You might say Boston was born for sports. And with sports comes beer. And with beer comes bars.
Basketball was invented in the state and the New England Patriots have been to more Super Bowls – 11 of them – which is more than any other team. Winning 6 titles, I think that warrants serious sports bars throughout this town.
So whether you want to see the Celtics do some serious dunking, the Bruins put the biscuit in the basket or the Sox knock one out of the park, an average sports bar ain’t gonna cut it here. This town goes large with its sports bars.
166 Canal Street
Since 1976, The Fours has been one of the best places in the city to watch sports. With MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, and NCAA packages, your favorite teams going to be on one of the forty-two TVs.
They have an impressive collection of memorabilia lining their walls, with framed Boston jerseys, signed balls, and old photos of classic games.
They also have a loyalty program where you earn one point for every dollar you spend. Members receive a $25 gift card for every 500 points earned, which I’m guessing doesn’t take long.
The Fours drinks are reasonable for the locale, which is a short distance from TD Garden. Sports Illustrated once deemed The Fours the best sports bar in America and they’re still running with it.
62 Brookline Avenue
Cask ‘n Flagon has been a staple since 1969 and a popular meetup place for generations. In case you’re wondering what a flagon is; a large vessel with a handle, spout, and often a lid, used for holding a beer or other liquors
The Cask’s Boston building was originally a Ford dealership. The original dealership’s terrazzo flooring still exists today in their event space and nightclub area.
Many of the iconic black and white sports photographs lining the walls were taken by famed Boston Globe photographer, Dennis Brearley. He captured sports history and the legacy of his artistry lives on their walls.
The Cask is the go-to bar to get your game face on before Red Sox games. Beers are crazy expensive at Fenway Park (just like anywhere) and it’s right across from Fenway Park, so why not stop in for a cold one?
There’s lots of room to enjoy any big game and an outdoor patio for those nice afternoons.
1265 Boylston Street
First, let me introduce you to the legendary Tony C.
Anthony “Tony C” Conigliaro first rose to prominence on the 1965 Red Sox as the youngest home run champion in American League history.
Then, in 1967, disaster struck after Tony was hit by a pitch in the eye, causing him to miss over a year of action. Counted out by many,
Tony made a miraculous return to the field in 1969, thereby cementing himself forever in Red Sox lore, as a Boston symbol of perseverance, grit, and greatness. I’ll drink to that!
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Tony C’s Sports Bar is legendary as well, with a video wall of 32 plasma TVs, together they create a massive 32-foot-long, 8-foot-high screen showing the most important game of the day.
The importance is subjective but when the beers flowing and the food is great, no one complains. In fact, everyone raves about the food, which includes crispy calamari, lobster rolls, burgers, and dogs.
82A Lansdowne St.
Situated beneath the bleachers in Fenway Park’s centerfield, a few feet away from the Ted Williams Red Seat, is Lansdowne Street’s greatest attraction- the Bleacher Bar.
They serve excellent food and drink, giving you an unprecedented baseball experience year-round. Yep, you’re beneath the bleachers folks.
With a huge garage window that looks directly into the stadium, Bleacher Bar has earned its’ title as one of the most exceptional sports bars in the world.
Imagine tossing back a cold one with a burger slider inside the park where Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, and Bucky Dent worked their magic in front of thousands of cheering fans.
Want to actually watch the Red Sox play at Fenway without paying a fortune for tickets? Head over to the Bleacher Bar and you’ll find yourself seated just beyond centerfield with a great view through their windows of all the action.
Located in Boston Marriott Copley Place– 110 Huntington Avenue
Located on the second level of the Boston Marriott Copley Place, this is a dream for guests who want to stay on-site and enjoy a big game. It’s also just a line drive to Fenway Park and a slapshot away from the TD Garden.
The space is a great place to watch any game with the open, interactive architectural design, soaring ceilings, circular bar with kinetic lighting, and sleek private dining rooms. Being inside this hotel makes it slightly more upscale and chic.
Champions also have a thirty-six 46” HDTV video wall, allowing excellent viewing and listening with awesome acoustics.
They have over 36 beers on tap, creative cocktails, and a modern all-American grill menu. The fact that this is in a hotel is ancillary – locals from near and far hang here to catch a game while dining.