The 25th Annual Best of Baltimore Party

If you’re searching for a great city for market research, look no further than Baltimore.

Baltimore is one of the best cities in America for marketing research not only because the population is similar to the national demographics, but also because the city always has something interesting and exciting to offer.  While you are here conducting research we wanted to share some of the highlights that the city has to offer.

Each year people vote on the “Best of Baltimore” – restaurants, events, local shops, real estate, doctors, neighborhoods, and more. To celebrate the winners Baltimore hosts a “Best of Baltimore” party each year as well. This year’s sold-out event was held August 1st at the Hippodrome Theatre’s France-Merrick Performing Arts Center.  Barbara Gassaway was in attendance on behalf of Observation Baltimore and snapped a few pictures along the way.  The theme this year was The Roaring 20s/Speakeasy-style.

Market Research in Baltimore

Partygoers came dressed to impress for this celebration of Baltimore arts, food, and culture. There was great live entertainment from Aerial Burlesque and excellent music entertainment from Burnt Sienna and DJ Kopec.  The best of part is that this celebration did not go without a cause. A portion of the proceeds from the Best of Baltimore Party benefited the Family Tree, a non-profit focused on preventing child abuse and neglect.

Baltimore Magazine Best of Baltimore August 2013

Overall there were 171 winners for the Best of Baltimore issue.

Here are just a few:

  • Best cooking class: Waterfront Kitchen. Have an afternoon before you fly out? Enhance your cooking skills and avoid airport food at the same time!

  • Best coffee shop: The Artifact Coffee. Need a quiet place to regroup and write some notes before you head to your next market? Enjoy some pour over coffee while writing.

  • Reader’s Poll-Best Seafood: Mama’s on the Half Shell. Whether it’s oysters, lobster, fish, or crab, this restaurant only serves the freshest and most succulent catches.

Bottom line: There’s never a dull moment in Baltimore for work or play.  Next time you want to do research, make sure Baltimore is the destination.

Observation Baltimore has been serving the Baltimore market research industry for two decades. We are one of the top Maryland Market Research Facilities, rated “One of the World’s Best,” by Impulse Survey. Our experienced recruiting is the foundation of our mission, as well as courteous and proactive hospitality and client services. Our environmentally kind facility and practices are a testament to our character, and most importantly: We understand Baltimore market research! Learn more about the research facility Observation Baltimore: call us at410-332-0400 or click here! If you’d like to participate in one of our focus groups, please sign up at

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