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Watch Super Bowl LIV at Boston’s Best Sports Bars

Here are 20 essential Boston-area sports bars at which to watch Boston teams win even more championships (well, not this time)

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Since Tom Brady took over as the quarterback of the New England Patriots in the fall of 2001, the team has made nine appearances in the Super Bowl and has won six titles. The franchise has been to more Super Bowls (11) than any other and is among the most successful in the history of major American sports.

But all good things must come to an end eventually, and that seems to finally be the case for the dynastic Patriots — Brady and his bunch crashed out of the playoffs in the first round this season. There will be no Super Bowl championship parade through the streets of Boston in 2020.

Not to worry: The other three major sports franchises in Boston aren’t too shabby either: The Celtics hold the record for the most NBA titles (17) and are looking like the real deal in the Eastern Conference this season; the Bruins have played in three Stanley Cup Finals in the past decade (and won it in 2011), and they currently boast the NHL’s best goal scorer; and the Red Sox have been the most successful baseball team of the new millennium, winning four World Series since 2004. There’s a reason everyone calls Boston “Title Town,” even if they do so begrudgingly. (Which they do.)

It’s unsurprising, then, that a city blessed with exceptional sports teams is also blessed with exceptional sports bars. Here are 20 of the best sports bars in and around the city at which to watch football, baseball, and more. Go Pats! Go Sox! Go Celts! Go Bs!

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1. Parlor Sports

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1 Beacon St
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 576-0231
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This bar’s sibling and neighbor, Trina’s Starlite Lounge, has a serious cocktail menu, but at Parlor Sports, it’s all about the beer. Get a pitcher of something light (sports are nothing without light beer) and preferably local. Which is to say, get a pitcher of Night Lite by Everett’s own Night Shift Brewing.

2. The Rising

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1172 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 714-4130
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The Rising has a half-pound burger on its menu for just $7. Get it, and get one of the 20 beers on the draft list. There’s a 100-inch television in the dining room and 10 others in the bar area.

3. The Fours

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166 Canal St
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 720-4455
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Named for Bobby Orr, the Fours is the quintessential Bruins bar. Go here before or after — or before and after — a Bruins game at the Garden.

4. Sullivan's Tap

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168 Canal St
Boston, MA 02114

Sullivan’s Tap, which reopened under new ownership in 2019 (with minor tweaks), is the spot at which to drink before and after a Celtics game. Play some pool; drink some cheap domestic beers.

5. The Phoenix Landing

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512 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 576-6260
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You’ll never walk alone at the Phoenix Landing. This Central Square joint is the home base of LFC Boston, the city’s official Liverpool supporters club. Non-members are welcome on game day, but get there early, otherwise you won’t get in. Order a Carlsberg, and watch as Liverpool’s front three terrorize opposing defenses as they march toward their first-ever Premier League Title.

6. The Point

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147 Hanover St
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 523-7020
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The second floor of the Point provides views of the Rose Kennedy Greenway and Haymarket Square. The historic flatiron-style building is always showing one Boston sporting event or another. Its menu also includes a number of very solid New England-style seafood options.

7. The Kinsale

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2 Center Plz
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 742-5577
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Weekends at the Kinsale are about Premier League soccer. Get there early, get some corned beef hash and eggs, and watch as Manchester United inevitably continues to disappoint its fanbase.

8. Kings Dining & Entertainment

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60 Seaport Blvd Suite 225
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 401-0025
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If you have to go to the Seaport, you might as well go to the place equipped with massive HD televisions and a bowling alley. It’s a fine place to watch the Super Bowl or another game.

9. Tony C’s

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250 Northern Ave
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 856-7369
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Tony C’s — which also has locations in Somerville, Peabody, and Burlington — has a billion televisions and a surprisingly good beer list. (Note: Its Fenway location is closed as of late 2019.)

10. Porter Belly's Pub

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338 Washington St
Brighton, MA 02135
(617) 254-3300
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Porter Belly’s has solid food, live music, and a 2 a.m. liquor license. It’s also a good spot to watch Six Nations rugby and any and all soccer. It’s one of the city’s very best Irish pubs.

11. McGreevy's

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911 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 262-0911
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McGreevy’s likes to call itself “America’s first sports bar.” It’s actually only been around since 2008, although it’s a replica of a bar that opened way back in 1894. In any case, McGreevy’s is definitely a sports bar. This Boylston Street spot is a whole scene, and it’s usually packed with messy college students who’ve just turned 21 and messy young adults who’ve just graduated college and who still drink like they’ve just turned 21. Which is to say, it’s an exceptionally Boston sports bar.

