A Tour of Port Covington
One of the city’s newest developments, Port Covington is transforming into a waterfront hub for dining, shopping and exploring.
Just south of Federal Hill, Port Covington is one of the biggest current development projects in the country in the midst of a multi-year transformation that will turn this former industrial port into a hub for water-taxis, distillery visits, movie and concert viewing and shopping trips. Currently there is a whiskey distillery, restaurant and maker space and soon it will be filled with retail, hotel accommodations, green space and waterfront parks.
Things To Do in Port Covington
Port Covington is home to Sagamore Spirit Distillery, which is spearheading the revitalization of the Maryland tradition of rye whiskey. Take a tour of the facility to see how the whiskey is made, or settle in for a few glasses of the libation at the adjacent Rye Street Tavern. The new American restaurant’s menu, developed by celebrated New York chef Andrew Carmellini, features local seafood dishes, fried chicken and ribs. The restaurant’s large grassy lawn and waterfront location make it a perfect hang out spot.
Enjoy a retreat from the day-to-day grind at South Point, a re-imagined open space (families and pets welcome) and entertainment pavilion with live performances. Relax in the Adirondack chairs or bring a picnic and watch the waterfront sunset. On the other side of the Hanover Street bridge you’ll find Nick’s Fish House, a local seafood restaurant perfect for enjoying a crab feast on their waterfront deck.
Port Covington Restaurants
Check out what Port Covington has to offer for eateries, or head to nearby Federal Hill for some more options. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Events in Port Covington
Here’s what’s happening in Port Covington.
Annual Holiday Tree Lighting
Sagamore Spirit Distillery hosts its own holiday tree lighting in the courtyard for visitors. Along with the main event, you’ll be treated to live music, local food and creative cocktails.
The award-winning Betamore, a Port Covington campus for entrepreneurship, innovation, co-working and community, hosts Maryland’s largest celebration of pitches and products at their annual fundraising event. Over 1,000 of Baltimore’s great minds attend to recognize and celebrate local leaders, makers and innovators.
An annual day of inspiration for hundreds of children in The Field at Port Covington with technology, entertainment and outdoor activities. Local students from 4th through 8th grade are invited to attend as a reward for their hard work; local schools select the student based on school attendance, academic record and behavior.