Boston is famous for its many styles and traditions of sports pubs & bars. From the historic taverns, to local hot spots, or multi-floor fun-filled emporiums, this list is the go-to call for pre & post game bites & drinks. Perfect for gathering with friends to watch sporting events year round, or to sink your teeth into beloved hometown traditions. Check below for a compilation of the cities most storied bars to make your stay in Boston filled with exciting nights, even if you are a Yankee’s fan.
Address: 85 Causeway St. Boston, Ma 02114
Located just across the street from Boston’s Historic TD Garden, The Harp offers up drinks and bites for the whole family, a casual business meeting or the most die hard of sports fans. Elegant & spacious, lined with flat screen televisions, The Harp has a full menu in the day and evening time & once late-night hits, inconspicuously turns into a dance club & lounge featuring house inspired cocktails and a late night menu with options to please picky eaters to boisterous hockey fans.
Address: 166 Canal St. Boston, Ma 02114
The Fours, recognized by Sports Illustrated Magazine as one of the ‘Best Sports Bars’ in America’ has been a local game day tradition since opening in 1976. The walls are packed with priceless sports memorabilia & live sports games at every angle. Now a statewide local chain, the original Boston location is located just minutes from TD Garden and even has an outdoor patio for lazy summer afternoons and unforgettable late nights. With a menu that calls back the golden era of Boston Sports, fan favorites often include the Ray Bourque, a classic Corned Beef Sandwich or the aptly named ‘Bambino’, a jumbo hot dog served with French fries.
Address: 911 Boylston St. Boston, Ma 02115
McGreevy’s in Boston is packed with local flair & the coolest attitude to make every guest a Bostonian, even just for a day. McGreevy’s claims to fame include being ‘The Birthplace of Red Sox Nation’, ‘America’s Oldest Sports Bar’ & housing one of Red Sox Nation’s largest collection of memorabilia & antiques. The first incarnation of this pub, ‘The 3rd Base Saloon’ closed in a different location in 1921 due to prohibition. In 2008, with a nod from baseball historians, the famous saloon reopened into what is now McGreevy’s, which seeks to carry on this famous Boston tradition for another century.
Address: 145 Ipswich St.Boston, Ma 02215
Smack in Boston’s Fenway District, Lucky Strike, formerly Jillians is a full out playground complete with a bowling alley, a stacked arcade, a billiard room, three floors & 70,000 square feet of fun that seems endless. Minutes away from Fenway Park, Lucky Strike is perfect for afternoon & late-night games at Fenway or anytime year round. Perfect for parties, first dates & the whole family, this Boston staple brings you the best of the Fens, even on a budget.
Address: 3 Beacon St. Somerville, Ma 02143
Parlor Sports & Trina’s Starlight Lounge are two watering holes & restaurants in one. Parlor Sports is special because it is the only selection on this list outside of Boston, built on the Somerville-Cambridge Border in charming Inman Square. A local favorite with excellent hospitality, the big winner is the beer and cocktail selection, expertly curated and poured to keep fans coming back for more. With a keen eye on the newest local beers & the most eclectic international drafts suited for every palate, Parlor Sports is simple and the perfect place to see that big game across the Charles River.
McGann’s Irish Pub
Address:197 Portland St. Boston, Ma 02114
Among Boston’s most authentic & accessible Irish pubs, McGann’s comes straight from Ireland and is even the proud home of Manchester United in Boston as a gathering spot for every game. Championing cheep beer & eats, the service is as warm & friendly as its vibrantly colored exterior. Just minutes away from the TD Garden, make sure to run to McGann’s before it fills up after a Boston Bruins victory or an unforgettable concert in one of Boston’s largest & most historic venues.
Boston Beerworks (Canal St.)
Address: 112 Canal St.Boston, Ma 02114
Boston Beerworks is a proud and long running local chain operating in Massachusetts since 1992. It’s first location opened up across from Fenway Park, yet the Canal St. Location offers up a classic New England brewery experience in a sleek modern physique. The Canal St. location offers a perfect location in the Bullfinch Triangle, minutes from North Station and TD Garden and a full outdoor patio. Fresh local beer is made in reaching distance of the spacious dining room offering delicious eats for all appetites.
Loretta’s Last Call
Address:1 Landsdowne St. Boston, Ma 02215
A game day tradition with a southern twist, Loretta’s is situated across from Fenway Park & keeps the coldest of New Englanders coming back to warm up with familiar southern vibes. Hand prepared, unforgettable fried dishes crafted to bring the bayou to the historic Fenway neighborhood, Loretta’s is open until 2am, holding true to its name. A Fenway staple located just down the street from the House of Blues, go to Loretta’s Last Call after the Red Sox play into extra innings or after a mind blowing double encore performance from the world’s best musicians.
Cask ‘n Flagon
Address:62 Brookline Ave Boston, Ma 02215
Opening their doors in 1969 & now operating in the second generation of the family, The Cask’s full menu and beer selection is as memorable as the iconic sports bars place in baseball history. When you go to Fenway Park, you cannot help but take in the Cask n’ Flagon’s expansive patio and spacious restaurant. Dine here with your whole family or on an unforgettable date, The Cask n’ Flagon is the perfect place for Red Sox & Yankee fans alike.
The Greatest Bar
Address: 262 Friend St. Boston, Ma 02114
Aptly named & never a disappointment, The Greatest Bar is a three floored Boston sports bar a short walk from the TD Garden & North Station. The Greatest Bar would be a mistake to miss out on for any sports lover & is spacious enough to hold the largest, & most excited crowds to watch the World Series or the World Cup in a homey environment with delicious pub snacks & entrees. Not only is this a sports bar but also functions as a nightclub & dancehall for an experience only Boston can offer.