Bracketology on Boylston: 5 March Madness Viewing Destinations in The Fenway

March Madness is almost upon us and you’re in search of the perfect place to watch your alma mater cut down the nets (or, at the very least, avoid public embarrassment). To help you figure out exactly where to post up, we’ve cobbled together a scouting report on a handful of The Fenway’s most popular sports bars.

Before we dive into the data, a single ground rule: Nachos and wings were ineligible to be chosen as the “Gametime Snack” at any of the 5 Fenway bars because, let's face it: There will be wings.

Now, without further ado, scouting reports on five of the Fenway’s sports bars where you should eat, libate, and watch the madness unfold. 

1.Cask n’ Flagon  
62 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA
The shrine at the foot of Fenway Park is the top baseball bar in the nation (per ESPN) and a great place to watch college basketball, too.
Environment: Red Sox nostalgia meets exceptional service 
TV Situation: 50
Gametime Snack: Cask Chili 
What to Drink: Mayflower Porter (a bit heavy, but you can’t argue with the taste)  
Perfect For… Sox fans looking to juggle March Madness with spring training; Out-of-towners in the neighborhood

2.Tony C’s  
1265 Boylston Street, Boston, MA
What was once Jerry Remy’s is now Tony C’s, a sports bar’s sports bar. If behemoth televisions are your thing, you’ve come to the right place.
Environment: Like your uncle set up a bar in the middle of a Best Buy 
TV Situation: 40, plus 2 projectors and 10 flatscreens behind the bar alone 
Gametime Snack: Thai Calamari 
What to Drink: The Comeback Collins 
Perfect For… People with money riding on multiple games; Nearsighted; Shortsighted

3.Yard House 
126 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 
Is college a distant memory? Are you looking to class up your basketball-viewing experience. Look no further. 
Environment: High-end option of the bunch (basketball with mood lighting) 
TV Situation: 20 in the main dining room and an outdoor patio with another 3 (who knows what the weather will be like?!) 
Gametime Snack Blue Crab Cakes 
What to Drink: Green Flash Passion Fruit Kicker 
Perfect For… Anyone on the back nine of their twenties

4.Game On 
82 Lansdowne Street, Boston, MA 
Sure, March Madness is great, but college ball games can crawl (especially in the last 2 minutes); Game On’s got more than enough entertainment to hold your attention when the game won’t do the trick! 
Environment: Cornhole, batting cages, and ping regardless of the score 
TV Situation: 30+ TVs 
Gametime Snack: You can’t go wrong with any of the coal-fired pizzas 
What to Drink: Domestics for days 
Perfect For… Casual fans; those in need of distraction while their team gets crushed

5.Baseball Tavern 
1270 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 
While its name may suggest otherwise, the Baseball Tavern can be a fantastic spot to watch college basketball, especially if you’re watching Wisconsin, Cal, LSU, OSU, or Purdue: The bar hosts their alumni events in Boston! 
Environment: Laid back, comfortable
TV Situation: Quality, not quantity 
Gametime Snack Bacon Cheesy Fries 
What to Drink: Domestics for days 
Perfect For… Watching a game with your dad; Camaraderie

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