Best Places in Baltimore to Watch the Superbowl

No plans for the Superbowl? Many would agree that the best spot to watch a game is from the comfort of your couch, but perhaps that is not an option. Perhaps you have a crappy couch or maybe you would prefer someone else to make all the yummy food for you? Sometimes you just want to get out of the house, but want to make sure you pick a good place to watch the big game without a pretentious crowd. Here are some of the least douchey spots in Baltimore to watch a game (and for this weekend specifically THE SUPERBOWL):
Cardinal – one of my favorite corner bars in Canton. It isn’t that big, but if you get there early enough for a seat, it is ideal. You can order any type of food with their carryout menu. Hello Tutti Gusti’s! They also are doing their last potluck in Cardinal history. They will have the wings, hot dogs and snack to start, but you can also bring a dish to share. There will also be happy hour prices all day.

Hudson Street Stackhouse– a casual spot with a classic Baltimore atsmosphere in Canton. I love their murals on the brick walls. I also love their ever changing draft list with a great assortment of beers.

Smaltimore – If you are scared of not having a seat or space to watch the game at a bar, Smaltimore is still taking reservations for guaranteed seating. They also have 2 for 1 sushi rolls, $3 select drafts, and any order of wings and a draft for $10.

JD’s Smokehouse – a popular spot on the square in Canton, but perhaps the least pretentious. It will get packed, but if you get there early enough, there are lots of TVs, 2 floors, 3 bars and good burgers and wings.

Townhouse – WOULD’VE been one of my top recommendations… it is a great space, lots of TVs, tables with taps, but they closed last week… so if you were intending on going there, you should reevaluate. If you are set on the Harbor east area, head around the corner to Gordon Biersch.

Ryleigh’s Oyster – you could start your day now with one of the best brunches (runs until 2PM), then nab yourself a seat upstairs and continue your Sunday Funday in Federal Hill.

Wiley Gunter’s – Word on the street is they have amazing buffalo chicken dip, which is usually what I look for when picking where to watch the Superbowl.

No Idea – also in Federal Hill, you may have missed their epic “BLACKOUT BRUNCH” that goes until 1PM for only $9, but it isn’t too late to get there for the Superbowl. Specials include All-You-Can-Drink Natty Boh, rail drinks and slushies from 6-10PM for only $20. Also, parties of 8+ will receive a complimentary bottle of Fireball. God speed.

Crazy Lil’s – Do you think you can eat 5 pounds of Mac n cheese? Then this is the place for you. There aren’t a lot of TVs but it is a good crowd who want to watch the game, drink dirt cheap drinks and eat awesome food (they serve mac and cheese in smaller quantities as well).

Turp’s Sports Bar – If Fed Hill and Canton aren’t in your wheelhouse, head to one of the only Sports Bars in Mt. Vernon. The basis of their bar is all about watching sports while eating delicious food. I could get down with that.

HomeSlyce 336 – Also close to the Mt.Vernon area. This is a huge space with great double bar set up, couches, a pool table and skeeball upstairs. Along with another bar and more TVs downstairs, amazing pizza and INDOOR bocce courts if you get bored of watching the game. Happy hour specials EVERYDAY from 4-7PM. Don’t even get me started on their pizza…

Frazier’s On the Avenue – You may not think “sports bars” when you think Hampden, but Frazier’s is a staple on the ave. An unassuming beautiful blend of old Hampden and new [insert hipster reference] Hampden. Two bars, pool tables, and TVs in the dining area.


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