the finishing touches on an upstairs
event space. Tenth Ward will add a bar/
lounge this spring.
55 E. Patrick St., 301-360-5888,
Frederick’s first brewpub opened a
fabulous rooftop deck and first-floor
terrace in 2016. It continues to brew
seasonal and test beers on-site, but
the bulk of its beer has been made at
Monocacy Brewing Co. since 2012.
Right outside downtown, Monocacy
is also worth a stop.
Brewer’s Alley, 124 N. Market St., 301-
631-0089, brewers-alley.com; Monocacy
Brewing Co., 1781 N. Market St., 240-
Firestone’s Raw Bar
Kim Firestone expanded his stretch
of North Market Street in 2016
with an upscale raw bar between
Firestone’s Culinary Tavern and his
food and gift shop called Market on
Market. Firestone’s Raw Bar serves
oysters, charcuterie and small plates.
105 N. Market St., 301-682-2856,
Flying Dog Brewery
Maryland’s highest-producing craft
brewery exudes corporate coolness,
complete with a terrific tour that
includes five beer samples and plenty
of humor. On weekends, the place
is hopping, with its large bar, indoor
and outdoor seating areas, food truck,
cornhole, and a gift shop that sells
everything from Flying Dog golf balls
to hot sauce and soap.
4607 Wedgewood Blvd., 301-694-7899,
This Vietnamese restaurant has been a
popular destination for pho since 2006.
In 2016, the owners opened a sister
location a few miles away.
700 N. Market St., 301-624-1005; 5100
Buckeystown Pike, Suite 174, 301-360-
North Market Pop Shop
Carrot cake, bacon, buffalo wing, apple
pie, toxic slime—they’re among the
soda flavors at this store that stocks
more than 500 bottled varieties. The
toxic slime is a bright blue concoction
that’s part of the Totally Gross Soda
line at Avery’s Beverages. Don’t pass up
a float made with Trickling Springs ice
cream and any soda in the shop.
241 N. Market St., 240-575-9070,
The Tasting Room
A perennial favorite among Frederick
Magazine readers, taking first-place
awards in several categories over
the last few years, including “Best
Restaurant,” The Tasting Room features
a modern setting and interesting takes
on standards such as salmon, steak and
rack of lamb. The lunchtime swordfish
Milanese is lovely.
101 N. Market St., 240-379-7772,
Chef Bryan Voltaggio’s chic restaurant,
located in a 19th-century brownstone
mansion, continues to set the bar for
cooking in Frederick with its inventive
modern American cuisine. The $35
three-course weekend brunch is a
228 N. Market St., 301-696-8658,
Bottled sodas—more than 500 varieties—
star at North Market Pop Shop.