What are Baltimore's best Ravens bars?
When picking a sports bar to watch a Ravens game, there's really very little difference between one bar over another. They all have the same beer and the same cable access; fans aren't too discriminating as long as there's booze around.
But certain watering holes are perpetually mobbed with people on game days. In today's Live! there's a list of the five best bars in the city and the county to watch Sunday's home opener. They are Mother's, Pickles Pub, Baltimore Gameday Warehouse, Padonia Station and Greene Turtle.
So why do people keep coming back to them if they just want a place to drink and scream? What the story finds is that the best sports bars are much more than just tacky memorabilia, flat-screen TVs and a couple of domestics. The play both haven and lucky charm.
It doesn't matter if your team wins or loses — fans keep coming back to them for the comforting embrace of a crowd of like-minded enthusiasts and for the irrational feeling that their mere presence might spare the team a loss.In addition to Live!'s top five bars, Midnight Sun wants to know readers' five best sports bars, and on Monday, I'll compile them for a post. Write your comments below.
Photo: Baltimore Sun/Barbara Haddock Taylor