Funnily enough, one of the most fun ways Baltimoreans embrace sports is at their local bar or pub. Here’s just a few of our favorite sports bars in Baltimore and a couple of the popular ones that cover almost all of the major sporting events.
Slainte Irish Pub
- Address: 1700 Thames St, Baltimore, MD 21231
The motto at Slainte Pub is “Soccer is Religion” so if you’re a hardcore soccer fan, you’ll probably feel comfortable here. They are enthusiastic about soccer teams and clubs from all over the world and are playing any and every match on one of their 18 gigantic HD screens.
Mother’s in Federal Hill
- Address: 1113 S Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21230
A famed pregame spot, Mother’s in Federal Hill pulls out all the stops: DJ booth, drink specials, half-priced appetizers – the works! The parking lot is even painted to look like a football field and people tailgate right out of their trunks.
- Address: 520 Washington Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21201
With a prime location right across from Camden Yards, Pickles Pub is busy for Orioles games, Ravens games, and everything in between. It’s your classic sports bar complete with TVs all over the place, the lively buzz of fans, happy hour specials, and snacks like beer-battered pickles and Old Bay wings.
Charles Village Pub
- Address: 3107 St Paul St #3814, Baltimore, MD 21218
With television screens over the bar and delicious food at great prices, Charles Village Pub is where you want to be for a good time with friends while enjoying the game. They’ve been around since 1985 and won’t be going anywhere anytime soon.
Turp’s Sports Bar & Restaurant
- Address: 1317 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201
You’ll have to get here at least 45 minutes before kick off if you want bar seating on game day because Turp’s will get crowded. They’ve got a laid-back atmosphere, large TV screens, daily special drink offers, and all the best bar foods.
Sliders Bar and Grill
Address: 504 Washington Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21230
A two-minute walk from Camden Yards, Sliders Bar and Grill is packed with sports fans on game day. A lot of people prefer watching the game from the bar instead of actually attending! There are tons of people pre-gaming, and the bar sets up outdoor seating/ viewing for highly-anticipated games.
Address: 1700 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230
City Limits is a low-key sports bar with an extensive bar, happy hour specials, and televisions everywhere – 19 high-definition TVs to be exact. Not only do they have NHL and NFL streaming packages, but they also broadcast a lot of pro and college sporting events.
Address: 823 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230
Wiley Gunters is a classic neighborhood bar and grill and is a great spot for a cold beer and a hot snack as you enjoy the game. You’ll even find a lot of the locally-brewed beers on tap – they have over 100 different beers to choose from! With 12 HD TVs screening NFL Sunday Ticket, MLB Extra Innings, NHL Center Ice, and more, you’re sure to have a good time!
Don’t Know Tavern
Address: 1453 Light St, Baltimore, MD 21230
With live music and an eclectic menu, Don’t Know Tavern is a no-frills sports bar that serves good food and even better vibes. The loaded crab tots and the nachos topped with everything are my go-tos on game day!
Address: 301 S Ann St, Baltimore, MD 21231
The only way to describe Benders is as a neighborhood dive bar that everyone loves. There’s no better place to watch the game; the staff is friendly and the prices are cheap. It doesn’t hurt that they have a pool table and darts.
Address: 1226 S Clinton St, Baltimore, MD 21224
This corner bar really is a dinghy hole in the wall so don’t go with high hopes if you’re looking for something fancy. But if you want delicious food, quick drink refills, friendly staff, and a no-fuss place where you can focus on the game, then the Lighthouse Tavern is the place to be.
Address: 2501 Fleet St, Baltimore, MD 21224
Chasers is a sports bar in Baltimore’s Canton area that gets packed on game days. The atmosphere is awesome, with games playing on their multiple TV screens and super-friendly bar staff. They even have old arcade games like Pac-Man and Super Mario Bros.
Magerks Pub & Grill Federal Hill
Address: 1061 S Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21230
One of the best sports bars in Baltimore, Magerks Pub & Grill Federal Hill has the best environment. There are 14 large TVs showing the games, delicious foods and cold drinks that are served quickly, and friendly staff who are always up for a quick convo. The walls are lined with sports memorabilia, some of which came from Camden Yards just a few blocks away.
Address: 733 S Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21231
One of the only pubs people go to in search of the barbecue, Max’s Taphouse has more than just a varied menu. They’ve got over 80 drafts on tap with even more bottled beer from all over the world. In addition to the bustling game nights, there are karaoke nights, trivia nights, and rare beer tastings.
Gus’s Sports Bar
Address: 501 S Lehigh St, Baltimore, MD 21224
Gus’s Sports Bar has a wonderful vibe and really comes alive on game nights when Baltimoreans flock to crowd the bar as they enjoy the game with good friends, food, and beer. Television screens playing the game, a pool table in the corner, and cold beer on tap – what more do you need?
Address: 2522 Fait Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224
While they screen a lot of the different sporting events, it’s no secret that Smaltimore is a soccer bar. The staff members are major Liverpool FC supporters, and it can get crazy on game nights! With delicious pub grub, a decent selection of beers, and friendly staff, you can’t go wrong with a night at Smaltimore.