Some of Boston's best sports bars are located just outside Fenway Park and over by the Boston Garden. For many people who cannot get tickets to a game, heading to one of the bars there is the next best thing. However, Boston is a great sports town with a long and proud history of supporting their local professional and college sporting teams. As a result there is no need to head down to Fenway Park or the Boston Garden. Nearly every neighborhood has a handful of excellent sports bars to check out. Here are some of my favorite places.
BackBay: Champions is located just outside of Copley Square in the Marriott Copley and it includes a 12' x 24' plasma screen that is pretty awesome. If you haven't visited this place since their renovation - come back. It's in a great location and affords great views from anywhere you sit as well as a huge bar. You can follow them on twitter at ChampionsBoston.
Fenway / Kenmore: Cask'n Flagon may be the most famous of all Boston's sports bars. It's location just outside Fenway Park is second to none and since its renovations a few years ago, it is far easier and more comfortable to watch a game. You can follow them on twitter at thecasknflagon.
North End / West End: The Fours is nestled between the North End and West End across from the Boston Garden. Despite having multiple locations outside the city, the best remains the original if only because its a stone throw from the Garden.
Seaport / Fort Point Channel: Jerry Remy's at Liberty Wharf this place is relatively new and is already a favorite. Situated between the Fish Pier and Harbor Lights, this bar also sports an excellent view of Boston harbor. I far prefer this location to the original just outside Fenway Park. You can also follow them on Twitter here, JerryRemysGrill.
South End: Fritz is first and foremost a neighborhood bar that also happens to be a sports bar. With trophies showing their support for neighborhood sporting leagues and TVs everywhere you can always watch whatever game is of interest to you. Located in the South End, patrons are nearly all gay.
Southie: Stadium Sports Bar is just a few blocks from Andrew T stop along the Dorchester border. It has a second location down in Foxwoods which may be why many people think it sounds familiar. The Boston location has multiple oversized screens and plasma TVs everywhere you look. You can follow this location on twitter at StadiumSBoston.
Just in case someone thinks I forgot about Beacon Hill or Charlestown, I couldn't think of a single place to watch a game. It has been awhile since I've spent much time there. Any suggestions?
What are some of your favorite places in Boston or where you live to watch games? Have any others to suggest or are you thinking, "Hey BosGuy... I never watch these games. I'm far more preoccupied with my drink order."