Locals love not only their teams but also the sports bars that toast them.— BS
Pickles Pub Next to Camden Yards, this longtime fave draws rowdy crowds on game days.
TRY: The Oriole Dog, a footlong hot dog with, yes, PB& J and cream cheese (served outside on game days); the namesake pickles, fried in beer batter
GO: 520 Washington Blvd. Frank & Nic’s More upscale, this friendly spot about a block from Camden Yards also offers outdoor seating. TRY: Mussels, steamed with Old Bay seasoning and Natty Boh beer GO: 511 W. Pratt St. Looney’s Pub In Canton, the Irish-accented corner bar has pool, arcade games, trivia nights and T-shirts that say “Drink like a champion today.” TRY: Hot (temperature and spice) crab dip; wings a dozen ways GO: 2900 O’Donnell St. Mother’s Federal Hill Grille For Ravens home games, fans head to its Purple Patio, a parking lot turned “football field” outfitted with bars and a grill. TRY: The Heart Attack burger, cheese-stuffed and deep-fried (featured on “The Today Show”) GO: 1113 S. Charles St. Turp’s The only sports bar in elegant Mount Vernon, it’s got the requisite TVs and makes its home in a historic brownstone. TRY: O’s, onion rings with spicy mayo; Johnny U(nitas), grilled chicken breast on sour dough GO: 1317 N. Charles St.