West Baltimore, on the other hand, looks like Mecca compared to the East. While you still may feel uncomfortable walking through, there is a much lower probability that people will try to hurt you for doing absolutely nothing. Home to the Baltimore Orioles, the Baltimore Ravens, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Michael Phelps.
In West Baltimore, visiting the National Aquarium or eating crabs from Phillips in the Inner Harbor are popular. In East Baltimore, you'll be experiencing a different kind of crab.
-Sure, sounds good, as long as we don't visit the Hopkins side.
How bout them O's.
I have lived here my whole life, and I can't imagine being anywhere else. I like to sit at Kisling's and drink a beer while watching the O's kick some Yankee ass on TV. I like walking around the Square (Canton) and jumping into a stool at one of the first bars with their windows open. I LOVE sitting in the cheap seats at Camden Yards cheering on the most underrated team in baseball (just because our payroll isn't ridiculous doesn't mean we aren't good). And I can't imagine missing Sunday night karaoke at Fletcher's with all of my friends.
Most of these definitions are bashing Baltimore. But if you have lived here, you appreciate all of the little things. So we aren't the safest city... Don't be an idiot and wander into West Baltimore after dark. We might not be the cleanest, but the Inner Harbor collects all of the trash that floats through the freaking bay. But we have history. We are extremely cultured. We are Baltimore, and you aren't going to change that.
We do have the STDs and weed, though.