Best Roller Rink: Shake & Bake Family Fun Center

1601 Pennsylvania Ave., (410) 669-9100,

Shake & Bake has been around so long (over 30 years), that it’s easy to take it for granted. However, we gave it another look after Stacia Brown’s great podcast, “Baltimore: The Rise of Charm City,” dedicated its first episode to the West Baltimore institution. There aren’t many family-friendly events here in the city where you can let your kids burn off their seemingly endless amounts of energy for less than the cost of a fast food meal. On Wednesday nights Shake & Bake offers a $1 family night, and Fridays are all-you-can-eat pizza night, where $4.50 pays for skate rental and pizza.

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