A Fresh Start for 2021 in Downtown Towson

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In every corner of the world – including the halls of Hampton Plaza Apartments – this new year has been welcomed with open arms.

Here in Towson, the year is starting off strong, with fun restaurant and bar events, deals that will help you get and stay in shape, and a couple new spas that will help Towsonites look and feel great. Here’s a look at what’s new in town:

Restaurant News

It’s important to keep moving! Fortunately, there are tons of options to help you get motivated. You might even find a new workout routine you love during this time of social distancing.

Baltimore magazine has rounded up links to many local trainers and exercise studios that are offering classes online. Read them all here: https://www.baltimoremagazine.com/section/health/home-workouts-from-local-trainers-to-do-while-social-distancing

Other local fitness professionals sharing classes include Timonium-based barre studio Barrevolution, which is is offering short free classes on its Facebook page, and Baltimore yoga teacher Abir Alzenate, who is sharing free classes on her website.

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Nacho Mama's

Towson restaurants are still open at limited capacity and continue to take additional safety precautions to limit the spread of COVID-19, so before heading out, keep in mind that they may fill up quickly and make sure you have your mask.

Fans of Nacho Mama’s sister restaurant, Mama’s on the Half Shell in Canton, have something fun to look forward to: the Towson Mexican spot has added some of the Half Shell menu items to its lineup. Mama’s on the Half Shell is well-known for its terrific take on local seafood dishes, so this is great news for anyone who loves Chesapeake-region cuisine.

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National Bagel Day Giveaway

On Friday, Jan. 15, THB celebrates National Bagel Day with a free bagel and cream cheese for anyone who purchases a beverage via the myTHB mobile app. In addition, a portion of sales that day will go to the Baltimore Restaurant Relief Fund, a nonprofit formed to support local hospitality industry workers who have been negatively impacted by COVID-related closings.

Towson Nightlife & Daytime Events

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The Rec Room

The Rec Room hosts bingo night every Wednesday starting at 7 p.m. – including prizes and specials on both food and drinks. 

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Barley’s Backyard Uptown

Barley’s Backyard Uptown puts a local spin on bingo on Sunday nights: prizes include gift cards from local Towson businesses. 

 

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The Point

The Point has live music starting at 6 p.m. every Friday and Saturday. Keep an eye out, too, for evenings supporting the restaurant’s displaced workers from the Fells Point location – heading there for dinner or a drink on nights when the Fells crew is working is a great way to support those employees, since their location is currently closed for indoor or outdoor dining. 

The Point is also hosting a Disney Drag brunch on Jan. 16. Seating is limited and the restaurant’s drag brunches sell out, so grab tickets while they’re still available.

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Dine & Delight at the Mall

Towson Town Center restaurants have a fun new program in place. When you spend $50 or more ordering from one of 16 mall eateries, you’ll receive a $20 reward card. The promotion lasts through Feb. 28 and includes places like The Brass Tap, Chick-fil-A, and Stoney River.

Football Fun

The Ravens have clinched their playoff berth, which means Lamar and his crew will continue to keep Towsonites on their edges of their seats in January. 

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Nacho Mama's

Look for game day football specials at Nacho Mama’s – they always have some good ones. 

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C&R Pub

C&R Pub typically has a long list of game day specials, including deals like 99 cent wings and $10 Miller Lite pitchers. 

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Charles Village Pub

CVP has tons of TVs and offers food, drink and bucket specials during games.

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THB

And don’t forget about purple bagels from THB – they’ll be gone when the season ends. 

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Barley's Backyard Uptown

Barley’s game day specials include deals on mimosa buckets and crush carafes. You can also grab VIP seating for prime viewing of the games.

New Spa Alerts

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Touch Free Wellness Spa

Touch Free Wellness Spa recently opened in the former YogaWorks space on Allegheny Ave. The spa offers cryotherapy, hydro-massage and infrared sauna pods, among other services, and no practitioners are involved (hence the “touch-free” part of the name).

Services are offered in private rooms for one or two people at a time. Because the spaces are private,  masks are not required in those rooms (though they are required in the lobby).

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OCB Spa

Speaking of spas…OCB Spa moved into Dulaney Plaza in October. Right now, the beauty spa is partnering with Towne Barre, offering 21% off a first service to all Towne Barre clients. 

Getting Fit

If your 2021 goals include starting – or continuing – a fitness regimen, downtown Towson is a great place to be.

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Towne Barre

Towne Barre’s intro month “tasting” for $75 is a great deal and an excellent way to get to know the studio and its teachers. 

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4 Warriors

If you’re interested in getting into yoga in the new year, check out 4 Warriors’ new yogi special – just $10 for 10 days of classes. 

