March 10-13, 2024

Welcome to Baltimore!


Please note: All Restaurants in Maryland are required to be wheelchair accessible.

Establishments Near The Marriott Waterfront Hotel

Maximon 200 International Drive, Baltimore, MD 21202.
An upscale, yet comfortable restaurant located in the nearby Four Seasons hotel, Maximon offers delicacies fusing Mexican and South American flavors.

Tagliata 1012 Fleet St, Baltimore, MD 21202.
This Italian chophouse has a menu that encompasses hand-cut steaks, fresh hand-rolled pastas, house-made charcuterie and a bounty of fresh seafood. As a bonus, Tagliata features an extensive wine-list, apparently the largest in the Baltimore area!

Taco Fiesta 618 S. Exeter Street, Baltimore, MD 21202.
If you are in the mood for tacos and other delicacies (burritos, chips and guacamole, etc..), and perhaps horchata, or a beer or margarita, Taco Fiesta has you covered!

Charleston 1000 Lancaster St, Baltimore, MD 21202.
Feeling fancy, and in the mood for exploring cuisine rooted in French fundamentals and the Low Country cooking of South Carolina? Charleston is one of James Beard award winner Chef Cindy Wolf's eateries, and a must-eat-at for devotees of fine food and wine.

Lebanese Taverna The Charm'tastic Mile, 719 S President St, Baltimore, MD 21202.
If Middle Eastern food is what you are craving, Lebanese Taverna is where you want to head — hummus, kabobs, and much more in a modern waterfront setting.

Black Swan 1302 Fleet St, Baltimore, MD 21202 (in the Hyatt Place Inner Harbor hotel).
Come for the complimentary white truffle marshmellow popcorn, and stay for the amazing menu that includes American and Southern American classics, and hand crafted pizza.

Bambao 1010 Aliceanna St, Baltimore, MD 21202.
From bao buns and Chinese styles bowls to bubble teas and beer, Bambao brings the flavor!

Cinghiahle 822 Lancaster St, Baltimore, MD 21202.
An Italian osteria right here in Charm City! Cinghiahle features choose your own adventure multi-course menus, in house charcuterie and of course wine! This restaurant is another Chef Cindy Wolf helmed spot.

Vegan and Vegetarian Establishments

Land of Kush 840 N Eutaw St, Baltimore, MD 21201.
A (relatively) short walk or Uber ride on the West side of the Baltimore Harbor, Land of Kush is a Baltimore favorite that features vegan versions Southern U.S. dishes that appeal to vegans, vegetarians, omnivores and carnivores.

Liquid Earth 1626 Aliceanna Street (Between Bond & Broadway) Fells Point, Maryland 21231.
Located a few blocks northeast from the Marriott, Liquid Earth features an astonishing array of vegan and raw food offerings in the walkable Fells Point neighborhood.


While all of the places mentioned in this guide are LGBTQ+ friendly, some spaces that specifically cater to the community include:

The Baltimore Eagle 2022 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21218
This uptown bar features drag shows and bear nights, and has an outdoor patio perfect for enjoying the spring weather.
The Baltimore Eagle is a wheelchair accessible venue.

Club Charles 1724 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201
While not technically a gay bar, this Midtown Baltimore Institution welcomes everyone and is a fun safe space to bump into artists, activists and all kinds of like-minded people. It's also not improbable to run into local and national legend, filmmaker John Waters, at the Club Chuck!
(At the time of the posting, we are still working to determine if Club Charles is accessible: we will update when this info is available)

Leons of Baltimore 870 Park Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21201
The oldest gay bar in Baltimore, Leon's is across the Inner Harbor on the west side of downtown.
(At the time of the posting, we are still working to determine if Leons is accessible: we will update when this info is available)

Walt's Inn 3201 O'Donnell Street, Baltimore MD 21224
Located in the Canton neighborhood, a few blocks east of the Harbor East area, Walt's is a welcoming, casual place. If you are itching to show off your vocal prowess, Walt's is the spot, featuring karaoke six days a week!
Walt's Inn is not wheelchair accessible.

The Drinkery 205 W Read St, Baltimore, MD 21201
Baltimore's self-proclaimed "gay dive bar" is located in the midtown Mount Vernon neighborhood, a short Uber/Lyft/taxi ride from the Marriott.
Unfortunately, this venue is not wheelchair accessible.

