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June 2, 2010

Corkboard: Baltimore bars and World Cup specials

soccer time!A bunch of folks have e-mailed me in the past couple weeks, wanting to know which Baltimore bars are running World Cup specials.

Being a true American, I've heard of but never seen this World Cup thing. I hear it has something to do with soccer. Meh.

Ryan97ou sent me a note about a pretty killer sounding deal at Amicci's in Little Italy.

Dig this ...

Keep in mind, I'm not sure where it's from, and I couldn't find it anywhere online. So take that as you will. Here goes:

Watch every World Cup game in Amicci's Bar. Happy Hour 10am-10pm. Cheer for your favorite team and enjoy the Best Happy Hour (12 HOURS!) in Baltimore. $2 Beers, $3 Wines, $5 Cocktails, $5 Salads and Appetizers.

A chance to win World Cup Jerseys, Soccer Balls, and Team Scarves from your favorite country! ALL PROCEEDS FROM RAFFLES WILL BE DONATED TO THE ALS ASSOCIATION OF MARYLAND. HELP AMICCI'S FIND A CURE FOR LOU GEHRIG'S DISEASE! Amicci's will open the bar on game days at 10 am. World Cup begins June 11, 2010. "Let's Have a Ball!"

Who else is running World Cup specials? I'm sure Slainte's got something goin' on.

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 9:05 AM | | Comments (48)
Categories: Corkboard


I assume Slainte as well as Abbey Burger Bistro will have some deals. I am very excited to do some drunken chanting at 11am. USA USA USA!!! Down with the Three Lions! Up with the Yanks!!!

I live near Amicci's and the place is ready to rock for the World Cup...Definately worth checking there are lots of hot girls that work there

Patrick's of Pratt has a Bafana Bafana jersey for raffle, some World Cup glasses and other stuff. They're planning on showing most of the games on a 42 inch TV. I don't know what specials they have planned.


And this is *me* talking. Normally I hate sports.

But I work near Slainte and like beer with foreigners.

It can only be assumed that Racer's - with a bartender who has Beckham's number tatted on his arm - and Pratt St. Alehouse - Steve Jones from PSA is brewing up a special World Cup brew - will have some sort of specials.

Steve's English, of course, but don't let that stop you from drinking it.

Pratt Street Ale House has brewed up a special beer just for the World Cup and is having specials during every game. Details at

No Idea Tavern will be open for every game of the World Cup. Drink, eat, and watch every game. No Idea will be serving brunch with appetizers and sandwiches throughout the World Cup. We will be opening a half hour before the earliest game, every day.

Drink Specials include:

Buy a 25oz. "World Cup" for $10 and receive your first beer for FREE and then:

$4 Miller Lite, $4 Guinness, and $4 Peroni draft refills

$3 Miller Lite, $3 Guinness, and $3 Peroni draft refills for those wearing Soccer jerseys.

FREE shooters everytime your team scores.!/event.php?eid=120021081356126&ref=ts

Sam if you havent tasted World Cup fever you're missing out. Its definitely not 'meh'. I hope there are at least a couple bars willing to open up at 7am for those of us who'd like to watch the 7:30 games with beer and eggs.

Hey Jason, is it just national soccer team jerseys?

Will any bars be showing ESPN's 3-D feed?

I'd love to know what the Abbey Burger Bistro has in mind for June 12th. That's where I'm planning on bringing a pretty big group of people.

@Dan - Based on past experiences, I'd assume Slainte will be open for the early morning games.

that special from amicci's was sent to people on their email list.

as for world cup, i can't wait. that said, this is pretty funny:

Alonso's will be open for all matches. Free breakfast buffet for all 7:30 matches. $2 carlsberg, heineken and peroni pints for the whole month of World Cup

If Josh means down a pint of Three Lions Ale @ The Pratt Street Ale House I'm with him otherwise them's fighting words!

Also, are there any good places in Canton to watch the early games? I'm going to want to have a nice buzz before work.

Amicci's Facebook page confirms this

The prices are their standard happy hour

Steve, actually besides the match against the USA I will be rooting for England to go far. Although they should have taken Darren Bent...

@Josh- any soccer jersey gets you $3 25 oz. Refills (Guinness, Lite, Peroni, and possibly Carlsber).
@Dan- We will open at 7am during the World Cup serving breakfast and lunch. It's going to be a long but exciting month.


I go to the Abbey every week for Arsenal matches, and from what I've heard, everyone's planning on going there for the US v England match as well. It's going to be insane there, and I can't wait!

What the hell is everyone talking about? Soccer? However, if this ushers in a month of morning drinking, count me in.


I wonder if ESPN Zone will have the 3D matches? It's not somewhere I'd normally plan on catching a match, but if they're showing anything in 3D it might be worth checking out.

I'll be hanging out at Rare Soul, Minus5, or The Point in Fells watching World Cup games all month long.

All 3 Looney's will be open for every match with happy hour drink $$ for every match. They will serve Breakfast.. I also heard they are working with some radio stations for some live broadcast's during The USA games

no offense to Amicci's but exactly what World Cup games are you going to watch at 10 PM? Isn't South Africa six hours ahead of us?

I will be watching USA vs England in Wismar, Germany. I wonder who the majority will be rooting for there?

