Football has made its way back to town, and unlike the Ravens and their opponents, these Baltimore bars did not come to play. If you’re gearing up for gameday, and searching for a place to spend it, look no further. From tailgates to drink specials to delicious food, these local spots are a must for any Ravens fan looking to back the birds in style. Gather your crew, throw on something purple, and ring in the new season with great deals and a great time.
Barley’s Backyard Fells Point: Bring the whole crowd and share a “Gametime Board.” For $27, you and yours can pick from three different options, all of which feature a variety of appetizers to enjoy. You can also split a domestic beer bucket for $12, a White Claw bucket for $20, or a High Noon bucket for $25. 722 S. Broadway 410-342-4222
The Brass Tap Towson: Fans in Towson can kick it up a notch all season long at this pub inside Towson Town Center. Every Sunday, specials like $15 domestic buckets, $5 Green Tea shots, and $7 Ravens Bombs are available from 11a.m.-9 p.m., so the fun doesn’t have to end when the Ravens stop playing. 825 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson. 410-842-6041
Crossbar der Biergarten: This Fed Hill biergarten is offering great deals all season long. Cheer the Ravens on while snagging specials like $3 Truly Lemonades, $4 rail drinks, and $5 bombs, all available during every game. 18 E. Cross St. 410-438-4013
Fish Head Cantina: Starting at kickoff, fans can snag deals like $3 domestic drafts, $4 Hoop Tea pints, and $6 Jameson shots. If you’re hungry, all appetizers are 20 percent-off, so you can munch away while watching the birds dominate the field. 4802 Benson Ave., Halethorpe 410-247-2474
Huck’s American Craft: If appetizers are your football food of choice (let’s face it, they probably are), Huck’s is running specials all season long. Snack on $10 wings, $9 potato skins, and $8 Buffalo chicken pimento dip. Drink deals include beer buckets starting at $15 and $6 “John Harbombs.” 3728 Hudson St. 443-438-3380
Looney’s Pub Canton: Guinness Blonde drafts, Orange Crushes, rockfish bites, and chorizo queso are on this year’s gameday menu at Looney’s. Customers can also go for one of their combos, with choices like eight sliders and a domestic beer pitcher for $23.99 on the roster. Deals are available on Thursdays from 6 p.m. to close, Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Mondays from 6 p.m. to close. The gameday menu is available all day on Sundays, plus $2 domestics and $4 Smirnoff bombs from 8 p.m. to close. 2900 O’Donnell St. 410-675-9235
Mama’s on the Half Shell: Get your football fix and quench your thirst at the same time. This Canton mainstay is offering $2 PBR drafts during Ravens games all season long. If you’re a diehard birds supporter, try an $8 “Quarterback Crush” for a drink that just as purple as your personality. 2901 O’Donnell St. 410-276-3150
Michael’s Café White Marsh: Gameday is getting a makeover at this White Marsh hangout. Michael’s is offering appetizers like pit beef sliders, baby back ribs, and dynamite shrimp starting at $10. You can also enjoy your favorite seltzer or Maryland beer for $3 while taking in the action at the restaurant’s impressive center bar. 720 Concourse Circle, Middle River. 410-335-5370
Mother’s Federal Hill Grille: Ravens fans looking to party around M&T Bank Stadium are in for a brand new gameday celebration. In addition to its annual Purple Patio blowouts, which celebrate their 25th year this season, Mother’s will now host tailgate parties at Hammerjack’s (located a stone’s throw from the stadium on Russell Street) during home games. Guests have the option to pay a $49 flat rate for access to an open bar and food. Or they can opt for a cash bar and a la carte eats from a variety of food trucks while browsing merchandise, cheering on the team, and enjoying live music and DJ performances before and after the game. Purple Patio: 1113 S Charles St. 410-244-8686; Hammerjack’s: 1300 Russell Street.
Mount Washington Tavern: The return of the birds means Purple Fridays are officially back. Swing by this Mt. Washington haunt between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Fridays to try a special lunch menu, including items like street tacos, a Buffalo chicken cheesesteak, and the signature “Black Jack” burger. Plus, sip on $5 Transfusions (vodka, ginger ale, and grape juice,) and try your hand at guessing the score of the next Ravens game for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate. Game day specials include $4 16-oz. Natty Boh cans and $7 “Happetizers,” with choices like chicken bites, mini nachos, or a pretzel board. Half-price burgers and $2 Miller Lite cans are available during all Monday Night Football games. 5700 Newbury St. 410-367-6903
Nacho Mama’s: Guests visiting the Canton and Towson locations of this Tex-Mex classic can “spin the wheel” to unlock specials at the start of each quarter, after every Ravens touchdown, and after every Ravens interception. The wheel is always changing, so you never know what you might win. Or, if you’re thirsty at halftime, order a 32-oz. “Lamar-garita” for $8. Towson patrons can also purchase discounted draft beer pitchers during every game. Specials are available for indoor dining only. Towson: 2 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Towson 410-637-0069; Canton: 2907 O’Donnell St. 410-675-0898
Power Plant Live: This Sunday, fans can register for a free “Countdown to Kickoff” event at Power Plant Live and celebrate gameday with a live concert by country artist Chris Janson and special guest Shane Profitt. The downtown bar district is also running food and drink specials throughout the regular season with its signature “flock tail” menu. Try out themed drinks like “The Big Truss,” “1st and Goal,” and the cleverly coined “Lamartini.” Guests also have access to deals like a free Miller Lite at kick-off (if you’re wearing your NFL gear), a free “purple shot” after every Ravens touchdown, and 20 percent-off all appetizers at Luckie’s Tavern and Leinenkugel’s Lounge and Beer Garden. 34 Market Pl. 410-908-0650