Best of Baltimore – Baltimore City Paper

photo by Sam Holden


Congrats to all the HVMA winners of Best of Baltimore:

Best Daytime Bartender – Linda Ditzel at Zissimos

Best Style MarriageSixteen Tons and doubledutch boutique

Best Place to Buy a Hostess GiftIn Watermelon Sugar

Best Plus-Sized Consignment Event – Kurvy Konsignment at K Staton Boutique

Best AntiquesSturgis Antiques

Best Gift ShoppingTrohv

Best BreweryUnion Craft Brewing Company

Best Sign Hampden Has Jumped the Shark, Stuffed It, Mounted It On a Wall, and Marked It For SaleBazaar

Best Vegan BagsMilagro

Best Hipster HavenHunting Ground

Best Place to Buy Books and Beer – Atomic Books

Best New HaircutOld Bank Barbers

Best Use of HippiesBaltimore Free Farm

Best Reason to Think You Could Be a Professional Mural PainterDavid’s 1st and 10 Sports Bar

Best Ice CreamTaharka Bros. Ice Cream

Best Ice Cream ShopThe Charmery


Winners of the Reader’s Poll:

BALTIMORE LIVING – Best Neighborhood – Hampden


Best Jewelry Store – Studio C Jewelry

Best Eyewear – Eye Candy Opticianry

Best Place to Buy Gifts – In Watermelon Sugar

Best Home Accessories Store – Trohv

Best Adult Store – Sugar

Best Independent Bookstore – Atomic Books

Best Liquor Store – The Wine Source

Best Tattoo Parlor – Have Fun Be Lucky


Best New Restaurant – Birroteca

Best Food Truck – Gypsy Queen

Best Place to Get Ice Cream – The Charmery

Best Bar Hampden – Frazier’s on the Avenue

Best Wine Bar – 13.5% Wine Bar