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April 7, 2010

Corkboard: Who has the best Orioles Opening Day specials?

look! orioles fans! inside pickles pub!Ah, April. Flowers and trees are blossoming, birds are tweeting and the weather is warm and sunny. All is forgiven in the springtime.

You can't help but feel optimistic -- even about the Orioles. Who knows? Maybe this will be the year the Birds will break their streak of 75 straight losing seasons.

If you're like me, you're going to want to see some baseball. You're also going to want to have a few cold ones, which will make the wins all the sweeter, and take the sting out of the losses.

Since Opening Day is this Friday, I've got to know: Baltimore bars have the best opening day drink specials? ...

Since this is the Corkboard, any and all Baltimore bar owners/bartenders are welcome to shill their spots. Heck, you can shill someone else's spot if you want.

I just want to make sure Midnight Sunners have all the options going into Friday's game. If your bar has season-long specials, which happen every game, post those too.

(Baltimore Sun photo by Karl Merton Ferron)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 12:00 PM | | Comments (14)
Categories: Corkboard


The most special thing will be the fact that I'll be bartending at the new bar between Sliders and Pickles called the Bullpen. Come in for the Midnight Sun special*.

*may not actually be special

The Chop is a big fan of California Tortilla and their 2 for $5 beers before every game. They'll keep one in the hole for you, there's plenty of outdoor seating, free wi-fi, and the burritos are tasty whether you eat them there or carry them into the park.

Two for $5 beers? That's a hella special.

No Idea Tavern
Oriole's Home Opening Day special:

From noon-7pm

All you can drink Miller Lite draft $3

3 for 1 drinks

2 banger- a beer and any shot for $7

$5 Burgers, Wings, Cheesesteaks, and Paninis

Plus we have the the ML Baseball Pacakage so you can watch all the games.

and Poz will be bartending (he's specials)

I was planning on hitting up Pratt St Ale House. Any one know of their specials, other than typical happy hr(4-7)?

Jason Z -
$3 for all you can drink Miller Lite drafts? Am I reading that right?

Go O's

Pratt Street has $4 16oz BL bottles and $3 Oliver Summer lights...not intrigued. Do they still do 3 for 5?

@Anonymous-that is correct

$3 All you can drink Miller Lite draft from noon til 7pm

we do that every Friday til 7pm, I just decided to extend it since we are opening early.

Bring your Orioles game ticket stub to RA Sushi and get $2.00 off the O's Roll.

Looney's in Canton..Happy Hour 10-7 and Free Shuttle to Camden Yards

So I went to Pratt St. Ale House for the 1st time last weekend, exactly What is big deal about the place? It's just an average bar with nothing special on tap.

Drunk Richard is REALLY drunk. Cut him off.

The "big deal" about that place is that most (not all, but most) of the beer is brewed on the premises, and is cheaper than a trip to London for the best in British-style beer. You DON'T go there for the Bud Light longnecks, though thousands do every year, inexplicably. It's like going to a Bonaparte Bakery and asking for Wonder Bread, or going to the Prime Rib and asking for a bag of sliders, or going to a fine cheese shop and asking for Cheez Wiz.

Don't get me wrong. You're allowed to not care for the beers brewed there. But just as I don't go to a fine French restaurant and expect screens beaming the football game, I don't go to PSAH--or anywhere else, for that matter, in MY case--looking for baseball mass-marketing and buying into drinking what the ads on the TV tell you to, featuring skimpily clad females because there's nothing to say about the flavor of the beer.

Just had lunch at the Water Street Tavern and their game day specials are pretty sweet... $1.95 16oz drafts and domestic bottles and if you show your game ticket or stub your second drink is free. I think maybe reduced apps too. I couldn't tell, the print was kinda small and I didn't go look closer.

Food is not great though.

We stopped by Pratt Street Ale House last weekend - the beer was fine, but they wouldn't serve us food. This was like 45 minutes before the kitchen closed. All we wanted was some fries or something, man, thanks for nothing!

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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