12. Lir

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903 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 778-0089
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Lir is very much an Arsenal bar. Indeed, it’s where the Boston Gooners meet to watch their beloved North London club play each weekend. Word to the wise: It’s not a great idea to walk into Lir on a Saturday or Sunday morning wearing a Tottenham kit.

13. Cask 'n Flagon

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62 Brookline Ave
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 536-4840
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The Cask is where everyone goes to get loose before Red Sox games because beers are prohibitively expensive at Fenway Park. It’s a classic Fenway-adjacent sports bar and worth popping into before catching a Sox game.

14. Champions

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110 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 927-5304
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Champions, inside the Marriott in Copley Place, has an ample amount of televisions — and a video wall made up of 36 46-inch HD televisions — dedicated to showing the big game.

15. Bleacher Bar

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82A Lansdowne St
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 262-2424
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Bleacher Bar is literally located underneath the centerfield bleachers in Fenway Park, just beneath the famous red seat, which marks the spot of the 502-foot home run Ted Williams hit during the 1946 season. The bar has a window cut out so patrons can see the field (it closes during the game, sadly). The bar occupies space once used for the away team’s batting cage, so drinkers can sip on a beer where Brooks Robinson used to take warm-up cuts.

16. Game On

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82 Lansdowne St
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 351-7001
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Game On has cornhole sets and ping-pong tables and space for 650 drinkers. It’s a lot. But it’s a solid option for a pre- or post-Sox beer or three.

17. Coolidge Corner Clubhouse

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307 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 566-4948
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This Coolidge Corner haunt feels out of place in the neighborhood — and that’s why it’s so perfect. Each wall is a tribute to one Boston sports team or another, and there’s plenty of cheap beer on tap. A more perfect sports bar doesn’t exist.

18. Cathedral Station

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1222 Washington St
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 338-6060
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Cathedral Station is Boston’s only combination gay bar/sports bar, and it is excellent. Grab a bite at Myers & Chang, then scoot across Washington Street to Cathedral Station for some beers and some sports. There’s free pool and darts, a patio, and — a South End rarity — free parking in the back.

19. Stats Bar & Grille

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77 Dorchester St
Boston, MA 02127
(617) 268-9300
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It’s a shiny new sports bar in a neighborhood that until recently tended more toward well-worn sports bars, but it’s a good destination filled with plenty of televisions showing plenty of sporting events.

20. The Banshee

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934 Dorchester Ave
Boston, MA 02125
(617) 436-9747
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The Banshee is the best spot in Dorchester for soccer and rugby. Head there on a Saturday or Sunday morning and watch as American wunderkind Christian Pulisic makes his mark at Chelsea.

1. Parlor Sports

1 Beacon St, Somerville, MA 02143

This bar’s sibling and neighbor, Trina’s Starlite Lounge, has a serious cocktail menu, but at Parlor Sports, it’s all about the beer. Get a pitcher of something light (sports are nothing without light beer) and preferably local. Which is to say, get a pitcher of Night Lite by Everett’s own Night Shift Brewing.

1 Beacon St
Somerville, MA 02143

2. The Rising

1172 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139

The Rising has a half-pound burger on its menu for just $7. Get it, and get one of the 20 beers on the draft list. There’s a 100-inch television in the dining room and 10 others in the bar area.

1172 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02139

3. The Fours

166 Canal St, Boston, MA 02114

Named for Bobby Orr, the Fours is the quintessential Bruins bar. Go here before or after — or before and after — a Bruins game at the Garden.

166 Canal St
Boston, MA 02114

4. Sullivan's Tap

168 Canal St, Boston, MA 02114

Sullivan’s Tap, which reopened under new ownership in 2019 (with minor tweaks), is the spot at which to drink before and after a Celtics game. Play some pool; drink some cheap domestic beers.

168 Canal St
Boston, MA 02114

5. The Phoenix Landing

512 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

You’ll never walk alone at the Phoenix Landing. This Central Square joint is the home base of LFC Boston, the city’s official Liverpool supporters club. Non-members are welcome on game day, but get there early, otherwise you won’t get in. Order a Carlsberg, and watch as Liverpool’s front three terrorize opposing defenses as they march toward their first-ever Premier League Title.

512 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139

6. The Point

147 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02108

The second floor of the Point provides views of the Rose Kennedy Greenway and Haymarket Square. The historic flatiron-style building is always showing one Boston sporting event or another. Its menu also includes a number of very solid New England-style seafood options.

