Susannah's Baltimore: Exploring Hampden


One of Susannah Siger's favorite neighborhoods is Hampden. Not only is it where her two shops are located, but it's a quirky and welcoming area great for strolling on a nice day and getting to know new people. The main drag is 36th Street, also known as "The Avenue," and is brimming with cocktail bars, cafes, boutiques and more.

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Spro Coffee 
This specialty coffee shop brews to order every day, sourcing the highest quality coffee beans from around the world. It's the perfect place to stop for your caffeine boost before heading out to explore the neighborhood of Hampden for the day. 
Ma Petite Shoe 
Stop in this shoe and chocolate shop along Hampden's 36th Street, or "The Avenue" for one-of-a-kind shoes and gourmet chocolate from around the world. Next door you'll find a quirky sock shop, both shops are owned by Susannah Siger. 
Andamento Studio & Gallery  
One of Susannah's favorite local establishments, Andamento Studio & Gallery showcases mosaics in every form you can imagine - jewelry, 3-D collages, sculptures, vases and more.
Cafe Hon 
For a true Baltimore "Hon" experience there is no other place to visit than Cafe Hon. Inpsired by the working-class women of the 1960s, Hons are identifiable by their beehive hairdos, cat-eye glasses and saddle shoes. At Cafe Hon you'll be surrounded by the feeling of hominess that Hons embody while enjoying traditional crabcakes, Mom's meatloaf, and grilled cheese.
The Charmery 
The Chamery is a can't-miss Baltimore experience. This ice cream shop located on The Avenue handcrafts super-premium ice cream that focuses on the fun flavors that make Baltimore so delicious, supporting local farmers and producers whenever possible. Flavors change daily but if you're lucky enough to come across Old Bay Caramel or Berger Cookies and Cream, don't leave Baltimore without trying it.
The Bluebird Cocktail Room 
If you're headed out for a night on the town, you can't miss Bluebird Cocktail Room. Sip specialty cocktails inspired by literary greats like Ernest Hemingway or Baltimore native F. Scott Fitzgerald,  illuminated by crystal chandeliers. On a nice night catch a cool breeze on the wooden porch swings that will make you forget you're in the middle of the city. 
Zissimos Bar 
Zissimos is bar on Hampden's 36th Street. Pop in here for a late night cocktail and catch live music or comedy shows upstairs. Susannah loves seeing the Baltimore Improv Group perform at Zissimos and says the best part of the show is when the audience gets involved.