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Get Fit

LA Fitness has an easy new member deal – a $25 initiation fee and $29.99 per month for a multi-club, single-state membership (here, that includes, of course, the York Rd. outpost). 

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February Fun in Downtown Towson

The air might be chilly but downtown Towson is hot this month. From football deals to Valentine’s celebrations, there’s plenty for residents of Hampton Plaza Apartments to enjoy, right downtown.

Here’s a look at what’s coming up around Towson:

Super Bowl Specials

The Super Bowl is late this year – Sunday, Feb. 13 – and while the Ravens are, sadly, not contenders, the matchup between the Cincinnati Bengals and LA Rams should be a good one.

Spots all over Towson will be showing the game on multiple screens – and offering fun deals while you watch.

 
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CVP

CVP has tons of deals available during the game, from $9.99 32-ounce orange crushes to $9.99 crab pretzels. The restaurant is offering carryout deals, too, if you’d rather watch from the comfort of your apartment. 

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World of Beer

At World of Beer, enjoy $6 appetizers, including loaded tots and burger or chicken sliders, and $4 White Claws, Michelob Ultras or Bud Lights during the game. 

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The Point

Before Valentine’s Day…comes Galentine’s Day. On Saturday, Feb. 12, The Point in Towson will celebrate the day for the ladies with a fun drag brunch, hosted by Robyn Ya’Men. 

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Papi’s Tacos

Papi’s Tacos has a fun taco date package available between Friday, Feb. 11 and (Taco) Tuesday, Feb. 15. The deal, which is available to order online, includes tacos (served in a heart-shaped container), salsa, guacamole, rice and beans, chile toreado, margaritas, dessert (tres leches cake or churros) and conversation hearts. It’s available for two or four people. 

 

 

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Whole Foods

The brand new Whole Foods has a bunch of Valentine’s Day deals, including a double dozen bunch of roses for just $19.99 for Amazon Prime members. The flower deal is available from Feb. 9 to Feb. 15 (so even if you’re a day late, you can still take advantage of it). 

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THB Bagelry & Deli

Does your loved one love bagels? From now through Feb. 14, THB Bagelry & Deli is offering free shipping on a Valentine’s merch combo: a travel mug and bagel long-sleeve t-shirt. Plus, THB’s sweet cinnamon bagels are back for the season – they just might be better than Valentine’s chocolate.

New Menus

Local spots are busy updating their menus for the season.

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Barley’s Backyard Uptown

Barley’s Backyard Uptown has a few new items on the menu, including spaghetti and meatballs with a side Caesar salad, which looks perfect for cold February days and nights. 

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The Point

Check out The Point in Towson’s hoisin turkey smash burger, plus other items from the updated February menu. 

Live Music Downtown

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The Recher

On Saturday, Feb. 19, the rock band Kix will perform at The Recher for the first time ever. Local rockers Last Kiss Goodnight will open.

Now is the time to grab tickets for some of the venue’s big upcoming shows, too, including Carbon Leaf on Friday, March 18, Cowboy Mouth on Saturday, March 19, and Better Off Dead on Friday, April 1.

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C&R Pub

At C&R Pub, acoustic musician Tony Lardieri will play on Friday, Feb. 18, starting at 9 p.m., and on Saturday, March 5, the Carlos Cubas Band will perform. 

Nacho Mama’s

On Saturday evenings, Nacho Mama’s hosts live music – usually more than one act – from happy hour through 11 p.m. 

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Perennial

Perennial continues to host happy hour music every single day – both weekdays and weekends – from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

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Sam Cochran will perform at The Point in Towson on Friday, Feb. 11.

Towson Celebrates the Year of the Tiger

Several local spots are participating in the Towson Chamber’s “Year of the Tiger” extended Lunar New Year celebration (which is also a nod to the Towson Tiger). , including Red Pepper Sichuan Bistro, Coffee Talk Café and Towson Best.

Coffee Talk Café

At Coffee Talk Café, from now through Feb. 15, check out the Year of the Tiger sandwich and at Towson Best Chinese & Sushi, you’ll receive 10% off all menu items from now through Feb. 15.

Paradise Spa

Plus, from now through Feb. 15, Paradise Spa is offering a 10% discount on expenditures of $30 and more and a gift card deal – buy two 60-minute gift cards and get a 30-minute gift card free. 

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Red Pepper Sichuan Bistro

Year of the Tiger events and deals will continue throughout the year – mark you calendar now for March cultural events at Red Pepper Sichuan Bistro.

Dine & Delight at the Mall

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Towson Town Center’s Dine & Delight promotion, offering a $20 reward when you spend $50 or more at mall restaurants, is going strong, now through the end of February. 

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