Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Home of the Baltimore Orioles
Experience the Park Oriole Park at Camden Yards Fan Guide
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The famous revitalization of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor has proved to have staying power, meaning there’s plenty for fans to see and do (and eat and drink) before and after an O’s game. If your goal is to simply find a place to down a few brews before opening pitch – or after – several bars around the park fit the bill. There’s Pickles Pub, Sliders, The Wharf Rat at Camden Yards and Max's Taphouse. Stray too far to the north of the stadium while looking for local bars and the places get a little rough around the edges.
For the visitor seeking some culture there are some unique museums within walking distance of OPCY. Babe Ruth’s Birthplace and Museum is a must for the baseball enthusiast. At the entrance to Oriole Park, in the original train station, you’ll find the Sports Legends Museum, which focuses on Maryland sports stars. Within the same building is Geppi’s Entertainment Museum, which features toys and artifacts from pop culture over the decades. The Maryland Science Center is a fine destination, while the top tourist attraction is the National Aquarium. It’s a can’t-miss for adults and kids.
Walking east from OPCY you’ll come across clusters of destinations, including the Harborplace complex of shops and restaurants and the Power Plant, which is home to the Hard Rock Café and ESPN Zone. Take a left from the Power Plant and you’ll be facing the Brokerage, another complex that draws a younger crowd to dance and listen to music in its establishments. Interested in hanging out where Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez reportedly go after a game? Grab a cab and take a short ride to Amicci’s in Little Italy, where the food is terrific. Players prefer the sleek bar next door to the restaurant. You’ll need to lose your foam finger and flip-flops to hang here.
If you want to see where the local “oinks” (One income no kids) entertain themselves, set a course for Federal Hill. It is within walking distance of OPCY. Start at Mother’s, a local favorite, before moving on to other watering holes. Lately, the favorite activity in Federal Hill is to see if you can spot Jenna Bush and her husband. They recently moved into the neighborhood. They might fit right in at the Rope Walk Tavern, a place that’s been open since 1788 and where the owners are huge fans of Ronald Reagan. This place almost qualifies as a shrine to President Reagan. They welcome all Democrats with money.