By Laura Catherine Hermoza
Football season is once again upon us. For many this means unwinding with a great drink while watching the home team hard at work. Heading to an area sports bar is a popular pick for such pursuits, and in Baltimore you’ll find plenty to choose from. Here are some of the best football bars around.
Sharky’s Bar & Grill
2819 Eastern Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21224
This locally owned and operated Patterson Park hotspot is the place to go to see all the hottest sporting games, whatever the season. So during football season it’s your ultimate pick for live coverage as the game unfolds. Enjoy great craft beverages all the while or opt for something sustaining in the way of popular pub foods or other delicious featured fixings. Sharky’s even dishes up Sunday Football Bucket specials for the occasion.
Mother’s Federal Hill Grille
1113 S. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21230
One of the best Raven’s tailgating experiences to be had is at Mother’s Federal Hill Grille with their special Purple Patio. Held onsite in the restaurant’s parking lot, you can enjoy loads of pre- and post-game fun and specials. One such special is a $30 inclusive deal on all-you-can-drink beer, crushes and bloodies, plus one food item. There’s even a live DJ onsite and a painted football field in the parking lot—perfect for setting the purple mood. Additionally, Mother’s boasts 20 HD TVs, ensuring you don’t miss a single play.
709 S. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21231
DogWatch Tavern in Fells Point is another great place to catch the game, with featured NFL and NHL packages available, shown from 10 HD televisions throughout the building. Whether you come for dining on scrumptious fare from the full menu or for the myriad drink offerings provided at the double-sided bar, you’re in for a doggone good time! Other pastimes here include free pool and a host of other games, like pinball, skeet ball, Golden Tee and numerous other arcade games. The tavern’s “Man Cave” is another perk, with comfortable leather couch seating and even the opportunity to claim your own chair after 30 consecutive days of visiting the tavern.
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520 Washington Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21230
Pickles Pub is the ultimate go-to spot for sports fans in and around Baltimore to come out to watch the game and grab some good grub and drink. Whether it’s baseball or football season, you can enjoy a host of game day events and join in special celebrations as they unfold. The menu features a wide range of lunch and dinner entrees as well as lighter snacks, appetizers and even specialty sandwiches. Among the drink selections, you will also find a range of local craft brews. Pickles Pub has been a favorite with locals since opening in 1988.
Turp’s Sports Bar & Restaurant
1317 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
In following the theme of the famed television series Cheers, Turp’s Sports Bar & Restaurant is a friendly and familiar establishment located in the heart of historic Mt. Vernon Brownstone. Doubling as a sports bar as well as a restaurant, Turp’s boasts a delicious menu ranging in a variety of entrees and other featured items, including lighter eats and drinks. It’s also a great spot to go to catch the big game on game day. Additionally, you can enjoy game day specials along with daily drink specials and various featured menus on select nights.