Downtown Baltimore generated approximately $1.119 billion in retail in 2018.

Downtown Baltimore is thriving with development projects. Businesses are adding employees and developers are working hard to add new units to meet the high residential demand for Downtown living. And retailers are taking notice – brands like Bonobos Guideshop, The Red Boat, Blackwall Hitch, Warby Park, and The Four Seasons; markets like Whole Foods and Harris Teeter, as well as one-of-a-kind boutiques are part of Downtown’s growing retail mix. And with 42,913 residents, 119,690 employees, and over 26 million visitors each year, it’s no wonder.

Once you're here, Downtown Partnership can support you by monitoring legislation and market trends that could affect the area’s retail climate. If you have retail space to lease, email us at


New Downtown Kiosks

New gisital kiosks have been installed in 15 locations Downtown, bringing wayfinding, alerts, access to City services, WiFi, shopping and dining suggestions, directions, and a camera for selfies to passersby. To learn more about these interactive kiosks, click below.


Rooster & Hen at Cross Street Market

Rooster & Hen, a family grocery store in Baltimore County, will relocate to Federal Hill, opening an 1,800+ square foot “market within a market” at the Light Street entrance to the historic South Baltimore Public Market.


Le Mondo Monday Happy Hour

Join Le Mondo every Monday night from 5PM - 9PM for our open bar hours and drink specials. Cheap drinks, good beats, great times. A perfect low-key night out.


Taco Town Baltimore

Everyday is Taco Tuesday at this W Baltimore St. eatery. Get delicious, authentic Mexican cuisine cooked with fresh and local ingredients at an affordable price.


State of Food & Beverage Indsutry

Downtown’s F&B industry is going strong. Despite media attention to restaurant closures, restaurant performance in our data area is on-par with national averages. Check out our deeper look into the F&B industry and it's economic impact on Downtown Baltimore.


Blackwall Hitch

Open now on East Pratt Street, Blackwall Hitch's new Baltimore location has incredible indoor/outdoor space, private rooms, and delicious food.



  • Zagat ranks Baltimore “#2 Food City in America”

  • Travel + Leisure calls Baltimore the
    “Coolest City on the East Coast”

  • USA Today names Baltimore one of “Five
    underrated food cities on the East Coast”

  • Condé Nast Traveler names Baltimore one
    of “The Best U.S. Cities for Seafood”

  • Thrillist names Baltimore one of “The Best Food City in Every State”

  • Yelp names Baltimore one of The Top 10 U.S. Cities for Food Lovers”

"A remarkable success is now underway: Developers are rushing to build apartments and hotels, young professionals are moving in, and a growing roster of sophisticated restaurants, boutiques and cultural spaces is finally luring travelers to this oft-underrated waterfront city.”

—Architectural Digest