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Best Bars For Cornhole In Baltimore

June 5, 2014 6:00 AM

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In case you aren’t familiar, cornhole is a simple game – like a combination of horseshoes and skeeball – where two players or teams of players stand a fair distance from an angled board with holes in it and try to toss beanbags into the holes to score points. It may sound basic enough, but put a good brew in your hand and hang out with some friends, and it’s a surprisingly fun way to pass the evening. Want to try it out? Go to any of the following locations.

Pickles Pub
520 Washington Blvd.
Baltimore, Md. 21230
(410) 752-1784
www.picklespub.com

On nights when the Orioles or the Ravens play, Pickles – located right by Camden Yards – is a packed house. But if you happen to stop in on a non-game night, you can whip up a little sport of your own. Just head up to the bar and ask for the cornhole set. The bartenders will be happy to set you up on one side of the bar, and you can while away the evening with your favorite adult beverage in one hand and a bean bag in the other. Feel free to bring the family if you like. In addition to being a favorite sports bar for Baltimoreans, Pickles is a family restaurant, making it one of the few places in Baltimore where kids can enjoy playing some cornhole as well.

(credit: littlehavanas.com)

(Credit: littlehavanas.com)

Little Havana
1325 Key Highway
Baltimore, Md. 21230
(410) 837-9903
www.littlehavanas.com

If you want to play cornhole in Baltimore, you might just want to sign up for a United Social Sports League. For tossing some cornhole out on the deck overlooking the Inner Harbor, and for the sense of competition that comes with League play, it may just be worth it. Little Havana has been serving up good food and a wide variety of your favorite drinks for 15 years now, and has rapidly become a South Baltimore landmark. The League meets here Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 7 p.m.

The Barking Dog
4723 Elm St.
Bethesda, Md. 20814
(301) 654-0022
www.barkingdogbar.com

Another spot that the United Social Sports League meets is The Barking Dog. Or, on the weekends, you can simply walk in off the street and start an informal game without League connections. For more than a decade, The Barking Dog has been offering its signature bar food along with every variety of beer and cocktail that a seasoned cornhole player could ask for, and a cornhole neophyte could want. If you get tired of cornhole, it also offers an upstairs dance floor with special events – such as salsa and karaoke – practically every night of the week.

Related: Best Bars With Drinking Games In Baltimore

The Rec Room
512 York Road
Towson, Md. 21204
(410) 337-7178
www.facebook.com/TheRecRoom

The Rec Room in Towson is known for its hot bar and cool pool and billiard games. Tragically under-advertised, however, is its cornhole set and the fun that comes with. The Rec Room will gladly allow cornhole play any time, which makes this bar far more open to cornhole aficionados than most other bars. Hang out and enjoy!

The Barn
49527 Harford Road
Carney, Md. 21234
(410) 668-2276
www.thebarnbaltimore.com

What could be more appropriate for a game called “cornhole” than a bar named “The Barn”? There’s a lot of history behind The Barn. The building – though recently remodeled – has been around since the 1850s, and has been, in succession, a hotel, grocery store, dance hall, saloon and finally, a bar. And quite a fine bar it is, serving up all manner of bar food and drinks in a rustic and comfy environment. Come in on Wednesday nights after 7 p.m. and participate in a good, old fashioned game of cornhole. You’ll be glad you did.

Related: Best Retro Bars With Games In Baltimore

Joel Furches is a freelance writer and researcher for The Examiner and Logos Software, and also manages his own catalog of writing on Hub Pages. Joel is on the board of directors for Ratio Christi. He has a bachelors in Psychology and a Masters in Education.

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