Ravens bar of the week: Frazier's on the Avenue in Hampden

December 11, 2013|By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun

The sports bar Frazier's on the Avenue has been a staple in Hampden since the mid-'90s, so naturally it has its share of regular customers. Morgan King, a co-owner along with his brother, Ray King, says his longtime regulars have only two destinations when the Ravens are playing.

"We have very passionate fans, and they come here and nowhere else for the game," King said on the phone, from behind the bar, on Tuesday afternoon. He quickly added, "Unless they're going to the game."

On Monday, Frazier's will make a fine place to watch the Ravens as they take on the Lions in Detroit, not just because of the eight TVs and specials, but also for the natural camaraderie at the bar, King said.

"It's a majority of regulars, but we try to build on that every time," he said.

Drinks: Specials for Monday's matchup are fittingly straightforward at a bar as unpretentious as Frazier's. For $2, patrons can choose between discounted drafts of Miller Lite, National Bohemian and Yuengling. No specials on Crushes or "purple" shots — just these three domestics.

Food: Monday is wing night at Frazier's, so an order of 10 will cost only $5. A meatball sub with fries will also be on special for $5.

Atmosphere: When asked how to describe the scene at Frazier's on game day, King said, "Oh boy, intense. Hyped up. Rowdy." King, who was recently voted one of the city's favorite bartenders by "b" readers, continued, "It's different depending on whether they're winning and losing." Sounds like a true Baltimore bar. Another plus: Frazier's shows the Ravens game with sound, and not just through the TVs' speakers. "The sound is on through the speakers for the jukebox," King said. "It's kind of like surround sound."

Parking: Metered on the street



If you go

Frazier's on the Avenue, at 919 W. 36th St. in Hampden, is open 10-2 a.m. on Monday. Call 410-662-4914.

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