Things To Do in Downtown Frederick

Whether you are looking for a special date night or a family fun outing, Downtown Frederick is full of fun things to do! Immerse yourself in history, experience the arts, enjoy a lively urban park, and make memories with every visit to this energetic downtown. 


History, Arts, and Culture

AARCH Society

The African American Resources, Cultural Heritage Society of Frederick County is committed to preserving and…

Gaslight Gallery

Gaslight Gallery offers contemporary art in an historic setting. Solo shows change out every few months to provide…

New Spire Stages

Opened in 2019, the Ausherman Black Box Theatre serves as the home of New Spire Arts. We inspire creative…

Sky Stage

Sky Stage transforms a boarded property in the heart of Frederick, Maryland’s downtown historic district into an…

Lester Bowie Mural

The mural, designed and painted by artist Rafael Blanco, features jazz great and Frederick native Lester Bowie…

Parks and Trails in Downtown Frederick


Breweries and Distilleries

  • 124 N. Market St.
  • 301-631-0089

Frederick County's original brewpub. Contemporary American regional cuisine and wood-fired pizza oven complement fresh beer brewed on premises along with other craft beer. Brewer’s Alley’s location at 124 North Market Street is steeped in Frederick history. The first residents of…

  • 35 S. Carroll St.
  • 301-825-5921

Hand-distilled craft spirits in Downtown Frederick with beautifully renovated tasting room available for weddings, parties, and corporate events. Hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 4:00-8:00pm Saturday, Sunday 12:00-8:00pm

  • 35 S Carroll St
  • 301-825-5921

Located in Downtown Frederick, McClintock’s Back Bar is a full-service cocktail bar next door to McClintock Distillery. We work with local farmers, producers and artisans to source many of our ingredients from Frederick County. Come taste the difference that drinking for good…

  • 55 E. Patrick St.
  • 301-360-5888

Woman owned. Locally crafted. Dedicated to distilling unusual and unconventional spirits. Hours: Sunday: 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday: Closed Tuesday: Closed Wednesday: 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Thursday: 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Friday: 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Saturday 12:00 p.m…

  • 340 E. Patrick St., Ste. 104
  • 240-578-4152

A 7 barrel microbrewery that focuses on testing the limits of our imagination and your palate! Hours of Operation: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 4-10PM Friday and Saturday: 12-11PM Sunday: 11AM-8PM

  • 526 N. Market St.
  • 240-877-7392

Downtown Frederick's go-to spot for a wide range of finely crafted beer, brewed on-site. Friendly staff, pet friendly outdoor patio, games, and regular live music. Tuesday - Friday 2-10PM Friday and Saturday 12-11PM Sunday 12-7PM

  • 340 East Patrick St., Suite 102
  • 301-471-0901

Located in the Union Knitting Mills Building along Carroll Creek. Steinhardt Brewing creates the best artisan beer possible by combining tradition, creativity, and the finest ingredients. A small, family owned brewery that is passionate about all beer!

  • 400 Sagner Ave.
  • 301-338-8229

Attaboy Beer is an independent brewery and taproom right off of Carroll Creek. Our beer is proudly brewed in Frederick, MD for all the hard-working folks out there who deserve a cold beer at the end of a long day. Go on you've earned it: ATTABOY! We have a rotating group of food…

  • 24 S. Wisner St., Suite 110
  • 301-338-8229

FANCY BEERS. FANCY PARTIES. From the makers of Attaboy Beer, the Attaboy Barrel House is a modern wedding and events venue in Frederick, Maryland. The Barrel House Specializes in small-batch barrel aged beers alongside staple Attaboy beers and hard seltzers. With 6500 Sq Ft, we…

More Downtown Ideas

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Freshly squeezed mimosas, eggs straight from the farm, and an atmosphere so pleasant you’ll never want to go home are what weekends in Frederick, MD are all about. Relax and…