Food & Drink

The Best Places to Watch the Ravens Crush the Chiefs Around Baltimore

We’re one win away from the Super Bowl, and local bars and restaurants are ready to party.

Though we’re sure the energy in the stands at M&T Bank Stadium on Sundaywhen Baltimore will host the AFC Championship for the first time since 1971will be iconic, it doesn’t make you any less of a fan if you don’t have big bucks to shell out for seats. In fact, there are a slew of spots around town where you can experience the same sense of camaraderie with our faithful flock. 

Here are the best purple parties to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with other Ravens revelers, score food and drink specials, and catch a glimpse of halftime performer T-Pain (and, likely, T. Swift) while watching our guys clear their last hurdle on the path to the Super Bowl. 

The Charles: The Fed Hill favorite, which is within walking distance of the stadium if you’re searching for a place to land after tailgating, is kicking off its pregame at 2 p.m. Bring a group to enjoy specials such as $6 Nutrl seltzers; $7 Red Bull vodkas and Ravens Crushes; and $18 buckets of select beers. 

Claddagh Pub: You can’t beat $1 beers. Head to the Canton Square stalwart to sip Natural Light cans for a buck, as well as $3 Bud Light bottles, $6 sour bombs, and $8 Espresso Martinis. Wing deals include 30 wings for $28 or 20 wings paired with a bucket of Bud Light for $35. 

Das Bierhalle: Snag a stool at this popular Parkville spot where game days are fueled with beers by the liter and crab pretzels bigger than your face. Sunday specials include happy hour food; $5 bombs, Ravens Crushes, and select half-liter drafts; $8 select liter drafts; $10 Natty Light buckets; and $17.50 Nutrl buckets.

Delia Foley’s: No matter their loyalties, football fans can generally agree on one thing: no watch party is complete without wings. This South Baltimore bar is famous for their saucy, smoky snacks, which come in more than 40 flavors ranging from Old Bay with malt vinegar to habanero and barbecue-infused “Raven.” Grab an order (and a seat) when Foley’s opens both floors at 11 a.m. on Sunday.  

Donna’s Tavern & Restaurant: If you’re rooting for the birds from Dundalk, be sure to throw on your most festive purple ‘fit before heading to Donna’s. The staff will not only be pouring free shooters for every Ravens touchdown, but they’re also giving away a prize to the best-dressed fan. Food and drink specials throughout the game will include $1 Bud and Bud Light cans, $2 Natty Boh bottles, $3 Angry Orchard bottles, $4 grape bombs, $5 chili-cheese nachos, $10 Orange Crushes, $10 orders of 10 wings, and a $20 crab cake sandwich with Old Bay fries. 

Frazier’s on the Avenue: Known for its approachable grub, heavy pours, and ample screens, this haunt on The Avenue in Hampden is the perfect place to get together with fellow fans. Arrive early to grab a booth, put in an order of tots, and shoot a round of pool before kickoff. During the game, be sure to take advantage of $13 Miller Lite buckets. 

Gunther & Co.: Though not a typical sports bar, this Brewers Hill restaurant has excellent eats and drinks to enjoy on game days. Among them is the purple-colored “Action Jackson,” a shimmering cocktail that mixes Case 1 Vodka with butterfly pea flower, Chareau Aloe liqueur, concord grape, and lime juice.  

Max’s Taphouse: Highlighting its collection of more than 1,600 bottles and cans–plus 113 draft lines–Max’s is a bonafide game day headquarters in Fells Point. Grab a round, and some top-notch tailgate fare, while positioning yourself in front of one of the many screens. 

Mother’s Grille: Every Purple Patio is fun, but we’d be willing to bet that the famous outdoor festivities at Mother’s in Federal Hill are going to feel much more exciting this weekend. Bundle up tight and make your way to the South Charles Street institution to partake in the shenanigans, which feature drink deals, big screens with sound, and a live DJ to keep the party going during commercial breaks. 

