Kicking off September in Downtown Towson


Though the start of this school year is an unusual one, there’s still excitement in the air, as kids gear up for classes and the streets of downtown Towson welcome back university students. There’s a sense of excitement in the air – and a lot of fun events scheduled to welcome the fall season back to Towson.

Here’s a look at what’s happening just outside the doors of Hampton Plaza Apartments:

Dining Out in Towson

Though COVID-related dining restrictions are still in place, which means restaurants are operating on a limited capacity and shifting dining outside when possible, there’s a lot happening over the next few weeks at local restaurants.

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Towson Tavern and Rec Room have opened up new outdoor seating, with tables taking over Shealy Ave. on the weekends.


It’s almost pumpkin spice season at THB! The iconic bagel spot will offer pumpkin spice bagels, cream cheese and lattes starting on Sept. 14.


The rooftop at Barley’s Backyard Uptown is great spot for live music; the restaurant hosts musical guests several times a week.


Catch all the games at C&R Pub: the Pennsylvania Ave. restaurant and bar hosts regular watch parties, with drink and food specials, for NHL and Orioles’ games.


CVP has a solid lineup of weekly specials, including half-priced burgers on Mondays, 50-cent wings Wednesdays and $11.99 bottomless mimosas, bloodies, sangria and Natural Light drafts during Saturday and Sunday brunch. 


On Sept. 26, The Point will host a drag brunch, starting at 10 a.m. 


Giving Back at Barley’s

From now through the end of October, Barley’s Backyard Uptown is collecting donations of new or gently used shoes. The shoes will be donated to The Red Devils, as part of their Soles4Shoes campaign, which ultimately benefits Maryland families who have been impacted by breast cancer.


Farmers’ Market Keeps on Growing

Don’t forget that the Towson Farmers’ Market, which takes over Allegheny Ave. every Thursday from 10: 45 a.m. to 3 p.m., will be going strong all month long (and through November). The market features tons of great vendors, from jewelry artists to barbecue purveyors.


Fitness First

Unfortunately, the Towson YogaWorks studio closed permanently in mid-August. However, there are still plenty of ways to get your fitness fix around Towson.

Towne Barre continues to hold classes both inside and outside. The studio is open for private and very small group sessions, too. 


In-studio classes are on at 4 Warriors Yoga; the Towson studio also has virtual options for those who want to practice from home. 


LA Fitness is open with classes scheduled every day of the week.


Some local bars and restaurants are getting in on the action, too, hosting one-off classes in their outdoor spaces. Check out Barley’s Backyard Uptown on Sept. 26, when the rooftop deck transforms into a boxing studio for a class taught by Jason Nissley, followed by a fun brunch with food and drink specials. 

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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.



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. 


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. 

Towson Valentine's Day

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. 


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. 




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). 


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.


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.

The Point

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

Live Music Downtown


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.


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. 



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

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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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.

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