Boston is one of our favorite cities. It has it all: the bustling city, the ocean, the restaurants, the night life, the history and most importantly, the best sports teams (we might be a little biased on this as we are based in this wonderful city).
If there’s one thing Bostonians know how to do, it’s how to watch sports. Locals and tourists alike congregate at all the Boston sports bars to support their favorite teams, even if they are rivals.
As hockey and basketball come to an end, baseball gets rolling and football looms on the horizon, it’s important to make sure you’re cheering your team on at the best sports bars in the city. Check out our list of the best sports bars in Boston below!
This bar is located right inside Fenway with a perfect view onto the centerfield lawn right from you stool. It was formerly the visiting teams batting cage but is now an extremely popular place to watch the Sox and enjoy a beer and have some brisket, pork belly, corned beef, sandwiches, soups, salads and more.
The Baseball Tavern
This is the oldest of Boston’s baseball bars, located a block from Fenway. It has four floors and an open air rooftop bar, making it a go-to destination for Sox fans. Not to mention it has classic video games, bubble hockey and TVs lining all the walls.
This is the perfect pub to get your game day going. With 57 available beers, delicious Irish dishes and live music almost every night, there’s no way you’ll have a bad time.
Formerly known as Jerry Remy’s, it is now named after Tony Conigliaro, a Revere native and Red Sox outfielder. He was the youngest person to ever lead the American League in homeruns for a season and after several injuries, became beloved for his perseverance and bravery. The bar has two floors, a rooftop bar, 30 comfy leather eats running along one of the longest bars in Boston, 20 draft beers, and over 20 gigantic TVs (not including the three TVs in the bathrooms).
Cask N’ Flagon
This bar gets PACKED during game days at Fenway. You can hear the cheers from the stadium right from the bar. They have over 60 TVs and delicious comfort pub food. Be sure to get there early to reserve your seat at the bar!
Looking for something to liven up your pre and post Fenway visit? Game On is the arcade version of a sports bar. Play some games while enjoying pizza, apps, beers and burgers.
North Station/TD Garden
For more than 20 years, this three-story bar has hosted fans for every tip-off, kick-off and walk-off. With over 40 beer options, dozens of TVs, a projection screen and classic bar food, you’ll never get tired of cheering on your teams here.
This bar celebrates Boston sports’ past and present like no other place in town. All of their burger and sandwiches are named after famous local athletes.
Tavern in the Square
Located right across the street from the TD Garden, this place gets packed every time there is a concert or a game. Even with the crowd, it’s the perfect place to grab a beer and some apps before heading into the Garden.
Tucked away on the second floor of the Copley Marriott is this sometimes forgotten sports bar. They have 36 TVs, creating a perfect panoramic view of every game being televised. Plus they have three dozen draft beers, sliders, burgers, and six types of wings. It’s the hidden gem of the Back Bay.
All the Patriots games are shown with full sound on over 20 HD TVs. There are also confetti cannons for when extreme celebration in necessary. They have 35 cent wings on Monday nights too.
South End/South Boston
Stats Bar & Grille
Not only do they have 22 screens and tons of beer on tap, but they have seven different buffalo sauced options: tenders, calamari, chicken spring rolls, chicken dip, wings, grilled chicken sandwich and buffalo chicken pizza. This is THE sports bar of Southie, so the line gets really long really fast.
This Southie bar, complete with an open roof deck, is the perfect place to catch any game. With TVs lining the bar and a huge projector for the bigger games, you’ll never miss a beat. Plus they have a food truck located right inside that whips up all their delicious apps and meals.
They have an enormous patio, perfect for getting some air when your team isn’t doing as well as you’d hoped. They also have great pub-fare, all the way from the wings to the fish and chips.
Located at the Cambridge and Somerville town line, this quaint but often busy bar is filled with a courteous crowd. Let’s just say you can wear a Yankees hat here without getting punched in the face. It also opens early on weekend sand days with morning or afternoon games.
What’s your favorite sports bar in Boston? Let us know in the comments below!