After a dramatic start to the season (can we talk about that devastating overtime against the Raiders? Or Justin Tucker’s record-breaking, 66-yard field goal?), the Ravens are continuing to bring the purple pain from week to week. And, true to form, Charm City’s finest sport hubs are going all out to entertain fans on game days—offering everything from discounted drinks to creative football fare.
So throw on a jersey and cheer on your favorite players—from the opening kickoff to the winning touchdown—at these birdwatching spots this season.
Hammerjacks: In the first phase of its long-awaited revival, this iconic Baltimore rock club has transformed into a outdoor tailgating headquarters with events planned on every game day throughout the season. Located on Russell Street just across from M&T Bank Stadium, the open-air venue offers strung lights, picnic tables, and, of course, a stage for live performances. Plus, you can head to one of the shipping-container bars to sip Hammerjacks’ signature spiked tea and Pigtown Purple Punch, fittingly crafted with GameDay vodka. Eats from local vendors (think: burgers and fries from Kooper’s Chowhound and cubano sandwiches from Little Havana) are also featured to round out the football-watching experience. 1300 Russell St. 302-553-2922.
Charles Village Pub & Patio: If you’re backing the birds from Towson, head to this multi-level hangout to order $12 buckets filled with Bud Light, Natural Light, and Michelob Ultra. Or opt for the $17 bucket filled with Corona, Bud Light Lime, and White Claw. If you’re not a beer or seltzer person, go for the $10, 32-oz. Ravens Crush or $6 Ravens bomb. Ravens food specials include $9 boneless bites and $11 crab pretzels. 19 W Pennsylvania Ave. Towson. 410-821-8155.
Crossbar: Hang out at this Federal Hill biergarten to enjoy $15 Miller Lite and Coors Light buckets, as well as $5 Miller Lite half-liters and $7 Miller Lite liters during all Ravens games. 18 East Cross St. 443- 438-4013.
JBGB’s: John Brown General and Butchery’s new Remington restaurant and butcher shop has created a special game-day sausage for fans to grill up at home. Made with caramelized onions and roasted beets to give them a purple hue, the pork sausages are available for $11.99 per pound. 2600 N. Howard St. 410-835-4611
Little Havana: This Cuban-inspired favorite off of Key Highway offers Ravens fans an average beer price of $5-7. Cheer on the next purple win with Yuengling, Bud Light, and Miller Lite on draft. 1325 Key Hwy, 410-837-9903
Mother’s Grille: Head to the famous Purple Patio to mingle with other football fanatics while sipping $3 Miller Lites, $4 select canned beers, and $6 beer flights. Mother’s also offers discounted Crushes, cherry bombs, and $5 appetizers. 1113 S Charles St. 410-244-8686.
Mt. Washington Tavern: Celebrate Purple Fridays in style at this Mt. Washington haunt. In addition to recurring specials like street tacos, Buffalo chicken cheesesteaks, and a “Black and Purple” salad with red cabbage and ahi tuna steak, the tavern offers a $25 gift card to anyone who can predict the score of the game ahead. The food menu, along with a $5 Purple Crush (blue raspberry vodka, lemonade, and Sprite), are offered from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays.
Pickles Pub: Grab a basket of game-day wings for $15, and wash it all down with an $8 pint of Guinness or $5 Bud Light while watching the game at this longtime sports haven. The best part? Pickles is a quick walk (or Uber/Lyft) to M&T Bank if you’re looking for a pregame spot for home games. 520 Washington Blvd. 410-752-1782
Rodos Bar: In Fells Point, this Broadway Square bar is always down for a party, and Ravens games are no exception. Grab a good spot and sip $3 domestic beers, $5 purple shooters, and $5 rail drinks starting at kickoff. 719 S. Broadway. 410-563-4547
This list will be updated.