Al Fresco in Baltimore: Everything Tastes Better Outside

August 22, 2023 | Uncategorized
Al Fresco in Baltimore: Everything Tastes Better Outside
Outside dining
Outside dining

Fresh air makes everything better. Whether you’re at home, at a restaurant, or a food truck, eating under the beautiful sun or the dazzling stars adds a new dimension to any meal. On August 31, get outside for National Eat Outside Day, and enjoy some of the amazing outdoor dining options in the City of Baltimore!


Located in Fells Point, Barcocina offers open air seating and terrific harbor views. Offering brunch, lunch, and dinner daily, Barcocina offers you an atmospheric venue to eat, drink, and socialize at any time of the day! Try some of their creative taco creations, such as the Cheeseburger Taco and the Duck Birria Taco. 


Also in Fells Point, Ampersea provides a modern, authentic Maryland experience. Located right on the waterfront, Ampersea puts a modern spin on Maryland classics using seasonal ingredients from local purveyors. Try their delicious crab dip, served with a Bavarian pretzel!

Ouzo Beach

There’s nothing better than a refreshing, summer cocktail, and Ouzo Beach is the perfect outdoor venue to enjoy just that. With a live DJ and  Mediterranean vibes, Ouzo Beach in Harbor East provides an exquisite atmosphere to have some drinks with friends. Try their take on a local staple: Maryland Crab Cakes!

Loch Bar

Featuring one of the area’s largest raw bars, Loch Bar overlooks the picturesque Baltimore Inner Harbor and offers one of the most substantial whiskey menus in Baltimore. Come enjoy a Shellfish Tower with some friends and experience some live music!

Little Havana

Little Havana in Federal Hill also has an enthralling atmosphere and a fascinating story: it was once an abandoned warehouse that was transformed into a thriving, Cuban-themed venue with great food and classic cocktails. Enjoy a delicious meal, such as their Slow Roasted Pork Shank, on their outdoor patio overlooking the harbor for some summertime fun in the sun. 


Located in the newly remodeled Cross Street Market in Federal Hill, Watershed is home to an expansive rooftop deck that has a covered bar, video games, and a projector for sports viewing. Come for the atmosphere, stay for the food, which includes Watershed’s classic steamed hard-shell crabs!

Hampden Yards

As Hampden’s only outdoor beer garden, Hampden Yards provides a breath of fresh air (literally) to the area’s bar and restaurant scene. Offering a wide selection of beers, cocktails, and food options Hampden Yards is the outdoor cocktail paradise you’ve been dreaming of! Try one of their delicious appetizers, such as the Pickle Box.

Maienfiels Biergarten

Maienfiels Biergarten is a family and pet friendly destination with delicious German food, drinks, and live music! The establishment comes alive every Friday and Saturday night from 4-9pm, and some proceeds even go towards the St. Francis Neighborhood Center of Baltimore. Come embrace the atmosphere and munch on a Bratwurst Sandwich. 

Drift bar

Canton’s Drift Bar takes inspiration from the laid-back, upscale ambiance of the Mediterranean to create a new floating dock bar that is not easily forgotten. From handcrafted cocktails to easy-to-share bites, Drift Bar has everything you need to enjoy an amazing time with friends! Try some of their shareable beef burger or pulled pork sliders.


Pulling inspiration from Mexican and South American cuisine, Maximón creates an unforgettable dining experience that pays homage to the cultures that inspired it. Maximón has panoramic views of the Baltimore Inner Harbor and plays host to some of the region’s best Latin Jazz musicians. Try some tasty oysters from their raw bar!

A Perfect Day to Eat Outside

There’s no better time to get outside and enjoy a delicious meal than National Eat Outside Day! Baltimore has so many amazing outdoor eateries for Union Wharf residents, so get outside and eat up!