Boston Sports Bar Guide
Few American cities have the die-hard love for their teams that Boston does. While it’s great to see games live, there’s nothing like the communal experience of cheering on the Celtics, the Pats, the Bruins, or the Red Sox in an authentic Boston sports bar. Whether you’re gathering for the Big Game, St. Patrick’s Day, or just going out with friends, the combination of food, fans, and fluids can’t be beat.
The Fours Boston
Where: North Station/TD Gardens
What: A shrine to Boston’s sports history
Address: 166 Canal St. Boston, MA 02114
Phone: (617) 720-4455
Description: A short step from TD Garden and you’ll find this legendary two-story pub. A massive memorabilia collection will give you plenty to talk about as you pound down sandwiches named after Larry Bird, Bobby Orr, and others. Sports Illustrated named it the #1 Sports Bar in America.
Cask 'n Flagon
What: Barbecue and baseball
Address: 62 Brookline Ave. Boston, MA 02215
Phone: (617) 536-4840
Description: With its open patio and many TV screens, this Fenway-adjacent bar is the next best thing to being at the game. Chef Donley Liburd has created a monster of a menu, which includes slow-cooked Texas barbecue. The perfect meal when it’s football season and you’re watching Pats vs. Cowboys.
Champions Sports Bar
Where: Back Bay
What: Modern bar for the modern sports fan
Address: 110 Huntington Ave. Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 927-5304
Description: “Thirty-Six” isn’t just Tom Gordon’s number when he was on the Red Sox, it’s also the number of 46” HDTV screens you’ll find in Champions, as well as the number of beers they have on tap. At the centrally-located Boston Marriott Copley Place you’ll find the perfect modern sports bar. The circular design and interactive architecture means you have a solid view of the screens no matter where you are.
Where: Back Bay
What: Dropkick Murphys’ home turf
Address: 911 Boylston St. Boston, MA 02115
Phone: (617) 262-0911
Description: If you’re shipping up to Boston, you have to check out this bar with deep ties to the Dropkick Murphys. McGreevy’s started in 1894, making the country’s oldest sports bar. This is where Red Sox Nation started, so come here and cheer on the Olde Towne Team.
The Bleacher Bar
What: The ultimate combo of ballpark bar
Address: 82A Lansdowne St. Boston, MA 02215
Phone: (617) 262-2424
Description: Some bars are near Fenway Park but this bar is at Fenway Park. You’ll be cheering on the Sox underneath the actual ballpark bleachers. A window overlooks centerfield, so drink up while you look into the maw of the Green Monster.
Tony C's Sports Bar & Grill
What: Lots of room and a great view of Fenway
Address: 1265 Boylston St. Boston, MA 02215
Phone: (617) 236-7369
Description: The sports bar mini-franchise named after Red Sox great Tony Conigliaro has a new Fenway location, complete with a open-air deck with a brilliant view of the park. The spacious bar is great for groups and families. The food is of a higher-end fare, including the cedar plank salmon and 14oz. Bone-in ribeye.
Stats Bar & Grille
Where: South Boston
What: Buffalo sauce in South Boston
Address: 77 Dorchester St. Boston, MA 02127
Phone: (617) 268-9300
Description: With 22 screens, this is one of the best sports bars in Southie. Plenty of beers on tap and as for grub, there’s little they won’t won’t douse in buffalo sauce. But they still offer gourmet bites, such as edamame burgers.
Boston Beer Works
What: Micro-brewery, macro-fun
Address: 61 Brookline Ave. Boston, MA 02215
Phone: (617) 536-2337
Description: Each of the Boston Beer Works locations include their own micro-brewery, and this includes the location right outside the gates of Fenway park. The Fenway location is the biggest location, complete with 15 billiards tables. Try a sample of what they’re brewing, then enjoy a unique sports bar experience.
Where: Inman Square
What: A hipper little place
Address: 1 Beacon St. Somerville, MA 02143
Phone: (617) 576-0231
Description: This bar is a smaller than most other sports bars, and has a hipper vibe. It also has bigger and is more serious about its drinks. On Sundays, they have soccer featuring New England Revolution games.