Ever Since we accidentally rounded the corner of East Baltimore and Gay streets, the Block has exerted a formidable power over our imaginations and sometimes our wallets. Left over from the heyday of Baltimore's renowned burlesque circuit, the Block is a gloriously sleazy sequence of strip clubs and sex shops along Baltimore Street. And it's no accident that the police headquarters is within a stone's throw: A swarming police force is present 24/7, doing its best to keep the city's vices under control. But they can't do much to stop the party—it's a tipsy arcade of bright neon, stilettos, and shifty eyes. If you're after some local color, this block is a crusty, sequined gem along Baltimore's namesake street. Baltimore is all nude, so be prepared.