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September 12, 2009

Know of a good Towson spot to watch college football?

One of the (many) things I'd like to improve about Midnight Sun is our county coverage. This blog is, a lot of times, too focused on Baltimore City.

On that note, I got an e-mail from Robert, who needs a suggestion of a Towson-area bar with the college football package ...

In Towson there are a bunch, but they're mostly loud and overpriced with bad tv's and worse food. I've had luck at Crush at Belvedere Sq., but can be SOL if a popular game monoplizes tv.  Plus it's a bank buster.

Got any suggestions for Robert?

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 9:39 AM | | Comments (19)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


Glory Days on Joppa Road. They have all the games on and a receiver is placed at your table to listen to the commentary. Be prepared for a lot of Ohio State and Cleveland Browns fans.

Bateman's is probably a good bet. That will have a definite college crowd though. Green Turtle would be another option--same feel as Bateman's though. A third option might be Glory Days on Joppa Road.

I'm interested to see what some other options might be myself!

More Lutherville than Towson, but The Charred Rib off of Ridgely Road is decent. Pretty good food and drink prices, great service. But please, don't go there for Ravens games...people keep taking my favorite seat at the bar!

Trixie, don't you hate it when people dance away with your chair?

Glory days has one excellent feature: tableside speakers to listen while you watch. Atmosphere is ruined by ridiculous, loud music competing with audio. Food is mediocre. Next.

Bateman's. For the visually gifted: small old TV's 15 feet above the bar. Possibly the worst food in Maryland. Next.

p.s. Really enjoyed that Who Gives A [bleep] ad campaign though.

RecRoom has a ton of HDTVs and good weeknight beer/food specials...not sure about Saturday though.

This is an easy one. How about your own living room? Why do you need to go somewhere to watch televison unless you don't have one? What am I missing here?


because we like to go outside, meet, drink and be merry with same like-minded people. All the while cheering on our team and getting our drink on.


johnnycat strikes again!

I'll take your comment and go a step further. Why would someone go to a sporting event when you can watch it at home? Did you ever think that perhaps there is a social aspect of watching a game with a bunch of other sports fans? I've watched plenty of games at home by myself but I'd much rather watch a game with fans rooting for "my team". This could mean I watch a game at someone's home or at a bar.

I'll conclude with a quote that my father used to tell me when I used to want to help with home improvements as a little kid, "johnnycat, you wanna help? Don't help!"

If you read the original post you'll see that he's looking for bars with the college football PACKAGE, which he doesn't have at home.


The only you could benefit from any help, would be from a muzzle.

There's another well written post by johnnycat.

Cardwell is right. People like to watch a game when they are surrounded by those who are rooting with them. It's nice to be supported by those that all like the same team but at the same time can watch other games on other televisions via the ESPN College Game Plan.

i had to dumb it down a bit, so you'd understand.

JC, you ignorant and so. TV football requires package for big bucks. Would rather give my ducats to local watering hole than faceless megacorp. Then again, I'd rather flush my paycheck than give another dime to comcast.

Rec Room: Basically a cozier Glory Days with better TVs, service and food. Commensurate aural assault is a deal-breaker for me.

It is good place , because i love to drink and meet people. Towson would be favourite of all.

A lot of the guys I know go to Greene Turtle on Saturdays for football. They have TV screens at every booth, and pretty decent specials. I would definately check it out.

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