Your Game-Time Go To: Boston's Best Sports Bars

It’s always a good time of year to be a Boston sports fan, and this fall is no exception. We’re excited to see what Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving can do for the Celtics, and hopeful that Bruce Cassidy can get the Bruins off to strong start in October. Then there’s football. Even after a rough start to the season, there’s nothing more exciting than watching the Pats defend their crown. And of course, right here in The Fenway, we’ve got the Sox making a playoff push.

Basically, life as a Boston sports fan is pretty busy. There’s not much time to think about which bars have the best food, drinks, location and enough TV screens to watch all the action. So we’ve done it for you. Here are eight suggestions, both in The Fenway and beyond, to maximize your game-time viewing pleasure. 

Yard House

From snacks and apps to burgers, pizza and steaks, the Yard House menu has your game day cravings covered. There are also 100+ local and imported beers, and a rotating “Chalkboard Series” of draft beers selected monthly to satisfy any fan of brews and sports.

Cask ’n Flagon

There might be long lines to contend with, but when you’re cheering on the Sox, you just can’t beat this classic. Its proximity to Fenway makes it ideal for baseball season, but it’s not a one trick pony. Here you’ll find friends of all Boston teams, making it a great spot to settle in for any game.

Cheeky Monkey Brewing Company

Shake things up with this new spot on Lansdowne. You can enjoy six house brews plus there are always guest drafts. And if a close score has the tension high, distract yourself with a little ping pong, shuffleboard, or billiards. 

Bleacher Bar

How do you get into Fenway without purchasing a ticket? That, my friend, is highly illegal. So don’t try it. But do try the Bleacher Bar, the legal option we enthusiastically endorse. Take up residence in this bar underneath Fenway’s bleachers to get a live look at centerfield, or catch the game on the plethora of screens surrounding you.

The Fours

Feed right off of the energy emanating from The Garden at this Canal Street spot. NBD, it was only recognized by Sports Illustrated as one of the best Sports Bars in America. And don’t forget to check out their Boston sports memorabilia during commercial breaks. 

The Red Hat

There’s no better place to catch the game than at this local favorite and one of the oldest establishments in town. On top of great ambience, food, and beverages any day of the week, 10¢ wings sweeten the deal Sunday through Tuesday.

Stats Bar and Grill

For some residents of The Fenway, South Boston can feel as far away as South America. But this is a solid choice that makes the travel well worth it. And you don’t need a passport to get here. At Stats you’ve got solid food, solid drinks, servers who are on top of things, and of course, 22 televisions for optimal viewing. 

Warehouse Bar and Grille

You’re the last one to leave the office, and the game’s already started. What do you do? Get thee to the Warehouse Bar and Grille. Right in the financial district, you can catch the rest of the game and grab a delicious dinner at the same time. Two (Larry) Birds, one stone. (Little Celtics joke there.)

 

Prefer to watch from home? We’ve got you covered. Even when the fate of the game rests upon sitting in your lucky chair, wearing your good luck PJ pants, and/or kissing your lifesize cardboard G.O.A.T. cutout, you can still eat like a champ.

Regina Pizzeria

Takeout is as delicious as it is convenient when it’s from Regina Pizzeria! Located just steps away on Boylston between Yawkey Way and Kilmarnock, you can enjoy this famous brick oven pizza without navigating to the North End. 

Saloniki

Trying to branch out from the same old-same old on game day? Search no more. Saloniki offers farm-fresh, fast casual Greek fare. You can order online to build your own pitas, rice plates and salad bowls. Hosting a crew? They cater. And deliver. You’re welcome.  

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