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!Read More