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Bolton Swim &
Tennis Club, Ltd

1100 Park Ave, Baltimore MD 21217

The Bolton Hill Swim and Tennis Club, located at Park Avenue and Dolphin Lane, is a not-for-profit, member-owned facility. The club has an outdoor Olympic swimming pool, children's wading pool, two all weather tennis courts, two Har-tru courts, and a large playground. In addition to annual dues, members purchase a one-time "share" in the club. For membership or general information, try their new web site:

Mt. Royal
Recreation Center

120 W. Mosher Street, Baltimore, MD 21217
p:  410 396 0374  f:  410 523 2885
Cathy Murphy, Director

Mount Royal Recreation Center provides a variety of recreational and educational activities for youth and adults. Programs range from after school homework assistance to youth and adult team sports, dancing and computer skills. Please call for information. 

> After School Program for Kids ages 4 - 13
> Basketball leagues for youths 9-15
Evening program for adults Mon-Fri
> Program for youth and adults, Saturday 10am - 6pm

Druid Hill Family Branch

1609 Druid Hill Ave. Baltimore, MD 21217
p: 410.728.1600

For more than 80 years, the Druid Hill YMCA has been enriching community life on Baltimore's west side. Recently completed $3.4 million dollar renovations has made a state-of-the-art facility complete with pool, basketball court, hi-tech fitness center, computer lab, weight room, and the city's first Family Fun Center. 


b, a Bolton Hill Bistro

1501 Bolton Street, Baltimore, Md.
Tuesday thru Saturday 5pm - 10pm
Sunday 5pm - 9pm
Brunch Served on Sundays 10am - 2pm

Your Bolton Hill Bistro. Serving American with a touch of Italian Bistro. Voted best new restaurant by City Paper, awarded three stars from the Baltimore Sun. Offering dinner, lite fare and Sunday brunch. Excellent selection of wine & beer. Reservations recommended.

On the Hill Cafe & Market

1431 John St (Corner of John & Mosher Sts)
Open 7am - 8pm Monday-Friday, 8am - 8pm Saturday,
Closed Sundays

On Hill Café in Bolton Hill proudly announces our new evening hours until 8pm! Please join us for dinner! Dine inside or out, weather permittingNeighborhood breakfast & lunch cafe featuring a wide array of homemade sandwiches named after streets in Bolton Hill, salads, quiches, french pasteries, prepared foods, coffee and espresso drinks. Ask about our catering menu and special holiday menus.
Check out the weekly specials!

MICA Eateries

Cafe Doris - between Fox Building and Brown Center
Meyerhoff House Dining Room
Java Corner - Bunting Center
Gateway Cafe - Gateway

The dining rooms at MICA are open to the MICA neighborhood and provide an inexpensive and pleasant alternative to " what's for dinner?"  Menu changes regularly.

CLICK HERE for more information

Mount Royal Tavern

The Mount Royal Tavern continues (since the repeal of prohibition)  to anchor the watering hole needs of Bolton Hill and its direct neighbor, the Institute.  Stop in for the diverse crowd and don't forget to look overhead - hint: it's similar to the Sistine Chapel.

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