The cost of tickets to the AFC Divisional Playoff this weekend is skyrocketing. So, before you spend your hard earned cash for a ticket to sit out in the cold, consider some alternatives to the high-altitude sections of M&T Bank Stadium. Don’t just lounge on your couch or cram into the bars that buy the most local airtime, experience all Baltimore has to offer and join other fans who’ve watched the Ravens play at these local spots - enjoying great food, drinks, and palpable waves of team spirit.
A stone’s throw from Mother’s Purple Patio, a popular (but crowded!) game day viewing spot, is Nick’s Oyster Bar in Federal Hill’s Cross Street Market located at 1065 S. Charles Street. Whether you’re drawn to their enormous steamed shrimp, fresh sushi, 32-ounce draft beers, or many viewing surfaces, you’ll want to make game days at Nick’s a new tradition. And for those Ravens fans who’d rather not indulge in the region’s finest seafood during the game, take a walk through the market down to Big Jim’s Deli for the best overstuffed sandwiches any fan could ask for.
So where do you plan to watch the game this Sunday? As great as it is to see the Ravens take the field in person, when the game starts, find yourself in a warmer spot where the drinks are served on demand and the refreshments aren’t waiting for you at the end of long line. Stake your claim to a free seat at one of these great local spots and cheer on the Ravens as they attempt to send the Texans back home to Houston.