Orioles’ Opening Day might as well be an official holiday in Baltimore (don’t you agree, Mayor SRB?) and who wants to miss out on any of the fun by being stuck at, you know, work? Instead, don your boldest orange attire and get out there to celebrate the true start of spring – Baltimore baseball season.

Here’s a list of some our favorite picks (from classy to dive) for pre- and post- game parties, or where to sidle up to a seat (if you’re an early bird to the bar) to watch the 3:05 game on Friday. Go O’s!

B&O American Brasserie: “Beef & Bohs.” For $5 guests can enjoy beef sliders and a Natty Boh.

Leinenkugel’s Beer Garden: Pre-game at Power Plant in Leinie’s Beer Garden with $3 Miller Lite drafts, $20 Miller Lite Beer Towers, and $1 Ballpark dogs. Stay for game-watching, as well.

Alewife: Starting at 10 am, these guys will be pouring discounted pints of Full Tilt, Flying Dog, and Brewer’s Art beers.

Rusty Scupper: Specials from 11 – 7 pm and a free shuttle to the game are on tap at this Charm City seafood spot. Drink specials: $3 16 oz Natty Boh Cans, $5.50 house wine, $3.50 Yuengling, $5 O’s Orange Crush. Food Specials: $3 Old Bay chips, $7 crab and artichoke dip, $6 popcorn fried shrimp, $7 1/2 lb black angus burger, $7 pepper parmesan calamari, $6 mussels marinara, $6 plum ginger bbq ribs.

Lighthouse Tavern: $2.50 Bohs during all games and $4 Home Run Fireball shots are available at this corner joint just off the Square in Canton.

Pratt Street Alehouse: Party on Pratt Street before, during, or after the game and enjoy Oliver Brewing Company‘s annual ‘Balls To The Wall’ – Opening Day IPA (a special annual brew), outside grille, outside bars, a live broadcast by Maynard and 100.7 The Bay – Baltimore’s Classic Rock Station, and live music by Rob Fahey.

Horseshoe Casino: Live music will be on hand for the party to be jointly hosted with 98 Rock outside of the casino. $40 ($50 at the door) will get you all-you-can-eat and all-you-can-drink as well as parking and shuttle service.

Keep checking back as we’ll continue to expand our list as the week continues. Please comment and let us know your favorite Opening Day spot!

*Photo Credit: Rusty Scupper