Sports bars in Boston, MA: 10 places to watch the games with drinks and company

By Tetiana PavlichenkoNov 1, 2023 19:20 PMBoston
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Sports bars in Boston, MA: 10 places to watch the games with drinks and company
Watching the game in the company of fans will make it even more enjoyable. Source: Image Tonycssportsbar.com.

Boston is a city firmly associated with sports. There are iconic sports teams, famous competitions take place here, and watching the competition with good drinks and snacks has become one of the most popular and meaningful activities for fans of the game. You'll find plenty of good sports bars in Boston all over the city, from Fenway Park to the surrounding suburbs. It's fun to cheer for your favorite team at home, but watching the game with other fans at a sports bar will enhance the experience many times over. Together you will share the applause, the joy of victory or the bitterness of defeat, so a warm atmosphere of unity is guaranteed. Whatever your favorite sport - basketball, soccer, hockey and more - the best sports bars Boston, MA are waiting for you with great beer, wings and big screens. We've rounded up 10 great sports bars and restaurants in Boston where you can watch your favorite game surrounded by like minded fans, with good food and booze.

1. Cask 'n Flagon

Several generations of Red Sox fans fill the space of this legendary bar under the Green Monster, along with students and curious passersby. People come here to have fun before the game and save money on beer at nearby Fenway Park. Of all the sports bars in Boston, this one is the closest to the stadium. So much so that you can feel the rhythm and pulse of the stadium while sitting at a bar stool in front of one of the 60 TVs: you can hear the roar of the crowd and the spectators rushing past. The menu features classic fried dishes and top-notch appetizers, and the drinks include a long list of beers to suit every taste. While waiting for the game, try the pasta and homemade barbecue here. In warmer weather, you can discuss the game with a glass on the patio. The bar is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 to 1:00 (Thursday through Saturday until 2:00).

2. Bleacher Bar

Popular in Boston, MA this sports bar is located practically under the bleachers at Fenway Park, a few feet from the famous red seat that marked Ted Williams' home run in the 1946 season. It is the ultimate immersive experience of the game. While the experience is greatest on Red Sox game day, this seat is available to the public 363 days a year. Long used as the visiting team's batting cage and field storage, the annex is now a darkened room serving good appetizers and drinks, including a decent beer list. Tables near the window with a great view of the field fill up most hours before game time. The bar is open Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to midnight, Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

3. Banners Kitchen & Tap

Sports bars in Boston, MA: 10 places to watch the games with drinks and company
On a huge screen you won't miss a single important moment of the game. Source: Image Bannerskitchenandtap.com

This sports bar is next door to the home stadium of Boston MA teams, the Bruins and Celtics TD Garden. It's worth checking out before or after the game, but if you didn't get tickets in time, don't feel bad: this bar makes up for it with 69 TVs, 30 craft beer taps, a cocktail program (from draft to large format) and top-notch food. Don't worry about not being able to see everything properly: the bar and restaurant boasts the largest screen in the Northeast, the nearly 40-foot-long Dream Screen. Several additional screens broadcast live stats and results, so you won't miss any important details. The restaurant is worth stopping by not only to watch the game, but also to enjoy the cuisine: it serves brunch, lunch and dinner, and has a good menu from salads to sandwiches. Also this establishment is the first among sports restaurants in Boston offered visitors a virtual golf game. It is open daily.

4. Sullivan's Tap

A simple and energetic place in the best tradition ofBoston 's dive bars is perfect for watching a game with friends and then having a drink and discussing the pastsports bars boston match. One of the last bars in the old Gardena reopened in 2019 with a new owner and minor changes, but overall continues its century-old history. It's close to the home of the Bruins and Celtics, making it a popular spot for a drink on the way to or from the game. There's no food on the menu, but plenty of reasonably priced drinks. But in addition to watching the action, there are other fun things to do here: billiards, video game consoles, and sports memorabilia and souvenirs that add to its spectacle and recreate the somewhat forgotten atmosphere of the old sports bars in Boston, MA. The bar is open daily from 12:00am-1:00am.

