When the Indianapolis Colts come to town we tend to get a little riled up—and for good reason. Whether you want revenge, cheap deals, or just a good time, here are the five best spots to watch Sunday's Ravens/Colts game.
We can’t think of a better place to watch the Ravens stomp the Indianapolis Colts than Nacho Mama’s in Canton. This bar is a virtual museum to the old Baltimore Colts and Johnny U—with jerseys, black-and white photographs, and the like. And this is our pick for the best bar with Colts vengeance, as they put a Bob Irsay dummy in a freakin’ coffin. Specials include $2 bottled Bohs and a happy hour from 4-7 p.m.
Johnny Dee’s Lounge
This Parkville basement lounge is a perfect blend of the old (Colts) and the new (Ravens). Many years ago, owner Johnny Appell would run buses from the bar to Memorial Stadium for games. On the lounge's walls, here are autographed photographs of Jonny and Gino alongside Ravens team photos. This Sunday, they’ll put out free food (think wings and meatballs) at halftime, as well as offer $2 16-ounce Boh cans.
Mother's Federal Hill Grille
Mother’s and its Purple Patio is always an ideal spot to check out Ravens games—especially when they play at home. The patio has a painted football field on the lot, two bars, a grill, and a DJ. Mother’s has 20 flat screens inside and portable radios at the tables to listen to the game. Festivities start at 8 a.m. for breakfast and bloody marys, and 98 Rock broadcasts a post-game show from the patio.
Jimmy’s Famous Seafood
This Dundalk seafood restaurant seems like an unlikely spot to catch the game, but the truth is Ravens players are in and out of here all the time. In fact, Ray Rice, Brendon Ayanbadejo, and Torrey Smith were all at Jimmy’s Christmas party. Currently, the restaurant is in the works for a Ray Lewis retirement event. Until then, you can celebrate Sunday with 50-cent shrimp and wings, $2 crabs, and $3 Bud Lite aluminum bottles.
The new Mays Chapel bar will be commemorating Ray Lewis’s retirement all day Sunday. Starting at 7:30 a.m., Kooper’s North will offer a breakfast buffer for $5.20 with 52-cent oysters on the half shell and $5.20 Passion 52’s (champagne and Chambord). Two Miller Lites will be $5 until 10 a.m. Additionally, 52 percent of the profits (noticing a theme here?) will go to the Ray Lewis 52 Foundation.
During the game, there will be plenty of Ray-themed specials, like $5.20 sliders and Ravens bombs at Kooper’s North and Kooper’s Tavern, as well as $5.20 Guinness pints at Slainte, and $5 for two Red Stripes at Woody’s. Lewis would surely be proud of all this sendoff.