The businesses of Historic Federal Hill are housed in delightful buildings of late 18th, 19th and early 20th century architecture. The old-fashioned Cross Street Market remains the heart of the neighborhood, where over 25 vendors sell everything from fresh produce to live blue crabs, from gourmet cheese to fresh-cut flowers.
Historic Federal Hill is also famous for its amazing array of wonderful restaurants and taverns, drawing community residents and visitors from near and far. Many of Baltimore Magazine's "Best Restaurants in Baltimore" can be found in Federal Hill, including Blue Agave, Matsuri, Thai Arroy, and Regi's American Bistro.
Among the more than 35 restaurants and taverns located along Charles, Cross, and Light Streets are some of Baltimore's most well-known establishments, serving fine food, mouth-watering appetizers, and cold draft beers, including Ryleigh's Oyster, Mother's Federal Hill Grille, Ropewalk Tavern, and SoBo Cafe.
Historic Federal Hill is resident-friendly with over a dozen delicatessens, carry-outs and casual dining providing a diverse array of fun foods. Neighbors enjoy Crazy Lil's, MaGerk's, Banditos, Maria D's Sub Shop, Sam's Bagels, and Spoons Coffeehouse, to name a few.
An exciting variety of art galleries featuring local and international art attract local residents and visitors alike, such as Mark Cottman Gallery, Crystal Moll Gallery, and the Tradestone Gallery. Antique stores and second-hand shops offer everything from the finest in antiques to collectible kitsch, including the Book Escape, Klein's Antiques, and Vanessa's Vintage Treasures.
The unique has a place in Historic Federal Hill. Alliance Comics, Seleh de Federal Hill, Light Street Cycles, Pandora's Box and Brightside Boutique and Art Studio serve as charming examples of the eclecticism the neighborhood has to offer. The renonwned Dan Brother's shoe store is also well-known throughout the city.
Beauty, health and fitness also have a home in Federal Hill. M Salon, along with Kim's Day Spa, Bella Nails & Spa, Funk Salon, and the Federal Hill Barber Shop keep everyone feeling and looking beautiful. Apothecary Wellness offers alternative and all-natural skin care, while The Healing Path & Charm City Yoga provides a sanctuary for relxation and mediation. Federal Hill Fitness, Knockout Fitness, and Baltimore Aikido also service your overall health goals with classes, workout equipment, and memberships that fit your lifestyle.
A niche market of upscale home furnishings and interior design is quickly gaining ground, anchored by the incomparable Shofer's Furniture, which has drawn from the Baltimore metropolitan area and beyond since 1914. Patrick Sutton Design offers the finest in interior design and luxury home furnishings. The handcrafted ceramics, stone and glassware available at Chesapeake Tiles are like none other.
Historic Federal Hill has also attracted numerous professional service companies that serve the growing residential community and local merchants, as well as regional and national clients. Services include banking & finance, computers and technology, marketing, medical services, insurance, legal services, printing, photography, and design & architecture. Services are provided by businesses such as Bank of America, Allstate Insurance. Buyer's Edge, Cobblestone Wealth Management, Federal Hill Mortgage, Key Technologies, Marcus-Boyd Realty, Ron Zimmerman Realtor, Wells Fargo, and Gaudreau Architects. Doctors, dentists, attorneys, accountants, engineers all enjoy office space on these charming streets.