5. Parlor Sports

The team at Trina's Starlite Lounge has opened one of the best hipster sports bars in Boston, geared toward fans with a taste for good drinks. There are no local sports venues nearby, as it's located between Cambridge and Somerville, but there's no parking or traffic after the game. Patrons report good service and friendly staff. The bar is small, with a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. The bartender might make an announcement into a boxing microphone hanging from the ceiling, or ring an antique boxing bell if guests suddenly miss something epic. The drink list includes craft beer and classic cocktails, and since the kitchen shares a kitchen with the restaurant, you can count on gourmet appetizers. The bar is open from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. on weekdays and 12 a.m. to 1 a.m. on weekends.

6. Tony C's Sports Bar & Grill - Seaport

What sets this one, named after Red Sox great Tony Conigliaro, apart from most good sports bars in Boston is that it can satisfy almost all of your needs for good viewing. In the spacious restaurant and bar, you'll find a veritable video wall: 32 TVs forming one huge 32-foot-long by 8-foot-high screen showing the most important game of the day. Before you start watching, you'll be able to choose a drink from 20 craft beers and appetizers - burgers, hot dogs, crispy calamari, lobster rolls and more. And the main feature of this bar is the beautiful view of Boston Harbor, especially lovely in the evenings. It is open daily from 11:00 to 2:00.

7. Game On!

Sports bars in Boston, MA: 10 places to watch the games with drinks and company
Sports bars in Boston offering a great food and drink menu. Source: Image Tonycssportsbar.com

Another sports bar in Boston, MA adjacent to Fenway Park is popular with the crowd going to and from the stadium. It doesn't boast a view of the field like Bleacher next door, but it does offer 16 charcoal-fired pizza options and an arsenal of TVs. Snacks during the game include pizza, burgers, or a selection of appetizers, and drinks include a decent beer list and about a dozen cocktails. For example, grab a bucket of beer for company and accompany it with charcoal wings in a variety of flavors, from spicy honey habanero to lemon and rosemary. If you tire of the overly lively crowd, head downstairs to play catch, ping pong or sit by the screen. The bar is open Sunday through Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to midnight and Thursday through Saturday until 2 a.m., but the schedule is also adjusted to accommodate local sporting events.

8. Buff's Pub

The best wings in Boston are served in a multitude of bars, restaurants, eateries, and other establishments, but it's this sports pub in Newton Corner that wins awards from local reputable publications for its perfectly cooked and succulent dishes. It opened in 1976 and since then it has always been packed with a diverse crowd of all ages who prefer to watch their favorite games with good drinks and the most delicious wings. They are served with various sauces and dressings, and you should also take onion rings, salad or fries to them. The menu is complemented by a good selection of beer, cider, spirits and BuffÕs Pub ale, brewed especially for the restaurant at Harpoon Brewery. Seating is available either in booths or at the bar, watching the match on 8 TVs. There is also an outdoor seating area. The bar is open daily from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm.

9. Cathedral Station

Unique among sports bars in Boston, this South End establishment combines an LGBT and sports bar that drew most of the staff and regulars to Fritz's Sports Bar after it closed last year. The place welcomes all fans, so there's no sports action coming off its screens, and the menu is a well-balanced offering of hearty meals and appetizers. Of the drinks, there are reasonably priced beer, wine and cocktails. During halftime or after the game, you can go out to the spacious and cozy back patio to relax outdoors or play a game of pool or darts. The atmosphere is friendly, and in addition to sports broadcasts, there are themed nights with karaoke. There is also a free parking lot. The bar is open daily from 2pm to 2am on weekdays and 11am to 2am on weekends.

10. Stats Bar and Grille

Unlike other sports bars in Boston MA, which usually offer a small selection of appetizers during the game, this one features an extensive eclectic food menu and an equally decent selection of drinks. There are 22 screens placed throughout the sports bar space in the heart of South Boston, so you'll get a great view from every corner in the room. It's the perfect place to gather with friends to watch your favorite team play, grab a bite to eat, have a late dinner, or sit down with a drink after work. During big games, a lot of fans gather here, so if you get tired of the under-the-bar shouting and loud emotions, you can settle in with food and a drink under umbrellas outside. The bar is open every day from 11:00 to 1:00.

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