In a region mostly dedicated to the Ravens, many transplants have made these bars another home away from home. Like the fans, the establishments have been counting down the days until kickoff, while making extra preparations for what will likely be one of their busiest Sundays of 2018.
The suggestion to utilize vacant properties was one of more than 40 recommendations Mayor Catherine Pugh’s Safe Art Space task force made after working for the past year to address the many issues surrounding Baltimore’s lack of safe and affordable spaces for artists.
As the one-year anniversary of the Bell Foundry's abrupt shuttering passes, Baltimore's much-celebrated DIY music and arts scene has receded to the shadows as it awaits Mayor Catherine Pugh's recommendations for best practices.
Like a meal at Charleston or a stay at the Four Seasons, the Elk Room feels tailored to the deepest-pocketed Harbor East crowd, or those looking to truly indulge with booze. So sure, it’s worth it — as long as your bank account says so.