For those of you in northwest Balto City, The Falls in Mt. Washington will have all games on with no purchase necessary. They have a pretty nice draft and wine by the glass selection and solid food. No affiliation with the biz, just a neighbor.

Specials at Slainte? Seriously? Has the writer ever been there. I used to watch games there for years and spent countless dollars watching soccer there and have NEVER ONCE got a pint on the house. Don't get me wrong, I love the place for some reason...but let's not assume they're going to do anything to show appreciation for their regulars who love the Beautiful Game.

@ Mike - good stuff, do you anticipate that the crowd will be pro-US or a split? I assume that it's American Arsenal fans that you watch the matches with, but one never knows.

Soccer sucks, what me up when football season starts

Dear Genius using "USA" as your online handle: if you're going to flame soccer, how about you actually get close on your word spellings? "What me up when football season starts"...'Wake' perhaps, smarty? Perhaps we would interest you more if we discussed NASCAR specials or a post-Monster Truck show happy hour?

I just called Slaite. They are offering the following for the entire WC:

$3 Amstel, Carlsburg, Newcastle

In other words, they've extended their Saturday and Sunday special.

What about bars in the Mt Vernon area?


Please make a note of it.

Captain Larry's on Fort Avenue will be open for the World Cup along with the Abbey in Fed Hill. Just drove by and saw the sign.

I am still way amped from lacrosse; bring on this World Cup thing! Hopefully there will be yell-talking and yell-laughing. First round's on me and my Black AmEx. Game on!

The Gunpowder Lodge (formerly Timber Creek) in Perry Hall area has had some great crowds for recent matches and is going all out for the US v England game. They've rented a 9x12 foot LED screen to put out in the back and got a single day liquor license to allow people to drink on the deck and lawn out there. This is in addition to what they already have indoors (110″ HD projection screen and six 46″ screens). All you can drink miller lite and a huge buffet open an hour before the game, all only $30. Expecting a good pro-Yank crowd so they're selling tickets ahead of time to avoid overcrowding. Full details and link to purchase tix at (right hand side).

Hey guys,
I hope you are doing great and you are getting yourself ready for the 2010 World Cup.
Sláinte Irish Pub, where Soccer is Religion™ will have specials:
We already open everyday at 7:00AM, serving breakfast till 11:00AM
We will feature $3 Amstel Light and Newcastle Brown Ale Pints and $3 Heineken and Heineken Light Bottles during the matches.

On Saturday, June 12th, we will open at 6:00AM because rugby takes place before football (England vs Australia at 6:00AM)
We expect the bar to be packed by 9:00AM for the USA vs England game at 2:30PM. The Champions League Final this past May 22th gave us a taste of the 2010 World Cup...

Also, our field trip to Philly to attend USA vs Turkey with 110 fans was a real success and we look forward to Manchester City vs Inter Milan

Also, if you want to challenge our Die Hard Fans, we also set up a Fantasy League:
League: Sláinte Irish Pub Fells

We also just upgraded our TVs and Sound System to a Full HD System.

We are really excited and we look forward to June 11th!
We hope to see you at the Pub!


Count me in Slainte! I need my religion! You have always been their for us!

Every four years, my wife has to just say goodbye to me from late April until sometime in July.

She curses those who brought us the Stanley Cup, the World Cup, and the Tour de France one right after the other.

Sorry, honey.

@Stagger Lee- what about January-April with the NFL playoffs and March Madness and throw in an occasional Winter Olympics! Tour de France? I think I would rather watch NASCAR;). To each their own, just joking!

If you are a USMNT fan, then please join the Baltimore Brigade (AO Baltimore) at Sláinte, for every USA game. We've been there for the entire qualifying cycle, for every match. If you are not a USA fan, please chose another bar.... :)

Eric, wondering about some info on your group. Does your Supporters Club only watch matches at bars, or do you go to matches as well. I see on your site that you went to Philly, but anything else? Any other traveling to matches, and most importantly, does becoming a member make it easy to get tickets in the standing only supporters section?

What can I say? Hockey? Soccer? Cycling? Did I just reveal my whiteness?

The Mighty Lions are roaring and ready to eat a snack of barbequed Yanks!

Do the first letters spell EASY?
Of course they do.

"Do the first letters spell EASY?"

Um, you know, that was actually mildly amusing and clever the first time I saw that... roughly two weeks ago now.

Patrick's of Pratt Street will be showing most games, and have $2.50 Peroni drafts or shandies during games, along with South African food specials cooked up by Chef Zu. Much more is in the plans, including a raffle, Bracket Predictor with the winner getting and extended happy hour, and giveaways throughout the tournament!

claddagh pub open for every game featuring $2.00 Bud lights and Bud.

Alexander's Tavern is in for the all the games!

This Saturday join the Craig Willinger Fund and members of Liverpool FC Supporters Box 21231 for a day full of the beautiful game. AT's will open the doors for extra early for Korea vs. Greece at 7:30 a.m.

Enjoy a host of specials including $2.50 Miller Lites, $3.50 Peroni and Blue Moon Drafts plus $5 wings, $3 Mimosas and Bloodies and the $15 Microbrew Bucket. Kitchen opens at 9 a.m.

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