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August 18, 2010

Corkboard: Baltimore fantasy football draft bars?

eli and peyton

Finally, it's football season again. 

As an Orioles fan who grew up and went to games when the team was actually good, I can't bear to watch baseball now.

But football? I'm on it.

With real football practically upon us, it's also time for fantasy football. 

Since the best place to do a fantasy football draft is in a bar, not a bedroom, I ask you:

What Baltimore bar has the best fantasy football draft? ...


It's fairly common for Baltimore bars to offer specials for fantasy football drafts, especially if the whole league is there at once. Everybody brings their laptops and sets up around the bar or at a big table.

Granted, a bar has to have a good WiFi connection to host a fantasy football draft. Elbow room is also key. There's nothing worse than celebrating your signing of Peyton Manning by swinging your arms up in the air and hollering "AAH YEAH SON" and accidentally knocking over your beer onto your neighbor's laptop.

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 9:07 AM | | Comments (15)
Categories: Corkboard



Ropewalk is a good spot, but their outlets don't work upstairs which causes a problem if your computer battery runs out. can have the entire second floor for your draft and also watch TV on the projection screen

Definitely Bartender's..Don't Know and No Idea too


I was just doing some real estate research along the Fort Ave corridor and discovered that the following 3 bars are currently listed for sale:

Rafters, Lime and LP Steamers. Just thought you would like to know.

No Idea Tavern will take 50% off your alcohol portion of your check if you want to have your fantasy football draft

Don't Know has drink specials and a lot of space for you and your friends. Both places have free WiFi. Email to make a reservation.

@Sobo Bob- everything is for sale

@Sobo Bob -- Jason beat me to it. Every bar is for sale, for the right price. Some bar owners will list their establishments just to see if they get any offers.

Taps is also for sale. Listed on the Alex Cooper auction site.

Question for Jason, are the liquor licenses transferable? If you bought an establishment would it be possible to retain the property and sell the license? Thanks.

@Sobo Bob -- I'll field this one. The license is only transferable within a few blocks of the original location. Thus, a liquor license in Fells Point can't be transferred to Federal Hill, and vice versa. Also, there have also been no new liquor licenses issued in Baltimore City for quite some time. However, you can apply for a new restaurant/liquor license from the state if you invest a certain amount of money in a property and agree to a set ratio of food-to-alcohol sales.

Thanks Sam.
Also noticed there is work being done on the old Aloha Tokyo and Luca's establishments. I believe both will be opening sometime this fall. Looks like the new Luca's owners are going to add outdoor seating in the alley adjacent to the building.

Bartenders......home of the Chicken Bar Crawl league.

Scores Baltimore of course a bunch of guys has to go there they offer game day meeting rooms upstairs :)

Fine with me Sam..More "elbow room" for us at Camden Yards. The O's are still far from contenders, however it's still fun to get wasted at Sliders, make our way in the yard somewhere between the 3rd and 4th inning and observe the rebuilding process. Worth every dime of my $6 seat.

My fantasy draft is going on at the Aldini Lounge in Columbia Voices.

Wouldn't the best Fantasy Football draft be Dogfish 90 Minute or Heavy Seas Loose Cannon being poured out of a tap handle stuck into a football?

Okay, okay, I'll go stand in the corner now.....

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