Local Haunt: Swallow at the Hollow

Swallow at the Hollow sits on the corner of E. Northern Parkway and York Road. You’ll spot their stripped awning with a bold white type face from the street. It is hallowed ground and a favorite local bar. It is surrounded by other attractions.

When you enter there is a Rasta colored bird with a bow-tie and parlor hat painted on their door. It is dimly lit, the bar is to your right, tables and booths are to your left. There is a juke-box in the back. Neon signs and TV’s are mounted all over the walls.

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Swallow at the Hollow logo.

They are open seven days a week and have specials Monday through Friday. Swallow at the Hollow has been featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-In’s and Dives.

All of their food is made in-house and by scratch. Guy Fieri tried their infamous “Ghost Wings”.  They are a perfect balance between heat and sweetness. They pair well with Bud-Light.

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Welcome to Belvedere Sqr.  photgrpahed by Alex Ziolkowski

Down the street is Belvedere Square; an old factory converted into a food market and restaurant plaza. Across the street is the historic, noir, art-deco, 1930’s Senator Theater; the sidewalk in front of it is decorated with with the titles of movies that premiered there. You can enjoy sweet and savory crepes at Sofi’s.

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The Senator Theater in its neon glory. photographed by Alex Ziolkowski

There is so much to explore. You could spend an entire day getting familiar with this corner of Baltimore.

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