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Published on May 29, 2019
Finals frenzy: Here are Baltimore's best sports bars for NBA actionPhoto: Chasers/Yelp 

It’s one of the best times of the year for sports fans, and that means it’s time to make your plans around the NBA Finals, which begin on May 30.

As patrons head into Baltimore bars to watch the NBA Playoffs, average daily revenue at local pubs is $782 on days when games are played, a 7.8% increase compared to an average day, according to an analysis of transactions at 3,500 local bars by Womply, a provider of marketing and CRM software for small businesses. That sales increase is driven by a 7.27% increase in transaction volume and a 0.5% increase in purchase price.

At local restaurants in Baltimore, average daily revenue is $1,610 during the NBA Playoffs on days when games are played, a 4.95% increase over a typical day, according to an analysis of transactions at 42,000 local eateries by Womply. That sales increase is driven by a 3.23% increase in transaction volume and a 1.55% increase in purchase price.     

To help you snag the best stool in town, Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top options for sports bars, using both Yelp data and our own methodology.


1. Baltimore Tap House

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Topping the list is Baltimore Tap House. Located at 600 S. Potomac St. in Canton, it is the highest-rated sports bar in Baltimore, boasting 4.5 stars out of 23 reviews on Yelp.

2. Chasers

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Next up is Canton's Chasers, situated at 2501 Fleet St. With four stars out of 13 reviews on Yelp, the sports bar has proven to be a local favorite.

3. Benders Sports Bar

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Upper Fells Point's Benders Sports Bar, located at 301 S. Ann St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the sports bar 4.5 stars out of 12 reviews.

4. Hudson Street Stackhouse

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Hudson Street Stackhouse, a sports bar and traditional American spot in Canton, is another go-to, with four stars out of 101 Yelp reviews. Head over to 2626 Hudson St. to see for yourself.

5. Sharky's Bar and Grill

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Over in Canton, check out Sharky's Bar and Grill, which has earned four stars out of 15 reviews on Yelp. You can find the sports bar and New American spot at 2819 Eastern Ave.


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