I admit I knew very little about Frederick when we visited. Given the little time we had, we decided to freely explore the historic district without much research of the area.
When we arrived, the vibe of this town automatically took me back to my San Francisco days. It reminded me a lot of Haight street lined with eclectic shops, art galleries, coffee spots, distilleries, breweries and different types of restaurants. Parking was fairly easy and it was definitely not as crowded as Annapolis.
We had lunch on the outside patio at Hootch & Banter Lounge within a few steps from Carroll Creek. The food was amazing and probably one of the best meals I had on this trip. Despite that the service was slow because they were busy, my soup dish was delicious. I really should’ve had seconds. lol
We walked around a bit more after lunch and went around the block. Frederick has plenty of restaurants to choose from and I think it’s one of those towns where if you want to find an authentic item, this would be the place to go.