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April 8, 2010

Orioles home opener bar specials

luke scott sticks his tongue out, probably making some kind of farting noise that you can't hear on tv. pbbt.Tomorrow, when the Orioles open their 2010 season, bars within walking distance of Camden Yards are going nuts.

How nuts?

Mixed 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 ...

The Nest

"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.

Pickles Pub

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.

Mother's Grille

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.

(AP photo)

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 1:30 PM | | Comments (11)



More specials (Federal Hill):

$2.50 Bud Lights ALL DAY (opening at noon)

The Reserve
$2.00 Bud Lights

Little Havana
$3 Bud Light drafts
$4 Budweiser bottles (open at 11:30 am)

Crazy Lil's:
$2.00 Budweiser & Bud light bottles (opening at noon)

$2.00 Budweiser & Bud Light bottles til 7pm (opening at 11:30 am)

The Hill
$2.00 Budweiser & Bud Light bottles
$3.00 Kona Longboard drafts until 7pm (opening at noon)

Apologize for formatting errors ... copied/pasted from SoBo Sports e-mail.

Pratt Street Ale House has been saying via Facebook that they will have radio station 100.7 The Bay on hand, as well as food and beer specials and prize giveaways including tickets to the day's game. (Second prize is tickets to TWO games, I suppose.....)

WHY WHY WHY did I not request the day off tomorrow?????


Kateebee, that cough you have going there sounds something awful, you don't wanna infect the office, do you?

I love how of all the stock photos you have access to, you chose Luke Scott for a post on bar specials.

I'd have gone for the cheap laughs with Sidney Ponson or something like that.

@The Baltimore Chop -- In a recent poll, 63 percent of readers said the word that best describes Midnight Sun is "cerebral." I'm not sure what that word means, but I'm taking it as a compliment.

Opening Day Specials

$2.50 Oriole Shooters
$4 Bombs after O's dingers
$1.25 Boh Cans
After O's score 5 runs - $5 Buckets of Boh!

Do not apply to jerks with sox or yankee gear.

Now, lets pre-game with Best New Bar voted by.. - Mr. Sessa.

I LOVE TURPS for saying the specials do not apply to jerks in sox or yankees gear. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

What bands played live yesterday during this?

Well, there were some pretty "unspecial" prices outside of Pickle's and that group on Friday. We ordered 2 drinks and a beer outside and were charged $23. As Helena Bonham Carter said in Fight Club, "I haven't been f-ed like that since grade school." Wow.

Needless to say, we quickly went elsewhere ...

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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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