Iron Crow Theater 45 W. Preston Street, Baltimore MD 21201
Located in the midtown Mount Vernon Neighborhood, Baltimore's premier queer theater "defines queer broadly as the celebration of the renegade and unorthodox in all of us"
The Iron Crow Theater is a wheelchair accessible venue.


Fells Point Ghost Walk
Not a museum per se, but a walking tour of Baltimore's premier waterfront neighborhood, just a few blocks east of the Marriott. I can't confirm this yet, but rumor has it that the ghosts of Kurt O. Sis and Martin Gale bring friendly insights about statistics from another dimension.
This is an hour-long outdoor walking tour that is accessible to wheelchair users.

Maryland Science Center
This downtown mainstay, just across the Harbor from the Marriott, is full of interactive exhibits fun for all ages! It also has an IMAX theater for your viewing pleasure. Can you imagine if we could do our ENAR presentations on an IMAX screen? I envision 6-foot tall equations and finally being able to read all of the values in the counterfactual estimators!
The museum and its exhibits are fully accessible to wheelchair users. (More information about its accessibility:

Great Blacks in Wax 1601-03 East North Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland, 21213
Located several miles Northeast of the Marriott, this prominent, internationally recognized Baltimore institution has nearly 150 wax figures of highly influential historical and current Black leaders.
The museum and its exhibits are fully accessible to wheelchair users.

American Visionary Art 800 Key Highway Baltimore, MD 21230
A museum like no other, this must-see venue is just across the harbor from the Marriott! While it defies a purely verbal description the museums mission statement summarizes its purpose nicely: "Visionary art as defined for the purposes of the American Visionary Art Museum refers to art produced by self-taught individuals, usually without formal training, whose works arise from an innate personal vision that revels foremost in the creative act itself."
The museum and its campus are accessible to wheelchairs and those with limited mobility. Service animals are welcome in the museum. For visitors who are hearing impaired, films are either captioned, or transcripts are available upon request at Visitor Services.

Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History 830 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
Located just a few blocks from the Marriott, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum has an impressive collection spanning 400 years of African American history in the Maryland. It's collection spans African American innovations in multiple Maryland realms, including but not limited to, education, the arts, business, journalism, and sports.
The Reginald F Lewis museum is ADA accessible and can be accessed by visitors who use mobility aids.

Walters Art Gallery 10 W. Centre St., Baltimore, MD 21201
Located in the just-north-of downtown Mount Vernon Neighborhood, and with free admission, the Walters is a great place to spend an afternoon taking in its over 36,000 piece collection.
The Walters is generally accessible except for those with wide wheelchairs. (

Baltimore Museum of Industry 1415 Key Highway, Baltimore MD 21230
Baltimore was an Industry titan back in the day, with steel mills, canneries, garment producers, print shops and other such entities filling its neighborhoods. This museum, located just across the harbor from the Marriott, has a fascinating collection of machinery, photographs and stories from these heydays.
The museum and its exhibits are fully accessible to wheelchair users.

Baltimore Museum of Art 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218
Located by the southeastern corner of the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus in the uptown Charles Village neighborhood, this museum host multiple national and internationally travelling collections and includes multiple permanent installations, an outdoor sculpture garden, a well-regarded restaurant featuring Maryland-centric cuisine (Gertrudes , ), and a fantastic gift shop.
The museum and its exhibits are fully accessible to wheelchair users.

Port Discovery Children's Museum 35 Market Place Baltimore, MD 21202
If you are traveling to ENAR with children, and/or want to tap into your inner child, look no further than Port Discovery. Located just a few blocks from the Marriott, this eclectic and fun-filled space includes many hands-on activities, interactive exhibits, and scheduled entertainment.
The museum and its exhibits are fully accessible to wheelchair users.


(Please note: this guide was created before the March schedules for many of these spaces were released: please check the theater web sites for performance schedules.)

