While nothing beats the excitement of attending an actual game, watching the Ravens battle it out at a sports bar in Baltimore can be a pretty great experience.  The fans, the drinks, the (hopeful) celebration; they all come together and make for a great game-watching experience that others just can't match.

Baltimore's got its fair share of sports bars, some great and some not so much.  Don't get stuck at a lame, empty bar when the Ravens play.  Read more to discover the five best bars for watching Ravens games in Baltimore.

The Purple Patio at Mother's Federal Hill Grille - Die hard Ravens fans know that the Purple Patio is the place to be when you can't snag a Ravens tickets or the team is playing out of town.  Join all the Ravens fans on this outdoor patio for game day tailgating, drink specials, 1/2 price wings, and live radio broadcasts before the games.

Pickles Pub - Many agree, Pickles Pub is the number one pre and post game restaurant for Ravens fans.  Watch the game on one of their 30 HDTV's while drinking (12 beers on tap!) and dining on great pub fare including burgers, shrimp, mussels, wings, sandwiches, and more.

The Greene Turtle - You know it's a good sports bar when every booth in the place comes equiped with a small, flat screen TV you can watch the Ravens on.  This neighborhood bar and restaurant is the place to be for a variety of affordable beer selections as well as expertly-crafted menu items including Angus Beef burgers, wings, sliders, sandwiches, wraps, and more.

Gameday Warehouse - With a name like this, you can be sure the Gameday Warehouse is a great place to watch the Ravens.  Located just across M&T Bank Stadium, they've got over a dozen high definition 55 inch TVs as well as an assortment of great drinks and delicious food in a spacious party atmosphere.  In addition to beer and mixed drinks beer and mixed drinks, they also have a Bloody Mary Bar, Orange Crush and Beam bourbon bar with hot apple cider and more.

Padonia Station - A Ravens sports bar institution for over 30 years, Padonia Station will provide an awesome atmosphere for watching the Ravens games.  Enjoy a variety of bar drinks like beer, wine, and cocktails or chow down on delicious bar food including Buffalo wings, Philly cheese steaks, sandwiches, sliders, soups, salads, and more.