Every week, you leave the dojo and wish you had a good place to invite your classmates and Sensei Jim to come hang out. With today's Groupon to Don’t Know Tavern, you'll be able to kick up your social life a few belt colors. For $15, today’s Groupon gets you $35 worth of hearty fare and drinks at the sports bar and grill in Federal Hill.
Founded in 2007 by bartender Jason Zink, Don’t Know Tavern prides itself on being the spot to watch the Patriots, Red Sox, WVU, and post-collegiate bear hockey. While you enjoy the thrill of watching your favored hometown squadrons sporting lightly about their fields of play, satisfy your hunger for food with a selection from the impressive menu. Try the tomato bruschetta, chicken tenderloin, or the hummus platter in order to properly appetize yourself ($8 each). The strapping sandwich selection includes the cheese steak—which tops grilled, shaved filet with onion, mushroom, roasted red pepper, and provolone ($11)—along with the broiled crab cake ($15) and Italian panini ($10), all available with fries or field greens. Think inside the bun with a Kobe ($12) or buffalo bison burger ($11), or go with an entree such as the bacon-friendly chicken Alfredo ($13) or the creamy, crabby lobster ravioli ($16). Leave room for drinks, as this deal is also good for beer, wine, and mixed drinks from the bar menu.
With something for everyone, including complimentary copies of À la recherche du temps perdu for visiting Proust scholars (subject to availability), this agnostic bar makes the perfect setting for casual blind dates, reunions with long-lost siblings, or tense social encounters with uptight coworkers. Meet your ex-lover turned professional rival on neutral turf, or break the ice with your mail carrier over an intimate plate of garlic fries.
- The handsomely renovated Don't Know Tavern bills itself as a "sports bar and grill." The surprising thing about it is how good the grill part is. The menu is really smart and exceptionally well balanced between pub grub and more upscale fare. – Richard Gorelick, Baltimore Sun
- Don't Know Tavern in Federal Hill is aptly named. It doesn't seem to know if it's a neighborhood bar, a swanky lounge, a sports bar, or a restaurant. Trying to be all of these simultaneously gives the bar a disjointed identity, but does provide a little bit of something for everyone. – Ashley Sarantinos, Baltimore City Paper