Everyman Theatre 315 West Fayette Street,Baltimore, MD 21201
Located just west of Downtown Baltimore, "Everyman Theatre is a professional Equity theatre company celebrating the actor, with a Resident Company of artists from the Baltimore/DC area. Everyman Theatre is conveniently located in the heart of Baltimore City in the historic Bromo Arts and Entertainment District, near the corner of Fayette and Eutaw and steps away from the historic, newly renovated, Lexington Market."
The Everyman Theater is completely ADA accessible and offers services to remove barriers to access. (

Baltimore Improv Group (BIG)
Located in the Station North Neighborhood, about 2 miles north of the Marriott, BIG has performances by improv groups multiple nights of the week. Performing troupes frequently solicit "starting words" for their shows from audience members. Suggest "doubly robust" or "heteroskedasticity" and watch the magic unfold!
BIG is wheelchair ramp accessible.

Baltimore Center Stage 700 North Calvert Street, Baltimore MD 21202
A mainstay of Baltimore theater since1978, Center Stage hosts multiple play productions yearly.
Center Stage is ADA compliant and offers multiple services to assist with removing barriers to the theater. (

Live Music

Keystone Korner 1350 Lancaster Street, Baltimore MD 21231
A jazz bar and restaurant located just a few blocks from the Marriott.
The Keystone Korner is ADA accessible.

The Lyric 140 W. Mount Royal Avenue, Baltimore MD 21201
Located in the city's midtown neighborhood, the Lyric host musical performances by national and international touring acts, as well as famous comedians, magicians and other merrymakers.
To make arrangements and confirm accessibility for a specific performance, please contact the venue in advance of the show. Contact info:

The Ottobar 2549 N Howard St, Baltimore, MD 21218
Baltimore's favorite venue for punk, metal, hip-hop, alternative and other genres is located in the Charles Village neighborhood, a few miles north of downtown and a short Uber/Lyft/taxi/bus ride from the Marriott.
The first floor with the main performance stage is wheelchair accessible except for the balcony area, and the 2nd floor bar is only accessible via a staircase.

Baltimore Soundstage 124 Market Place, Baltimore MD 21202
Located in downtown Baltimore, just a few blocks west of the Marriott, Baltimore soundstage features live performances by nationally touring rock, metal, punk, funk and hip-hop acts.
The Soundstage is wheelchair accessible, and has limited ADA compliant seating available on a first come/first serve basis. It is helpful to contact the venue in advance of a specific show to make arrangements. As per the venue's website, "All customers with visual, hearing, or mobility disabilities which need an accommodation are directed to contact our Box Office at or 410-244-0057 in advance."

The Crown 1910 N. Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21218
Feeling experimental? If so, this is the place for you! Located in the mid—town Station North Neighborhood, The Crown features live performance by experimental and avant-garde jazz, rock, and hip-hip ensembles as well as punk, funk, noise etc.... As a bonus, the Crown complex also includes a Korean restaurant!
Alas, the Crown performance spaces are only accessible via a (wide, spacious) staircase.

Metro Gallery 1700 N. Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21201
This cool performance space just north of Baltimore's Penn Station in the Mount Vernon neighborhood has regular shows by national and local acts encompassing all genres.
The Metro Gallery is a fully accessible venue! (

Meyerhoff Symphony Hall 1212 Cathedral Street, Baltimore MD 21201
Located in the mid-town Mount Vernon neighborhood, and home of the world-renowned Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Meyerhoff features regular performances by said orchestra, with a focus on classical pieces but with forays into other realms including performances with popular rock and folk acts.
The Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall is a wheelchair accessible venue.

Crave a Little Downtime?

Greedy Reads Bookstore 1734 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore MD 21231
Located in the city's iconic Fells Point neighborhood located a few blocks east of the Marriott, this cozy and stocked bookstore provides a quite respite from the hustle and bustle of ENAR.
Greedy Reads is not wheelchair accessible.

Ceremony Coffee Roasters 1312 Point St., Baltimore, MD 21231
Need a place to post up, sip a latte and browse Tiktok for a bit? This modern yet comfy spot very close to Marriott is a great place to chill morning through early evening.
Ceremony Coffee Roasters is wheelchair accessible.

Daily Grind 1720 Thames St, Baltimore MD 21231
A mainstay for Baltimore coffee lovers, this space will not disappoint! Located directly across Thames street from the water, and just a few blocks east of the Marriott in the Fells Point neighborhood, this eclectic and spacious café is just what you need after that awesome workshop on Bayesian approaches to coffee making!
The Daily Grind is wheelchair accessible.

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