltimore Convention Center, you may be tempted to kick back after a long day of meetings and enjoy the amenities in your serviced apartment.
But there’s so much to see and do in Baltimore that you should schedule some leisure time during your trip to experience it in person. Strolling the Inner Harbor and its shops can give you a taste of Baltimore, but pulling up a chair at one of the scores of downtown eateries is the best way to feel like a true Baltimorian.
One of the best things about Baltimore’s culinary scene is its diversity: Within just a few blocks of your short-stay apartment you can find dishes to satisfy every palate, and atmospheres that are just as vibrant and varied.
Here are a few of the best places to dine out during your stay in Baltimore:
- Pratt Street Ale House, 206 W. Pratt St. — If you’re a sports fan, this is your spot, as a dozen televisions ring the restaurant and bar, showcasing the biggest games of the day. Pub food goes to the next level at Pratt Street with Maryland-inspired dishes like crab cakes, Chicken Chesapeake and The Oriole. The building dates to the late 1800s and has also doubled as an in-house brewery for nearly 25 years.
- Kona Grill, 1 E. Pratt St. — No matter what you’re in the mood for, you can find it at Kona Grill. The venue focuses on New American dishes and also offers extensive sushi selections. You can enjoy your meal on the restaurant’s patio, which, thanks to temperature control, is open year-round; in the quiet dining room; or right at the sushi bar.
- B&O American Brassiere, 2 N. Charles St. — B&O excels at embracing innovation without losing sight of the past. Its name pays tribute to the old Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, which was once housed in its spot. But its food and décor is forward-thinking, with seasonal and locally sourced items and craft cocktails that will have you coming back for refills.
Whether you’re in the mood for the full Baltimore dining experience, or just grabbing a bite and a pint, there are plenty of options close by your short-term housing near Baltimore Convention Center.