147 Hanover St
Boston, MA 02108

7. The Kinsale

2 Center Plz, Boston, MA 02108

Weekends at the Kinsale are about Premier League soccer. Get there early, get some corned beef hash and eggs, and watch as Manchester United inevitably continues to disappoint its fanbase.

2 Center Plz
Boston, MA 02108

8. Kings Dining & Entertainment

60 Seaport Blvd Suite 225, Boston, MA 02210

If you have to go to the Seaport, you might as well go to the place equipped with massive HD televisions and a bowling alley. It’s a fine place to watch the Super Bowl or another game.

60 Seaport Blvd Suite 225
Boston, MA 02210

9. Tony C’s

250 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210

Tony C’s — which also has locations in Somerville, Peabody, and Burlington — has a billion televisions and a surprisingly good beer list. (Note: Its Fenway location is closed as of late 2019.)

250 Northern Ave
Boston, MA 02210

10. Porter Belly's Pub

338 Washington St, Brighton, MA 02135

Porter Belly’s has solid food, live music, and a 2 a.m. liquor license. It’s also a good spot to watch Six Nations rugby and any and all soccer. It’s one of the city’s very best Irish pubs.

338 Washington St
Brighton, MA 02135

11. McGreevy's

911 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02115

McGreevy’s likes to call itself “America’s first sports bar.” It’s actually only been around since 2008, although it’s a replica of a bar that opened way back in 1894. In any case, McGreevy’s is definitely a sports bar. This Boylston Street spot is a whole scene, and it’s usually packed with messy college students who’ve just turned 21 and messy young adults who’ve just graduated college and who still drink like they’ve just turned 21. Which is to say, it’s an exceptionally Boston sports bar.

911 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02115

12. Lir

903 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02115

Lir is very much an Arsenal bar. Indeed, it’s where the Boston Gooners meet to watch their beloved North London club play each weekend. Word to the wise: It’s not a great idea to walk into Lir on a Saturday or Sunday morning wearing a Tottenham kit.

903 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02115

13. Cask 'n Flagon

62 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215

The Cask is where everyone goes to get loose before Red Sox games because beers are prohibitively expensive at Fenway Park. It’s a classic Fenway-adjacent sports bar and worth popping into before catching a Sox game.

62 Brookline Ave
Boston, MA 02215

14. Champions

110 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116

Champions, inside the Marriott in Copley Place, has an ample amount of televisions — and a video wall made up of 36 46-inch HD televisions — dedicated to showing the big game.

110 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02116

15. Bleacher Bar

82A Lansdowne St, Boston, MA 02215

Bleacher Bar is literally located underneath the centerfield bleachers in Fenway Park, just beneath the famous red seat, which marks the spot of the 502-foot home run Ted Williams hit during the 1946 season. The bar has a window cut out so patrons can see the field (it closes during the game, sadly). The bar occupies space once used for the away team’s batting cage, so drinkers can sip on a beer where Brooks Robinson used to take warm-up cuts.

82A Lansdowne St
Boston, MA 02215

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16. Game On

82 Lansdowne St, Boston, MA 02215

Game On has cornhole sets and ping-pong tables and space for 650 drinkers. It’s a lot. But it’s a solid option for a pre- or post-Sox beer or three.

82 Lansdowne St
Boston, MA 02215

17. Coolidge Corner Clubhouse

307 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446

This Coolidge Corner haunt feels out of place in the neighborhood — and that’s why it’s so perfect. Each wall is a tribute to one Boston sports team or another, and there’s plenty of cheap beer on tap. A more perfect sports bar doesn’t exist.

307 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446

18. Cathedral Station

1222 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118

Cathedral Station is Boston’s only combination gay bar/sports bar, and it is excellent. Grab a bite at Myers & Chang, then scoot across Washington Street to Cathedral Station for some beers and some sports. There’s free pool and darts, a patio, and — a South End rarity — free parking in the back.

1222 Washington St
Boston, MA 02118

19. Stats Bar & Grille

77 Dorchester St, Boston, MA 02127

It’s a shiny new sports bar in a neighborhood that until recently tended more toward well-worn sports bars, but it’s a good destination filled with plenty of televisions showing plenty of sporting events.

77 Dorchester St
Boston, MA 02127

20. The Banshee

934 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA 02125

The Banshee is the best spot in Dorchester for soccer and rugby. Head there on a Saturday or Sunday morning and watch as American wunderkind Christian Pulisic makes his mark at Chelsea.

934 Dorchester Ave
Boston, MA 02125

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