Orioles home opener bar specials
Tomorrow, when the Orioles open their 2010 season, bars within walking distance of Camden Yards are going nuts.
Where's the best place to pre-game? Who has the best specials?
I called a few spots and got the run down of food and drink specials, as well as live bands and outdoor grills.
Here's my little roundup of home opener specials ...
"I think we're going to have the best party in Baltimore," boasted bartender Danielle Lechert. She might not be far off.
The Nest opens at 9 a.m. and the live music starts at 10 a.m. The bands are the John Maurer Trio, 1154, Dirt and Vs. the Earth. They'll also have a monster bomb bar, orange crush bar, margarita bar and beer tubs galore -- as well as a grill outside.
Folks from 106.5 FM will be broadcasting live from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., and Scores girls and body painted ladies will also be on hand. All three floors of the Nest will be open, including the upper roof deck, where DJs will be spinning. Bud Lights and Bud Limes are $3 all day.
One of the closest bars to the stadium, Pickles Pub opens at 6 a.m. with DJs from 98ROCK. For the first few hours, there will be a breakfast buffet and $1 beers. After 10 a.m., the prices go up to $4 for beers, $6 for mixed drinks and $9 for bombs. They're setting up five bars outside, and a station where you can buy a bottle of Makers Mark and dip the top in commemorative orange wax.
The orange patio opens at 5 p.m., and 98ROCK will be there at 7 p.m. They're hosting a Nintendo Wii Home Run Derby tournament -- the winner gets a free trip to Las Vegas.
Happy hour runs from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., with $3 Coors Lights and $4 fruit-infused vodkas. Who infused them? Midnight Sunner Queen Colleen, of course.