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American in Frederick

Volt

Let's class it up a bit, shall we? Step inside an 1800s brownstone mansion in the heart of the historic district for a white-linen dinner of regionally sourced meats, produce and seafood dishes from executive chef a…
Microbrewery in Frederick

Flying Dog Brewery

Oh Flying Dog, we'll forgive your vaguely misogynistic beer names – Raging Bitch, Pearl Necklace – because your brews are so darn good and your staff is as helpful as can be. Stop here for a large selection of year-…
Pub Food in Frederick

Brewer's Alley

This bouncy brewpub is one of our favorite places in Frederick for several reasons. First, the beer: house-brewed, plenty of variety, delicious. Second, the burgers: enormous, half-pound monstrosities of staggeringl…
Park in Frederick

Carroll Creek Park

Originally a flood control project, this mile-long walking path stretches along Carroll Creek between S Bentz St and S East St, all just south of the historic downtown. Today it's dotted with gardens. fountains and …
Theater in Frederick

Weinberg Center for the Arts

Check the calendar for the schedule of classic and silent movies, live music ranging from banjo to funk and an intriguing speaker series – featuring the likes of autism spokesperson and professor Temple Grandin or a…
Art in Frederick

First Saturday

Shops stay open late and live music energizes the scene during this busy and convivial evening festival. Expect crowds at downtown restaurants.
National Park in Frederick

Monocacy National Battlefield

The crucial but little known Battle of Monocacy occurred during the last Confederate invasion of the north, which began when Confederate General Jubal Early pushed toward Washington, DC, with 15,000 troops. A Union …
State Park in Frederick

Gathland State Park

This tiny park is a fascinating tribute to a profession that doesn't lend itself to many memorials: that of war correspondents. Civil War correspondent and man of letters George Alfred Townsend fell in love with the…
Cocktail Bar in Frederick

Hooch & Banter

During the winter holidays you might see Santa popping in to spread good cheer at this dapper newcomer where the cocktails are seasonal and the bourbon list impressive. The resident barkeep wasn't as full of friendl…
Latin American in Frederick

Cacique

This interesting spot mixes up a menu of Spanish (as in Spain) favorites such as paella and tapas with Latin American gut-busters such as seafood enchiladas. That said, the focus and the expertise seems bent more to…