Ravens bar of the week: Don't Know Tavern

Yes, the name is a little silly, in an Abbott and Costello kind of way.

But Don't Know Tavern is a South Baltimore neighborhood bar that's great for pre- and post-gaming. And if you don't have tickets to the Ravens' season opener, Don't Know's 25 TVs will have you covered.

The bar itself is square — a rarity in a city with mostly long, narrow bars. Sit at a square bar, and more often than not, you'll strike up a conversation (or join in cheering the Ravens) with the folks across the room. Traditionally a Patriots bar (oh, the horror), Don't Know's new owners have turned it into a Ravens roost. As it should be.

Drinks: The bar has 30 taps, which rotate on a regular basis. Draft beers are $4-$6, and rails are regularly $6. During the game, Miller Lite drafts are $3, and buckets of five Miller Lites are $12.

Food: From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Don't Know has an all-you-can-eat brunch buffet, and all-you-can-drink bloody marys or mimosas. If you just want to eat or drink, it costs $10 for either, but together, the bottomless food and cocktails are $16.

Decor: When new owners John Leonard and Ryan Cooper took over a couple of months ago, they commissioned Marshall Adams to paint two murals inside: One of the Orioles, and another of Ray Lewis. (Adams also painted the murals at nearby Delia Foley's and Ropewalk Tavern.) Don't Know also has a large (and popular) shuffleboard table.

Distance from stadium: Though it might seem like a little longer after you've had a few, Don't Know is only one mile from the stadium — easily walkable.

Parking: This is the tricky part. Since Don't Know is in South Baltimore, street parking is almost nonexistent, especially during a Ravens game. Try the West Street garage, at 40 E. West St.

If you go

Don't Know Tavern is at 1451 Light St. Call 410-539-0231 or go to don'tknowtavern.com

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