Friendly and unpretentious Baltimore is one of the East Coast's most resurgent cities. A largely working-class metropolis that's an easy drive from Washington, DC and Philadelphia as well as Delaware's gay-popular Rehoboth Beach, Baltimore is anchored by a handsomely revitalized Inner Harbor. Fan out and you'll discover a number of neighborhoods with distinctive cafes, bars, and shops, many with gay cachet. Gay filmmaker John Water set most of his campy movies in and around the city. Here's a visual tour of this affordable, laid-back city endowed with several noteworthy museums and attractions.
|Sappho's lesbian bar at Grand Central, in Mt. Vernon||Grand Central gay nightclub, in Mt. Vernon||Cafe Hon, kitschy diner and site Honfest, held in Hampden in June 2013||Club Hippo, a longtime gay nightlife fixture in Mt. Vernon|
|Washington Monument, the famed column anchoring the Mt. Vernon neighborhood||Jay's on Read gay piano cabaret, in Mt. Vernon||Admiral Fell Inn, in Fells Point||City Cafe - popular bar, bistro, and coffeehouse in Mt. Vernon|
|Club 1722, a gay after-hours club north of Mt. Vernon||Federal Hill neighborhood, just south of the Inner Harbor||Fells Point historic district, with view of Thames Street waterfront||Fells Point - and the Baltimore Water Taxi dock - at night|