Sometimes you want to toss back more beers, crush more peanuts and yell a few more nuggets of wisdom to the umpire.
But there are those other times when you want to switch gears and ease back into a more civilized realm. And we have just the spot...
Enter Spire Restaurant and Bar, the polished sports fan’s understated haven for martinis, oysters and ribs, open for lunch now and for cocktails and dinner this Thursday on Third Street.
Just a block from Willie Mays Plaza, Spire is that sort of upscale hangout where you’ll want to take your irresistible baseball-enthusiast companion after a home game for dozens of Blue Points from the Chesapeake and some finely crafted cocktails.
If you find yourself gravitating toward the exposed brick wall opposite the bar, it’s probably because it’s slightly reminiscent of that old ballpark charm of a Wrigley Field or Fenway. From there, all it takes is tossing back a few Manhattans as you relax in the nearby leather banquettes—or take a seat at the marble-topped counter overlooking the raw bar.
And since most home games require winter layers, you might also want something more rib-sticking than oysters, like the Red Wine-Braised Short Ribs with a side of Spaetzel Gratin (otherwise known as mac and cheese).
And a few more Manhattans...