Monument City Brewing Co.: The Highlandtown brewery is showing off its purple pride by hosting an all-out flock party beginning at 3 p.m. Enjoy $5 pints and eats from Vibz Food Truck while taking in all of the action on the taproom’s big screen. 

Nacho Mama’s: Playoff specials at this Tex-Mex hangoutwhich recently rang in 30 years on O’Donnell Square in Cantoninclude $1 Bohs, $1 wings, $6 personal pizzas, and $8 32-oz. Lamar-garitas. You can also opt for the $40 Hubcap Tower, which pairs the brand’s famous hubcap margarita with a massive order of nachos. At the Towson location, enjoy drink deals such as $3 Bud Light and Modelo bottles, $4 Michelob Ultra drafts, $5 Nutrl cans, and $6 Ravens bombs. 

One Star Country Club: This Federal Hill party palace is getting the bash started bright and early at 9 a.m. on Sunday. Throughout the day, expect drink specials, an oyster bar, live DJ tunes, and a heated tent for overflow crowds outside on East Cross Street.  

The Point in Fells: Throw on a jersey and get ready to cheer on the birds at this Fells Point favorite, which is offering a laundry list of specials. Aside from a $40 all-you-can-drink deal on draft cocktails and domestic beer, fans can take advantage of $8 touchdown bombs; $10 Ravens Crushes, Charm City Lemonades, and rum punch; $18 beer buckets; and $20 Corona Seltzer and Twisted Tea buckets. To snack on throughout the game, the spot will highlight $8 pizza bites, nachos, Buffalo veggie nugs, and wings by the half-pound; as well as $12 crab pretzels.

Pickles Pub: With roots dating back to the late-’80s, this hallowed sports bar is pretty much as close as you can get to the action without a ticket to the game. Arrive as early as 9 a.m. for eats, drinks, Lamar Jackson “MVP” chants, and likely a few TV stations and radio personalities broadcasting live.

Section 771: Next door, this rebranded bar (formerly Sliders) has become a fast favorite for its game day ragers. Meet up with friends (either inside or outside) as early as 9 a.m. to enjoy drink deals, bites under $10, live DJ entertainment, and the game on with sound. 

RMYKS Bar & Grille: With TV screens around every corner, there’s practically no bad seat at this hangout near Little Italy. Plan to arrive early on Sunday for free nachos, tacos, and sandwiches while supplies last. The sleek bar will also pour discounted drinks and shots after every touchdown.

The Roller Wave at Baltimore Peninsula: The pop-up roller rink, whose stay in South Baltimore is coming to an end this month, is throwing a pregame skate party with live DJ entertainment beginning at 12 p.m. Stick around during the game to watch all of the action while sipping “Touchdown” margaritas and “Endzone” sidecars. Emmanuella’s Cuisine will also be on site to feed the flock with jerk and barbecue wings, meatballs, Haitian mac and cheese, cucumber pasta salad, hot dogs, and chips and dip.

Southern Provisions: SoPro in Canton is taking it outside with a heated tent party featuring entertainment by DJ Yadi. Show up for drink specials, live music, and plenty of tailgate snacks on offer beginning at 10 a.m.

Union Craft Brewing You might be familiar with trash can nachos, but at Union in Hampden, the taproom crew is going big and pouring them out of a keg. Show up early at 2:50 p.m. to munch on a free serving of the chips loaded up by Carroll & Son Fine Foods, while also getting a good seat in front of two big screens. The special watch party will also feature big beers (the G.O.A.T. IPA is an obvious choice) and fresh shucks by The Local Oyster. 

Wet City: The Mt. Vernon brewpub is teaming up with chef Craig Falk of Big Softy to host an epic playoff party beginning at 2 p.m., complete with pints, shots, wings, mozz sticks, and aptly themed purple margaritas. Swifties will appreciate Falk’s Taylor-inspired food specials, including “Taylor’s Tendies,” and his signature Detroit-style pies in varieties like “Folklore Feta” and “You Belong with Cheese.”